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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Deck Tremor

Captain Adriana Milosovic felt the deck tremble beneath her feet. It was subtle, barely even there a…

Published 1 year ago.

Smoke and Metal

The Priest lifts the lid away from the box and sets it to the side. The smoke inside the box swirls …

Published 1 year ago.

One Side of the Looking Glass

He can see her there, standing just on the other side of the glass. She's next to him, of course, th…

Published 1 year ago.

The Peak

The wind gusted across the dusty peak, nearly blowing Zachariah off his feet. He pulled his weathere…

Published 1 year ago.

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 1 year ago.

Metal and Smoke

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

Published 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Smoke Priest

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

Published 1 year ago.

Frost

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

Published 1 year 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 year ago.

Smoke

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

Published 1 year ago.

Blood and Runes

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

Published 1 year ago.

Moonlight

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

Published 1 year ago.

The Red Box

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

Published 1 year ago.

Smoke Merchants

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

Published 1 year ago.

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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
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