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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The Prank

"I don't want to do this, just for the record," Janos says. His voice is whiny but not without cause…

Published 7 months ago.

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 1 year ago.

Chase in the Dark

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

Published 2 years ago.

Beautiful Triumph

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

Published 2 years ago.

Air Invasion

Klaxons. Klaxons everywhere. Truly this was it.

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

Published 2 years 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 2 years ago.

Message Post

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

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

Published 2 years ago.

Post of Ultimatum

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

Published 2 years 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 2 years ago.

Bronze Post

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

Published 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago.

Classy Lady: The Business at Hand

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

Published 2 years ago.

Classy Lady

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

Published 2 years ago.

Dance in the Dark

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

Published 2 years ago.

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HSAR
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August Rode
Fantasist
Abstract
slapdashmonuments
ElshaHawk LoA
RockPaperScissors
Abby
Robert Quick
Escapist
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Mighty-Joe Young LOA
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