Icy Wasteland

Wan moonlight bathed a stocky man’s pale arms as he leaned against the metallic rails, whistling a simple tune.

“Anton, stop making that awful racket!”

The sporadic notes stopped as Anton twisted his head and pushed against the railing. “Norman, the silence is eerie.” Anton marched across the deck and swatted the console. “Why don’t you have a radio or satellite on this boat?”

“You weren’t hired to be entertained...

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Ensnared

When I sat down to pull the prompts for September’s Micro Fiction, I wanted to write a horror piece. When I selected the prompt from the list, my mind instantly rushed to fill in the broad strokes for the story. After a little more work, I stumbled into the first draft. From there I churned and finished this narrative, leaning heavily on the horror trope of characters being snatched into a void...

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Art Roundup, week of September 12th

As September marches to a close, I’m excited about my growth as an artist. With each of Ramas’s stories written and line art created, his character gets more fleshed out. There are two aspects of this exciting new character that define him. The first is Ramas’s staff, that he conjures whenever he needs a weapon or an aide. The other is his mode of transportation, an earthen palanquin. Over the last two weeks, my patrons and watchers were presented with an image of Ramas using his palanquin. Outside of the watcher only images of Ramas, I’m excited to share Sea Monster 001 and Seeping Blue Magic...

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Negotiations

After stumbling upon the Dwarves, the leader, Ferrek Ironhelm, is brought to inside to speak with Jarvis. Jarvis breaks the ice by asking questions about the monsters roaming the world. When Jarvis grows tired of asking about the state of the world, he excuses himself to grab a copy of Tarian’s logs...

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Snowfall

My favorite landscapes are forests. I absolutely love staring at forests, but those fantastic sights are nothing compared to waking up and seeing snow carpeting the world. Despite growing up and praying for snow to get out of school, that isn’t the reason I’m passionate about the world when it’s covered with snow. Truthfully, I still love waking up to find snow blanketing the world. However, there is one thing that I don’t like about the snow shoveling the snow out of my driveway...

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Art Roundup, week of September 5th

As the work week was rolling to a close, I got an email from NYC Midnight about my submission from July 11th. I immediately opened the letter and followed the link to the results. While my stomach churned, I took a few deep breaths and reminded myself that only the top fifteen stories would be listed. After calming my nerves, I found the entry for my group and clicked into it. Scrolling through the list, I found my name and smiled. While it’s impressive to place in this competition, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t place higher...

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Transitions

With Wayne entrenched as the new leader of the Western Region, Marcus and Talia frantically prepare for their journey home. With the final reports written, the couple prepare for their return trip home, to embrace their lives on their land. Unfortunately, the only thing giving Marcus pause is the trio still loyal to Kethra...

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Sight

When I pulled the prompts for this month’s Micro Fiction, I licked my lips. Some of my greatest memories in my youth center on campfires. Every time I went on a camp-out with my troop, the first thing we did besides pitching our tents was collecting the wood we required for our campfires. Once the flames started dancing, we’d sit around and enjoy the dancing flames, enjoying each other’s company...

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Art Roundup, week of August 29th

When I created my first cartoon of Ramas Caldwell, I was excited. It was the first time that I’d captured one of my characters. As I continued to capture this powerful yet mysterious individual, each success caused my beaming smile to widen. After capturing this manipulator of the world seven times, I took my first crack at my mad tinkerer, Harrison. The resulting piece of line art was another feather in my cap. And I delivered it to my patrons and my watchers on DeviantArt will be getting their chance to see it this week. Out of the remaining artwork I posted last week, Mountain King and Tree Sunset 001 are the highlights...

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Subtext

Despite Quinn promising to send Issac into deep space, those who influenced Olyver sought to keep him from that honor. Every time Issac’s departure neared, those shadowy people yanked the rug out from under him. And with each disappointment, the pilot grows more depressed. He also starts drinking to ease his frustration. However, after fighting for his friend, the vice-chairman sends a message to Issac. Unfortunately, Issac ignores the message and heads to his favorite establishment...

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