Photo: Me and my dog Zorya.Name: Dan Birthday: March 30, 1975     Myspace page... www.myspace.com/danshevI am a music teacher by profession, and I play and teach drums here in Pittsburgh, PA. I enjoy music, I read addictively, I love poetry and short fiction. If I had to describe my own style, I'd say it's modern, influenced heavily by what I'm reading at the moment, by 20th and 21th Century writers like Neil Gaiman, Phillip K Dick and HP Lovecraft, and by 19th Century adventure writers like GA Henty, James Love Peacock and Howard Pyle.Likes:Music: Nirvana, Tori Amos, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Woody Guthrie, The Dubliners, Beethoven, Brahms, Zydeco musicNeil Gaiman, David Farland's Runelords, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks & Goodkind, Margaret WeisKarate, Hiking, Bicycling, Drums and MarimbasNew:Will be adding and removing things soon.

Project Omega2Alpha

Captain Jones, ISA Astronaut and the project that will bring him fame unlike any astronaut has had for centuries. Omega2Alpha will make him God.

Jude and the Ghosts

Jude's experiences during the Civil War.

Baron of Sanwick: The Spirit at Fergus Castle

The first 'Baron of Sanwick' story, this can be read as a stand-alone, or in conjunction with other stories in this series. Sanwick is a made up town in Northern Scotland.


A (quite) short story about a Teeraal, an ancient spider like demon, and being tormented by one.

Dormant Dragons

Hidden in the hills, the dragons await the time when they will awaken. poem.

Horned Man of Reflections

a Poem.

In The Leprechaun's Cove

In which our hero falls upon a treasure.

Three Sisters Sew

The three sisters of the wyrd, sometimes called the parcae, (Roman) or the norns (Norse) create the fabric of time, and control the fates of all.

Chasing Chase

A poem dedicated to one of the party members, a Duskblade Elf, in my Saturday D&D group

Winged Temeluchus

Another short story told from the point of view of a victim of a large, undescribably, horrible being. A winged demon, whose name he doesn't know, but we know it's the terrible Winged Temeluchus, a fearful demon straight out of Apocryphal Mythology.

Story of Raban Tanner

A bit about the life of one of my NPC from the game, Dungeons & Dragons. Raban Tanner is a bowman and rogue, who lives in the Kingdom of Equity and battles the Banish army in the City of Blood


A poem, based on a character in 'The Betrayal of Amaranthe' by Mercedes Boggs (character referral used with permission) http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/libr/c/h/chlowie/chlowie.html

First Flight of Icharus

My take on the Icharus story.

In the Gloaming

After one of the greatest deceptions of all time, the author copes.

The Demon Regret

This poem was inspired after reading much E. A. Poe poetry. You can probably tell this by the form and rhythm, which I consider very Poe-ish. Even the word 'peccavi,' latin for 'I confess,' is taken out of one of his works. A powerful demon who sits on a throne made of bones. What kind of bones?

The Merrow in the Bay

falling hard... in deep desire... unattainable.

Questions Of A Young Apprentice

An apprentice to a druid asks why he must learn all the different skills of druidry. Magic etc...