Category Archives: Story

Twenty-eight – 09

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] “Sounds like it should work,” Thordin said, his brow furrowing for a few seconds. “Nothing else is changing?” “Not unless any of you see a reason to change the plan. I don’t.” … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight – 08

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] Hecate found her voice first. “Well, that’s reassuring,” she said, her tone measured and voice quiet. She was staring off over the camp below, almost seeming to get her bearings—as if she … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight – 06

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] Sif stayed silent for a few seconds, then cleared her throat. “Right, then,” she murmured. “Inches and miles, I guess, right?” “We don’t have a choice, Sif,” I said. “We’re committed. We’re … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight – 05

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] The second line of trees wasn’t all that thick, but the underbrush was. Sif and I had to pick our path carefully as we made our way through it, sticking close to … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight – 04

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] A narrow trail led away from the edge of the rise, not much more than a game trail. Hikers must have climbed this bluff before the end of everything, but no one … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight – 03

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] It felt like miles, even if it wasn’t. Sif caught up with me for the last few dozen yards and we climbed together up a slope that at that point was not … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight – 02

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] The trail was also muddier than I’d anticipated, though the scouts had warned us. Even that would be to our advantage, though, especially if Orcus tried to send forces after us once … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 06

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “How far is it to the rise?” Phelan asked, glancing away from the pair of scouts and toward the small army they’d craped together from their own settlers and the Hunt’s members. … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 05

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “It will certainly give us an element of surprise,” Phelan said, leading his horse into the lee of the trees. It wouldn’t be much protection from the rain and damp, but if … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “Feels like old times, almost,” Thordin said, shifting in his saddle. “More or less loaded for bear, more or less information. The stakes are pretty much the same.” “Pretty much the same,” … Continue reading

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