Walking Castles II: Stowswell

The year is 1345. Knighthood is in bloom. Conflicts erupted between the various nations of Faria, a bean-shaped continent, that lasted a year or several, but ended eventually. Where there was peace, knights fought each other in war games intended not to be lethal, but which often were. Tournaments they were called. Mounted team combats […]

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A Psychic Rises in Sinon

Portia slipped out of the basement floor of the warehouse she rented for herself and the child thieves near the Elora River and got to work. She let the young ones sleep in today and went out alone to pay for a few days off for them all. All the wealth of Sinon passed through […]

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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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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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