Mythology, Short Story

Why are the ideas of things scarier than the reality?

And here we are on Monday, and the Mythology of the Modern World is happily open for business. Today, our question comes from an old friend not only of Banter Latte and Websnark but even random noodlings and writings for the In Nomine role playing game over at Steve Jackson Games. Moe Lane -- an excellent writer of… Continue reading Why are the ideas of things scarier than the reality?

Fantasy, Horror, Incomplete, Short Story

From the Vault: Langue

Another fragment. Another incomplete story. Distinctive this time because A) I have absolutely no recollection of writing it (though it's clearly something I wrote) and B) I have absolutely no idea where I was going with it. But it seems interesting to me. In a way, it's more stock than a lot of what I've… Continue reading From the Vault: Langue

Incomplete, Science Fiction

From the Vault: America the Beautiful

When we go back to stuff I wrote in the past, moving forward, I think we'll call it "From the Vault." That's the sort of thing we'll do on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on those Tuesdays and Thursdays we actually do something. This is a fragment -- an incomplete chapter one of a book never written,… Continue reading From the Vault: America the Beautiful

Fan Fiction, In Nomine, Incomplete

The Shal Mari Blues: A fragment

We continue a week where work is being... well, workish. No complaints. The start of the year is going significantly better than I could have feared. Still, there is much to be done and not much time to work here. So, this is another incomplete story -- the first chapter of an extended fanfic I… Continue reading The Shal Mari Blues: A fragment

Mythology

Why do we get spam email that’s complete gibberish or random sentences from books strung together?

This week, we have a myth com from reader Streon, who asks us: Why do we get spam email that’s complete gibberish or random sentences from books strung together? Streon's question is a good one. He is careful, by the by, to differentiate between the spam e-mail that uses a block of gibberish like a… Continue reading Why do we get spam email that’s complete gibberish or random sentences from books strung together?

Fan Fiction, Horror, Nobilis

A Judgment of History

For those tired of In Nomine fan fiction, I offer up this Nobilis fan fiction, for this our Random Thursday. Nobilis is one of the primary influences on my Mythology series, though it is (generally) a darker take on it. Humanity mixes with the divine, assuming Estates and powers, and entering into a very genteel… Continue reading A Judgment of History

Fan Fiction, Horror, In Nomine, Short Story

Antonio: The Calabite’s Song

It's storytelling day! And this is a bit different for it -- this is an In Nomine piece -- a bit of fan fiction. And who's to say I can't post some fan fiction now and again? It's long -- novella length, around twelve thousand words. Normally, I'd break it into more than one part… Continue reading Antonio: The Calabite’s Song