Road Map

He watched her, as she started to feed. He could tell she was pacing herself despite her hunger. She must know swallowing the meal too fast would make her sick. Still, it was heart wrenching to look at her. Somehow she seemed more vulnerable now than when he and Nathaniel found her. Maybe because her…

At the Zoo

The giraffes were grazing oblivious to everything and everyone else, yet their apparent disdain for the visitors didn’t deter Andrew in the least. He kept badgering James about the animals, wanting to know everything about the mammals, just as he had with the gibbons. Andrew’s discovery of the city had been at once exhilarating and…

Foolish Decision

Geraldine arranged her blond curls into a semblance of order; what caused her to accept meeting the Duke? She couldn’t reason her logic; by every argument she considered it was foolish. She knew it then and now. So why follow through with it? For one, he responsible for her husband’s downfall; that Henry deserved his…

Complicated

Firyal stood in the middle of the room, unmoving. If she did, her father would punish her, something not atypical for him. She couldn’t recall a time in her life when he wouldn’t discipline her for the merest misdemeanour. Even before her mother died. Although he avoided hurting her when his wife was in the…

Rescue

The hours before dawn were nibulous and dawn promised to remain just so. Jeremiah could give thanks for that; at least, the fog offered them cover. He knew it would be useful once the ravens felt the intruders. Once the birds sounded the alarm, the thick mist would be their only protection and the knowledge…

Worthy

“Undress.” She startled. It wasn’t what she’d expected. Why? “Elisandra,” He sounded as if he were angry. “I don’t like being kept waiting.” “Yes, your Majesty.” Of course he didn’t. He was the King. She should know better. What an idiot! Still, she turned away from him to untie the dress at the neck. She…

Wordle 206 ~ Analysis

As she sat in the compartment on her way to Glendale, Theodora tried to gather her scattered thoughts. Ever since her latest visit to the Club, she’d been on edge. What had Jeremiah been thinking? How could he do this? She let her gaze wander to the window, as the locomotive rushed through the countryside….

Punishment

“You embarrassed me this evening.” She was removing her earrings, sitting at the vanity when the words fell from his mouth like a death sentence. Her husband stood by the door connecting their rooms, his tie undone and shirt unbuttoned, but dressed nonetheless. Cold and precise, Lucinda knew from his tone what her husband might…

The End is the Beginning

Lord Wentworth’s eyes met hers before he looked to James and Andrew. “Your brother will be unhappy with me for revealing this. He wanted to tell you himself. I guess my being here… I should have known you had lost none of your wit my dear.” “Lady Eloise will do Sir.” “Why? You were mine…

First Encounter

“You seem lost.” She prevented a scream. A man stood right behind her, towered really. He wore a cloak with a hood he’d pulled down over his face. Just like her. “Yes… I was heading to the temple.” “Newly arrived.” She nodded. “I’m going there myself; shall I guide you?” “That’d be really kind.” He…

A World Apart #5 ~ Characters’ Profiles

So here are the protagonist and antagonist of the story I’ve been working on for a little while (failed to finish it for NaNo this year 😛 ). The Protagonist Character Name: Ezariah Seramis Alias/Nicknames: Zari Gender: female Occupation: Mage, Guardian of Givry Location: Seramis, the Guardians’ Temple… Birthday/Age: Born on the Dark Day (shortest…

A World Apart #2 ~ Dragons

Species: Dragons Gender: male mostly Lifespan: as short as 200 years and as long as more than 10 000 years. Alignment: Light/Dark Height: from 1,5m to 15m long Build: depending on their origins some are lizard like, others as ethereal as the air they’re made of. Others yet have wings and scales, while some have…