Tag Archives: water

Heading into the Wet Blue Yonder in Fantasy

First, I know it’s July 4th here, so I’m not expecting too much traffic for this post.  Also, why I’m going to keep it semi-short and leave it open to conversation for those that happen to be in the blogosphere. … Continue reading

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So you want to use Elemental magic in your story?

Last week I talked about elements in fiction. Today, I’ll make that helpful . . . entertaining . . . I promised a list, so I’m going to do it. Don’t say I never deliver even if the end result … Continue reading

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Elements in Fiction

It actually took me years to realize that the Fantastic Four were based on the four elements.  In my defense, I was into Spider-Man and the X-Men, so I barely paid attention to the FF unless they made a cameo.  … Continue reading

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City Poem: Hero’s Gate

Walled and beautiful This city born of heroic paths Surrounding the Flooding Falls That plunge beneath the surface Where no man can see Friendly people Safe among the guards Greeting all travels Never fearing the brewing threats Until the streets … Continue reading

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City Poem: L’Dandrin River

Weaving through Ralian From Gaia to Freedom Full of rapids Rocks And serenity Great ships float upon its form A river deep and long Few dangers thrive Upon its shores Few beasts can break the trees Yet a hero must … Continue reading

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Deeper by Jane Thomson

I recently finished reading Deeper by Jane Thomson.  This is the story of a mermaid (they’re called mers) that wants to be human, so it’s a retelling of ‘The Little Mermaid’.  That’s where the similarities end. There is an odd … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: illusions at the waterfall

“She tricked me again,” Trinity growls as she drags herself out of the river. She looks up at the top of the thirty-foot waterfall with a cold, angry stare. Trinity is still amazed at the detail of the landscape illusion … Continue reading

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