Thank you for all the likes, follows, views and reads

Dear Reader, I hope you enjoyed your Sunday. Perfect weather we had in my corner of the world today and I hope in yours too. Today’s post is not a story post, and I apologize that I can’t provide your daily dose of fantasy fiction. I ran into some technical issues with the audio book recordings. A quick G-chat with my cousin helped me to see the error of my setup. An error I’m working to correct. Tonight I hope to do another take. (Who needs sleep?)  Cross your fingers that my neighbors will turn in early, and quietly, and … Continue reading Thank you for all the likes, follows, views and reads

Breaking Curses

Sarn has a problem. His eyes glow green all the time due to a magic that’s slowly chewing away at his sanity. Sarn indentured himself to pay for his younger brother’s education and was assigned to the Rangers at sixteen. In the four years since then, he has built a tenuous and often strained relationship with his fellow Rangers. It doesn’t help that odd things happen around him all the time. Odd things that begin to add up into a terrifying whole… Continue reading Breaking Curses

Nulthir | 0.1.6

Previous scene  |  Jump to a scene ~ 6 ~ Big Ugly had raised two of its eight arms and had began a gurgling address to its assembled followers. A lot of gesturing culminated in a release of rats that the beast’s followers herded into the cesspit. Obviously this was meant to provide the cesspit with more living material to warp. After the rats, bags were upended spilling countless spiders onto the rock apron around the cesspit. However, the spiders had more sense than the rats. Most of them crawled onto the idiots trying to herd them and escaped. Quite a few … Continue reading Nulthir | 0.1.6

Nulthir | 0.1.5

Previous scene |  Jump to a scene ~ 5 ~ Thing patted Nulthir’s knee as if he knew what Nulthir had just been thinking. Movement drew his gaze back to the scene unfolding below. People had gathered on the rocky slope leading into the pool of stinking muck. They carried a bier festooned with dead things–rat carcasses, dessicated flowers but no human bones. Small favor that. Though he wondered what purpose the bier served. Other folk had come too; he could just make out their silhouettes against the deeper shadows along the edges of the cavern. Very little lumir had been left … Continue reading Nulthir | 0.1.5

Nulthir | 0.1.4

Previous scenes |  Jump to a scene ~ 4 ~ Nulthir quickly overtook Thing and Amal. As he passed them, he held out his hands and the pair dropped their burden. Once free of impediments, they resumed their usual method of aerial locomotion–a hopping glide that took advantage of the many extrusions of stone that Nulthir dodged. Running all out towards a magical baddie wasn’t the smartest of plans and that eventually dawned on Nulthir. He needn’t have worried. Thing had chosen this tunnel for a reason. It soon dead-ended at a precipice with a good view of a large pool. The … Continue reading Nulthir | 0.1.4

Nulthir | 0.1.3

Previous scene |  Jump to a scene ~ 3 ~ Down a narrow stair that bored deep into the bedrock under Mount Eredren, they went like two jingling shadows. The stair spat them out into a tunnel choked with broken rock. Stalagmites and stalactites had merged into columns that had collapsed creating an obstacle course. One Nulthir had traversed too many times in the six months since Thrassen had left on some assignment and saddled him with the job of Guard Captain. Thankfully the job was only temporary. Thrassen would return and then Nulthir would go back to being Thrassen’s second–a job he … Continue reading Nulthir | 0.1.3

Nulthir | 0.1.2

Previous scene |  Jump to a scene ~ 2 ~ The boy hadn’t come. He’d spent another night waiting. Its hours had twisted the mystery tighter, hardening the knot it had tied around his mind. Staring at the paper before him gave him no insight. He’d scratched in lines marking off the tunnels he’d already tried. How many more were there? Thirty nights had passed since that ill-fated morning. He’d turned a corner and jigged to avoid some statuary haphazardly left in the exact spot for maximum traffic disruption. A body had collided with him just as he’d rounded the statue’s base … Continue reading Nulthir | 0.1.2

Nulthir | 0.1.1

Inro | More ~ 1 ~ Water plinked onto stone. It wept off of dozens of stalactites. The distant ring of picks gnawing round the clock at the stone in the mines formed a counterpoint to the dripping water. Shadows veiled everything down here in the forgotten bowels of the mountain. No light had been spared for the unfortunate souls incarcerated here. Except there was light softly falling through the bars of one of the cells. Light where there should be the damp pitch of the dungeon not an emerald glow that beckoned. Nulthir couldn’t fight its summons. The light reached into … Continue reading Nulthir | 0.1.1

The Challenge

Ok, I’m finally starting a blog. You can stop mentioning it now. Really. I got the point. I am taking the mental challenge (thanks Coleen Phoenixxx). Why am I blogging? Because people keep telling me to. They believe I have something that needs to be said. I finally got tired of telling them that everything I’d write about has already been written. So here I am blogging. I’m saying all the things that need to be said and I’m challenging myself to say those things right here every day. Right now this blog is not about anything in particular. That might … Continue reading The Challenge