Rocco is the only villager with wings. At night his wings are blue and also bioluminescent. Rocco is captured by the beautiful but cruel urvogels (human except they are winged) living high on the cliffs of Upper Terrakesh. His friends will soon stand trial. If convicted, they will have their wings severed. Rocco must decide if he should help them or escape on his own.
"Their tongues flicked over their teeth, now stained with blood."This dinner party is not for the faint of heart. Harpia, Queen of the Krakatoan colony, is ravishingly beautiful. She is also cruel. . . . Enjoy
Rocco learns aerial combat, and also how to fit into a flock. The conversation then turns to how urvogels procreate. (Urvogels are like humans except they are winged and hatched from eggs).'Where's your mother?' asked Rocco. It sounded a tad rude, but Vesta had brought up the topic. she couldn't very well get mad at him.
"He was rotten inside. He'd always known it."Rocco reaches a new low when his friends are charged with serious crimes. If convicted they will have their wings cut off. Follow Rebecca Merry Murdock on Bublish to receive regular chapter updates.
In this scene Rocco witnesses urvogels fly up to the ceiling of the courthouse in a mass frenzy. They are celebrating the cruel practice of wing-cutting.Urvogel (ur-vo-gel) is a made up word - "UR" means old, and "VOGEL" is the German word for bird. So, urvogel = ancient bird. Urvogels are like humans except they have wings and they are hatched instead of born. . . . .Enjoy
"The humming stopped. A great ripping sound arose. Cristobalite's wing hung sideways. The first blow had failed to sever it completely."In this scene, Rocco witnesses the trials of various citizens charged with 'vanity crimes' - private reading or solitary music making. Most horrific of all, he is forced to watch the punishment of those convicted. . . . Enjoy
A captive in Krakatoan and destined to entertain everyone at the upcoming Air Games, Rocco is told to bathe in the public Bathouse. There, he encounters the red robed figures serving tea. Their wings are cut off. . . . not what you'd expect to encounter in a Bathhouse, but then Krakatoan is no ordinary town. . . . Enjoy.
Christmas Day. It's my birthday today (hence the middle name "Mary" which I morph into "Merry" for my literary persona). I've been itching to write but . . . no time - what with opening gifts and watching the roast turkey. I'm so blessed, and grateful. Maybe tomorrow I'll write - it's Boxing Day in Canada. Shopping Day in the USA. (smile). Enjoy Chapter 3 of Rocco's Wings - this is where the pace really begins to pick up.
Doesn't everyone dream of flying? Makes me think we came from the air instead of the sea. Or maybe it's just envy - or fancy - that keeps us looking up at the birds. I sometimes dream of flying - the real night time dream. I'm up but it's hard to stay afloat.
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