book quote, Topaz

the color market

“I slid rapidly down the dark burrow to the threshold of the sub-plains where the color market lay, and landing with my feet firmly on the hard ground, brushed myself off as I stood to look around the poorly lit surroundings. The color market was like a tiny village, spread wide to house workshops, vending stations, and Tintors’ homes tucked away like small caves along the hollowed veins of its circuitry. The only light came from candles and the bioluminescent chubbiness of flightless flaptoot byrds perched on the leafless branches of small, dead trees scattered about.”


Topaz: The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem

book quote, literature

are you going to keep that?

The branches, though creaking, seemed soft like vines, its foliage musical gemlike ornaments. Just as they were all but done lifting themselves off the ground, a thin bough-tip scooped up the wooden stump I had loathsomely discarded and, wrapping itself around it, pulled it up amidst the other elderly limbs as they returned into their erect position.

“Um, you are going to keep that?”

Topaz: The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem

book quote, literature

irregular-shaped shadows

“My tent was imbued with the soothing blue light coming from the few candles lit in the corners, casting the irregular-shaped shadows our bodies made on the draped walls. I sat on the ground in front of him and felt the silence weigh heavier and heavier as he avoided my eyes, staring only at my feet.

“I believe I am almost done here,” he exhaled.

Topaz: The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem


Mirth as per Topaz’s Glossary – “i”