Writing Challenge: Week 16

The Weight of a Village By H. M. Snow   Zuri pedaled his bike along the main street just before the evening shadows engulfed the eastern cliffs. The village lamplighter, Kiran, waved to him as they passed one another: Zuri toward the village square, Kiran toward the outskirts where the lamps were still dark. The... Continue Reading →

Writing Challenge: Week 15

Puppet Play By H. M. Snow   The small army of puppets carried Dasarre into a long workshop. Their progress rattled like dry bones until they dropped him on the floor. Then they stood at attention around him. “What are these?” Dasarre prodded one with his fingertip. “Have you never seen a puppet before?” The... Continue Reading →

Writing Challenge, Week 12

Supervised Visitation by H. M. Snow   Sheltered from the crackling gunfire by a bank of file cabinets, two figures sat side-by-side on the floor. The elder, a woman in her mid-forties, said with a sudden hushed laugh, “What do you get when you cross a pitched battle with a pair of adolescent saurian mages?”... 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 →

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