Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

97 stories, 4 challenges, 2 prompts, 370 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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Pathways in the Dark

The room, if you can call it that, for it was enormous, easily the largest single chamber I'd seen…

Published 3 months ago.

Chase in the Dark

I ran through the tunnels, following the sounds of your laughter as they bounced off the walls aroun…

Published 4 months ago.

Beautiful Triumph

An adolescent boy, nude but for a spotlessly white loincloth. Great feathered wings sprout from his …

Published 5 months ago.

Air Invasion

Klaxons. Klaxons everywhere. Truly this was it.

It was the dead of night, of course. They never att…

Published 5 months ago.

Memorial Post

"And on that day, I will be here to turn you back. This truce will stand, this war is over, whet…

Published 6 months ago.

Message Post

"This is truce by ultimatum," the god sneered.

"It is," I agreed. "But it is a truce, nonetheless. …

Published 6 months ago.

Post of Ultimatum

The god was silent for a time. Irritation appeared across its countenance, but it knew now it had no…

Published 6 months ago.

The Broken Post

"You are not a man at all, are you?" I heard the god ask behind me. "Nor a god. You are both less --…

Published 6 months ago.

Bronze Post

The god finally found its voice, and not to my surprise, there was a quaver to it. "What are you?"…

Published 6 months ago.

Carving Post

I said nothing to the god, merely turned my back to it and stepped to the golden post from which the…

Published 6 months ago.

Post-War, Pre-Truce

"The bargain is this," I began. "A truce. An end to this petty war that began with my ancestors, tha…

Published 6 months ago.

Classy Lady: The Business at Hand

"Telemetry from the probe has been parsed and analyzed, Captain," Lady responds. The ship's voice …

Published 7 months ago.

Classy Lady

The Classy Lady parks itself in a synchronous orbit above the asteroid Berger-Behregen before waki…

Published 7 months ago.

Dance in the Dark

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

Published 8 months 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 10 months ago.

Jim Stitzel

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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
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