The ring of the thundering hammer blocked out all other noises in the blacksmith shop. Hensan turned to Rison, his partner in the shop. Hensan's old eyes, still sharp as ever, flicked to and fro along the anvil, surveying Rison's skilled fingers pressing down on the clamps that held the red hot bar of iron … Continue reading Short Story: Master of Patience
Hey, everyone! Today I wanted to talk about the differences between Tropes and Cliches. I feel like some people don't take the time to figure out exactly what these are, and assume that they're the same thing. That is definitely not true. So let's jump right in! What is a Trope? A trope is a … Continue reading Tropes and Cliches: Which to Use in Writing?
I sit at the very top of everything. Well, I suppose not everything. The sky is above me, stretching from horizon to horizon, its vast blue openness clear and freeing. A few clouds float above my head as well, light and fluffy. They must be light, I think, smiling, to be able to drift so … Continue reading On Top
It was dark. When Cillan opened his eyes, he felt like nothing had changed. He breathed in stuffy, humid air and let out a quiet groan. Are there hammers pounding my head? He pushed himself painfully onto his elbows and looked around. All was pitch-black. “Where in the kingdom...” Cillan began, but stopped abruptly. A … Continue reading Short Story: Prisoners of the Dark
Enuth fell. His knees struck the ground and a moment later he was stretched out on his stomach, his face to the mud. He drew in a sharp breath, which sent searing pain through his rib-cage. He felt the weakness of surrender begin to seep in his bones. A shadow fell over him, and he … Continue reading Never Surrender: A Flash Fiction
The heat was unbearable. He stood there, his eyes in a half-squint, as he stared at the flames, which leaped and twisted like an injured animal. The dancing tongues of heat roared and crackled in his ears. There was the sharp splintering of a wood beam breaking under the stress of the heat. It fell … Continue reading Flames: A Flash Fiction
This time he would hit it. Power surged through Terrance’s arms. He felt the warmth of the glow on his face, the tingle of power in his fingers. Lifting his head and opening his eyes just a crack, he locked onto the hay bale thirty paces away. Come on, Terrance. You can do it this … Continue reading Short Story: Unafraid
It was time. I settled down onto my stomach, set my cheek slowly onto my outstretched arm, and squinted one eye. The folds of my cloak were soft against my face. Carefully keeping my eyes on my target, I slid one hand back to my belt and curled two fingers around the feathered end of … Continue reading Short Story: Heartless Arrow
Hello everybody! Today I have some exciting news for you! For a while now I've had two short stories available when someone subscribes to my email list. Well, it's been a while since I wrote those and I wanted to update them and rewrite them. Well, I did. Introducing the completely rewritten short stories, Where … Continue reading Two New Short Stories!