Dark Helm and Wing’D Spear, Page Five

(Last Page Here) (Table of Contents) Each time she entered one of the L-halls, Shayris saw a stone barrier with a slit at eye-height, forcing her to turn left and go around it. The third time she passed a guard posted on the other side of the slit with a loaded crossbow in his hands, […]

The Chosen One Retires: A Poem

Forgive me, lands I loved, you must realize heroes make poor keystones. No prophecy told you I would solve problems. The Dark Lord is dead. I believed all peoples must come together once I overthrew the Shadow, forgetting their past strife, only, you waited for me. You wanted me to forge you together, laminate your […]

Art Gallery: Skybleeder

What more need be said? I’ve rendered out a bevy of ultra-HD pictures this morning, and assembled them into one of those new-fangled digital art galleries. Featured today: Skybleeder, the relic spear of House Lin, a nine-foot leviathan known for its unnatural powers, its origins lost to history. Are there clues to those origins in […]

Idle Musings: Pop Culture Iaijutsu Works Backwards

I must preface my observations by saying I don’t have a terribly in-depth knowledge of anime or anime-based live action adaptations. If I am unfair, I am not deliberately so. That said: Spiky-haired youth-appeal protagonist goes to draw his katana for nukitsuke. It is a standard length katana; in Europe its blade is shorter than […]

Skybleeder is Finished!

That phrase probably bears some explanation. I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’ve written my first novel and I’m looking for an agent for it. For those of you who’ve read “Sonderhau,” are reading “Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” as I dole out the “pages” or have delved into any of the “Regarding Canno” articles, […]