The Mind's Door

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Crowbarland Books, Mar 1, 2021 - Fiction
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Maya San Lucas had been lost in her dreamworld for the better part of five years. Desparia was just a fantasy world for her to explore during stretches of boredom at school and at home. Going to that world let her have adventures, exploring secret locations, and searching through towns and cities for loot to come away with. The life of a thief was so much more exciting than high school, especially with no friends to speak of.

When she met the three women outside the tavern, everything changed. While she never seemed to have much control over her daydreamed world, her skills had always been there to help her through it. But as they gradually faded, Maya was forced to tag along with the group as they stormed the fortified home of the emperor. Their plan was to kill him, but Maya just wanted to make it out of there alive. Perhaps with a few items of worth along the way. After all, what was the point in breaking into a place without coming away with some loot?

It all started so innocently, when Maya had first started going to Desparia. All she wanted out of life was not to be lost and alone as she started out in middle school. But when her father died unexpectedly, and her friends abandoned and ostracized her, the only way that she could turn was inward. Inward to the world just on the other side of her mind.


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Chapter One The Three
Chapter Three Vernala
Chapter Five The Jail and Other Realms of Torture
Chapter Seven The Hanging Sword
Chapter Nine A Little Light Stealing
Chapter Eleven The Mad Dash for the Exit
Chapter Thirteen Stalking 101
Chapter Fifteen The Daring Rescue
Chapter TwentyThree The Capital
Chapter TwentyFive The First Door
Chapter TwentySeven The Empty City
Chapter TwentyNine Circles and Squares
Chapter ThirtyOne Giant Discoveries
Chapter ThirtyThree The Second Door
Chapter ThirtyFive Blood Plain
Chapter ThirtySeven When It Rains

Chapter Seventeen The Sands of Time
Chapter Nineteen The Plan
Chapter TwentyOne The Approach
Chapter ThirtyNine It Pours
Chapter FortyOne Wheres a Good Maze When You Need One?

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Cassandra Morphy is a Business Data Analyst, working with numbers by day, but words by night. She grew up escaping the world, into the other realities of books, TV shows, and movies, and now she writes about those same worlds. Her only hope in life is to reach one person with her work, the way so many others had reached her. As a TV addict and avid movie goer, her entire life is just one big research project, focused on generating innovative ideas for worlds that don’t exist anywhere other than in her sick, twisted mind.