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Series Check-In - Vlad Taltos

Today I am trying something a little different. Awhile back I reviewed the first three books in the Vlad Taltos series, starting with Jhereg, by Steven Brust. 964 more words


On-Call Sharp Shooter (Part 1)

It isn’t easy being me. My entire job revolves around customer support, fulfilling calls and orders from my boss and other bullshit clients who don’t have the balls to do the job themselves. 1,706 more words

Original Works

Dailies 7/12/17: Smith's goldenrod, Dickinson's letter to the world, 1 of Falck's multiple fatigue performances & 1 of Hayes' 100 + sonnets to his assassin!

Note: both Terrance Hayes and Noah Falck have pieces up today that are parts of ongoing series of multiple poems w/the same titles (Hayes: “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin,” Falck: 128 more words

Under a Carmine Sky

There are many rules to a safe life in a city. Don’t stay out later than the sun. Avoid the narrow alleys and stick to the broad streets. 607 more words

Short Stories

Bloody Mercy

She stood before her window, gazing serenely out over her courtyard, when the door to her chambers flew open. A girl, clothed in brown, practically fell into the room. 424 more words


Wordsketch: An Assassin's Tour of Lower Brayven [Fantasy]

I’ve waffled over posting this. It references more mature themes than I’m used to writing. The vast internet may laugh at what I call “mature” themes, but I’ll still rate it PG-13. 1,474 more words


Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. 473 more words