Gaia’s Children: The Beginning
Published by Karen Sheeks at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Karen Sheeks
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Chapter 1: Sidra and Simeon
Sidra awakened to the sweet perfume of Jasmine growing outside her window. The scent carried her awareness deeper into a half-dream, where she stood on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. The grasses moved with the wind, caressing her ankles as she watched for the boats to return. The wild land on which she stood was covered with a dense mist, shrouding the scene with mystery.
She heard footsteps approaching and turned to find a small group of men carrying a large, bejeweled cross and the banners of the church fluttering in the wind. With menacing glances, they reached for her, but she was ready. She leapt from the cliff edge into the sea as their voices shouted, "Burn the witch!" She did not reach the sea, but instead awakened, drenched with sweat in her bed. The dream came often, reminding her of the times to come and her agreements.