Writing Challenge, Week 7 (part 1)

Okay, I admit it: I sort of cheated this week. The story this week was partially written already, but I had put it back into storage for reasons I no longer remember. That, and it's a sequel to a previously written short story, so I have to include both of them for it to make... Continue Reading →

Writing Challenge: Week 6

Author's Note: I told you they'd be back. * Mirror Bright by H. M. Snow “Eirian,” began Peter in a subdued voice. “Bertie wants you to come to town with us.” Eirian finished polishing the mirror he held before he bothered to look up at his old friend. Even when he finally looked, he said... Continue Reading →

Slowly I Turned: The Challenge, Week 5

Before the story, a confession: I am mildly obsessed with flashlights. They qualify as one of the things of which one can never have too many, in my world. It's light in a tube. What's not to love? Anyway, on with this week's short story. * Moonlight Creatures by H. M. Snow Julius Singleton hung... Continue Reading →

Slowly I Turned: The Challenge, Week 3

Of The Old Well by H. M. Snow I wish I could remember how long I’ve been down here. When I lift my hand to touch the mud-crusted wall, I feel deep gouges in a row. So many tally-marks to count the days, but I can’t tell how many. My fingers are numb, coated with... Continue Reading →

Slowly I Turned: The Challenge, Week 2

War of the Firefly Child When Master Malcolm returned from the battlefield at sundown, the household assembled to welcome him. He rode surrounded by his elite warriors, and at his side rode the priest who tended the master’s sacred relic. Among these hulking men in armor, the petite figure riding in the saddle before the... Continue Reading →

Slowly I Turned: The Challenge, Week 1

Here it is, as promised: a short story based on the idea presented by Jacob Baugher: Design a completely original magic system: no alchemy, burning metals, sympathy, name casting, ancient language, spirit casting, elemental casting, or anything else you’ve read. Also the magic is cast out of the wizard’s nose. And so we have Week 1's entry,... Continue Reading →

Commoner Garden

Welcome, welcome! And right on time, how very punctual of you. Thank you for showing such interest in Commoner Garden, the most popular lifestyle center in Ubiquity. I think, as it’s the prime shopping hour, we should begin our tour with the living quarters. As you’ll note, they are empty at this time of day.... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: