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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Dancing with Death

Malika danced. Creatures emerged from the darkness all around her, and she whirled among them. Her s…

Published 1 year ago.

Feeding the Flame

Malika stepped back, spinning to her left as another creature lunged out of the darkness. The sword …

Published 1 year ago.

Rust, Blood, and Flame

Malika paced steadily deeper into the woods, sword out to the side. Pale blue flames, barely visible…

Published 2 years ago.

Swordmaiden

The little girl entered the forest, armed with nothing but her courage, her grim determination, and …

Published 2 years ago.

Departure

"Take care of her, Woost," said the faerie, lifting off from the pillow and flitting to the window. …

Published 2 years ago.

Fate

"What happens now?" asked Woost.

"Nothing," said the faerie, landing on the pillow next to the infa…

Published 2 years ago.

Dust

A spark of green faelight flitted through the nursery window as the last rays of day faded from the …

Published 2 years ago.

Light In My Eyes

I lay down for bed and turn out the lamp, but I still can't sleep. It's the light behind my eyes tha…

Published 2 years ago.

Mob

Damion stands at the edge of the woods, just inside the treeline. His attention is focused on the ho…

Published 2 years ago.

Beautiful Insanity

He is a tiny man. Under four feet tiny. Balding pate. Small eyes. Round, tortoiseshell glasses. Tatt…

Published 2 years ago.

Gods of Dirt

There were things we worshiped before the new gods. Things of the dirt. Things of the dark. Things t…

Published 2 years ago.

Husk

As the shade drifts by one particularly large oak, its glow momentarily illuminates a small, bulbous…

Published 2 years ago.

Shade

Night clings to the forest like a shroud. The darkness is nearly absolute, the silhouettes of the tr…

Published 2 years ago.

Death, Unstay Thy Hand

I have taken my own life more times than I can count. I have slashed open my wrists, bleeding out in…

Published 3 years ago.

Fog

"Ain't natural, Karl."

"'Course not."

"Fog's 'sposed to burn up in sunlight, not pile up against t…

Published 3 years 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
DeerDairy
CaptainSam
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