Morbid Warmth

Here’s a quick short story I wrote to celebrate the month of October in my own way. There are some things I could do to improve it, I know, but I wanted to share this now since it’s Halloween and all.

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Taillis Realms Map

I thought it would be fun to experiment with a hex map, just like in the old days of Dungeons and Dragons, and here’s the result. I’m actually really excited for how this map came out! The geography is loosely based on the Bay of Fundy, an area of the world I am very familiar with. The name given to this realm in the title is a work in progress, but it’s also kind of growing on me.

For those of you not in the know, a hex map is a way of setting up a map to make it ideal for exploring. Each one of those hexagons has a number for easy reference and a book full of things that might happen in that hexagon, as well as noteworthy landmarks or structures present. On this map, one hexagon equals three leagues, or approximately six miles (by my reckoning, anyway).

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To Make You Into Something Beautiful

Sometimes the most beautiful stories are also the most melancholy. This piece was a little too short to publish traditionally, but I felt it was too powerful to leave locked away in my folder of unused poems. I hope you all get something out of it.

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To Make You Into Something Beautiful

Sometimes the most beautiful stories are also the most melancholy. This piece was a little too short to publish traditionally, but I felt it was too powerful to leave locked away in my folder of unused poems. I hope you all get something out of it.

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To Make You Into Something Beautiful

Sometimes the most beautiful stories are also the most melancholy. This piece was a little too short to publish traditionally, but I felt it was too powerful to leave locked away in my folder of unused poems. I hope you all get something out of it.

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July Updates

I returned from a trip to the coast a few days ago. My time spent on the fogbound cliffs and primeval pine forests was truly wonderful. It seemed at times that there was something new to inspire my writing around every corner. As nice as it was, though, it’s also nice to be back in familiar surroundings.

While The Channeler is being finished up, I’ve been working on a new, unrelated novel. This new novel is tentatively titled A Heart of Stone and was started with the goal of capturing the feeling the best-written fairy tales give me when I read them. I look forward to the point where I can share an excerpt with you all!

As far as my poetry goes, I’m still trying to find places to submit my work to. So far, the only response I’ve received has been a rejection. That’s perfectly fine, though. My poetry isn’t right for everyone and rejections are nothing to take personally. If any of you have suggestions for places I might query, however, I would be eternally grateful.

Dollhouse Cafe Table

Wow, this is a monochrome photo.

This is my second attempt at a dollhouse table, made at 1:12 scale. I like to think I’ve made a lot of progress since my first attempt, especially when considering the legs. While it might not be much to look at on a screen, I had to shape each of those legs by hand with a pocket knife! That takes a lot of work for someone who isn’t used to such tools.

My plans now are to make a proper scene, rather than just upload pieces of furniture. So that means next I’ll need a couple chairs, some decorations, and a backdrop. I’m confident I can make all of those, though.

It’s also worth noting that I’m still very new to this craft, so any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

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