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art by Russell Dickerson
When the northern lights hit the spires of ice, they burst with color and the tinkling of bells. The city stands tall and deep, carved out of ice and snow, shrouded half a year in the dark of night.
It’s an ancient city. The scents of roasting and baking still waft through its streets. The air […]
It started with a star.
The star burst into existence and burned brightly for a good many years before it grew bored.
The star said, “I should not be alone in this corner of the universe.” So the star spewed molten gas in great big streams.
The gases spun, looking much like a nebula to faraway observers, and […]
I am meant to be on a quest. I should be lost, off the map, in near-constant danger, surviving by my wits. There should be murderous natives, treacherous allies, beautiful women, and motorcycles.
I should be trapped within a labyrinth, seeking treasure and trying to avoid the minotaur. I should be fending off hungry carnivores and […]
A dancer, once.
It might’ve been Paris. Certainly, they spoke French and drank wine. It was a great many years ago. The lights were low, always low, the music loud, the absinthe plentiful. From atop a table, wrapped in feathers, tassels dangling, she saw him.
Their eyes met as he slipped between shadows, gone as quickly as […]
Here it is, in total, the Day 20 story. I hope you enjoy it.
Trumpets sounded in the distance, and the hunt is on. Run, little fox, or the dogs will catch you and the men with their rifles will sight you and shoot you and skin you and eat you.
In many ways, it’s the same […]
NOTE: This entry is almost verbatim out of my Moleskine; it is just the words that spilled, as ink, from my fountain pen. A few have been corrected in transition, but mostly these words have not been massaged into a final story. This is from the first day of InkStains.
The moon, overhead, she smiles on […]
Volume 2 contains Beneath Midnight, the very first published Midnight tale, in which we learn about the Spider Dragon and first meet the Wandering Reverend. We also learn some history and legend and lore as we join William Warde on his first date and his sister Mileah as she takes pictures of things she cannot […]
While it may be generally believed that a fairy’s life is filled with luscious green forests, crazy light shows, unmapped roads, and magical shenanigans, and that such a life may be enough for most magically born creatures, this one fairy, whom we’ll call Bob, found it to be unfulfilling and insufficient. Bob the fairy said, […]
It’s finally here.
Tales of the Fantastic and the Phantasmagoric was released for the Kindle and the Nook this week.
An introduction. Afterwords for each of four novellas. Four vignettes. A selection from 6 Nights of Midnight.
The novellas (the stars):
Rare and sold-out Necropolis: when several people spend the night in a cemetery, some by choice, it’s […]