The Jade Seed
by Deirdre Gould
Published: June 7, 2013.
This is a tale from when the world was old. This is what happened at the end.
The Stone Messenger waited in the grave of the world. Deep in its belly, the jade seed lay, until Brone, the Grower called it forth.
Pursued by terrible beasts, lost in the empty dark when the sun was devoured, Brone guarded the seed as the breath of the world dwindled.
This is what happened in the beginning.