Thogdan

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Apologies for a lack of updates and a lack of Tarot stories! University work will be over soon, and that will leave me to do as I please (meaning go on week-long benders). But when THAT’S over, there’ll be more weekly tales, I promise. In the meantime, here’s a half a biscuit to tide you over til dinner.


Thogdan impaled the earth, and leant on his sword. From the mountaintops, he watched the purple clouds of Narc’loda drift over the Northern horizon, caressing the Great City’s spires, and recollected the time he had single handedly thrown the tyrant-wizard to the ground below. Inside, he smiled slightly, but his face remained in its usual stony grimace.

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Knight of Pentacles

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Knight of Pentacles

1. Wake up.
2. Fold covers once, then again.
3. Get out of bed.
4. Walk one circle, then two semi-circles, in the centre of the room.
5. Open blind.
6. Look at landscape outside; if the fountain and the tree aren’t beside each other, and the old lady in the lion pelt is screaming in tongues, you’re dreaming. Repeat steps 1 through 5.
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The Hermit

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The Hermit

The sun arced around itself as I drifted away; I was now far enough that I could watch its orbit in full. Mine had broken, and the planetoid that I lived on was now adrift amongst the stars.
The growing field of ink was beautiful, and the gemstones that glowed against the horizon were far enough for me to not worry about floating into them, but close enough that I could still see them twinkle. I tried to grab a handful in giddy delusion.

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The Magician

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The Magician

Staggered through an alleyway; passed out in the trash. Not a problem – it formed around my body like a black plastic throne. That was when my subjects came to pay me tribute.
“O, wise and noble bum,” said a plague of rats that emerged from the smelly heap. “We only ask that we may dwell in the spacious courtroom of your head.”
“Sure,” I replied. Why not? “Climb in my ear.”

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Self post: Tarot Stories: Deck I is out!

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HI!
Despite my last post only two hours ago, I’ve wrangled the formatting and managed to get the interactive contents page working. The anthology is now out as a free eBook! Oh, I’m so happy. You can download it from Smashwords here;

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/529779

Thanks!

Ben

Selfpost: Free eBook coming soon.

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Proposed cover

Hi everyone!
I started the tarot card-based story endeavour a few months ago, and I now have a semi-sizeable set of flash fiction stories. With this first set, I’ve decided to release them as a convenient – and completely free – eBook. The first will be released on Amazon in the coming days, with others set to release as the collection on WordPress grows.
Thank you kindly!

-Ben

The Tower

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The Tower

I locked myself in a box, once.

There was a storm coming. I knew I didn’t want to be a part of it; become swept away like my friends and family (and all other stupid people). No rain nor hail nor sleet nor lightning could get me in here.

No fiends, no raiders, no radiation nor mutants could come in, either – I locked it good and tight.

I knew that when the storm came, I was safe.

And it did, and I was.

But they pawed at the door when I heard it approach – let us in! let us in!

Brothers, I tried, but I couldn’t get out if my life – or all life – depended on it.

Help.