The Friday Muse – Tinson’s Door (Part 2)

Curiosity had always scratched at his insides, luring him into the fields of science, technology,
and astronomy. The Black Door, however, was something completely different. It was something that fell between the
shelves of Tinson’s chosen fields of research. The Black Door was something supernatural, something alien. Something bizarre. … More The Friday Muse – Tinson’s Door (Part 2)

The Friday Muse – Tinson’s Door (Part 1)

Tinson felt a strange mix of loneliness and contemplative freedom being in the common study room this late after everyone else had already retired for the evening, even though on most nights, the scientists and scholars who came to this place usually stayed late into the night and early into the morning to drink in the knowledge and research available in the mid-sized study hall. … More The Friday Muse – Tinson’s Door (Part 1)

The Friday Muse – The Princess of Para

The frosted glass allowed the morning’s luminescence to bleed into the castle, filling the hallway with bright white light that flowed gracefully across the white marble flooring, the brownish-gray walls, and the ivory doors of the servants’ quarters. The scent of bacon and potatoes filled the wide corridor, signaling breakfast, but the silence that permeated … More The Friday Muse – The Princess of Para

Small Sacrifices

The receptionist at the front desk wore a long white lab coat, but Brittany doubted she was a doctor. Or a nurse. Or in any way related to the medical field. She carried a bit of weight in her stomach and cheeks, and she smelled like wildflower-scented soap. Her scent was much like that of … More Small Sacrifices

The Friday Muse – Darkness Pierced (Part 2)

Darkness Pierced (Part 1) Melissa Robinson nearly died of hypothermia that last day of winter. After falling through the icy surface of Turnkey’s Pond, the cold shock of the water beneath almost immediately paralyzed her, preventing her from making it from the center of the lake back to land. Everyone from the winter celebration had … More The Friday Muse – Darkness Pierced (Part 2)