A hungry traveler, wandering in the night

Chanced upon a campfire, a welcome sight

Around the fire, twelve figures argued

Wild and varied their looks,

Their styles.

 

The Dreaming Dark that surrounds all worlds is a timeless expanse. Only within Creation is time counted. Within the Dark, many variations of each Creation exist simultaneously--those that are, those that were, and those that might have been. Here are a few stories from these shard-like worlds. Which of these is real? That's a question for the philosophers.