Author Archives: Charles

Speaker’s Journal, Entry 2-2: Where the Wind Goddess Rests

I love the sea.  Well, truthfully, I love most places except perhaps for the deep swamp, which tends to have too many of the small bugs that get in under your fur to feed and the itching can drive you … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 2-1: Sailing With the Wind

I moved around often as a child, traveling in my mother’s trading caravan, normally in concert with my father’s diplomatic missions.  Usually, we slept in tents, large enough in their own right but enormous to a child, and filled with … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 1-6: Shards of Hope

The Prophet in person was much like his projection, but less transparent. Thankfully. His eyes were white, in keeping with the blindness attributed to him, but it was a slightly unsettling white. People who are born blind don’t usually focus … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 1-5: A Prophet in Trade

The Undercroft was a windy maze of damp cavern tunnels, with glowing fungus, pools of water, and, as promised, Ferals and spiky traps. Map Guy? Thanks. [No problem.] It also had so many crates and pots that I began to … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 1-4: A River Runs Through It

Passing through the last door, we emerged into a vast space of tall cliffs, strange, sharp edged spires, scattered fires in red and blue, clusters of tents, and an assortment of distant people. The sky was a shifting blur of … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 1-3: A Tall Tail

I had barely passed through the door when the rug merchant’s voice sounded in my head again: {An enemy approaches. Strike it down.} There, this is how it begins, I thought.  Vengeful ghosts spare you, but only so that you … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 1-2: To Take Arms

I emerged into another cave, much larger, with multiple doors and a tunnel or hallway leading out, through which the pale Argonian was disappearing.  More bones and garbage strewn about, burning braziers, skeletons in cages hanging by chains from the … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal, Entry 1-1: The Hangover

(Beingness blurred, alternate existences winking in and out, choices so many choices. Races, alliances, shifting, changing, taller, lanky, patterns, does the nose have to be so pink?, no not dreads are you insane?, not a tank more a scout, the … Continue reading

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Speaker’s Journal: An Introduction

The editor of this news broadsheet was most insistent that I write an introduction, if he was going to publish from my journal, and so I have agreed. I go by Speaker to Animals, and this is an account of … Continue reading

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