For your reading pleasure, three of my stories are on Smashwords, where you can download them in the format of your choice. These tales are very short and pack a punch—wizards, warriors, assassins, witches, ravens, mice, war, love and mayhem—and they’re free.
Driven by the nocturnal activities of a mouse, a knitter discovers a strange power in the stitches of her latest knitting project. But when her heart is broken, she learns that love is more powerful than even the strengths and pitfalls of the earth’s own magic.
The earth keeps secrets. A warrior discovers an ancient power in his veins when he’s plunged into the political corruption of a war devised to hide the truth of his mother’s death.
The Om Tree
Trees know things. A tree planted by a god at the dawn of a forest and raised in close proximity to an energy well beneath a wizards’ citadel knows a great many things. In this tale, a wizard-assassin loses what is most dear to him and thereby learns the true nature of his art.
If you enjoy these stories, check out Wizards, Woods and Gods, twelve dark fantasy tales exploring the mysteries of the Otherworld through tree and animal lore, magic, cosmos, love, war and mysticism.
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