0.  The Stage

0. The Stage

A Chapter by Paul Minor

0. The Stage


 0.     The Stage

I am a sky where spirits live.

Stare into this deepening blue,

While the breeze says a secret.

Like this

" Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet,

jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic


I am known as “el Camino,” winding slivers of the world’s dream; pilgrimage routes to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  Eons ago, the First Travelers came this way seeking unsettled and fertile lands.  They followed the glittering edge of the Milky Way galaxy west and found shelter from great ice sheets that covered most of Europe.  Some descendants of the First Travelers are drawn back.   

The archives of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela record that 145,877 men and women completed a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela during the year 2009. One of these explorers rode a mountain bike with “Military Technology” printed on its frame.  I am about to summon him. Now.


© 2014 Paul Minor

Author's Note

Paul Minor
What portions drew you into the story? Where did you find yourself taken out of reading "trance" and why (e.g., confused, wanted to know more about something, etc.)?

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Added on July 13, 2014
Last Updated on November 11, 2014
Tags: adventure