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Fiction Friday: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition

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  • Fiction Friday: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition

    Today’s sample comes from “No Fear is There for the Wide-Awake,” the introductory fiction to*Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition.

    If, with perceptions polluted, one speaks or acts,
    Thence suffering follows
    As a wheel the draught-ox’s foot.
    — The Dhammapada, Chapter I: The Pairs, Verse 1
    There’s a boy on a boat in a purple sky, where the air flashes like catastrophic dragons and a patch-eyed man lays a heavy hand on that boy’s shoulder and tells him This is where the world dies, son.

    …but this isn’t the way it happened at all…

    From the edge of the boat, I gaze into the Abyss. I’d like to think it gazes back, but all I feel is vast indifference. This, then, is the legacy of truth: Everything I have known, was a lie.

    “Johnny!” cries the Patch-Man, his black boots gleaming with the ending of our world. I refuse to answer him. If this is where it ends, or starts, I want to be alone when it does.

    But the Patch-Man grabs me by the arm so hard I feel things break inside. His familiar face ripples ...


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