Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

The Forgotten King – Chapter 6, Part 1

“I thought this place would be safe,” Helen said, hoping not to sound disappointed. “It’s safer than most,” Meira reassured her. “But every city falls in the end. Except Larisa. We’ve received reports that a group of Mered’s men aren’t Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 5, Part 3

“Neil, have you ever seen anything more beautiful than this?” Helen whispered. “Not many things, no,” he answered. “Unless, like me, you consider a field ready to be harvested as beautiful.” The doors opened into an entryway made of polished Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 5, Part 2

Only a few minutes later, the walls on either side began to shorten, and after a few more steps, a field steadily grew ahead of them. Putting their hands against the sides of the cliffs, they pushed themselves forward, emerging Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 5, Part 1

Confused and nervous, they watched as Ian grew smaller and smaller, ascending the hill he had descended not long before. “Do you think there may be more men on the other side of that hill?” Helen whispered. Neil both shrugged Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 4, Part 3

He stopped his horse at the point where the two boxes joined and dismounted. “Helen,” he said with mock benevolence, “what happened? Do you need help?” Helen said nothing and only watched as Ian walked measuredly along the wall, back Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 4, Part 2

Helen sighed and took a small pouch out of her bag and opened it, spilling the contents—a handful of gold and silver coins—into the palm of her hand. She handed these to Neil, who in turn took the emerald out Read more…


The Unending War

I take a deep breath and wonder, Am I ready to take on this fight? All day I have done my best to entertain two small children, cuddling a baby who will only on my shoulder, while also trying to Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 4, Part 1

Neil pulled the stone out of his pocket and turned it over in his palm a few times. “Is this what you mean?” he asked, holding it out to Helen. As she took it and held it up between her Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 3, Part 3

Then, without warning, the silence was broken by a sound that reminded Neil of shattering glass, and the next second, a cylinder of green light sprinkled with glassy shards sprang out of the floor and engulfed Helen. It was almost Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 3, Part 2

“I wish we could get out of this forest,” Helen stated in frustration, when yet another sound made her jump. Neil chuckled hollowly. “Well, yes,” he said, “but that’s really hard to do when you don’t know where the forest Read more…