Lucas Finally Breaks My Heart

After more than a decade of defending him, I am finally brokenhearted by George Lucas. Why, George, why? See, I have always regarded him my favorite director. And not just for Star Wars. I love THX-1138 and American Graffiti just as well. Despite the torrent of hatred lobbed at him from YouTube and message boards,... Continue Reading →

The City of the Drowned: Chapter 15

Chapter 15The Trident           “Don’t ever leave me again.” Thelana’s cheek pressed between the scarred clefts of his torso. He longed to take her, to feel her soft hair between his fingers, but new manacles weighted his wrists.“It was the only way.”“Perhaps,” she said, watching him as if he might vanish. “They wouldn’t let me see you... Continue Reading →

The City of the Drowned: Chapter 14

Chapter 14Tide of FearsThe salt desert spread with the teeming thousands. Gold stallions bucked on the red backdrop of the Nibian banner. The left flank was burnished in studded plate and banded mail. Soon, other groups joined the Nibian cavalry, a ragtag of freemen and mercenaries under the blue fist of Kratos; the blue-skinned, turbaned... Continue Reading →

The City of the Drowned: Chapter 13

Chapter 13The CurseScreams rang in the darkness followed by flickers of light. Though familiar with the voice, they shuddered at it. Nothing enraged the Batal like betrayal. “Novae!”With the Ancient word, Emma made their surroundings visible. It was a faint glow without origin, turning the dust to glitter. Emmaxis sparked again against the weathered patterns of... Continue Reading →

The City of the Drowned: Chapter 12

Chapter 12The High Priest of the FaithlessTripods were found and erected, their brassieres set ablaze, and the altar chamber took form. Ripples radiated from their ankles, the crests glinting like jewels as they moved through the shallow water. Xandr was overcome with an awful sense of recognition as the tomb-like chamber met his eyes. Shattered... Continue Reading →

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

I've heard it said by many different people that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written while the author was on some kind of hallucinogenic drug. I still believe this to be an urban legend, but after finishing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, I can understand why some people might come to that... Continue Reading →

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Despite the little voice inside me that is saying, "Don't do it, Nick!" I am compelled to talk about the issue of feedback, and yes, I realize a lot of this is going to sound like sour grapes, but I feel there is a lot of ignorance that needs to be dispelled.It's silly for me... Continue Reading →

The City of the Drowned: Chapter 11

Chapter 11The MaelstromCircling high above the turmoil, raven eyes watched, as Thelana and Arrow burst from the stables and Meridius erupted into flame, as the grayquid were vanquished. When all appeared calm, she glided from her crow’s nest again onto the ship.The feeling of transformation was like the climax that comes with copulation—it stirred every... Continue Reading →

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