Advanced Directive - BOOM

Anna Rammon

Just as the title says, everything goes to hell in a handbasket. Ian's evil

Dusk of Innocence: Chapter 3

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. Chapter 3: The group run into a figure from Emily's past and is Jonathan as great as he thinks he is? Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text.

Reality . . . ?

sschwinnquarter

Yet another excerpt. This one is NOT background information, so feel free to critique my writing style. In this one, which would be close to the end of the novel actually, the evil aliens have captured Ian and Xan and are holding them prisoner. (Nope, I won't tell you why. That would give away too much. Suffice it to say, Ian and Xan don't know either, so it's not really that important.) And while they are being held captive, the aliens do some experiments on Xanthippe! (No probing, though.) So see what happens. I don't want to insult anyone, but parts of this excerpt will not make sense unless you know something about space-time and its geometrical representations. Now if you've read 'A Wrinkle In Time' and other books in that series, this will probably just confuse you further, but it involves the concept of a tesserect. If you're interested or maybe just irritated at my long-winded, confusing explanations, e-mail me, and I'll try to explain it in a way that's actually understandable. (I get the feeling it would ruin the effect of the story if I did all that right here.) One more thing, just to make it clearer to readers; I use italic text to represent thoughts (or emphasis on a spoken word, but that would be between quotes). Also, after rereading, I notice that the word 'it' is used a whole lot. To clarify things, a capitalized 'It' means they are talking about the alien, and a lower case 'it' means they are talking about something else. I suppose I'll have to fix that once I come up with a name for the evil alien race.

Ian's Fate

Nikos Mouchtaris

A young bard finds it hard to continue sing for life, joy and happiness when even he does not possess those two in his life.

The Drifter: Enter the Drifter

j.d. Fritz

World by world, and era by era, Ian Crosce finds himself thrust into a series of lives he cannot possibly hope to understand, and plucked from one to the next. Often at the worst possible time. There is a meaning behind it all, and the thought that if it is found, freedom can be had echoes in this Drifter's dreams. He has eternity to understand. This series is not written in short story form, or in chapters. Rather, it is laid out scene by scene, in much the same fashion one would find a typical role playing game, or even telvision show.

Dusk Of Innocence: Chapter 5

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. The heroes get sidetracked once again as they make their way to Brue. Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text. There are no translations for names appearing in the text, such as Krug.

Dusk Of Innoncence: Chapter 8

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. As Markas, Emily, and Ian leave the The Tower of Secrets, Darklore confirms their worst fears. Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote or in the text.

Children

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excerpt that occurs one night after Ian and Xanthippe had begun sharing quarters . . . a conversation between the lovers. (Ed. Note: text in italics represents either emphasis on a spoken word or a character's thoughts.) Before you read this, you might want to read the background stories . . . although (I hope) they're not necessary for enjoyment of this one.

Names

sschwinnquarter

Set right after Ian joins the crew of Xanthippe's cargo liner, this story tells how Xanthippe got her interesting name. Try looking up the name Xanthippe or Xantippe on Google for more insight.

Advanced Directive - Learning Curve

Anna Rammon

AD decides to do a little exploring, while Ian does the whole 'evil' thing

The Drifter: Prelouge

j.d. Fritz

World by world, and era by era, Ian Crosce finds himself thrust into a series of lives he cannot possibly hope to understand, and plucked from one to the next. Often at the worst possible time. There is a meaning behind it all, and the thought that if it is found, freedom can be had echoes in this Drifter's dreams. He has eternity to understand. This series is not written in short story form, or in chapters. Rather, it is laid out scene by scene, in much the same fashion one would find a typical role playing game, or even telvision show.

Faith: (2)Pleasantries

Maimi Thomas

Faith and her crew prepare to dock on the Marcus Station. They arrive and begin pleasantries

Dusk of Innocence: Chapter 2

Danielle Reynolds

Chapter 2: Markas finds himself all alone until a chance encounter introduces him to some new travel companions. Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text.

Dusk Of Innocence: Chapter 9

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. As our heroes make their way to Argenault, they making some shocking discoveries about the state of the Crolis, as well as one of their own. Warning: This chapter contains some content of a mature nature and may be considered pg-13. Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text.

Dusk Of Innocence: Chapter 7

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. The aftermath of the Battle for the Temple of Sylva and Emily returns home to find out some shocking truths. Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text.

Elemental Magic

Jessie Tobias

Just part of a story that seems to be perpetually stuck in my head. Please read and comment.

Strangled Siren

Emily Kirsch

A girl is singing by the shore and she causes a boat to crash--unknowing she holds the powers of the famed sirens... Tara Funk wanted me to write a story about a Strangled Siren so this is what came out.

Clothing

sschwinnquarter

Yay! Finally I have ready my favorite excerpt, that I hope shows the conflict between Ian and Xanthippe in its entirety. As it says in the story, this excerpt occurs while Ian and Xanthippe are talking about Ian's guitar, and Xanthippe does something to tear her clothes; so she takes him with her while she gets some new ones. Sorry it's so long, but it's good, I promise!

Dusk Of Innocence: Chapter 4

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. Chapter 4: After arriving at the Temple of Sylva, some interesting truths are revealed about Emily, Ian, and Jonathan. (Please also note that some content maybe a bit on the PG side). Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text

Dusk Of Innocence: Chapter 10

Danielle Reynolds

Troubled times have beset the land of Crolis. Undead, monsters, demon, and barbaric raiders have upset the normally peaceful land. Three adventurers brought together by chance now search for the source of the trouble. The heroes arrive at Argenault, only to find more tragedy. Note: All spells are untranslatable. Any 'foreign” languages used will be translated by footnote in the text.