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Reality Skimming

Reality Skimming promotes optimistic SF -- stories that inspire us to fight the good fight for another day. Committment to larger projects, the writer's sense of mission, joy of reading, the creative campfire of the SF community and the love of deserving protagonists are celebrated. We believe in heroes and striving to be what we believe in. It is also a news hub for content related to the Okal Rel Saga written by Lynda Williams.

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Feb 23, 2014 – Okal Rel Quote

Feb 23, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Okal Rel science fiction books - Ranar and Di Mon work on their relationship

Writer-daughter Jennifer Lott's 2013 Xmas gift to Lynda Williams was an Okal Rel quote of the day stack for 2014, featuring intriguing snapshots of the ORU adventure from all titles in the series: Saga, Legacies and online.

From saga novel Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams.

"Will it always be like this?" Ranar asked. "Furtive and frightening? Disguising our love with lies?"

"No," Di Mon assured him, "sometimes it will be worse."

Feb 23, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Feb 23, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote. Di Mon warns Ranar their relationship will always be a struggle.

Commentary

Despite his terror of discovery, Di Mon embraces his homosexual bond with Ranar at the end of Part 1: The Courtesan Prince. But Ranar is slowly grasping things will never be what he'd consider normal between them, either.

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Feb 18, 2014 – Okal Rel Quote

Feb 18, 2014 - Okal Rel Quotes

Okal Rel science fiction books - Di Mon nervous about being suspected of homosexual relationship

Writer-daughter Jennifer Lott's 2013 Xmas gift to Lynda Williams was an Okal Rel quote of the day stack for 2014, featuring intriguing snapshots of the ORU adventure from all titles in the series: Saga, Legacies and online.

From saga novel Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams.

Ranar raised a hand to touch Di Mon's arm, making him flinch away with a look of thunderous affront. Had the Reetion no sense! to betray familiarity like that in front of Branst!

Branst mised any suggestion of intimacy in the aborted act. He said, instead, with grim humor, "You could lose a hand that way, Reetion. Or worse."

Feb 18, 2014 - Okal Rel Quotes

Feb 18, 2014 - Okal Rel Quotes. Di Mon betrays his nervousness about Ranar betraying any sign of their homosexual relationship.

Commentary

Di Mon is nervous about being discovered to be gay for good reason: Gelack culture would punish not only him but disgrace his house. Ranar is from Rire, where homosexuality is a normal, accepted option. It isn't always easy for Ranar to remember to be duplicitous, for Di Mon's sake, under stress.