Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

63 stories, 3 challenges, 1 prompt, 306 comments, and 50 friends

Coffee beans earned: 3

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.

All Stories

I Rise, I Fall

It is a moment of pure Zen, true transcendence. It is not something I plan, or expect, but it is not…

Published 3 days ago.

Metal and Smoke

He unfolds the cloth first, revealing the medallion hidden within. The face that peers back is profa…

Published 23 days ago.

Into the Hands of the Smoke Priest

One of the merchants produces the sigil, wrapped in cloth, from an inner pocket of his robe, and set…

Published 24 days ago.

Smoke Priest

The smoke merchants pace along the streets of the Market. The cowls of their grey cloaks are pulled …

Published 1 month ago.

Frost

He resists the voices, even as they wrap around him. He fights but is soon overwhelmed. There are si…

Published 1 month ago.

Memories Even of Memories

He dips his finger into the smoke, and it clings to his flesh like tar, even as tatters billow up an…

Published 1 month ago.

Smoke

He licks his lips in anticipation, ignoring the searing pain of his torn tongue and the coppery tast…

Published 1 month ago.

Blood and Runes

He wastes no time. Already the moonlight has crept across the box, and if he misses this opportunity…

Published 1 month ago.

Moonlight

It is night now, and moonlight pours through the one open window in the room. The moon outside is fu…

Published 1 month ago.

The Red Box

The box rests on a small, round table, perfectly centered on its rough surface. The man who purchase…

Published 1 month ago.

Smoke Merchants

He winds his way through the chaos, trying to avoid bumping into anyone. Such a thing is nigh imposs…

Published 1 month ago.

Weighted Question

One final question escapes her lips.

"WHO ARE YOU?" Her own voice is deafening, enhanced by the Wei…

Published 1 month ago.

Breaker

"But, Bearers are supposed to be heroes," she stammers, that note of confusion returning to her voic…

Published 1 month ago.

Bearers

She turns to face her assailant, who stares her down mere steps away in the alley, smug expression f…

Published 1 month ago.

Olivia

Olivia hits the ground with a sickening crunch, but she barely feels it. Her vision is swimming, her…

Published 1 month ago.

Jim Stitzel

Friends 50

HSAR
ethelthefrog
August Rode
JonB
ElshaHawk LoA
aslargeasalone
Abstract
Fantasist
RockPaperScissors
Jae
fish
Sanglorian
THX0477
Escapist
Abby
In Nights Arms
Andrman
slapdashmonuments
HS Wift
textual_phoenix
Cariad Ceffyl
nuclearsubmarine
lamuella
crayon
saveloy
Storykeeper
Kespan
rhubarb_j
Emmyful
Tall glass of Kel
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
AriaWinter
lacrimae rerum
PJ Returned
TheCheshireChris
GradualUprising
Anorak
DeerDairy
AdventuresAndSearches
dkscully
DanDan
Scarlet Archer
A Gypsy Heart
Ary
Robert Quick
anchorofh0p3
wolframdioxide
InquisitivePigeon
Brebelles
threelittlewords

Followers 21

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