The Pepper, Pt 1

Tak wandered. It was an aimless wandering. He had never felt comfortable staying in one place for too long. Or so he told himself. That he had no home and no coin made the choice to wander that much easier. Two weeks ago he had been in a proper city that was just large enough … More The Pepper, Pt 1

The Horde

Their dust swept into the lonely guard tower. He coughed and tried to tell himself the watering in his eyes was solely a result of the irritant. Their numbers were not countless, but they were far greater than one, and I e was all he had. They continued their march forward. It was slow. He … More The Horde

The Village

Once this village was ashes. All she needed was to close her eyes and she could see it again. Charred buildings moments away from toppling. That is what lived in her memory. She gripped the sword at her side to remind herself she was in the now. She was here and the village was whole … More The Village

I was Interviewed!

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Dana Hall about living in Japan. Dana was incredibly easy to talk to and asked some great questions. The article was posted over the weekend and I am so pleased with the result. I tend to ramble, which longtime readers likely know, but she managed to choose … More I was Interviewed!

Synthetic

The synthetic man watches. If he concentrates, he is aware of the exact number of countless computations that it takes to bring his world into focus. His ears track the sound of a ball as it bounces the distance. Somewhere inside he knows it’s rate repeat and has an estimate of the average height of … More Synthetic

The Silver Trident

Wooden columns stretched high inside the cavern. The explorer could just make out the roof they supported. He advanced, cautiously looking from side to side. He knew the treasure was somewhere hidden deep inside. He was prepared for a long search. Suddenly a loud clang echoed out. With sword half drawn the explorer pivoted. Instead … More The Silver Trident