Dumped by his girlfriend, estranged from his friends, tired of life... things are not turning out the way Christopher Prescott had once envisaged. Tomorrow seems a particularly forbidding place.

But things weren't always this way. As a child, Christopher's dreams were filled with magic of every sort; his imagination was aflame with fantasy and possibility.

Christopher had gone into the bar to drown his sorrows. He thought he'd be fortunate if he managed some kind of drunken tryst on the dance floor.

He never expected to be plunged into a strange world where ancient power twines with ancient tradition -- a world whose tomorrows may be every bit as bleak as his own.

Copyright © 2006 Shannon Patrick Sullivan.
Illustration courtesy David Morgan.