I’ve barely reached a semi-state of slumber before an anxious hand shakes me to consciousness. “My lady! Please, wake up!” Rubbing my eyes, I sit up from the improvised bed composed of saddle and blanket. Though I don’t mean to, my tongue is snappish, “Surely it cannot be my turn for night-watch yet.” As I … Continue reading Chapter Two: The Northern Mountain Pass
The phone barks far too soon, critically reminding "It's 6 a.m., and you need a shower." I stubbornly remain in bed for exactly 10 minutes, proving to my alarm that it holds only subjected power. Soap and steam, eyes still puffy-- I try to recall my dream, as it slowly becomes fuzzy. Coverstick, foundation, mascera,the … Continue reading 6 a.m.
A catalouge of important characters within Eight Houses and the Invincible. House of Kings: Of Kings We Be Archduke Sidling the Vindicator House of Hornets: Our Sting Reigns Lord Avispa Dunlatis the Vengeful (his brother)Gallenya the Biting (his wife)Zanbur (his son) House of Marauders: The Sea Beckons, We Answer Lord Kalidross Bedivere the Intrepid (his … Continue reading Royal House Members
Welcome to a nation not united but divided into eight separate realms—known as Houses. Though these Houses operate independently, offer their own currency, and follow their own cultures/laws—there is one sovereign ruler who instills peace among the provinces. Known as Archduke Sidling the Vindicator, he resides in House of Kings, which is situated conveniently in … Continue reading Chapter One: Hella
Setting aside her china, Grandma is preparing the way. Inside each dish and vase, her memory is housed-- that of which she's carefully packing away. Names, faces, places and events-- cross over from this reality, to whatever is next. What is left is an empty room, a vessel without a tenant. A cardgame being delt, … Continue reading MaryAnn