Cassandre (Short Story)

Cassandre woke as she had since her injury took her feeling from the neck down days ago, horrified to remember she was paralysed. She couldn’t accept it. Needed to get out of it. Out of life, get anywhere. Please let her not wake again. Cassandre woke at 5.34 a.m., turned her head. And much of […]

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Pam Marsa of Thrane

Elisa Marsa knew the days of warriors fighting singly against organized dynamic units of the enemy were over. The Army had to change. Pam sat drinking with a few oil lamps lit, sketching on paper, drawing battlefield scenarios, organizing their simple charge into battle into an approach to open a locked foe, armoured and presenting […]

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Elisa Marsa Duchess of Thrane, Elisa of Change: A Meditation on a Favourite Character from “Light”

Elisa was thought a fop at the courts of any of the Three Realms. To the Queens she was a worry. They feared another ambitious noble would try for her fief, and take it probably. The woman had no record in war, no honour. Just a very pretty, scarless, white-as-snow complexion, kissable triangle of a […]

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A Wolf’s Story

Cassandre Simmons deals with the devil to walk again. She loses her leg and her humanity in the bargain. This story covers the first few weeks of Simmon’s life as a recruiter of souls for the Devil. First she spends her first days deciding from among her friends and loved ones which might be open […]

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Cassandre in Hell

My writing method is fueled by Lego building. I build the character or setting, and then I can tell the story. Here’s a perfect example. Expect to see a short story on this character in days. That’s the turbo boost that my Fiction-bricks method gives me. Without further delay, Cassandre. Cassandre pleaded with loved ones […]

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Light

“I had a dream you died,” Pam said. She’d dreamed of a leaping assassin posing as a barmaid, dagger in Elisa’s throat before Pam could feel her limbs. Elisa dead, the invincible light she shed snuffed out. “What, old friend. You look like you’re going to give me bad news or let me down. Are […]

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Walk through the Den of the Mad Lego Sculptor/Use Verb Mood To Enhance Your Writing/Hope and Cope When Alone

Welcome. However you came to be here. I’m going to take you on an art tour through my apartment and offer you some comfort in the dark, in the worst place you’ve ever been maybe. I’m writing from that place now. I think I’m learning some things about how to cope that might change things […]

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Urban Dragon on Patrol–Toronto, 2027

Dragons. So wonderful and breathtaking to imagine. They emerge, a few or a handful per population centre, in 2025, joining the countries in which they would live as citizens. Bringing help to many urban problems, Elista and other dragons are surprisingly modest advocates for themselves considering all the good they are heard and reported to […]

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