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Xepher


I don't write, so much as I perform acts of high-wire fiction without a net. Come watch me fall! I believe in narrative coincidence, the transcendent power of hopeful creativity, and the Oxford Comma.

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A series of short vignettes, from various realities and times, centered around the theme of everyday miracles.

Written for the Writeoff Association's September 2014 contest, "There Is Magic In Everything."

Chapters (5)
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Comments ( 8 )

Missing an "and" in the last sentence.

7137098 Thanks! Fixed now.

Awww. Kind of sad. I'm glad her friends came to her side. It could have ended badly. I can see why they call it "The Incident."

So sweet. A wonderful depiction of steadfast friendship.

You almost nailed how I feel when I fly. It really is amazing to look down and realize what people have done.

Thanks! As noted at the end, I spend way too many hours flying for work, and that's where this came to me. I looked around, and everyone was just staring at phone/tablet screen, meanwhile, million year old dinosaurs were burning in barely controlled fury, carrying a hundred of us aloft on metal wings like magic... and no one even seemed to notice. We are all wizards, and we don't even realize it.

So I've made a point that, no matter how much airports (and security lines, etc.) suck, and no matter how routine it gets, to never let myself forget that. No matter what I'm doing, that moment of takeoff, when the wheels leave the ground, I always look out a window and marvel at the magic.

If you want another great story on this, check out Pegasus by a friend of my, GMF.

Wow. This actually touched my heart a bit. It waxed poetic, but that was its entire intent wasn't it? You have managed to capture in a few words what all of the idyllic Neon Genesis Evangelion fix fics strive to do with 100k + words of purple prose.

You have captured the essence of serendipity.

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