A Magical Roleplaying Experience 

 #31824  by Alexandra McKinney
Location: Baghdad • Date: Fall 2003
Time of Day: Sunny • Weather: Afternoon

Sitting on a lone bench on the edge of the Tigris River, Alex was gathering her thoughts. The end of major combat operations had been declared more than a month ago, yet reminders of the unstable times surrounded her. From the few shallow-draft vessels carefully navigating the calm waters of the river to the piles of debris behind her, Alex couldn't escape the realities of war.

Underneath her headscarf, the scorching breeze offered little respite from the blazing sun.