Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Winged Invasion

I admit that cannibalism of the war dead does have a logic to it.  Indeed, I may have been the one to slay the man that was in my bowl. Was it a further insult that I found him unpalatable? This particular bowl of stew also came with additional pressures. It had been handed toContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Winged Invasion”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from A Thread of Chance: An Overdue Reunion

Each Mortal is bound by a Limit, a Geomancer is also a Mortal. Every Reading comes with a Price, Know the Worth of the Price. Every Situation is accompanied by Chance, a single Thread of Chance.   It is the idle season. Clusters of women gather to gossip under the rows of willow trees atContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from A Thread of Chance: An Overdue Reunion”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from The Lady down the Hall

Lady, woman, girl, mother and wife. These were words Lord-Mage Dodandy Mofrin did not seem to know. Whore. It was his only word for any female and was a shining example of the filth that crowded his mind. Oh if he was speaking, on the unlikely occasion, to the Queen or a whore of similarContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from The Lady down the Hall”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Atop a Pine-covered Moutain

Cecil was filled with that flavor of arrogance that people use to deny terror.  The maw of his mind drowned his reflexive thoughts of panic by spitting out phrases of assurance and certainty.  As he fled up a mountainside in the southern Rocky Mountains he spat out phrases such as, “Didn’t know what YOU wereContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Atop a Pine-covered Moutain”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Labor of an Empress

“Gnats Giant gnats in stately robes calling Me to this and that   Buzzing sapping my will ‘Lady, You Must….’   ‘But the Flood…..’ ‘The coffers are nearly……!’ ‘You must judge…..’   I slam the doors shut The roar of the fire The Smells of the Forge   The Gnats hammer at the doors ‘Lady….’Continue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Labor of an Empress”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Grey

The peace of the kingdom hung, dark cloud rain The prince sat huge old throne worn crown worn sword always alone no kin no advisors duty as the peace restlessly he fingered throne then crown and sword the dark cloud broke…….. The numbness of the day settled on me. The cold winter morning was punctuatedContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Grey”