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  1. Walkabout - Chapter 1

    Ian is a young man who has his health, good looks, and a very special ability. He also has a lot of people who want him dead.
  2. Chapter Fifteen- The Winter Feast

    21 December It was a bright morning when Damien came downstairs. Glancing around, he saw the oak bannisters lined with garland. Lanara had placed strings of garland on every doorway, every entrance. "What is going on?" Damien asked. "Are we having guests?" Lanara was standing on a stool, pinning the garland in place. "Yes, tonight we are expecting company. It is winter solstice, we are hosting the traditional feast." "Oh." Damien crossed his arms, leaning against the bannister. "I...
  3. Sir Joe And The Tower Of Blackscales

    Sir Joe Shcmo of Barony Buttabetes was sent by King Robert XVIII to recover his daughter, Roberta II from Billie Blackscales. He went to a black tower where a young human woman in a yellow puffy dress was standing on top with a black spined dragon. Sir Joe grasped his arming sword and his buckler and boldly proclaimed: "Release thy princess!" To his great surprise, the dragon cried. "Are you okay dragon?" He asked. The woman began to speak but sir Joe rudely interrupted her. "Fear not, fair...
  4. Chapter Fourteen- A Sacrifice

    "If Lilathanor is going off to school, one of you must promise to stay here."
  5. Notes on the Linunkin Tribes of Northern Ustagrad

    Tribes and Clans of the northern Ustagrad Linunkin inhabiting Gravenund, a Study by Ragus Coldclaive, prince and heir of the kingdom of Archov. Firstly a brief summation and classification of those specific clans as identified regionally; The Cobalt Mountains Clan, the Barbian Woodland Tribe, the Brokenstone Hills Clan, the Midmark River Tribe and the Torbian Plains Tribe. The clan of the cobalt mountain inhabits the region in the northernmost point of Ustagrad, locked in perpetual winter...
  6. Season 2 of my other story, about a time-traveler in Saxon UK

    5 August is the 1110th anniversary of the Battle of Wodensfield: My TimeTravel videos in Saxon UK (YouTube) reached Episode 60 (Recap,Season2); I will post the actual battle (Episode 75, Series 3) on 5 August to commemmorate; These are speed-reading videos containing brief text with photos or animation of the places, events, people and modern equipment in the story; Will Godspeller Ion succeed in upending the history of the modern world by interfering in the year 910 AD?
  7. Historian's Dream

    Blood and pus oozed from Tomas’ fingertips as he read The Elemental Contracts by Franz Luminous; a book he has read frequently since his childhood. “There’s a balance between sacrifice and reward when contracting the elements. But how is my sacrifice measured? And is it mutually beneficial for the spirit and myself,” he pondered as he pulled the back cover to the last page. He could have published his own treatises on questioning Franz, if it wasn’t considered heresy to acknowledge magic. He...
  8. Chapter Thirteen- A Gentle Warning

    "That girl has the power to see things that are unseen. It is her gift to know what us mortals do not. I advise you to be careful."
  9. The Unification of the Antramarian Empire: Part 2

    Rivea and their king, Charlin Tulon, were in a somewhat more vulnerable position, having just lost a crippling conflict against the Searshish to their east, they were weakened, and desperately seeking a reprisal, King Charlin befriended Midlon, and even submitted himself before him, perhaps hoping to utilize the vast military might of Antramar rather than see it used to further dilute his position of authority. As Midlon began to establish communications with the Searshish frontier east of...
  10. The Unification of the Antramarian Empire: Part 1

    Often seen as the pinnacle of unity and prosperous peace on Aphal, the collective of provinces commonly known as the Antramarian Empire has known nearly as many names as it has controversies. The Second Union, the Neo-Unitine Empire, Greater Gimsonia, Antramar has left a distinct imprint on the history of Aph, even if now its legacies virtue is debated, none can argue that much is certain. It began, as the ancient bedrock history of most modern nations of Aph do, in the Dark Age, the...
  11. Montie and Edward Part II

    Montie and Edward Part II Chapter 2 (continued) Suddenly the old brass door knob rattled noisily, Montie almost suffering a split personality as Priscilla's huge assets mashed hard into his chest mingling with the terrifying prospect of being discovered. The heat in the cupboard was getting stifling. Again the door knob rattled and then another long silence.... "Who's in there?" boomed Lady Entwhistle. Montie's hand scrabbled frantically for Priscilla's and squeezed it hard.... "Must...
  12. Montie and Edward Part II

    Montie and Edward Part II Chapter 2 Somewhere in Rural England - July 1928 Now that Colonel Pickering and Lady Entwhistle's overall plans for Witherspoon Hall's week long fete celebrating the 500th anniversary of the consecration of the estate's private chapel in 1428 had at last been agreed, luckily well before the stunning and momentous arrival of Priscilla the day before and even though it was barely 8am, preparations in anticipation of the several hundred important invited county...
  13. Introduction to the Eight Vosha Kings

    The rituals of the moon counteract those of the sun. And those of the mountains counteract those of the skies. For although they were created at once and have created together, they too have their independence and volatile natures. The mountains tried to reach the skies to crush air. The sun tried to burn the moon. These forces have their own wills and their own strengths. To become one with any of them will make anyone less of a mortal. - Franz Luminous. The principles of elemental...
  14. Chapter Twelve- The Heart of Gumber

    "What I want is to understand," Ashlyn said. Damien crossed his arms. "And what I want is to forget."
  15. A Priest And A Claw Part 2

    Alexios got out without a beating, so it was good with him, but still...there was something off about the general to him. What was it that the book said? but the impious soldiers- No! It couldn’t be. “Alexios! Maymyth to Alexios? Wake up from your thoughts!” Alexios looked up, seeing the old man from earlier. Was he a telepath? “How do you know my name?” Alexios asked in a voice full of awe. “Your *cough* nametag,” the old man said pointing, through a squeaky, ancient voice. Oh. The...
  16. A Priest And A Claw Part 1

    Alexios woke up in a basement. He looked around at the grey stone and people sleeping as he was nudged awake by the claw of Aregar the priestess. Sighing, yet again he noticed that his beard was only three inches to Aregar’s five feet and she was carrying a sacred tiny Zeus robot/toy. “Yes, great wizard Aregar?” Alexios said with no hint of humor. “It is time for your rune-writing, acolyte. The soldiers need it for the war going on,”Aregar whispered, as all priests of the Temple to...
  17. The cast so far...

    Using a mind-mapping ap to keep track of the characters as the cast grows. Yes, the names are comically mundane. That's perfectly purposeful. I have a hard time keeping track of characters with unreal names (looking at you, Silmarillion) so I write my stories initially staring Bob and Howard and Lisa and Betty and then go back and change them into something more fitting of the setting.
  18. meditations on ish

    Ish. Ish never changes. Ish is love Ish is ish But beyond that...what is truly ish? -------- raise your head to the sky punch some random guy you shall find the answer and wear lots of menswear on the trip to Baflip where you shall meditate on ish no, Bob's not Irish
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