Two things I learned this week and some Tornmile news

So apologies about the radio silence over the last little bit of time. It’s been a hectic sort of period with performing in plays (one at the Royal Shakespeare Company) and moving house (not at the Royal Shakespeare Company). Also, I hadn’t a whole lot to post about and wanted to take some time to … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 52

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Tornmile Part LII: Out of the Frying Pan Seren felt the rock scrape against her back, tearing her tunic and biting into her flesh. The impact of the water had separated her from Johreel and though she twisted to look for him, silt kicked up from the seabed obscured her vision. The undertow pulled at … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 51

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Tornmile Part LI: The Poison in the Cup Johreel whipped past the outer marker and saw the red scarf there as he had expected: the Magister had returned and Seren had been able to leave the marker. He wondered whether she was really in danger, but the surgeon had been adamant and the subject was … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 50

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Tornmile Part L: The Golden Hawk Mishak pushed the girl ahead of him out into the large square that sprawled before the mansions of the city’s Northern district. The bland name belay the expense of the buildings and the nobility that lived there, but now was not a time for musing on the vanity of … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 49

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Tornmile Part XLIX: Vows Brielle supressed the urge to rub at her knee and looked at the candles on the altar in front of her. The time was nearly gone and she would be glad to be able to rise from her position on the floor. The cathedral’s stonework was old and worn with use, … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 48

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Tornmile Part XLVIII: A Pair of Damsels Mishak and Wieland emerged from the The Old Wreck into the dark street. The air smelled of the recent rain, though no more than a steady trickle still fell from the sky. Mishak turned his coat collar up against it and wondered how the smith managed without a … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 47

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Tornmile Part XLVII: Leaf In A Forest Johreel moved quickly through the undergrowth, crouching as he moved to avoid being seen. Trees creaked and cracked as the wind shivered through the canopy above. That wind was cold, cutting through Johreel’s tunic to the skin. But Johreel didn’t care about the wind, what he cared about … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 46

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Tornmile Part XLVI: An Unexpected Meeting “Fools!” Darian said angrily as they made their way down the staircase away from the Chamber of Governance, “Bloody pontificating bloody fools!” Brielle had never seen Darian angry; he was usually in such control of what he was feeling. Even when he spoke of Ferrer he did it in … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 45

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Tornmile Part XLV: What Lies Hidden Johreel choked on snow and bitter cold bit at his skin. With effort, he rolled onto his back and coughed the snow from his mouth and throat, then laid breathing deeply and staring up at the sky. There was a pain in his face, a line of agony striking … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 44

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Tornmile Part XLIV: Honourable Scum Mishak tapped his mug on the ring stained bar to call for a refill and waited for the serving girl to get to him. She was a pretty young woman with dark hair falling about her face in waves, tousled and wild in places. Her eyes were light – mostly … Continue reading

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