Exclusive Excerpt from A Thread in Time
by Jess Thomas
To call Bunthar’s silver pool a portal was a drastic understatement. It was a portal that only Bunthar could work. It was the past and future and it could take you to the fourth as well as other dimensions. It could take you to the place between the land of the living and the dead. They were called shadow people on so many planets. It was a realm of lost souls looking for something more precious than gold and jewels. The five men looked down at the silver pool.
“Well, jump in,” Bunthar commanded. “We have places to go and things to do.” Before anyone could take a breath, Vega jumped into the murky pool and disappeared into the silver liquid. He floated down to the bottom and waited for the rest of his party.
I can breathe, he thought. Even though he knew he would be able to, he was still surprised. He looked at the liquid above him. There were so many caves that took you to different places, each with a different color of light emanating from it. He hoped Bunthar knew what he was doing. He looked up as the rest of his search party floated down beside him.
“This way,” Bunthar instructed, pointing into a darkened cave, the only one with no light coming out of it. They walked through the entrance and into a gray world full of nothingness.