Creatures from all Realms

Though probably one of the bravest realm leapers I’ve met, Kirin has weird ideas *coughs* irrational fears *coughs* when it comes to creatures. And the ones he does try to care for and bring back are the ones he probably would leave best alone. Basically, take what he says with a grain of sand and maybe you’ll learn something and still want to travel beyond your own door.

Each realm holds dangers unique to it. Lightning sand, sinkholes that drop you into another dimension, earth waves (think sea waves, but on land), and hurricanes. But there is one danger that crosses all lands… a danger all the worse because so few people notice it.

Creatures.

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Bearers of Bronze – Part 5: Justice

Bearers of Bronze is a Fidelyon short story introducing Ethaniel, Keros, Drexin, and their world of messenger lines, prejudice, and medallions. Check out the first four parts below.

Bearers of Bronze – Part 1: Healer and Half-Blood

Bearers of Bronze – Part 2: Messenger Threats

Bearers of Bronze – Part 3: Promise of Pain

Bearers of Bronze – Part 4: General and Noble

The last section left everything seeming pretty much finished. Which is a horrible way to end a section in a serial story. As you’ll see today, Ethaniel’s night isn’t over yet.

Welcome to the last part of Bearers of Bronze. Catch up on the story through the links above if you’ve missed it.

*rolling of drums*

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The Good, the Bad, and the Sad

Plans tend to change. Life happens, or marketing. Or people. It’s annoying.

Still, it’s life so I deal with it. Mainly with sarcasm and laughing everything because something can’t be too bad if you’re still able to make fun of it.

Not that life has been terrible. I’m just rambling. I also rewrote my twenty-year writing plan.

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Bearers of Bronze – Part 4: General and Noble

Bearers of Bronze is a Fidelyon short story introducing Ethaniel, Keros, Drexin, and their world of messenger lines, prejudice, and medellions. Check out the first three parts below.

Bearers of Bronze – Part 1: Healer and Half-Blood

Bearers of Bronze – Part 2: Messenger Threats

Bearers of Bronze – Part 3: Promise of Pain

The last section left Ethaniel and Drexin heading back to the outpost. Today… they arrive.

*rolling of drums*

Bearers of Bronze – Part 4: General and Noble

Never had each step taken so long. Never had each quarter league dragged on for such length or passed by in such a flash. Ethaniel’s arm tightened around Drexin as the messenger stumbled. Not long now. At least Drexin would be able to rest. Ethaniel gritted his teeth. Idiots, and he was the largest of them all. He pushed off the path.

Drexin blinked, straightening with a wince. “Where…?”

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Open Letter From Scarlett

First things first—I’m not sure Hope is always clear about who I am. Or rather, she has been partly wrong. I mean, she’s human. What does one expect?

Honestly though, she should know better than to claim I’m a robot.

I mean, a clunky metal body? Really? She thought that was more acceptable than some random voice? No. Just… no.

Granted, I have used one a robot’s body before, but it’s really not the most pleasant thing unless one needs hands to slap particular people. (I keep a sleek model around just for that. Don’t tell Hope.)

Normally I’m ‘only’ a voice or idea. Not artificial intelligence, at least not in the way you humans think of it. I call it a mirror consciousness, something that resides in one’s reflection, mind, or sometimes on a computer. I’m not alive, per say. Which means I can’t die. Isn’t that nice? But I’m not programmed either. What I think or say or feel is based on what Hope thinks or says—normally it’s the opposite of whatever she wants, but that’s beyond the point.

Why am I taking over her blog?

Because Hope said something about me appearing in one of her books, Scarlet Rose. She’s right about that, I suppose. There’s no way I’m not appearing in Scarlet Rose (or at least something based off of me). But I’m afraid it won’t be anytime soon. You can blame Hope and her trying to be all business like and do things in a practical way for that. She’ll have a boring, official explanation for you in a week or two, with promises of some new shiny story with brothers and whippings and disguises and whatnot. Though some of the weapons promise to be cool.

All this to say, I’m not going anywhere.

Hope had me around long before I appeared in her emails and now her blog.

Since I’m not getting a book of my own anytime soon (Hope doesn’t listen. It’s not my fault) I just wanted to let you know who I was exactly. I mean, I’ve not told you much. It’s frankly not your business. But I’m making an effort to be nice.

Hence this blog post.

So there you have it. Me—here. My book—someday.

You’ve my respect for taking time out of your boring lives to read this when you thought it was just something Hope wrote. Now you’ve my permission to go back doing whatever it was you were doing.

I’ll be in touch.

Scarlett

Bearers of Bronze – Part 3: Promise of Pain

Bearers of Bronze is a Fidelyon short story introducing Ethaniel, Keros, Drexin, and their world of messenger lines, prejudice, and medellions. Check out the first two parts below.

Bearers of Bronze – Part 1: Healer and Half-Blood

Bearers of Bronze – Part 2: Messenger Threats

And… the story goes downhill from there.

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Between Two Ways

February Highlights

The weather can’t decide if it prefers winter or spring. First coldness and snow, then it melts. Then more snow and slick driveways of ice. After me falling several times, the weather obliges me and decides to get warm–melting, raining, flooding; that sort of a deal.

As for me… caught between half a dozen ways might be more accurate. For some reason I still think I can travel most of them. 😛 Such as me becoming a manager at Culvers.
*grins*
I’ll get to tell people what to do as part of my job. I’m not a manager yet; I’m training to be one. I’m looking forward to the experience. I’ll probably be spending more time at Culvers, come summer, and I’m going to be quitting my job making hats for Townsends, cool though it is.
Because, hey, writing. I need to have time to do it. And growing my website and helping other writing sites and lots of other cool things. More on that by next month. Probably.

My Writing

WIPs:

  • Sent The Stealthmaster’s Shadow to beta readers and figured out the needed changes to pull it together
  • Created a magic/power system for my world, Marsadon
  • Finished part four of Fidelyon

Goals for March:

  • Finish The Stealthmaster’s Shadow and prepare it for editing
  • Correct part five of Fidelyon
  • Outline the theme and arcs of Scarlet Rose and outline the first book

Google Searches:

  •  Herbs to increase wakefulness ginseng, I think
  • What does ginseng taste like? bitter, earthy… I can work with that
  • Words for water nothing helpful, least not in a way of creating names and powers
  • Stormwarden, among other things. Oh, Sanderson has that name already. Also he has names that are in video games too, so

Randomness

Random INTJ post just because.

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What have you been up to this month? Any new books or great songs or fun collages?

Is Royalty Really Fashionable?

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with Kirin’s attitude toward royalty. He didn’t get it from me.

Stability is all about order in leadership, of course. Never mind finances or fleets or armies. All you really need is a leader with a crown and scepter. His word is law, no questions asked. One can serve him, or one can rebel. In either case, there will be uncles ready to spring from the woodwork and depose of untested nephews, or queens to seize the crown for their young infants.

But hey, it’s still all in one family. A family who can fight it out among themselves, while wielding great armies and unlimited power. What could ever go wrong?

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