Ravens watched us from the skeletons of the trees as we marched through trackless forest. Their eyes betrayed an unnatural intelligence. We passed them by again and again. Each time, they flew ahead and waited, leading us on. We saw no wildlife besides the strange birds, and no people besides the four of us. The … Continue reading Web Serial: Roul’s Fate – Part 12
Tadla donned the silver bracelet and bounced with excitement. The dark braids of her hair flipped back and forth as she turned from the vendor’s booth, smiling sweetly. She raised her wrist, showing off the clouded rubies. “What do you think?” “It’s okay.” Rezki stepped under the canvas awning next to Emile and his sister. … Continue reading Web Serial: An Uninvited Guest – Part 11
I've been blowing off my novel in favor of this serial all month. I want to focus on National Novel Writing Month and buckle down on the one I had started. I'm only going to update Winoc on Fridays. That will also give me more time to make a consistently solid post. Thanks for reading
The Golden Maple was special. Don’t get me wrong. I was proud of my inn back in Raven’s Ridge, but this was different. It was beautiful in the way that only old things could be. The stone walls and floors were covered in rugs and tapestries from around the world. Pottery, canvas paintings, and religious … Continue reading Web Serial: Yidir and Alvaro – Part 10
Stone braziers lit the open-air market. It was crowded, despite the hour. Cobblestone roads cut between the canvas stalls and animal pens where pigs, chickens, and sheep were held. Emile struggled with the keg of ale. The oak barrel weighed more than a yoke. She smiled as she waddled from the cart to Ninkasi’s table. … Continue reading Flash Fiction Monday: The Faeries and the Sea – Winoc Part 9
The caravan had stopped at a wooded creek for shelter from the wind, while Emile and I stayed back to practice. Sebastian watched us from the wagon. Someday he'd join us, but there was no point in asking. I had hoped it would be warmer this close to the coast, but it kept getting colder. … Continue reading Web Serial: The Martial Way – Winoc Part 8
I just got listed on Muse's Success. It's a really cool website where you can search for web fiction and leave comments, ratings and reviews. Standing out in the crowd isn't easy. There is a lot of good web fiction out there. If you have enjoyed reading Winoc, it would be great if you would … Continue reading Muse’s Success Web Fiction Reviews – I Need Your Help!
A pale blue light circled Emile’s uncovered feet. The moon had sailed behind thick clouds and the campfires had burned low, leaving her tent in total darkness. The orb was just bright enough to see the outline of her toes. She sat up a little to watch it, unconsciously matching her breathing to the slow … Continue reading Web Serial: The Faerie Dance – Winoc Part 7
I stood on the northern banks of the Lauzon, watching the leaders of the caravan board the first ferry that would take us across the mile-wide river. Aquitani was a land of rivers, and this was its largest. Traveling north to the nearest bridge would have added days to the trip; it only took two … Continue reading Web Serial: The Nymph of Ripont – Winoc Part 6
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