Category: Dark Fantasy

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…

The Witch

The Witch

Rumi reached for her mother’s hand as they emerged from the forest trail and the great expanse of frozen sea stretched out before them. The frigid wind hit them full force now, pelting their faces with heavy drops of freezing rain. Rumi whimpered and buried her nose in the fur of her parka. Shiori clucked, squeezed her daughter’s tiny hand too tight, and yanked her into the snow covered clearing,…

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