Missing Stitches Chapter Three

Victor looked down at his breakfast plate. There sat three soft-boiled eggs, sausage, toast with honey and butter. There was a hot cup of rich tea steaming next to his plate. There had been a time, when he was a poor boy growing up in Montelair, that a meal like this would have seemed anContinue reading “Missing Stitches Chapter Three”

Missing Stitches Chapter Two

Devon leaned over the railing of his ship, the StarS Cobra, watching as the afternoon sun and the Great Gate of Septa drew closer. The wind blew through his dark curly hair, chilling his face. He’d forgotten how cold it could be outside of the desert. The skies were cloudy, and the waters of theContinue reading “Missing Stitches Chapter Two”

Missing Stitches, Chapter One

Prologue Since, the moment that these creeping things started to crawl upon their earth, I have hated them. Slow, stupid, bumbling things. Always at war with each other, always hating their own kind for the shallowest of reasons. Even the ones directly touched by their Creator are gray, drab things. My own children would haveContinue reading “Missing Stitches, Chapter One”

Tolkien Already Did That

Fantasy is the oldest recorded genre. We, as fantasy writers, are part of a great brother/sisterhood that dates back to the first ever recorded story, Beowulf. Centuries of Fantasy writers stand behind us. This means that everything’s been done already, mostly by Tolkien. This is terrible! How are we ever to say anything original whenContinue reading “Tolkien Already Did That”

God Bless the Fantasy Fans

I speak about fantasy fans from two points of view. On the one hand, I write fantasy, and some of the Annie Wilkes level stories frighten me. But I’m also a fantasy fan, and if I ever get to meet Tamora Pierce I might embarrass myself. So when I say that fantasy fans are theContinue reading “God Bless the Fantasy Fans”

Fantasy is in the details

Let’s assume you already agree with me when I say that writing good fantasy relies heavily on world building. I mean, would the Harry Potter series be half so amazing if the world built around the story wasn’t as detailed as it is? I don’t think so, and I don’t think I’m the only oneContinue reading “Fantasy is in the details”

Legendary Stories, What went wrong?

Note: The deadline for this is March 30! It’s short notice, so I wanted to give you a heads up right away. I just had to tell you about this one, though. The premise is too funny to pass up. Because I couldn’t have summed up what they want for this anthology any better, here’sContinue reading “Legendary Stories, What went wrong?”

Plans for March, The Fantasy Genre

It’s March already, and that means a lot of things at my house. It means planting, more park trips, and the start of birthday nagging from the older monster.   It also means we get a new theme.   This month, I want to do a basic overview of the fantasy genre.   Which isContinue reading “Plans for March, The Fantasy Genre”

Market- Pod Castle

Filling out the ‘Pod’ trilogy of great places to send submissions, this week we’ll be looking at Podcastle. This is a fantasy market, and one that I am very eager to send things to, since Fantasy is sort of what my main focus is. You know, with that fantasy series I’ve been working on forContinue reading “Market- Pod Castle”