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Look Further Than Your Own Back yard

In my personal experience it has been difficult to study fantasy without considering history. Perhaps not strange, given that most western authors seem to set their work in something spun out of a fantastical medieval Europe. Not to mention the … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Respite

Greetings and well met, you who share the same affliction as I. I fear I cannot offer true sanctuary, only a moment of respite. Do not take me for a fool, a madman yes, but never a fool! I see … Continue reading

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Mead Immortality and Song

As had become his habit over the past century, Nathanos Varg stood by one of the large windows of his high rise apartment and stared down at a city that never slept. The city had come to grow on him, … Continue reading

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Trepidation: sharing your work

The sun is long set and I can hear a downpour through my open window. I have experienced this night before, as have you… I’m sure. I have ink on my knuckles, blue smears and abysmal handwriting have become a … Continue reading

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Compulsion

There is a feeling that I don’t have a word for, which I suspect might be because there probably isn’t one for it. If I were to describe it, I would begin where it begins – in the chest at … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Merry Christmas, Bob

  Everything about Daniel Jones bore witness of the ironclad control he exerted over every aspect of his life. He wore polished black dress shoes, dress pants, a shirt, a vest, and even a coat of matching colour. The only … Continue reading

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100 words: Execution

About: This is a response to a challenge issued to me. Write a 100-word story consisting of only monosyllabic words. There’s only once catch – each word can only be used once. Repetitions not allowed. I found it surprisingly frustrating! … Continue reading

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