Written in Blood

For me, the answer to the question I’m about to ask is yes. I make no apologies for that, but I don’t believe it applies to everyone. I even admit my answer may become “no” someday. This will be among my shorter entries; I have little enough to say for now. So: does emotional turmoil […]

Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #2

(Last Entry Here) …facility’s reactor went critical, but most of the facility remains intact. We do not have an explanation for this. The remains of the reactor room itself and small portions of the surrounding facility–including, it seems, the Project databases–are still molten. This would have been Specialist Illowen’s job to understand, but you may […]

Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #1

(The following material is intended only for SolFed military personnel with Class 10 Clearance presently working on Project Precursor. If for whatever reason you have viewed this material, whether accidentally or otherwise, without said clearance, submit yourself immediately to your nearest Data Oversight Center for immediate memory scrubbing. Failure to do so will be counted […]

–DATA EXPURGATED: FORLORN BOULEVARD–

–DATA EXPURGATED– –Transmission Outgoing –Transmission Accepted –Lambent, query: Why this one? I understand many of the others. The acidity, the pain, the hatred. And then, especially, the ones that come too close to the Truth. I know why we erase those. Why this one? –Because, sometimes, to preserve a moment’s spirit, we must obscure its […]

Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #3

And we’re back! For anyone who’s worried that “Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” may have been bumped from its usual timeslot, that will be returning tomorrow. It’s just been a hectic week and I needed a bit more time to plan that out. Meanwhile: last time I harped on the specific example of problems facing […]

Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #2

(Part One is Here if you like, but you don’t need it to benefit from this entry) Our plucky heroes faces off against an ancient, inhuman being, a living weapon of the Ancient and Most High and definitely not an overpowered nightmare-creature ripped directly from the deepest lore of my own fiction, a ruthless entity […]