Flash Fiction: The Souls of Trees

I wrote this one a few years ago, but I really want to return to this world for a short story… The Souls of Trees The buyers stared at the last of the acorns enclosed in the pen. Rising from each was a wispy, humanoid figure veiled in green light. They flickered as they danced […]

Flash Fiction: Beacon

Grandmother always told me that our light shop was a beacon that would one day lead all our loved ones back to us. The elderly and children were all who were left in the communities after the ships came and needed people to work for them. People left as their names were called one by […]

Flash Fiction: And the Shadows Danced

I wrote “And the Shadows Danced” a while ago, forgot about it, and found it again while sorting out some files. I would actually like to write another story in this world… And the Shadows Danced The fire dancers were preparing for the midsummer feast on the beach. Most were by now stripped to their […]

Flash Fiction: It Began With a Whisper

It began with a whisper. The dragons are coming. The leaves rustled it in their song when the hot winds blew from the south. The dragons are coming. It came to the minds of the magicians before the messengers had reached the cities. It clouded their mirrors of magic and dragon tails curled in the […]

Flash Fiction: White Horses

Lenie gazed at the waves and imagined Adriaan beside her. In one hand she grasped her hair, broken red strands caught on her wedding ring. In the other she clutched a gold locket her mother found after a tempest ripped apart a merchant ship. She wanted to believe in happy endings. Like her Adriaan who […]

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Flash Fiction: The Statue

They put a statue of her on the island outside the city after she died, her likeness forever captured in bronze. At first the statue was kept polished by the people of the city who loved and remembered her. Soon, however, other articles fill the newspapers and the woman who sang the dragon to sleep […]

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Flash Fiction: The Stairs

Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can do any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow. This is the second photo and my second story. […]

Flash Fiction: The Path

Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can write any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow and it’s 500 word or shorter. This is the […]

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Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot”

The plane’s wreckage had been there since I was a boy. It had aged as the windblown sands scoured it and the sun bleached it like the bones of a long-dead animal. I was told never to go near it, that it was haunted by the spirit of whatever it was that had caused the […]

June news — Time for winter writing spells

The Ruon Chronicles Finally the first draft of the new first chapter of The Knowledge Stones is finished! Huzzah! Basically the first and third chapters are brand new in order to flesh out the story and and characters and, you know, not pants the whole novel. I’m posting the first part on Patreon tomorrow, so […]