Nadec ch 3: blurgh-woods

‘This is wonderful!’ The voice coming from her bathroom sounded as if on the verge of climax. Nadec grunted in recognition. A good hot shower can do that to a person, she knew the feeling well enough. Especially after spending a lot of time in the other realm, where the only option of washing yourselfContinue reading “Nadec ch 3: blurgh-woods”

Trap

‘Is it a trap?’ They both looked at the orange in the middle of the path. Then they looked at it each other and shrugged simultaneously. Moving in the opposite direction, they circled the fruit. ‘It doesn’t look like a trap,’ one of the sisters muttered. ‘No, it doesn’t. But neither did the mango.’ TheContinue reading “Trap”

Hope

The phone rang. Despite the sharpness of the ringtone, resonating more urgently after each short break, it stayed unanswered. The high pitched sound was heard five times, ten times, up to 20 times before silence filled the house again. The imagined echoes of indignation, sparked by the ignored call, hung in the air. But contraryContinue reading “Hope”

Interludes 1

Today marks the 6th week since my first blogpost, Harvest. I’ve published a blog post 3 times a week since, and it’s been great fun, even though I’ve missed my self-imposed deadline a few times (although a good thing has been born out of that: Nadec). This week I took a break from the blog,Continue reading “Interludes 1”

Stranger

‘I have no time for this,’ Nadec announced to the man laying at her feet, who looked around in confusion. ‘I’m already past my deadline.’ Her cat jumped from her shoulders, sniffing at the strangers’ bare knees. Nadec grabbed her halberd from her back, once again praising herself for making the mechanism for shortening itsContinue reading “Stranger”

Quarterstaff and rum

The travelling merchant pulled the lever to make his cart-puller stop. Not even waiting for a complete stand still, he jumped off, and began to rewind its core, all the way to the end of the coil. That should be enough to continue his journey at least a few more hours, until the darkness cameContinue reading “Quarterstaff and rum”

Storm (3 – final)

It was cold, dark, and uncomfortable. He’d been able to rest a little bit, knees pulled up to his chest, arms holding them to keep from sliding outward. This must be the worst second date in history! Are they even going to survive their situation? He couldn’t believe how relaxed she was, and still is.Continue reading “Storm (3 – final)”

The woman and the tree

Twisted knots, gnarled lines, deep grooves, and deformed limbs. The tall, dark-haired man with tan skin looked from his great-grand-mother to the ancient tree, seeing the similarities. She was standing next to one of the drooping branches, one of those which looked as if they’d pointed proudly towards the sky somewhere in the past, butContinue reading “The woman and the tree”

Storm

‘We should get out of here! Now!’ The wind started to pick up. He could see the waves getting larger already, white tips starting to form, multiplying as he looked out over the ocean. All of a sudden, the storm clouds were visible, a large and dark wall of roiling shadow shapes, all aiming toContinue reading “Storm”