Hundred Word Wander – Stone

The hall was silent.

“Hello?” I managed. “Heart of my Heart?”

It felt wrong to tiptoe down that sacred place, watched by Hearts long past, or at least, by their paintings. Many bore a stern, regal look, but when the Cardus family came into view, their eyes were full of warmth, courage and trust.

That was a sire you’d be proud of, they’d said. I’d said.

“Heart of my Heart?”

Icarus Cardus was my sire. When I was born from the earth, his kindly eyes were the first thing I saw.

And now, the forges dead, eyes closed…never again.

Quote of the Week

“You want me to wake up an immortal, nigh-godlike spirit of the outer planes…by poking it?”

“Well of course it sounds foolhardy when you say it like that.”

Mel and Orin, Elf Story

(Note: Elf Story is undergoing intense editing, so any quotes featured in Quote of the Week may be subject to change in future drafts. Y’know, just so you’re aware.)

Hundred Word Wander – Soul

“So you don’t want to sell your soul?”

I glanced to the cupboard under the sink, where a small, annoying imp looked at me like a prime piece of sirloin.

“No,” I said, firmly. “I am quite alright, thank you.”

“It’s just…no one’s ever refused the money and power before,” the imp whined. “And then I tried the classic lust route and even that didn’t work!”

I tried closing the door, but all it did was POOF on top of a shelf instead. I sighed.

“What’s so good about my soul, eh?” I asked.

The imp shrugged. “Collector’s value?”