Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

136 stories, 5 challenges, 2 prompts, 410 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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Dust

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

Published 3 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 3 years ago.

Mob

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

Published 3 years ago.

Beautiful Insanity

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

Published 3 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 4 years ago.

Husk

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

Published 4 years ago.

Shade

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

Published 4 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 4 years ago.

Fog

"Ain't natural, Karl."

"'Course not."

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

Published 4 years ago.

Weight of the Kraken

Chaz raises the weapon he holds in his left hand. He can feel the Weight of it dragging his arm back…

Published 4 years ago.

Consecration

He pulls the knife across his own skin, lightly parting the flesh above his navel. Blood wells up bu…

Published 4 years ago.

Fifth Post!

We had no neighbors. That was by design. Dad didn't like people. I didn't much care for them myself.…

Published 4 years ago.

Fourth Post!

Doom fell from the sky that next day. At least, that's where we assumed it came from. There were m…

Published 4 years ago.

Confession

She is tied to a rack. The ropes at her wrists and ankles dig cruelly into her skin. Her fingers and…

Published 4 years ago.

Third Post!

The third post, well... the third post didn't actually exist. Not in any way that mattered. It was a…

Published 5 years ago.

Jim Stitzel

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August Rode
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A Gypsy Heart
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Andrman
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In Nights Arms
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Storykeeper
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Kespan
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Emmyful
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Ary
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Followers 24

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
Lampyris Noctiluca
ethelthefrog