Tag Archives: Matthew Astoris

Six – 04

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] The sound of Matt’s hammer against the metal stopped and Thom looked up, meeting a gaze that was suddenly concerned. “What?” Thom asked quietly. “Right,” Matt said, glancing down at the scythe … Continue reading

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Six – 03

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] “I don’t think there’s a maybe about it,” Matt said, voice firm, half rumbling. “You need to make a map, Thom. I know I at least want to know what’s rattling around … Continue reading

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Six – 02

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] “You’re dwelling too much again,” Matt said. Thom startled slightly, not looking up right away, though the words sent a shiver down his spine. Am I? He frowned at the blank page … Continue reading

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Six – 01

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] There was no sign of the rain letting up even an hour later as Thom limped back to the opening of the forge, watching the clouds for a moment, watching the rain … Continue reading

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Three – 05

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Staring down at a blank page of his sketchpad, Thom cleared his throat. “So. Persephone?” “Right,” Matt said, tone slightly rueful. He shifted the metal again in the coals, then let go, … Continue reading

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Three – 04

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Thom watched him for a few seconds before exhaling and flipping his sketchbook open again. “How—how much do you remember about then?” “How much do you remember?” Matt countered, shifting the metal … Continue reading

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Three – 03

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] “You’ve still got that look,” Matt said. Thom frowned but didn’t turn. “How do you know? I’m not even looking at you.” “I think I know you well enough to figure out … Continue reading

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Three – 02

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.]   He could still feel Matt’s gaze on him and Thom sighed, rolling a shoulder and trying not to wince at the sudden lance of pain that shot through it. The wounds … Continue reading

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Three – 01

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Thom sat near the doorway out of the forge, staring out at the rain. Behind him, Matt was reheating a strip of metal that was going to become either a sword or … Continue reading

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Forty-three – 07

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] The rattle of bowls jarred me from my thoughts—or perhaps it had been a doze. Tala was getting bowls to serve the stew. Either it had been closer to ready than I … Continue reading

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