Tag Archives: Matthew Astoris

Twenty-four – 08

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] The first drops of rain spattered against the stones of the path and Matt winced, knowing he’d waited too long—or maybe Hecate had waited too long to come and fetch him.  … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 07

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] The grumble of thunder had grown closer by the time he thrust the metal back into the forge to heat.  He wasn’t sure if it was the product of the time … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 06

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] For a few seconds, Matt closed his eyes, listening to the small sounds around him—the sound of his nephew’s footsteps down the path, the soft hiss and crackle of the forge, … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 05

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] He mentally stomped on that line of thought before it could go any further.  His nephew stared at him steadily, as if he could somehow sense what Matt had been thinking.  … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 04

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] Lin stared at the forge for a few seconds, his brow furrowing slightly.  “Aunt Caro could only give me a direction that they left in.  Did you…?” “Know where they were … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 03

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] Matt’s heart missed a beat.  He cleared his throat.  “Then you know.” “Aunt Caro confirmed it,” Lin said after a momentary hesitation.  “When she found me out there, I asked.  I—Uncle … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 02

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] Matt paused, looking away from Lin and into the forge itself, staring at the embers that glowed faintly.  His nephew’s announcement was neither a surprise nor did it make the bottom … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 01

[This post is from Matt Astoris’s point of view.] “Uncle Matt?” The hammer rang off-key against the edge of the anvil as Matt twisted toward the open doorway.  For a moment, his heart climbed into his throat at his nephew … Continue reading

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Eighteen – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Matt’s brows went up.  “For Cariocecus, you mean?  I’m open to suggestions.” “He does have a soft spot for the kids,” Phelan said, opening the shutters over one of cut-out windows, letting … Continue reading

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Eighteen – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Thordin crossed his arms, his brow furrowing.  Something about his stance and expression reminded Phelan of the sky before a storm—an irony that was not lost on him at all.  “Has anyone … Continue reading

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