Tag: 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…

Science Fiction – Blood Fields

Science Fiction – Blood Fields

Chapter 1 of the Science Fiction Novella, Blood Fields © 2019 David Walker The Orphan moved swiftly across the darkened desert, timing his steps with the gusts of the gathering dust storm. Libere’s lethal environs had been his mother and master. The planet’s rhythms were his own. He crested a rise and peered down from a crag as the searing wind tore at the ragged cloth of his thoab, whipping…

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