The power of 750 words

I first heard about the power of writing 750 words a day while attending the University of Iowa’s MOOC last fall. A forum post popped up asking who else used the site and I didn’t think anything about it. I write as much as I can when I can. I’m spastic enough as it is,Continue reading “The power of 750 words”

Starvation

The 27th Day of Ripening Season, 342 years After Mourning We are starving. The storerooms are empty, the grain all but vanished.  The larders are filled with dust, while the abandoned gardens wither under a sticky heat. It is not as if there is a shortage of food. Wheat stretches toward the sky, not yetContinue reading “Starvation”

Jakob’s Journal Update

As mentioned previously, I’ve stumbled across the personal notes of Jakob Borchain, one of the priests in Aramas. For those of you who’ve read Ashborne, you might have remembered his encounter with Riatha. (For those of you who haven’t, what are you waiting for?) As you’ll discover over the next few months, his part in Riatha’s story isContinue reading “Jakob’s Journal Update”

Games and Mercy

The 17th day of Ripening Season, 342 years After Mourning Hope dwindles further with each soul that passes. We lost fourteen today: seven men, three women and four children. Their names have been recorded in the ledger. I have given young Barly the unwelcome task of carting them away before the heat sours them. A hardContinue reading “Games and Mercy”

Jakob’s Journal Introduction

If you’ve stumbled across Jakob’s Journal for the first time, welcome. It’s a special section where, over the course of the next few weeks and months, you can read about an extraordinary series of events. A tale of doubt and anguish. A tale of grief and hope. You may cry. You may cheer. In the end, IContinue reading “Jakob’s Journal Introduction”