Fringe Elements # 4: Strange Tides

Cadence led the way into a coral ravine. Thlib grunted, wriggling his torso to squeeze through a tight spot, and threw a rock at them. Cadence caught it via telekinesis and sent it into an orbit around their head. They then turned on their heel and raised an eyebrow. “Thlib, we’ve been over this before. […]

Fringe Elements #3: Our Lady’s Benediction

Driftwood’s tavern was among the new buildings, a lurking slanted mess of old planks and half-eaten draperies. An ancient shark’s jaws hung above the bar, so large that they’d started collapsing the small bowsprit from which they hung. Oily lanterns cast sickly light through the interior, where many an unsavory type waited. Cadence made their […]

Only the Warrior: A Parable

(For the earlier piece of the Brothers’ tale, start with The Youth, the Writer and the Warrior, Here) Once there must have lived some wizened scholar or noble matron who could recount the true end of the three Brothers’ tale in full, but it has been lost. Of the Youth’s death by heartbreak, all bards […]

Fringe Elements #2: A Town Named Too Easily

Cadence worked their lips to one side, loosed an ambivalent smack, and then brightened up. Sure, they thought, it might be that Our Lady’s just sent me here to work out some petty trade dispute before it turns bloody. Or… or, it might be a chance for some real work. “Appy,” they said aloud, “would you […]

Fringe Elements #1: Three’s a Crowd

Three figures trod across a soggy plain, disparate feet displacing pale bluish sand. On every side they faced tidal pools filled by iridescent fish and crustaceans–often nestled in crevices and bowls formed by the lowest spurs of peculiar half-circle rock formations in dark reds and oranges. Fewer but much larger formations created ridges and causeways […]

–DATA EXPURGATED: RED SUN’S REMAINDER–

–DATA EXPURGATED– –Transmission Outgoing: Lambent Halcyon– –Transmission Accepted –This was it, wasn’t it, Lambent? The moment it all fell apart. The archives after this were just… last breaths. Given to pretend a life the Prophet knew they’d soon end. –Unless I am entirely mistaken, yes. –Is that all we are? One last attempt to share […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant–Version Three Completed!

I undertook an exhausting journey to reach this point, and as I’ve just completed that journey (around 8:45 PM EST!) I won’t be writing much here tonight. For now, suffice to say that The Necromancer and the Revenant is finished. Characters warped and mutated, plotlines merged and reappeared, heroes became anti-heroes, and Gratai’s height fluctuated madly both […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Complete First Chapter!

As was promised this past Sunday, here’s a fully-updated, reconfigured, rebalanced teaser for The Necromancer and the Revenant–it now includes the entire first chapter! Content Warning: extremely graphic depictions of gore and death. Author’s Note, 4/29/2020: This version of the first chapter will be appearing in the upcoming Resurrected Edition of The Necromancer and the Revenant. If […]

Creation’s Fringe and SpiralBrew

So, readers mine, I am in fact working on an RPG!–but not one of those high-budgeted computerized suckers! No sirree Bob, if there’s one thing I can’t do, it’s 90% of the things I need to make such a game. I can model weapons and write, and those are definitely important for a computer RPG, […]