Of Dragons and Gold

There was once an old wyrm who felt it his duty to conform to the ways of his ancestors old and hoard a great sum of gold, much to the humour of a young drake believed the tradition was fake. “Why do you labour to make that heap of trash?” he asked the wyrm, who … Continue reading Of Dragons and Gold

A Novel Idea

The unwritten story is too good to tell: the characters charming, the worldbuilding wonderful, the plot perfect But when you attempt to capture that magic you stumble over stereotypes, slip into sinkholes, and fail to breathe life into cardboard cutouts You make amendments, rewriting history and balancing backstories, inventing new villains, forging calculated conflict The … Continue reading A Novel Idea

Balance

They warned not to be consumed by vapid things. Those vapid things would only be the beginning of an utterly meaningless life, and their villainy would trickle down into even the center of your being where the deepest wells of intangible value lie. So I believed that even the little things could not abide within … Continue reading Balance

The Gryphons

there were warnings not to take those paths; never linger near the nests, beware when feathers ruffle, and respect the royal truce but a different king in the castle desiring dangerous convenience decreed garish rewards to those who revealed the monsters muffled, and the land trembled in terror let the legends linger long, the memories … Continue reading The Gryphons

A Tireless Traveler

The water whispers as it winds stately and steadily past picturesque palaces toward the turbulent waves of its distant destination. The bubbling brook becomes a raging river that roars in excitement as it exits the constricted continent and joyfully joins the open ocean.