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The Austin Festival continues…
Austin C. Morgan (c) 2015 (Photo Provided)
While you may have thought the festival ended, Austin Morgan returns with another intriguing
story, “The Embers of Dusk” the second installment of a four part series that may rest with the overall title, "The Automatic Orchestra" when it is in book form. For now, we simply refer to these stories as the "Melancholy Quartet."
Austin's first story with aaduna, “Julie Templeton and the AutomaticOrchestra,”was published in aaduna's summer 2014 issue, and it tantalized
our readers.His second piece is an
ambitious piece of story- telling that once again shows Mr. Morgan's mastery of words, narrative
imagery, and movement through space and time.
So, let the festival continue.Austin
returns in aaduna's upcoming 5th anniversary-spring 2015 issue scheduled for publishing this month!
Here’s an unedited teaser from “Embers…”
Birth of Féna
Upon the series of discoveries made
in regard to the “New World” of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the land
that was the “New World” was the cause of great debate and dispute among the
century’s ruling nations; Spain wanted colonization, England wanted a new field
in which to practice industrialization, and the newly-formed Rodinian Empire
wanted to expand its great reaches of power by declaring the “New World” a
As fate would have it, beginning in
the year of 1701, a number of battles were fought upon the soil of the “New
World” between Spain and England, which was now acting on behalf of the
Rodinians who, in turn, had promised England a large portion of the land
to use as “industrial fields.”
The Coastal Battle of 1705 had seen
the Englishmen retreat in defeat as Spain
began to construct housing developments and army posts along the eastern
shorelines of the New World.
Spanish conquistador Roman Peurlez
lead troops into a particularly bloody battle against the British in the Battle
of 1709, which lasted for nearly two years, ending in yet another British
retreat in 1711.
Austin Morgan'sstory will continue in the next
issue of aaduna!