Francesca Hampton | The Sun Magazine

Francesca Hampton

Francesca Hampton lives in Santa Cruz, California, where she’s working on a historical novel about Tibet.

— From June 1984

Landing Light, Carrying Nothing

He struggled heavily between acceptance and terror, until at last the terror went, little by little, like the receding cry of a startled bird.

June 1984


It was the intensity of the stare that made Sherab aware of the man. With a start he looked up from the orange basin of half-washed cups and saucers on the floor. The man’s pale, long-jawed face under its raft of red hair, a furious question in the blue eyes, sent a shock through him.

March 1984
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