Riverside Stories

A series of short stories set along the River Ushelay, in the fantasy kingdom of Golwerra.    Incidentally, this is the same world in which my new e-book, The Price of Blood: Book One of the Golwerra Stores, (subtle right...? real subtle...?) is set.  The ebook is available on Amazon by following the above link (just saying).

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Firenight

The lake almost freezes. Never quite. Even in the heart of winter. But when the weather is fierce enough, in the snow-bundled heights of winter, the...

The Beauty of Our Women (Part 1 of 2)

She gazes out the window. Something a little bit less than a silhouette. From the ground there is only the shape of her, silver against lace, the...

The Beauty of Our Women (Part 2 of 2)

The lords and ladies arrive. There are two days before Firenight, before the feasting and dancing and music. And they just seem to stream in, along...
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Story of the week

Choices, Past and Present

She could count her as kin. More or less. A third or fourth cousin, a few times removed and by marriage. A tenuous link, a thread. She wondered if...
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Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 1 of 4)

Jeddos heard the rumours that she’d been and come back. “Why didn’t you say anything to me before?” His friend, Erngrod, told him – perhaps a little...

Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 2 of 4)

It began with a boy. It began with young Quin Bardsboy racing through the fields and yelling out to everyone: “They’re coming! The northern lords are...
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Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 3 of 4)

“Well, maybe you do,” his mother said, on the day a new lord marched into Hurrendel ahead of a small honour guard, and surrounded by servants and...
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Lives, Lived and Unlived (Part 4 of 4)

Time moved on. Jeddos learnt in his bones that it was stubborn like that. He was told by his father that his mother was sick. That the sickness...