Shadow Patterns of Melt

Author Notes

Kindle Vella Episode 1–Ejecta: During a tranquil early morning hike in Yellowstone, I enjoyed how the frost on the wooden walkways melted in a distinct pattern, with the railing shadows hiding the frost from the sun. Like a mantra, and in cadence with my steps, I found myself murmuring “shadow patterns of melt.” That very night, the characters and story concept knocked on my dreams. Bishr and Nialla have been with me ever since, and I hope you enjoy getting acquainted.

Photo by Richard Fogg