Reading Habits

A meme is going round (and round and round…), and I take the bait. Found here and on many other places. 1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading? If I have time and can make myself comfortable for more than a few minutes, it’s either the bed or the couch. 2:…

Eyes on the Future: 11. Home Again

“What was that for?” Farkas stood at the foot of the stairs after Vilkas and Njada had left, his face creased into a startled, confused frown. I didn’t know myself. When Vilkas came down the stairs, armoured, freshly painted, sword and bow strapped to his back and his face set in determination, I couldn’t help…

Eyes on the Future: 10. A Job Well Done

Once more we had to make camp, the last time until we’d reach the mysterious tower. But when I told Vilkas to go to sleep and that I’d take the first watch, he shook his head. “Gonna keep you company for a while.” I didn’t want his company. I wanted this night to be over,…

Eyes on the Future: 9. Silent City

“You’re green.” I was swallowing convulsively the saliva that gathered in my mouth, fighting the waves that churned through my stomach. Damned poison, and the foul water had only made it worse. I was too tired to move, even knowing that the nausea would be better if I got up. The adrenaline of the fight…

Eyes on the Future: 8. Into Blackreach

Vilkas sat in a crosslegged squat against the wall, a book in his lap. Did this man never sleep? “You’re still here.” He looked up hesitantly, then nodded at the platter placed on the finely chiselled sidetable beside my bed. I couldn’t help it, but the apple and the strip of dried venison looked as…

100-Words-Drabble

The Argonian glared at the man, the black feathers on top of her head quivering with anger. Claws dug into the cover of the book she was holding. “What have you done, Crassius? A maid? A lusty maid?!” Curio gave her a sheepish smile. “You inspired me, ma’dear.” She composed herself with effort as she…