As the light of dawn crests the craggy desert cliffs, a slight shimmer catches your eye. Suddenly, you realise a figure is walking towards you, its clothing perfectly dyed to match the purple, blue, orange and red hues of the mineral rich terrain. A hand reaches up to uncover a halo of tight golden curles juxtaposed to smooth copper skin. While a friendly smile greets you, the eyes – like deep oasis pools – speak of an ancient wisdom and power not to be trifled with. – Submitted by inbalbland@gmail.com (Alias: ImInbal)