This is the sad story of a merchant in the grips of a crisis, life is crashing in upon him on all sides, and he can find no happiness. Only through outside intervention can he see the joy in life. A must read.
Merchants rarely see the harsher aspects of the realms, prefering the plush life of the upper class. Yet occassionally fate twists one wishes.
Now, I know this looks very long, but even if you don't read the entire thing, I'd appreciate some comments. This the first chapter of a new idea I've had for a novel, and I'd really like to know what people think. I've got put up a hasty map, but it still incomplete in some places. So please leave some comments and tell me where to imrove. The idea for the story is basically like a medieval version of the Cold War, where two huge empires are engaged in a struggle for world domination, but both fear what will happen if they ever come to open war. So their battles are fought with pawns and innocents are caught in between.
An experimental tale based on a school project, telling of a fantasy Solomon, and the strange proclaimation that would draw two compainions into a quest for their destinies...
A princess escapes her castle, not wanting to be part of an arranged marriage and meets an ancient immortal who has awoken to fulfill timeless prophecies. Meanwhile, a merchant girl goes on an adventure of her own, accompanied by a few unusual friends. And Fate plays her own little part...
This piece was done for the sffworld.com collaborative forums, for an experiment in writing fantasy of the normal, daily lives of citizens of the city of Mitha. It is a brief glimpse into the life of a merchant, of his dreams and hopes, and of his struggles.
The first story in what would hopefully become a series of short stories involving the same cast of characters.
A song about the three sons of TiSha Einna Dranen, the 'mad sister' of Shen Andeir. She was considered quite eccentric from the day she married a common sailor (her second husband), and her reputation didn't improve when she chose another sailor for her third husband. But everyone knows it was her sons, all sailors, who drove her over the edge. This is a somewhat humorous song about them, and how they would never settle down to their mother's satisfaction.
After spending years at the traders', Alleah is finally bought by a kind old man, and placed under the care of a not-at-all-kind Master.
Humans and elves share a world, but Men do not know that. When a hybrid (sovo) is born among humans, there is a need for them to find the elves, who are called the Iridi. Life is hard for all, life is harder for them.
It's a part of the first encounter between Astrids and a sorceress. It's actually just a small part of a longer story, but this is the one which turned out best without me having to edit too much.
Toarryl left a world that would have revered him as a living god and prophet for the mediocre life of a mercenary. After being granted a very literal repreive from death, he joins forces with Alimel, a mercahnt who is searching for a lost brother. Together, they discover that their pasts are woven into the very foundations of the universe and the entire future depends on their choices. Both of them strive for greatness, but begin to doubt their service to the Antherime, the stewards of the cosmos: as Toarryl and Alimel learn more about their past, 'good' and 'evil' become increasingly situational...
This is Anikara's tale of her obtaining her very own buckskin gown, which she treasures very much.
This is brand new, infact so far no one has read this except my girlfriend! I just finished it, and now I give it to Elfwood, so make all the comments you like. Personally, I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out. Also, it's called Edge for now, being that he's the main character in it, but I'm looking for a better title. Any ideas?
This story was done for an English assignment, but I figured I could use the assignment as an excuse to write a background for a future Earthdawn character. The story is no longer set in Barsaive or has anything to do with Earthdawn (Wyvern Rules)
Alleah comes to terms with her condition, and Vlad attempts to thwart a slave uprising by poisoning them.
Ganny the Gnome's compass appears to be defective, and leads him far astray from the destination of Castle Telawney. Too bad you can't see the sun from underground. Tarna arrives at the Merchant's Village, where business does not stop for war, and makes a new friend. And just who was that crazy refugee?
I originally wrote this story in the modern time but adapted it for Elfwood. I’m not overly impressed with the adapted story but since the original wasn't accepted I will stick with this one. Can you see the original? Of course you can. Just follow the link. Comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. www.fictionpress.com/read.php?storyid=1505165
A C.O.D. visits Lunata on her eleventh birthday, and she has her first encounter with the angels. Please review! I love to hear what I'm doing right/wrong, and if people are interested in my ideas. Thank you!