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::the candles drinking game::


Book 1: Candles In The Dark
Synopsis: the band's been making noise long enough that someone from another
plane of reality hears them - and recognizes them all for who they truly are.
This tale is posted in its entirety again for the first time in two years.

part 1

part 3

part 5

part 2

part 4


Book 2: Darkness Gathers
Not only was The Lady not sealed away; now she's paused the Evenwhen.
The namers make it plain that if the guys want out, they have to fix it - and
sacrifice one of their own in the process.

part 1

part 4

part 7

part 10

part 13

part 16

part 2

part 5

part 8

part 11

part 14

part 17

part 3

part 6

part 9

part 12

part 15

epilogue


Book 3: The Demon Haunted World
Some of the namers decide the Inverse should be
removed from the line - but a group of fans have something to say about it.

prologue

part 3

part 6

part 9

part 1

part 4

part 7

epilogue

part 2

part 5

part 8


Book 4: Memory Bound
Journey thought replacing Perry would be enough - but the new singer doesn't go unscathed
when the angrier members of Existence come looking for the Inverse, the Walker and the Er Rai.

prologue

part 3

part 6

part 9

part 12

part 15

part 18

part 21

part 24

part 27

part 1

part 4

part 7

part 10

part 13

part 16

part 19

part 22

part 25

part 28

part 2

part 5

part 8

part 11

part 14

part 17

part 20

part 23

part 26

part 29


The Epilogue (NC-17)


Book 5: Echoes
Unfinished business, anyone? Between the Six, the Distant Er Rai, the Ender, and Siarion - who wants
every walker eradicated - the boys have their hands full. So what exactly *is* happening to Aug?
And how much of a monster does anyone need to become, to go up against one?

pro:'Six Weeks'

3:'Dies Irae'

6:'In Wait'

9:'Eclipse'

12:'Aleatory'

1:'Doors'

4:'Distance'

7:'Basics'

10:'Hourglass'

13:'Whole'

2:'Under The Radar'

5:'Maintenance'
5:NC-17 version

8:'Souvenier'

11:'Nocebo'



The 'Wielding' short tales

Nothing here is standalone; if you haven't read the tales above, this stuff won't make much sense.
These are small alternate universes (universi??) along the same lines the books run on - but in the 'what if' category.

I: Point Of Reference
The Inverse and the Er Rai should have made it out during 'Candles' part XII...but The Lady had other plans. An alternate timeline tale.

II: Parallel
Alternate timeline #2. The namers decide Steve has to start life over after The Lady is destroyed. But...who's going to raise the little Er Rai?

III: Still Unsaid
Alternate timeline #3. Do you really want to live forever? This is also part of book 4, for those of you keeping score.

IV: Walking A Thin Line
The real story behind the 8/4/01 show at the Gorge...and the real reason the show in OK was moved. Set after the events of books 4 and 5.

V: Something Stolen
The Er Rai makes a lovely conversation piece, especially when worn close to the heart.



Every word is (c)1997-2005 B Stearns.

This is here for critiquing purposes (and amusement) and is only the original rough draft. Not that anybody would want to, but don't bother trying to copy anything here without asking first. Come up with your own, original stuff. Theft is for unimaginative idiots, and if you're unimaginitive enough to steal anything here in the first place, I'll catch you. Trust me. Now, if you want to have a crack at any of this, email me first and we'll have a blast. And Augeri, if you're browsing Journey sites again...it's past your bedtime. Send me a cheesecake.

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