Tag Archives: Free fantasy

The Killing Place: Postscript

The other week I posted the concluding part of my novella ‘The Killing Place’. I hope everyone enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s a story that was a long time in coming, an idea I’ve … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 9 – Absolution

The boat had survived somehow – her design, perhaps. Others were smashed and broken but theirs was still moored, tied to the remnants of the quay. She’d laid him gently next to the tiller, feathers and all – he wanted … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 8 – Something New

It was while he was climbing out of the wreckage that he saw the shape of things: the way everything had gone, unexpectedly and inexplicably, and how it couldn’t have gone any other way – he had been led about, … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 7 – Wielding

Something was wrong: he could feel it. She sensed it too. At the last second she stopped, turned her head. He turned with her, caught sight of Thaylan an instant before he gave the signal. Then they were surrounded. Archers … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 6 – A Trap is Set…

The Nauticans believed that all things came from the sea, and must needs return there. Thaylan believed something similar, though he did not worship the tides, or the God Beneath the Waves, or whoever it was the western islanders felt … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 5 – Evling

He’d suffered so many wounds in the past that he’d begun to believe pain held no more surprises for him. He’d been wrong. The further they went, the worse it got. He’d seen men with broken backs, shattered spines, heard … Continue reading

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