“A few weeks ago, I was at home—my safe home. Some days, I would go to a nice seventh-grade class with smart kids and have a nice nap. Most days I would sit home, drawing places that I had never seen but somehow I knew they existed. I didn't know that I was a fairy or that mummy was a very important fairy. Mummy had a fantasy bookshop with lots of big tables and I had lots of friends I had taught to draw. At night, I slept in a bedroom high above the bookshop and looked at the stars through my skylight. I cuddled my fairy doll and played with her wings. I named my doll, Tova.
Then they took me 75 light years away and changed me. It's not fair. Now
they tell me if I think wrong, some people will die—many people could
burn alive. I met a 9 year-old boy named Paul1. I should be his friend,
but they made me be his father. He took my mind inside a computer.
That’s me with the stripes. My name is Stefan. But at least Tova—the
real Tova—is here. I love her—I always have and always will. She’s 19
and she helps me understand things. One day I will be 19 and I won’t get
any older either. They tell me that I have to be the King of Earth and
that she will be my queen. Maybe when I’m king, they will let me drop by
your house and play.”
This is the final illustration by Matt
Curtis for chapter 15 in “The Saeshell Book of Time Part 2: The Rebirth
of Innocents.” This is the second book of a four part serial novel. All
four novels form one story in the Children of Sophista series. Book #5
will be the start of a new story in that series. Part one was released
Oct. 1st, 2012. Part two will be released March 29th, 2013. Part three
will be released October, 2013. Part four will be released in the
To buy Part1: The Death of Innocents, CLICK HERE.