Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

144 stories, 6 challenges, 3 prompts, 414 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.

All Stories

Lost Things: Fester and Rot

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

Published 1 year ago.

Ice and the Fire

Malika's rise to consciousness was agonizing. She needed more sleep, but her shoulder was like ice. …

Published 1 year ago.

The Night Is Dark

Malika carried herself through the gateway to Triennell, as the holy man called it. To her it was si…

Published 1 year ago.

Sanctuary

Malika hesitated just a moment, then nodded. Dawn was beginning to break over the mountains on the h…

Published 1 year ago.

Room in a Bottle

"No one loves a clank at midnight."

The message was scrawled all over the room. The walls, the floo…

Published 1 year ago.

Healing Flame

Warmth spread through Malika like a breath of fresh air. She sucked air in sharply between her teeth…

Published 1 year ago.

Emotional Wounds

Malika tossed a glare at the Orthael. "Why?" she barked. "What has the All-mighty Flame ever done …

Published 1 year ago.

War Wounds

Malika pushed off from the ground, slowly rising to her feet. The pain in her shoulder FLASHED a hot…

Published 1 year ago.

Darkness Withdrawing

The cold in her shoulder withdrew. Malika hadn't even been aware of it until it was gone, but it eas…

Published 1 year ago.

Darkness Overwhelming

Mistress. Morduth's voice whispered into Malika's mind. It seemed distant, far away, echoing far b…

Published 1 year ago.

Beautiful Temptation

She walks through a crowded plaza, a beacon of sultry beauty. She is temptation incarnate, a temptre…

Published 1 year ago.

The Dead and the Living

The Lesser Dead in all their varieties watched as the swordmaiden passed, followed a moment later by…

Published 1 year ago.

Darkness Receding

Malika fled the village, passing scores of Lesser Dead as she did. Not one approached her, whether i…

Published 1 year ago.

Darkness Looming

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

Published 1 year ago.

Darkness Descending

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

Published 1 year ago.

Jim Stitzel

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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
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