Reality Skimming

Diff the Dragon – Part Fortyone

Diff the Dragon by Angela Lott, illustrations by Richard Bartrop. An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Novella featuring the young Alivda

Angela Lott is the middle child of Lynda’s three daughters. She did two years of Business schooling at the College of New Caledonia and is now working as a receptionist at her local FYiDoctors. In her spare time she enjoys writing, video blogging, reading and watching very nerdy TV shows.

Part 41

“Of course you can,” Eva said. “Di Mon is out.”

“Great!” Amel said, and he and Alivda entered.

“I am going to go find Tatt,” Alivda said, and was on her way out when Tatt appeared.

“No need,” he said. “I am here.” Being the only heir to such a house as Monitum had made him a little full of himself, in Amel’s opinion. He spoke with an air of great importance.

Alivda waved good-bye to Amel and ran after Tatt.

“So how have you been?” Amel asked his old den mother.

“Well,” she answered. They went and sat on the sofa.

“I am feeling the years more and more,” Eva said. “You look the same.”


Eva laughed. “Don’t apologize.”


She smiled at him.

“She seems well,” Eva said, speaking of Alivda.

“She’s great!” Amel said.

“She is family to you, isn’t she?”

“Yeah, how did you know?”

“You light up when you talk about her.”

“Yeah, I guess I do.”

“Why aren’t we sparing?” Tatt asked.

“’Cause I have a better idea!” Alivda said.

Alivda explained her idea.

“Are you sure we can get away with that?” Tatt asked.

“I know we can. Are you in?”


“I can’t hear them, can you?” Amel asked about fifteen minutes into his lovely chat with Eva.

“No,” Eva said. “But you shouldn’t be able to. They are all the way down the throat.”

“I don’t know,” Amel said. “Something’s not right.”

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