by Anthony Pryor
Copyright 2012 Anthony Pryor
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In the summer of 2000 I returned to Portland, Oregon from Los Angeles, where I had spent six months trying to escape from the wreck my life had become. I was just completing Armada, the penultimate chapter in the Dark Vengeance saga, and by year’s end I had finished Elven Twilight, and with it the Wulf saga (for the time being, at least).
Years ago I wrote a story in which I invented a fictional proverb, that the road home is always the longest. I think that the events of the millennium’s end were ample proof that, for me at least, the proverb was very true. When I returned to Portland, it felt as if I had been gone for years. In reality I hadn’t felt at home in a long time, even as I lived there and my life came unraveled. Now I was back -- broke, unemployed, largely without material possessions, but ready to start again.