Roshi Returns

I’ve written another story for The Book of Almost Truths. Roshi returns from his adventures in the desert to climb the mysterious tower that defeated him in his youth.

After years of wandering amid the beauty of the desert, the thrill of the forest, and the warmth of great cities, Roshi returned to the tower he had almost climbed in his youth. It was difficult to find. The desert was larger than he remembered but the tower was very tall. He walked barefoot on the hot sand for many days before he saw its spire shining in the white sun. As he walked towards the tower he saw an oasis on the horizon…

Read Roshi Returns here.