1. He’s started every morning for the last thirty years with the same mundane rituals, but for the first time in his life, he has no place he has to be.
2. Once upon a time there lived a very old man on the shores of a very young sea.
3. With the internal dampeners offline the ship is paralyzed, any sudden movements could be fatal to her organic crew, but there are still two missiles incoming.
4. Visual illusions are only as convincing as the mage is clever and shadows aren’t meant to cast shadows of their own. He was dead before he realized his mistake.
5. The stars burn like banked embers in the sky.