Tornmile: Part 37

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Tornmile Part XXXVII: A Companion’s Worth  The road from the city to the Crucible was not a long one, but as Johreel urged his horse past the gate guards the road stretched before him like the unending, featureless wastes of the deserts of Abboral. There were two reasons for him feeling that way. The first … Continue reading

And The Greatest Of These…

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And the Greatest of These… Faith looked at the cupboard, eyeing it suspiciously. There was nothing particularly suspicious about it – all she could see from here was a door made of plain wood with a chrome handle. It was deserving of her suspicion though for two reasons. Firstly, she knew exactly what was in … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 36

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Tornmile Part XXXVI: A Calling Card Mishak ran a thumb down the axe head as he and Marthe walked down the streets of the Tanneries, mid-morning sun causing them to squint to see properly. The axe weighed down at his side, but it was more comforting than the short sword had been: that now rested … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 35

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Tornmile Part XXXV: A Little Message Brielle screamed and kicked a drinking cup, which flew through the air and smashed against the chimney on the opposite side of the room. Frustration overtook her anger and she sank to her knees, breathing heavily and with tears starting to form in her eyes. It was hours after … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 34

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Tornmile Part XXXIV: New Allies As the cart passed into the tunnel and approached the gate, Mishak looked sideways at Marthe. He felt a frown cross his face and hoped that she would not turn and see it, though the single torch added no light to the meagre amount from the sun outside. She confounded … Continue reading

If I Told You I Loved You

In a few days’ time it will be opening night of my second play The Way Things Are. I’m excited. I’m nervous. But I think everything’s more or less under control. To get you in the mood, here is a poem I wrote recently, which I think all the characters of the play can relate … Continue reading

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