Sword & Sorcery – Golem

Sword & Sorcery – Golem

Chapter 1: The Deserter They crept up on the deserter as she gathered wood from the misty forest far below the craggy peaks of the Ice Thorn Mountains. Two muscled warriors, broad chests encased in shining bronzed plate, stout legs girded by skirts of spiked boiled leather, calloused fingers gripping swords with edges sharp as ice. The sun and star insignia adorned their silvery helms, marking them as soldiers of…

Fantasy Flash Fiction – Salome

Fantasy Flash Fiction – Salome

Author’s Note: One day surfing the web, I came across a painting called “The End of the Age“, by famed J.R.R. Tolkien artist, Ted Naismith. I hadn’t seen the painting before, and the website didn’t mention the name of the artist, so I was completely unaware of the painting’s connection to one of the biggest, if not the biggest, works of fantasy fiction ever written (that of course being “Lord…

Dark SciFi – Wet Work

Dark SciFi – Wet Work

WET WORK A Dark SciFi Short Story Aiko Rei kept to the shadows as she moved down the alley. At her sides, looming apartment buildings reached for the stars, then disappeared into the frigid New Edo night. A blue disc on her wrist’s underside pulsed. The mark of the concierge, the android. It cast spectral wisps across the buildings’ hard grey faces, glowing like a beacon in the dark and…