Burning With Optimism's Flames

Jay Eales
science fiction, anthology
Burning With Optimism's Flames - Jay Eales

I can remember asking him, ‘What are the stars? Where do they come from?’

He would tell me that the stars are burning worlds, caught forever in their unending flames, raging, roaring against the night. They look out beyond their fragile spheres for places of calm and serenity to shine their brightness and bring life.

He would clasp me around the shoulder and say that we were like stars. We had to use the energy within us to defeat the cold spaces, to turn away the dark things that dared to destroy life. We had to find our own calmness and serenity even when it was denied us.

I don’t think I understood him then. I was too small, and my brother never spoke in the concrete terms that my brain could comprehend.

Looking back on it, though, I think that’s when P.J. began to burn.

- Intermediant Izzy Ring, The Heaven Facility

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Release date: September 2012
Genres: science fiction, anthology
Tags: doctor who
Updated: August 24, 2021

Faction Paradox :: Series

Belongs to the series Doctor Who

Newtons Sleep
A Romance in Twelve Parts
Burning With Optimism's Flames
Against Nature
The Book of the War (Faction Paradox #1)
This Town Will Never Let Us Go (Faction Paradox #2)
Of the City of the Saved (Faction Paradox #3)
Warlords of Utopia (Faction Paradox #4)
Warring States (Faction Paradox #5)
Erasing Sherlock (Faction Paradox #6)