The Citadel, chapter three

Louise Boucher

I'm very pleased with how this one turned out, its very dark and you'll probably want to hug poor Haydain by the end but I'm glad I've written it! Took a while and much deliberating and late nights fussing over the words. Still I never said things were going to be easy in this story. I think this balances the happier beginning a bit better and starts to hint at the problems the Dragonians face, problems they seem to have a knack of making worse for themselves. This is the crescendo of the first two chapters - though not of the whole story and you just wait until Chapter Five if you want to see some of the characters have their minds blown away! There are even a few hints to what may happen in the future and some themes developing to watch out for later. Comments and criticism appreciated and mulled over as always. If you want to discuss this chapter with me or ask a question about it you can post a message in this journal entry.

Early Poems II

Thomas Johnston

More poems from my late teens...

Hermes: Chapters 12-13

Ric a.k.a Hermes

Here comes the next batch in the adventures of Hermes.

Hermes: Chapter 7

Ric a.k.a Hermes

Well, this is a rather short chapter, but it's essential for later. There is a lot of intrigue going on on Olympus, and Hermes is about to head right smack into the middle of it.

Notes of Creation

Julie Brunette

Here's a short creation myth that I wrote some time ago for one culture in world that I had created and had been using in a lot of my short stories and poems that I was writing during that period.  I don't write this world very much anymore, but one of my friends wanted to see this myth up on Elfwood, so here it is.  I'm not too fond of it myself, and my style has changed a bit since, but enjoy? xD

Season's Music

Helen Rees

A poem about the seasons and death. Inspired by an evening of Finnish Folk tales and music. Dedicated to my grandmother, Enid Jones.


Sarah Hagen

With tragic life, forbidden lore; A tainted blessing finds her shore...


Claudia Verwoert

This is the prologue to a man. a young boy, who was destined to meet the gods. The gods he failed to believe in, and soon he has no choice, but to be one of them. One of the ancient creatures of the night, a Vampire.

The Citadel, chapter one

Louise Boucher

The first chapter edit for the new version (I think its about version twelve of the story or version three of the New Version which is a bit of a radical change from the Old Version - The Road to Ennion is based on the Old Version and my note there expalins a little about the change in the story). Its different from what was here before because I'm keeping Rhonwyn's entrance back a little as I've decided it would be more like her to turn up when she choses rather than because they call her (Rhonwyn is the central character of the story but if you don't know who she is don't worry too much, all will be explained when I publish the next couple of chapters). This is mostly Haydain because he deserved a proper introduction, he's my current favourite Citadel character and he really shapes the plot in the first part of the story so it helps to understand more about him and his ideas at the start. Please leave a comment, go on :-) If you want to discuss this chapter with me or ask a question about it then post a message in this journal entry.


Elizabeth Wilcox

When I first read the story of Medusa, I was--quite frankly--bored by it. But then, I got thinking. . . .

Spring and Winter

Taelor Skinner

A bad title,I know.Um,a poem about Persephone and Demeter.I don't really like it,the first two stanzas were written before the others and I don't know if it 'flows'.Well,I hope someone else likes it.:)


Calijn de Jong

A shortstory inspired by medieval werewolf mythology.


Annie Rings

A poem that was for a local poetry contest. I failed to win, miserably, but I still like this poem.

The Citadel, prologue

Louise Boucher

This is my new edit of the Prologue, it's not changed much! I've included a little more information in my author's note to update it with some of my new work on the Dragonian langauge. You don't have to read it, the prologue itself follows after the big titiles (which should be viewed in a font called 'dauphin' like all the Citadel chapter headings)! If you would like to discuss the Prologue or the preamble with me you can post a question or comment in this journal entry. If you want to discuss the whole of the story or make a general point then post here.


Jonathan Shrader

Wings Of The Dragon Chap 1

Stephanie Barnett

A lonesome dragon, with an abnormality is left on his own in a strange world. He doesn't know what to do... and he doesn't know what's in store... bear in mind, this is only the first chapter... of which i'm sure isn't that great... but, check it out if you want... ;)

Pīkoi and Sif

T. McKain

Made for a contest on ET (Myth Blending Contest - ends around July). The rules were to mix myths from two different cultures and add in a character of your own. Sif/Loki are both from Greek mythology. Pīkoi is from Hawaiian mythology. Enjoy! Note: Pīkoi is supposed to have the special 'ī,' but unfortunately, Notepad can't handle that kind of writing unless it's saved in unicode which makes Elfwood unable to read the file. So, I'm ashamed to say that in the story Pīkoi doesn't have the proper 'i.' However, you can look at the beautiful 'ī' here in the description. :)

Forest of Faeries

Andrew Rice

A short story about Emily Thatcher and her struggle to be happy.


Joy MacDonald

Aganippe is so much fun to write for. I'll update here when I write more.

Knuckle Bones

Melissa Pence

Magic will never die, so long as we never forget the dream.