Fiction: “Under the Wormwood”

In Uncategorized on 05/16/2015 at 01:31

I’ve been toying with ideas on how to use photographs and original illustrations to tell stories. Over at Contra World I’ve been collecting images for character and setting inspiration, and I recently put together a rough outline of my idea. Nothing special, and no original artwork yet, but here you go:

stahr magazine

Here is another clip from the fantasy novel/short story collection-hybrid I plan to be finished with by summer’s end despite mounting evidence that I will also be looking for a new apartment and moving to Napa midway through. The associated stress is, in part, why I have chosen to share this piece.

I am also just shy of my 100th follower; how exciting!

This is a brief scene that will serve as the collection’s prologue. It needs a bit of refining but this is more or less how the first six pages of the book will look.

“Under the Wormwood”
Ino struggled the last leg of the hill, wheezing through thick swarms of wormwood, shrugging off her sullen mounts with a gasp. Mago and Ajori shouldered their packs, knotted the old silver stag to one of the bonelike branches, and clambered onto the rocky outcrop overlooking the valley. Mago tried…

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