Archive for Serials

Wandernell #9

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series The WandernellSorry for the long delay between installments. The next installment will probably be slow in coming, as well, because of events in real life, but I’ll do what I can. ~~~ It occurred to me that it was probably…

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Wandernell #8 – Conversation With a Madman

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series The WandernellI took a sip of the tea to distract myself. I had never much cared for tea, and this didn’t change my opinion of the burnt water. I couldn’t ask Aura any of the questions I desperately wanted to…

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Wandernell #7 – Alone

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The WandernellI walked carefully, wanting to approach as quietly as possible. At the door I listened. I heard nothing. I felt Aura’s impatience–or imagined she must be impatient. I knocked. A cry answered, not a scream exactly, but a strangled…

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Wandernell #6 – What’s In a Name?

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series The WandernellI thought I could sense the nameless girl in my head considering. I don’t know. It’s a big deal. “I could just call you Girl.” Really? How thoughtful. “I mean, if you didn’t want a real name yet.” She didn’t…

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Wandernell #5 – The Calm After

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series The WandernellThe girl stopped talking. Despite the crashing of clouds and the thunder of the ocean, her voice had been the most distracting and dissonant, like listening to a symphony on earbuds in the middle of Brazilians cheering for the…

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Wandernell #4 – Rambling

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series The WandernellOnce, for reasons beyond my comprehension, I ran a half-marathon. That’s 13.1 miles of running. The .1 matters. I’d trained a little. I could do a 5K without dying. So, the first 3 miles weren’t bad. The second three…

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Wandernell #3 – Madness

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series The WandernellMy hand and arm tingled for a moment, then the sensation was gone. I raised my arm and studied it as best I could in the dark. Lightning flashed non-stop behind me, and the boom and rumble of thunder…

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Wandernell #2 – A Dark and Stormy Night

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series The WandernellHere it is, part 2, of the craziness that is/will be/should be The Wandernell! Enjoy! ~~~ I turned on the light. What was that beeping? It wasn’t the smoke detector. I didn’t have one of those fancy surge protectors with…

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Wandernell #1 – Crazy Old Coot

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series The Wandernell

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series The WandernellExperiment time — I wrote this as a start to a off-the-cuff, keep-it-moving, stop-thinking-and-write sort of story. I’ve got a few more installments ready and am half-tempted to dedicate my lunch breaks to pumping out this light piece of…

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The Boy Who Cried “Fred!”

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Trouble on the HorizonIf you’ve paid attention over the last five-plus years, you’ve probably heard me say something like this: “You know what, I’m really going to start working on Strin & Fred again. Like, really really.” I’ve said it…

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Chapter 23 – Homecoming

This entry is part 28 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

This entry is part 28 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon On the Horizon, there is no sunrise. That sheet of blackness stretches to the furthest reaches of the sky, swallowing clouds and stars as it rises. It plunges deeper into the earth than golems have ever…

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Chapter 22 – Dreams and Whispers

This entry is part 27 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

This entry is part 27 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon In true Fred fashion, he was snoring in minutes, and the door between him and the main room did not muffle the sound. Strin sat on a plain, creaking chair at the table in the main…

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