Ambush (2020)

Ambush (2020)

Ambush (2020) [Original manuscript] ““The signs were all there, the surface tracks revealed by the light of her storm lamp, the musty carrion smell on the light zephyr that stirred the dune slip slopes. It was only when Malena heard the abrasive slithering and...
Hanging by a thread (2020)

Hanging by a thread (2020)

Hanging by a thread (2020) [Original manuscript] “You cast your fate in the face of a sandstorm by saving this wanderer’s life, Ashra”, the shaman hissed as he emerged from the shadows that hid the winding passage out of the Sadusi warren, “You know well that...
Making ready (2020)

Making ready (2020)

Making ready (2020) [Original manuscript] “Sandwiched between the high canyonlands of the Rakta’M Wastelands and the scarp of Varu’Mandira where her clan’s water shrine was hidden, lay the Ashman’Rak’Sh, the “Devil’s...
The water shrine (2019)

The water shrine (2019)

Results for "1" [Original manuscript] “The rescue of the injured star traveler had incurred a blood debt of water for the clan and, as the century-old law of the Sadusi demanded, Malena was required to make the arduous journey across Ashman’Rak’Sh, the...
The longing (2019)

The longing (2019)

[Original manuscript] “The cold desert night had long descended, filling the troughs between the dunes that hugged the base of the high wind-eroded sandstone bluff with flurries of moisture-laden mist. These were called the “tears of the sand”...