Saving the Kingdom

He sat silent, waiting for more. A woman’s mind is hard enough to fathom, and that of royalty indecipherable. … More Saving the Kingdom

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The Contract

The merchant scowled as he read the duchess’s message.  He pursed his lips and stroked his clean-shaven chins.  “They tell me he’s a halfwit.  What makes you think he could be of any use to me?” … More The Contract

Outtakes

Murder your darlings. –Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Sometimes you write a scene, or chapter, or half a goddamn book. and discover that, as much as you love it, it just doesn’t fit into the rest of the piece. That happened to me a few times. So I’m posting them here. Enjoy!