Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

116 stories, 4 challenges, 2 prompts, 394 comments, and 55 friends

Coffee beans earned: 5

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I write code full-time and words in the gaps in between.

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Darkness Looming

The light cleared, and Malika was momentarily blind. Then, she looked to Orthael, uncomprehending, o…

Published 38 hours ago.

Darkness Descending

The darkness ahead grew, looming over Malika like a physical presence. She couldn't see it, but she …

Published 6 days ago.

Grim Fury

Malika pushed forward into the village, her blade a blur of blue, flaming fury. It took several mome…

Published 13 days ago.

Grim Destruction

Malika took the creature's arms in two quick strokes, toying with the monster in an almost vindictiv…

Published 13 days ago.

Heart Block

The flow of energy was too much - for her and for me. It overwhelmed both our systems, the absence o…

Published 13 days ago.

Grim Determination

Moments later, Malika stepped from the forest and stopped at the top of the hill looking down over h…

Published 16 days ago.

Grim Satisfaction

Malika felt no joy at the destruction she had wrought, only a grim satisfaction. She had spent enoug…

Published 16 days ago.

Grim Focus

Malika pushed forward with single-minded focus. She would complete her task, with Orthael's help or …

Published 17 days ago.

Grim Purpose

Malika stalked away, caring little if the Orthael followed. She had no care for her own life anymore…

Published 18 days ago.

Cold Fire, Hot Fury

At last Malika leaned away from the stranger, shrugging off his embrace like a cloak. She wanted her…

Published 20 days ago.

An Accidental Homicide

Dear Diary,

I killed a man today. At least, I think I did. I was alone in the room one minute, an…

Published 20 days ago.

Burden's Release

"Who be you," Malika whispered once more, her head leaning still against the stranger's chest. "Orth…

Published 24 days ago.

Loopback

And three heartbeats later she was back.

"Impossible," I breathed, my voice barely audible. This sh…

Published 27 days ago.

Rain

It's been raining for two days straight, and I'm afraid to go out. I've seen what those torrents do …

Published 27 days ago.

Rebirth by Flame

Malika was suddenly overwhelmed by the cleansing intent and purity of Flame. It flowed through and o…

Published 30 days ago.

Jim Stitzel

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Followers 24

HSAR
aslargeasalone
August Rode
Fantasist
Abstract
slapdashmonuments
ElshaHawk LoA
RockPaperScissors
Abby
Robert Quick
Escapist
rhubarb_j
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
Tall glass of Kel
PJ Returned
DeerDairy
Anorak
HS Wift
Jae
Kespan
TheCheshireChris
CaptainSam
Lampyris Noctiluca
ethelthefrog