I thought I wouldn't get this post finished today. While I found my stride with the last flash fiction story, pulling this one together was much harder. It is the first story of the fantasy series I plan to post every Thursday in April.
Enjoy and let me know your thoughts in the comments!
[EDIT: Energia has been taken down, along with its flash siblings, for
consideration in a print magazine. Thank you so much to those of you who
read it and left such wonderful comments!]