Flashy Friday: From the Wall

He was supposed to be tutoring the boy, teaching him the fundamentals of rulership and government, about the provinces surrounding his kingdom, and the art of managing the crown’s finances because it was important that a ruler never allow someone else to do all the work. It was how mischief was made, how greedy fools […]

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Flashy Friday: Winter is Here

For too long, the song lingered on the wind, a chorus of certainty warning those who never listened: “Winter is coming.” And though the wise never say it, they know what the words really mean: ice in their bones, in their eyes, in their hearts, in their souls. The whole world frosting over as his […]

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Flashy Friday: Karma

Benei stilled his mind with a deep breath, lungs expanding, stomach rising, fear expelling from his body in slow waves as he exhaled. He thought of Master Chen Khong’s achievement of true emptiness, and momentarily wished his own karma had been stillness. Alas, he was meant for less humble, more worldly achievements. When all was […]

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Flashy Friday: Lost

Drunye had no idea how long she’d been traveling through the forest. She hadn’t noticed when the weather shifted, if it had been subtle or outright because being lost had a way with messing with one’s mind, and she hadn’t been thinking clearly for hours… for about as long as she’d been lost, now that […]

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