Category Archives: Stories

Pre-Series Short Story: Ash and Smoke

Book 6 update: Waiting on cover things!  Uh…also I suppose I should probably format it and stuff, but another beta reader is still looking through that so no point in doing it yet, right?  I’m also working on another story … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: Assumption

Book 6 update: Currently going through the final draft doing last tweaks, trims and error corrections.  Found a big continuity error today!  Yaaaay.  ::sigh:: Meanwhile, the Firkad Sarovy short stories conclude with this one, Assumption.  It’s the (rather short) wrap-up … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: Cold Rage

Book 6 update: My alpha reader has finished going over the main draft.  Starting next week, I’ll be doing the final draft tweaks — I don’t have many notes on them, which is nice, but there’s always plenty of unnecessary … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: Feathered Wolf

Still here, still writing (and editing)!  Book 6 is currently knee-deep in the Main Draft edits, with not much further work needed so far — but we’ll see what my editor says about my end chapters. In short story news, … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: Stone Heart

Time for the third Firkad Sarovy short story.  This takes place during his stint in the Sapphire Youth Corps, at the age of twelve — so it comes after Gargoyle Claws and before The Lay of the Land. Not a … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: Gargoyle Claws

Here comes my second Firkad Sarovy short story!  This is set well before the series, as it takes place on the eve (more or less) of his joining the Sapphire Youth Corps.  Which would make him six, going on seven. … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: The Lay of the Land

Due to work schedule adjustments, my pace on editing Book 6 has become pretty slow.  (Doesn’t help that it’s 400+ pages, of course.)  On the days where I don’t have a big chunk of time for editing, though, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Book 3 Short Story: Five Fuses

As I’m still working on Book 6 edits and don’t have a new culture composite prepared yet, it’s time to post my second Book 3 short story!  Again, this is a spoiler-thick tale which requires a lot of foreknowledge to … Continue reading

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Book 3 Short Story: Metastasis

Earlier this year, I wrote two short stories that probably require a knowledge of Book 3, since most of the material won’t make sense otherwise.  While I work on editing Book 6, I figured I’d post them anyway!  This one … Continue reading

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Micro-Fiction: Mayfly

It was four o’clock and, as usual, George was dead.  As he stared at the water-stained ceiling through unfocused eyes, moved only by the stutter of his heart winding down, he reflected on the tedium of this.  Another day, another … Continue reading

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