Monthly Archives: December 2016

Introducing Wind Age

The first idea for Wind Age came one evening in the late winter or early spring of Anno Domini 2016. I was going home from school after a long day indoors, sitting in the back of our van, too tired … Continue reading

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“This,” said Basil, “is what we call the survival of the fittest.”

Three-quarters of my family is in a cleaning mood at the moment, and as it’s Christmas break, that often means attacking the piles (physical or metaphorical) of things that have been hanging around all semester waiting for me to get … Continue reading

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On Lily’s story

Yesterday morning I woke up with a cold, which left my body demanding sleep and my mind groping through a fog as dense as any that ever came out of Solbane. Today my head’s better, and it’s snowing. For some … Continue reading

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This Page Intentionally Left Blank

Before you appears a young nobleman of the Middle Ages, between the ages of seven and fourteen, with an empty expression. Actually, this post is a post to inform you that there will be no post in the accustomed place today. … Continue reading

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Review of Pendragon’s Heir by Suzannah Rowntree

“A thing that cannot be done without dishonour is not worth doing. The citizens of Heaven never have to choose between two evils.” Some time ago I stumbled across Suzannah’s website and, intrigued by her posts, looked up her books. … Continue reading

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In Defence of Nonfiction

Some people object to nonfiction, saying it isn’t a story, because it’s real life and real life is not a story. (Note: these are usually not the people who object to fiction because it’s not real life, therefore made-up, therefore … Continue reading


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The Craftsman and Artist

Here’s the story from the SCA event my sister and I went to a few weeks ago. It’s long, I warn you — fourteen thousand words. Also, unlike the other one I’ve posted here, from Hadrian’s Feld, SUN is a … Continue reading

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