Set it on Fire

Light the match and toss it. Watch the corners catch. Let the heat rise. Flames rise upon the fuel and the rises more, always hungry. Climbing and burning it billows our smoke. Smoke billows and grows, smothering and choking, dancing in the gentle wind. Air enters the fire and the the fire pulses with the … More Set it on Fire

Punch Drunk

Her nose hurt. Actually her whole face hurt, but she knew her nose was broken is she focused on that. She could feel the blood flowing, most of it following the path of her lips to either side of her mouth, but some the more intrepid blood choice to flow directly downwards. She spat. The … More Punch Drunk

The Outing (part 1)

(This is another one of the stories that are based on my real life. Except, you know, with magic and other fantasy elements added in.) Attempting to commune with the diverse spirits that inhabit this plane is a tricky proposition. Spirits are just as prone to games and falsifications as their material counterparts, which is to … More The Outing (part 1)

Field of Leaves

Every now and then I like to use a picture I took or a moment from my life and imagine it as the basis for a fantasy story. This picture is from my neighborhood in Savannah, GA. It was the most nature my son, from Tokyo, has ever seen. And, yes, the little details in … More Field of Leaves

The She-Orc

“If you weren’t told we were enemies, would you still hate me?” Her words stopped his hand. He was in mid-swing and now he did not know where his aim should lead him. It had been so simple until she had started making sense. He had entered the clearing searching for fresh water. Luckily there … More The She-Orc