An Interview

I asked readers for some questions, and then I answered them.  Who is your inspiration for Hess?  I actually don’t have a conscious inspiration for Hess. I think Hess is a collective of my mom friends. What real-life places inspired the lands in your universe?  Oh, great question! Daiesen Bay is roughly inspired by Greece….

96-Blood and Blade

  I felt her presence only a heartbeat before her voice slivered through the darkness, “Well, well, well. Look who we have here.” I turned, fighting the irrational terror that assaulted my senses. Lamplight was already brushing her clothing as she approached, and I shifted my grip on my knives. I didn’t dare look over…

76-Slippery

Sounds of a door opening and closing, then of Bel moving around and muttering to himself. Lightning coursed through me as I realized he might, at any moment, decide to come check on me. I spun, looking around the bedroom for anything useful. There was a small table by the sofa. A sideboard held a…