Tag: young adult

Who’s Who: Ritchie the Ghost

He changes his appearance fairly often, though not enough to completely alter his appearance. He mainly changes his hair color and adds tattoos to his body, while only occasionally changing his eye color.

Happy Birthday Aidan & Zoey!

While each twin is well-trained in both close combat and ranged hunting, Aidan prefers his hunting knife, while Zoey favors her crossbow. They go on more scouting missions than any other Cythereans.

Lizzie’s Diary – Entry 18

We have a lot of community activities and events to help the kids warm up to the place. They’ve all been pretty well-behaved for the most part–Tyler tried to get in a fight with Kaine, but Gavin and I shut it down real quick. Now the two act as if it never happened; the pair have become inseparable, even volunteering for market runs together.

Gabby has also been a huge help; she’s given us many suggestions for improvements, for ways that we can try to counsel the kids we take in. I have a complaint box outside my door that I check daily, and the number of complaints has gone down over time.

Who’s Who: Horace of the Bruton Coven

Horace and Jude took advantage of the hippie movement in the sixties and seventies to travel the world. Because he’s well-travelled, Horace has learned Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, and German, and he’s a member of the International Language Club.

Lizzie’s Diary – Entry 17

We also created flyers and questionnaires to inform students and get them thinking about their home environments. Questions like, “Are there times when you feel unsafe in your home?” or “Is there someone in your home that you are scared to be alone with?” I lost count of how many flyers and questionnaires I handed out last Thursday, but by Friday I had a ton of students come up and ask me about the halfway house. I never realized how many colonial kids were going through situations similar to what we went through as the children of bandits. I want to give them all a chance to feel safe, to give them all a home to feel welcome and loved.

Reflections, part 1

It was square, with no partitions or bracings. The window hovered ahead without the help of a wall, and a dim light spilled through the glass, a dusty bone-white glow that fell off the bottom of the window like a waterfall at the edge of the world. I had expected the light to stretch on for eternity, but the emptiness swallowed the rays. Captured them.

Snuffed them out.

Lizzie’s Diary – Entry 16

A home for the unwanted, for even they are loved

Who’s Who: Feliks of the Altai Leap

He’s passionate about wildlife conservation and the environment, particularly the vulnerable state of snow leopards, which are considered to be the least aggressive to humans of all big cats and yet are often poached for their skin and body parts.