Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

143 stories, 6 challenges, 3 prompts, 413 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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Malika looked to the holy man.

"What say you, Reliath?" she asked. "Why didn't the greater dead d…

Published 5 months ago.

Grounded

Malika barked a derisive laugh. "If by 'grounded' you mean, did it feel more real than the lesser de…

Published 5 months ago.

For What Comes Next

Malika nodded slowly. "Very well." Her voice hardened. "What be next... Reliath?" She stumbled over …

Published 5 months ago.

The Darkness Desolate

Malika was silent for a time, regathering her composure. She was embarrassed by her reaction, especi…

Published 5 months ago.

Lost Things: That Which Is from Within

She reappeared in another part of the library, a dank room smelling of moldering wood and fungus. Th…

Published 5 months ago.

A Flame Snuffed Out

Malika did not bow her head. So far as she was concerned, faith had failed her. Her eyes had been …

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

A bell rang in the distance, and Malika rose from her cot, plucking Morduth up from where it lay bes…

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What Is Known

Malika reflected back on her battle with the deathless. The lesser of the creatures she was able to …

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What Is Unknown

Anger flared inside Malika, and she failed to noticed the light aura of flame that momentarily erupt…

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Dreamer Awakening

Malika woke with a start, sitting bolt upright. Morduth was in her hand, ablaze with blue flame that…

Published 5 months ago.

Restless Dreamer

Malika slept restlessly that night. Her sleep was plagued by dreams of shadows and flames, the yello…

Published 5 months ago.

The Rusted Blade

Malika shivered. The events of the night still weighed heavily upon her, and it was difficult to wra…

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Spark of Healing

The Archangel of Sparks.

Malika had heard of this, but she had never actually witnessed it. She had…

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Fire and Flame

Fire blossomed through her arm, and Malika sucked air between her teeth. Blood spilled onto the shee…

Published 5 months ago.

Lost Things: Fester and Rot

The old crone shuffled along the stacks of Building Ashrack, in no hurry to arrive at her destinatio…

Published 5 months ago.

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