Misfit

The ring of fire crackled with ferocious intensity as the flames reached ever higher to lick the night sky. Lit from below, the charge of dark faces looked even more maniacal as they hungrily surged through the raging magical inferno that had claimed many of their endless numbers. But not nearly enough... They advanced in … Continue reading Misfit

Ornament

The light flickered... ...and his eyes opened... ...to the green-yellowish glow of the lantern burning from above. The small flame held nothing of the comforting warmth of the soft suffused light one would expect. Instead, its sickly hue only made the dark room more unsettling. With only the single lantern to cast shadows upon the … Continue reading Ornament

Wild

The horde of marauders pummeled their way through the conifers, knocking down clumps of snow from the shivering crowns. The spruces shuddered with their passing, there where the forest stood witness to a growing army that seemed unwavering and determined in their ascent up the mountain. It was not hard for the great owl to … Continue reading Wild

Legend

There was little for a girl to do on the winding road to the Capital, even if she was in the company of a band of travelling gypsies. Musicians, performers, artists and soothsayers - wandering free folk that went were the magic drew them. Surely someone could dazzle the imaginative young mind of a merchant's … Continue reading Legend