Dragon Mage II
Dragon Mage II: Chapter 67 - Meeting Agnews“Councilor Agnews wants, WHAT?!” Rebecca's surprise was evident not only in the question, but also the tone.
Dragon Mage II: Chapter 66 - Aid and ComfortEric motioned for Aeriel and Rebecca to sit, while he did the same. He looked at Aeriel, and tried to sound as non-threatening as he could. “Aeriel, I gather that you, Rebecca, and Constance had worked out a few things, fairly quickly. I feel a bit uninformed right now. Would you shed some light on something?”
Dragon Mage II: Chapter 65Constance looked at Eric as he sat across the table from her. She and Aeriel were enjoying a meal with the Townleys. Rebecca, after not having cooked anything for some time, had actually insisted on preparing the meal.
Dragon Mage: Chapter 64 - MourningAs a Council Member, Eric did have a uniform that was provided for official and ceremonial occasions. The fact he was a Dragon Mage actually presented the tailor with a unique situation. Each type of Mage had an assigned color for the uniform. Since Dragon Mages had never been on the Council, nobody had ever thought of what to do for them. One suggestion was to design a multi-colored outfit, and one was even designed so it could be seen. The disgusted look on Eric's face as he tried it, made it obvious that, regardless of the occasion, he would not wear it, ever again. The settled compromise was that he, and if there should be any future Dragon Mages on the Council, they as well, would be able to choose their color.
Opportunity to Share Thoughts - Dragon MageSo now that I've posted the final chapter to the work, I'm interested (and admittedly a bit apprehensive) to know what people thought of the work.
Dragon Mage: Chapter 63 (Final Chapter)President Crannin looked at Eric. “Mr. Townley, I do not feel the need to say this, but for the record, I will. The reason you were made exempt from the policy to kill you, is because of your character. Should that change, and you begin wanting to harm, I assure you, the policy will be enforced. As I said, based on what we have seen here, I do not believe that will truly ever be an issue.
Dragon Mage: Chapter 62Eric woke easily, even though he had only slept for about two hours. He wasn't anywhere close to refreshed, but he was awake. After eating breakfast, he transported himself to the Council Hall, where he knew Serene's guards would be waiting. They made their way to the amphitheater in the back of the building.
Dragon Mage: Chapter 61What followed for Eric was the longest, and most nerve wracking week of his life. He remained at the Worthington place, where he helped them with their work. Eric had the opportunity to see a few people come and go, and occasionally take a dragon with them. He also saw Cyrus flat out refuse sales. Some people didn't give Cyrus a good feeling, and he wouldn't sell to them.
Shorts - Misc
Late Night SnackI looked at the unappetizing strand in the peanut butter and sighed. My wife makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and uses the same knife to spread both condiments. As a result, sometimes the strawberry preserves get mixed in with the peanut butter.
Missed AppointmentI’m a bit early for the appointment, waiting on the side of the road on a clear night. The road is a well-kept state road that is a relative straight way through several different towns. It is also problematic. Because it is a straight road, many people have fallen asleep and caused accidents. The county sheriff has signs on the side of the road advising people to run their lights even in daytime to improve visibility. There are also rumble strips down the center and sides of the road. Still, the road is familiar to me.
The PrisonerPatrolman LaFolette escorted the suspect to his cruiser. He was glad to be facing away from the scene. The mess of eviscerated human remains and the smell had been more than what he could handle. Still, he had to face the scrawny, unkept wild-looking man in front of him. The man had blood stains on his filthy, worn, and oversized shirt. Dried blood caked his hands. LaFolette wore medical gloves as he handled the man, and tried to keep him at arm’s length. The gloves still allowed him to feel the man’s matted hair through the material as he guided him into the back seat.
Soroya and Jasmine“So, how was it?” Jasmine greeted her sister shortly after Soroya stepped back onto the road.
Shorts - DM Related
Complicated Affection - Part IIThe town's peace justice heard the couple's tale, and current state. He was a young man who took the office seriously, but conveyed a relaxed and friendly personality. His years of study had allowed his skin to remain pale, in contrast to Gavin's sun-developed tone.
Complicated Affection - Part IThe two individuals, a man and a woman, sat on the grass next to a narrow stream. Trees stood on either side of the stream. While not wide, the clear stream did require small bridges at points to cross. For the two individuals sitting, it provided a picturesque scene.
Serene's TaskAngela's face was red and she was sweating, panting in between her contractions. The pain had subsided, but relief would last only until the next contraction, until the baby was born. “There has,” she gasped, “to be a better way.”
