Memorial Post

Jim Stitzel

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.

"And on that day, I will be here to turn you back. This truce will stand, this war is over, whether you wish it or not." I approached the god-post and jammed my blade into the wood just below the loathsome face that peered back at me.

"You are released, little god," I said. The light in the gods eyes guttered and died. The skin wilted, sagged, and slid from the post, falling into the dirt at my feet. I stared at the wooden face of my father, now revealed once more, and said a prayer to no one for him, for already the presence of this world's gods had departed. They would honor the truce, for now.

I burned my father that same evening, a funeral pyre for the one who had raised me and taught me. I erected a message post as promised followed by a second post to memorialize all those who had died in this conflict, both human and divine.

Then, with great weariness, I turned to the porch of the only home I had ever known and sat on the stoop, watching until the last of the day's light had faded from the sky.


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

End of a series. I never expected it to turn into this, but I hope everyone enjoyed it. I think I'm going to take the whole thing and piece it together into a single document, with some revisions and expansion, and release it as an ebook for anyone interested. If you are, let me know here or message me privately, and once I have the final format ready, I'll make sure you get a copy.

  • #3736 Posted 2 years ago
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I discovered this little series just now and spent the last little bit reading it, and I must say it was lovely. Enough information to satisfy you, yet always leaving more questions. The world has an air of mystery that lingers long after the last word.

I would love to see this world explored more in the future, but I also absolutely respect if you don't want to or feel like you have nothing more to add.

  • #4038 Posted 1 year ago
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Inspired by (sequel to):

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

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

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