Random idea: In a land of magicians who can choose to take familiars, some might not for various reasons. There are a couple of people (secretly) capable of taking humans as familiars, which is obviously super taboo. Familiars gain bits of humanity from their humans, humans gain animalistic abilities from their animals, but since humans […]
Pain (On Purpose) (cw: pain)
It hurt. It hurt so bad. I let out a slow breath and remained as still as I could, kept my leg relaxed even as the piercing whine increased and the needling went deeper. I turned my attention to the book I had in-hand, though it couldn’t keep my attention. Music pumped into my ears, […]
Snow, snow everywhere. Uh… why isn’t it stopping?
It hasn’t snowed this much since I was little. It’s definitely iced over quite a few times, and we got a random snow day at the beginning of Spring recently, but this much? No way. Everyone is boggled by it. Crunching through the thickening powder reminded me of a scene I wrote for a Creative […]
Delayed, but still here!
Greetings, comrades. It has been a few days since last I wrote in this blog and I apologize for that. I’ve had something of an emotional week: I heard back from the publisher I submitted my book Seeker to and they want to publish it and the sequels Hunter and Magus. I am blown away and beyond thrilled. The last […]
Sudden 180 (cw: subject of sexual assault)
One night in October I was trying to fall asleep and absolutely could not. For no fathomable reason, this scene came to mind and I tried to ignore it for a while, probably a couple of sleepless hours, before I finally made notes on my phone. I was able to fall asleep almost immediately after. […]
Sometimes a sentence pops into your brain from absolutely nothing and you just gotta write it down. Thus: “I need you to work this weekend.” “Absolutely not. In no universe am I doing that. I told you my friends are getting married this weekend. I told you months ago.” “But I need you! You’re the […]
Another piece I started a while ago: Indulgence Day was coming and the city had been ready for weeks. Merchants had turned smugglers, their goods still illegal, or highly taxed, but the king was rumored to be attending a hundred parties in one night, and the feasts were all anyone could talk about. Drugs and […]
A New Idea
I enjoy background characters – the scene in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D after Thor came out and the characters were cleaning up debris around New York was -chef’s kiss- delightful. Playing established characters is fun, but my joy is with the homebrew characters that participate in the world. I also enjoy the idea of ‘Cleaners’ who […]
During counseling a while ago I had the idea for a race of people who were commonly struck by lightning. I know, right? But I went down a random rabbit hole about lightning and saw some of the crazy, and in many cases beautiful, scars that a lot of survivors of lightning strikes carry after […]
And now for something completely different…
Crisp air stung my cheeks and tousled my hair. I saw others smiling as they bounced through the park, coats and mittens and boots shielding them from a playful chill, but to me it felt like a bully’s torments. I couldn’t help but glance over my shoulder every few steps despite the daylight and crowds […]