Tag Archive | Dark Ages

Weekend Roundup: November 17-23 + Bonus Content


Tweet of the Day: The Archeology of a Dress ——- Life, life gets in the way. That and a persistent cough. So, another painfully short week of posting, but post I did and thus I must dutifully give you links to said post in case you missed anything: Sun: Sunday Treat- Age of the Vikings […]

Genre as Argument: Dark Fantasy


Tweet of the Day: Sword and Laser Anthology ——- This sub-genre of fantasy puts the dark back into the dark ages. It is an counter argument to the idea of an Arcadian past. The worlds portrayed in dark fantasy are dirty, messy, violent and by our standards immoral. All the familiar elements are there, but […]

Ambrosius the Warlord 6: Aqua Vitae


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.7: Historical Fantasy ——- Severus the Rogue – 1 – 5 – 7 ——- Leodegrance and I stood side by side at the top of the hill. We watched a long line of refugees snake up the road to the hill fort. Farmers and their families fled the growing […]

Ambrosius the Warlord 5: Of Hearth and Home


Tweet of the Day: Now that the Connection is open again… ——– Severus the Rogue – 1 – 4 – 6 ——– While Father went out on a rare summer hunt, Guinever and I tended to our knitting in my room. Pip and Conobar, Father’s oldest hounds lounged at our feet. I tickled Pip with […]

Ambrosious the Warlord 3: A Round Table


Tweet of the Day: How to Choose Between a Big Word and a Small Word ——- Severus the Rogue – 1 – 2 – 4 ——- The doors of the hall burst open. “Father,” said Arthur. He dragged Gwenevere by the hand. Father turned, his back curved with the weight of the bear pelt draped […]

Ambrosious the Warlord 1: Brothers and Sisters


Tweet of the Day: Internal Dialogue ——–  Severus the Rogue – 2 ——– Seventeen years ago Father stood at the base of Mount Badon, mighty Caliburn in hand. Seventeen years ago the might of Dwarves, Humans and Orcs stood united against a common foe. Seventeen years ago he struck down the the Summer King. Seventeen […]

Short Story Fridays: Severus the Rogue- Live by the blade….


Tweet of the Day: In Progress: Orc Romance ——- 14 – 16 ——- “Well…em..hel..hello..erm…”, fat drops of sweat froze instantly on Caliburn’s flat side as it hovered just under Valerius chin. “Yes, I am sure you’re oh so very glad to your son-in-law. The very same you sent out to hunt barbarians. Your nephew sends […]

Short Story Fridays: Severus the Rogue: Vengeance Can Wait


Tweet of the Day: From “Dusk at the Diner” by Altos Wexan ——– 13 – 15 ——– The Hall was empty at this time of night. No roaring boasts rocked its wooden walls. Four cloaked figures approached the throne. One extended a hand and shook the orc sitting upon the seat of power. Sigrun shook […]

Short Story Fridays: Severus the Rogue-Meat Market


Tweet of the Day: Heracles Is Not My Favorite ——- 7 – 9 ——- I fell to my knees on the lake’s rocky shore. A thick fog cold fog engulfed us. One of my captors yanked hard at the rope tied around my neck, “Get up!” Days, perhaps weeks passed since the ambush. A bare […]

Short Story Fridays: Severus the Rogue- Reprieve


Tweet of the Day: Cultural Differences ——- 4 – 6 ——– “Quando tu Gaius, ego Gaia,” she said and with those words we were wed. She bid her friends farewell, left a token for her father, a clay pigeon he bought for her when she was five. Anthony escorted us back home. He made it […]

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