Old love and old shame

Today I dug into my archives. The side-effect of working on a world for 20+ years is that it moves through the filesystems of several computers, and somehow the least used files dig themselves deeper and deeper into the nested "I'll save this for later". But with the advent of more short stories, I found…

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Privacy and all that

TL,DR; If you choose to subscribe, you have my many thanks. I use your email to send one or two newsletters per month, including an exclusive short story, and in the future I might (in those letters) inform you of books I have for sale. I give your email to no-one else. The option to…

Sun and Rain

The Marvellous Eivien wished she’d put on shoes. The stone steps wound their way down beneath the temple to Ewerg, goddess of the Fertile Ground. Eivien snuck down them barefoot, feeling the cold stone and damp earth, and revelling in the knowledge that she would soon be holding a major relic in her hand. Vines…

Su… Tuesday Sketch

The Silver plains just north of the Grey Mountains, are named for how the grass looks in moonlight. The great plains cover much of Liselai's northern realms, and are home to the horseclans. These nomads raise livestock and traditionally wear white robes with coloured veils and belts to indicate their particular clan. The Lleksa for…

“Carry them gently” – Sunday Sketch

Saylese is one of the most important deities of Liselai. She has a portfolio inspired by the Greek Hecate; she governs magic, death and - under the name of Sereso - truthfulness. Her name is created from the components 'sayl' - knowledge/understanding/wisdom/craft (also found in the smith god's name: Saylars) and 'ese' - goddess ('asa'…