Poetic Musings

Thank you for taking this literary journey with me! Here I post personal thoughts on social issues, reflections about day-to-day living, and of course a healthy amount of stories inspired by the many games I’ve played over the years. I try to update several times a week, and genuinely appreciate the care and support of all who read these words, whether the post is fanciful or heartfelt.

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Transition Periods (Mage Concept)

He died when he was little. Well, not died exactly, and not when he was so little. What his life was beforehand seemed minuscule, almost immaterial in contrast. Hamlet may have criticized Horacio about the limits of philosophy, but he was certainly on-point when it...

Conquest: Reprieve

Resting atop the tall Ocean Spire, I felt at peace. My companions had retired to the relative warmth of the sigil room below, but the cool wind didn't bother me up here as it once may have. I still felt the magic from the completed Edict of Fire coursing through me, a...

Greatness (Campaign Teaser)

"The Empire cries with great need," Hikoma intoned, his deep voice slow and solemn as was the custom in Crossroads Village, far from any crossroads, and far from being a true village. "It is now a time for heroes." The men and women seated before him bowed in unison,...

A Stitch in Time (Mage Concept)

Marlene often told stories, particularly when the drafty house would rattle with evening winds, trying to ward off her own fear of the dark unknown. Mother was out on a grand adventure, she envisioned, striding across kingdoms and empires in search of priceless...

Sometime Around Midnight (Music Review)

Some songs are praised for their wide range of possible interpretations, the many ways in which they speak to different people, while others have a more straight-forward and singular lyrical presentation. The Airborne Toxic Event's 2008 hit "Sometime Around Midnight"...

Embers

She spent every Summer at her grandparent's farm, surrounded by nature in a way she never could be at home in the city. There were cows in the barn, chickens in the roost, and endless fields of wild plants that waved with the passing wind. Every day was filled with...