The Unchanging Nature of Stones

The Unchanging Nature of Stones

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Andrea Stewart By AndreaGStewart Updated Dec 01, 2014

Tahrie's family has an odd heritage: they fall in love with rocks, or trees, or storms.  While they are able to call on these elements of nature for aid, they pay a heavy price: eventually becoming the element they love.  It is a gift that has saved the village from the rising sea.  But when Tahrie hears the call of one who would be her lover, she resists.  Heeding the call would save her village yet again, but following in her family's footsteps also means losing herself forever.
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Originally published in Galaxy's Edge, Issue 5

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tomlichtenberg tomlichtenberg Mar 16, 2015
loved this story too, especially how strongly she remained true to herself. an excellent vision all around.
ButterChez ButterChez Dec 01, 2014
loooooooooved it!! At the end i felt victorious, the whole time i was thinking if they(the things of nature) truly love the person then why can't they even attempt to change??? Well of course you said they couldn't but.... still. This was AWESOME! X3