Browsing All posts tagged under »Fantasy«

Venturing Forth

December 27, 2010

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The end of the serial Fire and Water has come at last. It has been a wonderful experience for me, and I hope you’ve enjoyed following the story as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I want to thank everyone who has read and commented, because your encouragement has kept me going and always means […]

The Snow Child

December 16, 2010

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Through long wandering, I arrived in this village in the frigid north in my thirtieth year. I, a native of hot southern climes, came here at harvest time, when the days were still cool and pleasant. I had no wife, no children. These fair-skinned villagers smiled at my sun-ripened swarthiness. They speculated to each other […]

The Ship Builders

December 13, 2010

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This story is part 30 of the Fire and Water series. It follows Regeneration. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * When Griel and Maira emerged from the Tilminel Mountains in the north, they found the lower hills covered with new forest growth that stretched as far as the […]

Regeneration

December 6, 2010

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This story is Part 29 in the Fire and Water series. It follows The Next Task. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * Sulinor and Zaghran stood close together in the center of the waste that had been her prison. The edges of their true forms flowed in and […]

Nine Days

November 4, 2010

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The young initiate stood before the massive, ancient tree, smelling its living green scent, listening to a breeze stirring its leaves far above. The priestesses stood behind her, here in the sacred grove. She felt them chanting the protective blessing behind her, over and around her. They prayed that she would have the strength, that […]

Abduction

November 1, 2010

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This story is Part 27 of the Fire and Water series. It follows Aftermath. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * The light came from everywhere at once, false and cold. Findol’s head throbbed under its pressure. His hands and feet were numb, bound with thin, hard wire. If […]

Aftermath

October 18, 2010

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This story is Part 26 of the Fire and Water series. It follows The Battle. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * Sulinor lay down in the middle of the battlefield, exhausted from her imprisonment and the battle itself. As soon as her eyes closed, she dreamed. Two young […]