Unlit Branches — A Poem

All the unlit branches of many a treeboiled up from the oceans under old Galileeand all the inverse towersof all the haughty kingswere broken on the backsof the ancient angels’ ringsThe songs of revelation soared up high past all the starspast the zenithpast the nadirpast the broken gates ajar Ripples reached the non-ears of the […]

January 2022 Update: Stories Told and Untold

Hi, dear readers! Lest the title confuse you, I won’t write an update post EVERY month. Only if, as now, I’ve had to make a major change in plans for some reason. I stated some then-plans during last year’s retrospective. I strongly recommend checking out that post if you’ve just found this blog: it provides […]

New Shared Setting: Prisoners of This Riven Earth

Hello, readers! I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I wanted to create a shared setting which I and other creators could use to tell stories together. Will one of those creators be you? I’m quite intrigued to find out! For now, give this setting bible a read-through. If it sounds like something you’d […]

Collected Tales of Machrae Diir #2

Hello, readers! Here’s the second collection of short stories originally published under my secret special Twitter account at Ashenvein Gate. I did say that if I did any further writing during the holiday season, you would not find out about it until the New Year, yes? As for the first post of the day, which […]

I Am Not Your Rep

(Edit, 4/16/2022: A few paragraphs down, I suggested that it would work nicely to read this as a matched pair with the entries in Tales of Machrae Diir #2. Now that my head is clear, I do not think any such thing! Read Tales Issue #2 by itself and leave this post while you can. […]

Sword of the Outsider Free until Jan. 1st!

Hi readers! Nothing much to say besides the obvious–I’ve enrolled Sword of the Outsider in the Smashwords end of year sale for 100% off until the sale ends this January 1st! Now, as far as I know, this applies only to copies bought directly through Smashwords. I’d happily apply the same discount elsewhere, but so […]

Sword of the Outsider Now Available on Kindle

So, I’m not going to sugarcoat this: this is pretty humbling for an author who, a couple of years ago, took a strong moral stance against selling through Amazon. But, well… that was before the pandemic. Do I think the company’s improved meaningfully? Well, no. It’s just that, as far as I can tell, I’m […]