Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

84 stories, 3 challenges, 2 prompts, 346 comments, and 53 friends

Coffee beans earned: 5

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I’m a full-time code-wrangler with far, far too much to do.

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Dance in the Dark

We moved lightly through the corridor, which eventually opened up in a larger space, pocked with dee…

Published 1 month ago.

Dead Man Walking

I am a dead man walking. That's not a metaphor, not a promise of a future event the way you usually …

Published 2 months ago.

Curvature

"Explain what I'm looking at."

"Timestream 8496775816-AQZ-25.13.4. We pulled it from yesterday's ar…

Published 3 months ago.

Sandstorm

He trudged through the sand, up and over great dunes of the stuff, while the wind blasted him with e…

Published 3 months ago.

Danger in the Dark

At some point the redolent scent of moisture reached our noses, clinging to the air around us. Soon,…

Published 5 months ago.

Companions in the Dark

We traveled again, the tunnel growing narrower and wider at sporadic intervals. At times we were abl…

Published 5 months ago.

Aid in the Dark

You were at my side in an instant, an angel of light and beauty so magnificent that even now I canno…

Published 5 months ago.

Wounded in the Dark

We spotted dozens of other traps as we progressed, avoiding each with ease. They were not well hidde…

Published 5 months ago.

Discernment in the Dark

The floor leveled out and opened up into a cavernous space. We held our lanterns aloft, as high abov…

Published 5 months ago.

Descending into the Dark

We set out again, following the same pathway we'd been on before. The floor beneath us continued to …

Published 6 months ago.

Comfort in the Dark

You reached out your injured arm, placing your hand on my shoulder while I wrapped and bound it. You…

Published 6 months ago.

Piercing the Dark

Our blades flashed in the dark, sparks of light from our lanterns flickering off our weapons. The th…

Published 6 months ago.

Traversing the Dark

We traveled like that for some time. Talking. Sharing. Laughing. It was always a joy to travel with …

Published 6 months ago.

Sharing the Dark

We found each other in the dark some time later. Or, rather, the semi-dark. A crack in part of the t…

Published 6 months ago.

Into the Dark

The Watchers tell me you departed some time ago, that you walked into the tunnel by yourself armed w…

Published 6 months ago.

Jim Stitzel

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Followers 22

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