Captain Jon James MacWoad at Balaclava The ponderous war-engine steamed slowly across the Balaclavan plain. Captain Jonathan James MacWoad sat chilled in the early Crimean dawn. I’ll miss the cool soon enough when I climb into one of those iron coffins, he thought bitterly. An end of my own design. J.J. breathed deep the sea-tinged, […]
Ko leads Od and Ak beyond the waves on the shore and encounters possible trouble as well as seeing a far off island. They find another Kelp Forest.
Apologies To begin with and before the review, I have to confess to feeling that “An Author’s Introspection” is a bit grand. I wrote local sports, a couple articles for a small magazine where I did desktop publishing, and this ficblog. The Author, L. Stephen O’Neill, (perhaps you’ve heard of him. Perhaps YOU have, but […]
Through the Rushing Gap
When they got close to the roaring crash of the surf through the gap, Ko motioned to the boys to stay where they were.
Back to the Kelp Forest Te squealed with delight as Ko pulled her from arms length behind forward and past in a rush. Even at play Ko kept a watchful eye for predators, sea-folk or animal. Then too, Ap would be watching. Looking at young Te with her speckles and big smiles, Ko remembered she had not been allowed […]
Not Enough Output My sister is planning to Nano in August. I’m inspired. I’m excited to see what she comes up with. I’m challenged. There is no way I’m going to do a couple thousand words a day, but I can start this new story with my daughter. I’m calling it “The Widening Sea” and […]
Ko came to herself among her shoal as light kissed the tops of the kelp of their creche. All around, silvery tails and white limbs were jumbled together in slumber. It was cool and she moved slowly. Others stirred, but none were as curious as Ko to see what the day might bring. So she rose […]
As Ordered “It is not for you, sir, to say what his grace may do.” said the little courtier voiced soft enough that words died out before the tapestried walls. He was small, slim as well as short, dark eyed and swarthy, “Silence, obedience, humility, loyalty, respect, these befit you better.” “By what right will […]
Swooped Down in the Dead of Night Adrasteia woke terrified in the dead of night, she could not say why. The air was too still, but exhaustion should have kept her in dreamless sleep until she was roused to board their ship. Yesterday they’d packed their treasures, portaged, and placed them all on the boat […]
Here is a poem I wrote for a contest on Writing.com. It was a rather grand team competition named for “The Game of Thrones.” I’m mad about GoT. But I’m a couple of years behind the HBO series currently. Anyhow. In the spirit of House Targaryen and their words, Fire and Blood, I wrote this […]