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  • Gwen and Bass: The Sound of Silence

    The name given to the ship of Gwen and Bass is The Sound of Silence. In drawing the picture, I took inspiration from the Simon and Garfunkel song, and from the story of Sleepless Domain

    The Inner Barrier is from the night that Alchemical met the ele…

    Posted 11 months ago
  • ɹəɥʇᴂN

    Grey mist sails past his face, and it is enough to shake him from his reverie. His mind is sluggish, slow, as though he is awakening from a dream. Perhaps he is, but then he has woken into a nightmare.

    He looks down at his hands, outstretched before him,…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: Maiden Voyage

    Richard stood at the stern of the ship, looking longingly back toward England. He had really hoped to extend his tour of the continent but the untimely death of his father dictated otherwise. His memories of the rough eastward crossing a scant month earli…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Elements of Us All (2)

    Have you ever wanted to fly?

    Well let me tell you how to jump.

    The weightless and dragging feeling.

    When will the wind catch?

    Do I want a bird, plane or Aladdans carpet to catch me?

    Which could save this moment?

    I didn’t want to fall through air, but soar…

    Posted 8 months ago
  • They're here...

    They come for you at night, you know that?

    They come and they take you. They bring you to their ship or their lab. They put things inside you. Little machines. Little machines so that they can talk to you. Tell you things. Tell you that they are in contr…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Lifeless World

    A lifeless void. This place was had no life to be seen. None she could feel. All that remained of it were traces of life... momentos from a long forgotten past. The feeling that something had once lived here. The memories of light. The only thing that liv…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Resolve and Passion

    A parishioner had requested aid against the Dead. The task of returning the dead to rest was so far beyond import that it lay somewhere in the realm of the sacrosanct. Orthael inclined his head in acquiescence and summoned Judgement into his grip, though …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Yellow Beats Purple Black-and-Blue

    I broke the mountains majesty

    To get beneath her skin

    To show the truth of buried beauty

    And the gold that lies within

    -

    But she wont thank me for my effort

    For she does not understand

    How her pain could be called “progress”

    And her rape could have been p…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • The Base

    “Sure is coming down real hard.” Teeny returned the pot to the burner. “Glad I'm inside even if I am working a double.”

    I nodded. It was a familiar story. Long before I had ever set foot inside the Hot Plate, Teeny's husband, Ralph, had been laid off fro…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Girl With The Magenta Hair

    The universe let out a sigh and breathed for the first time it seemed. Like it had been holding its breath through out every epoch of history waiting for this one singular moment in time to happen.

    Its breath was baited. If it had eyes in the traditional…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Librettist

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    Posted 5 years ago
  • The Salute of Silent Men

    "... happy hunting, boys!"

    I looked down in time to see the LAUNCHCON light flick from red to green. Lifting the safety cap off the switch below the tiny glow, I waited my customary three heartbeats and flipped it upwards.

    The locking arms released us …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Slaughter and Sacrifice

    They approached the other side of the clearing and it was Orthael's turn to rein in a jolt of shock. Shrouded in his sole focus on the Fire, he had held only a loose grip on the details of a martial engagement. Instinct and Judgement, rather than consciou…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Bright Day, Dark Night

    Orthael breathed out evenly, nodding. He had known, rationally, the moment that Varreniel's Candle had snuffed out. But it was another thing entirely to hear that it confirmed, that all the wards and defenses of a cathedral of the Flame had failed against…

    Posted 11 months ago
  • Old Ways Are the Right Ways

    "Sensei," I knelt and bowed low, forehead touching the mat before the master. I sat up and he regarded my face and my demeanor.

    "What troubles you, child?"

    "I keep trying and failing to execute my new move."

    "What makes it new?"

    "I've been adding an e…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • No More Words

    Dinner was spent silently chewing while the TV shared the latest in the attacks on the planet by the Croatone.

    Father cleared his throat. "I think it is time we consider moving into the town bunker."

    My Mother pushed the last of the season's peas around…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Dulce et Decorum Est

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    Posted 5 years ago
  • Atlas Squatted

    This wasn't our first date together but I still felt like I had to impress her. I was keenly aware that I wasn't very good looking and constantly reminded by my friends, not to mention the amused looks of strangers, that she was way out of my league. Mayb…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Misunderstood

    I have erred.

    Jeopardised my mission in a way I haven't for so very long. Cleaned it as well as I could, didn't I?

    I did.

    Yes I did.

    No matter - they will find it, with their crime scene specialists and their Luminol and their databases and their traine…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Worst Super Hero Costume

    "Hey," came a less than confident voice, "How about you stop, or else...you know...the fighting, and stuff."

    Three surly thugs looked from their would be victim, a timid businessman, to see a lone figure clad in impossible armor standing under the street…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Darkness Looming

    The light cleared, and Malika was momentarily blind. Then, she looked to Orthael, uncomprehending, only to see the wizened old man looking confused and unsettled. His sword had been extinguished completely, and he stood as one who had just been betrayed.

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Under a Swift Sunrise

    The air was crisp and the dew barely settled on the grass when Orthael left the house. He closed the door behind him with just the clink of his chain shirt and took the stairs up onto the wall two at a time - relishing the lightness of foot and freedom of…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The News From Sundown, NM

    Sundown, NM - Authorities report that a 180 metric ton blue whale fell from the sky last night and crushed longtime resident Maggie Mae (89) as she slept.

    Chief Mike Bartlett, of the Sundown Police Department, states that no credible explanation for the …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Restless Dreamer

    Malika slept restlessly that night. Her sleep was plagued by dreams of shadows and flames, the yellow infernos of building burning. Creatures moved among those flames, casting long silhouettes across the carcasses of homes that had fallen into embers. Of …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Floral Embrace

    Fiore grabbed her sword's hilt and started silently pulling it from the sheath. She just needed to get this over with. Then she could move on.

    The small fawn girl noticed her and ran over. "F-Feeor-- um... Flora! Look what I found!" She smiled and held up…

    Posted 1 year ago