Flash fiction: Transactions are final

A short Asian girl with a black blazer and white miniskirt brought her grocery on the checkout's conveyor belt. An old Chinese woman behind the counter said something in Cantonese but the girl appeared dumbfounded. "Chinese? No?" the woman asked in English. The girl shook her head. "Japanese", she answered. The woman nodded and began… Continue reading Flash fiction: Transactions are final

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White Destiny 11: Like sleeping with another man

Katherine’s impression of Count Alexander D’Amore was devoid of ill intentions. She painted the picture of a handsome, well-dressed, and courteous noble. She was very much aware of the rumors; that he ran the back channels in West Rufus, that he had dirtied his hands in extortions and murders all over the kingdom, and that… Continue reading White Destiny 11: Like sleeping with another man

White Destiny 10: A fair maiden

In the air was the sizzling of blue steel in the white water, the crackles of red flame on dark charcoals, and the rumble of hammer hoisted above the ironsmith’s chestnut hair. Orange sparks flew every time the hammer struck hot irons on a black anvil. It had been half a moon since the meeting… Continue reading White Destiny 10: A fair maiden

White Destiny 9: More teeth than I

The bishop started his proposal by pointing out the passiveness in the agriculturist’s plan. Whether it was a shelter above ground or underground; the fact remained that Ironheart’s way of life would never be the same. Therefore, he proposed a bold plan to persuade Fazegaid—the dragon that set the Dark Forest ablaze and caused the… Continue reading White Destiny 9: More teeth than I

White Destiny 8: Grow you a meadow

The first councilor to present an idea was Granny Annabel. The agriculturist took inspiration from the greenhouse that came with her master title and proposed that a glass roof should be constructed over the entirety of Ironheart. The walls could serve as the base. The furnaces used in tampered steel production and some kilns in… Continue reading White Destiny 8: Grow you a meadow

White Destiny 7: A sin far too great

It was for the longest time the central platform had been vacated. Fifteen councilors in the Hall of Guidance, a vast hemispherical hall whose floor was made entirely from polished obsidian, and yet none volunteered to be on that stage at the moment. The baron had slumped into his throne and begun drumming his fingers… Continue reading White Destiny 7: A sin far too great

White Destiny 6: Kingdom in peril

Steve the ironsmith had been sleeping before every Silverflow Council meeting. Even though everyone in the council knew the only kind of vote he would cast was “I abstain”, his participation was still required. Half of the time, he would fall asleep during the meeting and someone in the council would start a vote to… Continue reading White Destiny 6: Kingdom in peril

News from Ashlora – Aug/2018

It's been a year since I last wrote something about Ashlora. Most of the contents I published last year are technical notes, which I don't imagine anybody but the people in my engineering class would read. I'm happy to report that I'm succeeding in real life but not in the field of literature as I… Continue reading News from Ashlora – Aug/2018

White Destiny 5: Most gracious and most magnificent

After a swift apology, so swift that the princess had no time to react, Brown dragged Leo by the collar upstairs. He threw Leo into the last room at the end of a narrow corridor where Count D’Amore would sometimes rent to make love with his mistresses. The room was built with master-grade insulation walls.… Continue reading White Destiny 5: Most gracious and most magnificent

White Destiny 4: Yours truly or not

The inventor’s face stiffened. His expression was one of utter horror as he screeched: “You want me to go after the count on the back channels he controls? That’s crazy talk! Nobody in their right mind would accept this job. Not even as a ploy to scam you of your advance!” “Is it really that difficult?” she asked. “Difficult?… Continue reading White Destiny 4: Yours truly or not