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She was sure that this would be the end of it. When she ripped out his heart, she was sure that it would kill him. It had always worked before. When she was done with a man it was the kindest thing to do. Rather than let him suffer a life without her, why not […]

Dear HuffPo… I’m Breaking Up With You

Dear Huffington Post, I’m breaking up with you. I know. You’re great, and we had some fabulous times together. I mean, you never published any of my stuff, but that’s okay. I read your stuff. You gave me more stuff. I clicked your links, I shared your links. Other people read them. It was a […]

Is Mommitment Just For Moms?

What am I doing here? What would a man be doing on a blog about making a #mommitment? Why would I bother supporting such a venture that has nothing to do with me? I’m certainly not a mom. Last I checked I am not a woman. While it’s true I am a father, fathers don’t […]

TOSOD Chapter 19

The next day’s journey was just as uneventful as the last. Marek had another pointless conversation with Razoun. Barsheel was drilling Dynast heavily and making him read volumes of scrolls every chance he could. By this Dynast was kept very quiet. Still the men seemed in good spirits and Marek could feel the love growing […]

TOSOD Chapter 18

Everybody was up early and ready for a full day of work. They all had plenty to do. They approached the city walls and were welcomed without any reservation. They went their separate ways and soon Marek and Miranda were headed toward the city center. When they got there they were greeted by two of […]

Guest Post by colleendreams

Today’s post comes to you via colleendreams. She has a remarkable talent for weaving captivating stories that pull in the reader from the start. Her page may be found here. One of my favorite stories right now is her ongoing work which she has dutifully been posting chapter by chapter on her blog. You may start […]

TOSOD Chapter 17

Marek sat alone for most of the evening. He pondered where to go next while pretending to study a map of the known world. As the men finished eating and the fire died out Trax asked if Marek needed anything. Marek dismissed him and said that he was fine. Trax knew this to be a […]

TOSOD Chapter 16

In the morning Marek was his usual stern self, and Miranda took her place among the men. Marek reiterated that they would search every building together and that no one would be splitting up for any reason. Trax outlined the path they would be taking. They would weave along the east side of the city […]

TOSOD Chapter 15

Marek awoke and found his men eating breakfast. He and his men ate heartily and made their last goodbyes to the council members. They filled their water jugs and made for the city walls. The city was already starting to come to life again. Some of the citizens had even moved back into their homes. […]

TOSOD Chapter 14

Marek awoke with the sun shining brightly in his eyes. He ate breakfast quickly and set out to gather his men. He ran into Dynast and found himself instantly smiling at the boy. “Dynast, do you still wish to join me and my men.” “Yes, very much so.” “Barsheel has agreed to take charge of […]