Drafts - Scenes - Story Parts
Lance and Stan meet RaeChildren were playing in the schoolyard, under the presumed supervision of the teacher, on a comfortable sunny day. They were within yards of the schoolhouse, which sat on an amount of land that some called much more than sufficient. The children were happy; they ranged in ages from six to sixteen or seventeen, and for the most part they grouped themselves according to their ages. Also for the most part, the girls and boys separated themselves from each other. The arrangement was not a rule as such, and wasn't really mentioned. It could never have been enforced, but it led to a schoolyard that was filled with happy, playful noise and occasional shouts.
Post DemeterAfter the cloud of smoke from the Demeter's remains dissipated, Lance returned to an uncharacteristically quiet bridge. Normally, there would be respectful conversation, and an occasional jest between the officers as they relayed information. In the aftermath of what they had seen, nobody wanted to talk. The Electra stood still while the Ares disappeared from view and the only thing remaining where the Demeter once sailed was a barely visible gray vapor which was pushed away by the wind. Minutes after that, Commander Colt quietly issued an order to slowly back out of the mountain pass. The response was a simple "Aye, sir" from officers responsible for relaying and executing the order.
Electra - First View"Fire." The calm order came from the Commander Colt, of the Electra. With some effort, they had stumbled upon a fleet of pirate vessels, heading out to harass commercial traffic from their mountain base. The clouds in the air did not entirely obscure them. It would have been hard to hide 20 transport and former battle cruisers; each of them were 100 meters in length. An armchair general would have forgiven the tactical error of the 20 pirate ships confronting the single battleship, Electra. The 175 meter airship was not designed for speed or maneuverability as much as the cruisers had been, and was now in civilian hands. Of course, on discovering it was the Electra, they should have known that the "civilian" hands in which this ship now rested, were the capable ones of a former Imperial Aether Captain, Callum Johns. Captain Johns had made changes to the Electra, so she was more maneuverable, and faster, than a
Christmas on ElectraThe Electra rested, hovering 800 meters above the ocean below. The weather was calm; below the airship, the sea moved gently, softly enough that resting a small boat on it would rock its occupant into a sweet slumber. The air was crisp, cool, and clear. After nightfall the stars shone spectacularly, seemingly brighter than they ever could on land.
Eight Character Facts: Sonja from -Paradox-Eight facts about Dr. Sonja Hardcliffe, from Paradox
Eight Facts about Ewith (From -Dragon Mage-)8 Facts about Ewith, from the Dragon Mage series.
Eight Character Facts: Josh from 8 Character facts for Josh, from Snapshots in Dystopia No 01
Descriptive WritingI sit in a clearing of a wooded area. Hundreds of trees are within my sight, yet none within twenty feet. Within 100 feet the trees are sparsely populated and far apart. Regardless of distance, there are too many to describe individually, in detail. They vary in size and health, ranging from tall and thin, to tall and thick; from healthy to sickly.
S1 (Edit) - First Encounter - Edit 1A wagon stood still on the side of a path through the forest. A man and three women stood by its side, obviously unwilling in the face of two brutes guarding them.
S6 - Incident on the PathTom guided the wagon back out of the wooded area they had stayed, and back onto the path alongside the woods. After a time, they neared the town and the path saw more traffic. Tom slowed the horses, briefly stopped, letting Will down to walk alongside the wagon, and letting the girls out to do the same, then resumed travel.
S17 - Homecoming IAndrew was right about reaching the parents before nightfall. They arrived well before nightfall, in fact. The Steward property was bordered by a log fence, and stonework, with a turnstile gate at the path reaching to the home. Andrew dismounted and ceremoniously opened the gate, allowing the others through before he passed through himself and closed it.
S15 - Aurora and WillWill and Andrew had just dismounted on the side of the path when they noticed two more horses galloping toward them in the distance. Andrew watched the riders intently.
The Organ(Written between January 19 - 21, 1994)
Daily Lit Recognition
Ye Olde FarmhouseThe listing online had our attention. “Farm house, built 1800. Updated kitchen and bathroom. New vinyl windows. $55,000.00” Since we were new to the housing market, and this would be the first house we saw, I'm sure our naive exuberance can be excused.
Snapshots in Dystopia No 01Josh had heard the term “egghead” but he hadn't imagined one, much less seen one, until he had started working with a particular clerk at the stables. The overall appearance of the man's head was that of a slightly elongated, and top-rounded, egg. This was enhanced by the fact the man had no hair on his scalp, and a scant thinning line around the edges. Moreover, it was an ugly egg. His eyes were deep set, surrounded by dark circles. Half-moon spectacles sat halfway down his hawk nose. His somewhat large ears sprang away from his head slightly, and his thick lips formed a gash of a mouth which seemed to be in a constant, practiced frown. He wore a dark business suit and tie that fit and provided something pleasant to see on the figure that might otherwise be described as a goblin. However, Josh didn't mind this clerk.