Old Nathan: Chapter 1

Old Nathan: Chapter 1

THE BULL The cat slunk in the door with angry grace and snarled to Old Nathan, “Somebody’s coming, and he’s bringing a great blond bitch-dog with ’im.” Then he sprang up the wall, using a chink in the logs at the height of a man’s head to boost himself the last of the...

Chapter Three

The Dragon’s Boy: Chapter Three “First question is, why did you have a cold camp last night?” Cordhe wasted no time in getting into the middle of what he saw as his responsibility—making sure Evann could ‘make do’, as he put it. Evann lowered his eyes as...

Chapter Two

The Dragon’s Boy: Chapter Two That first night Evann had reached the edge of the territory that he knew around the village at about the same time that the moon was low enough in the sky that he lost its light on his path. For all that he was young, Evann knew...

Chapter One

The Dragon’s Boy: Chapter One Whap! The slap against the back of Evann’s head hurt. So did the moment when his head bounced off the frame of the bellows as a result of getting the slap. If he’d seen it coming, he could have at least partially ducked it, and for...
Chapter Three

Chapter Three

Jamaica Blue Magic: Chapter Three Jamaica, 2010 Alfred’s Ocean Palace was a beachfront motel, painted brilliant blue, a two-story building with a peaked roof and a partial third floor. The windows were heavily shaded, and the siding of the building was weathered and...

Chapter Two

Jamaica Blue Magic: Chapter Two Jamaica, 2010 It had been years since he thought of how his parents died. Was it a memory or a vision? Memories and visions were often difficult to tell apart, especially now. Did it matter? Anna’s death had dredged up a whole dark load...