Need a fantasy fix while you’re counting down to Game of Thrones? My fantasy short, “A Room Apart”, is available to read for free online. An affectionate parody of epic fantasy/sword & sorcery genre tropes, it takes aim at such classics as Game of Thrones, Legend of the Seeker, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Continue reading
My epic fantasy short “Chosen” was published in Redhead Magazine last fall. It deconstructs/subverts a lot of the tropes in epic fantasy and sword & sorcery that I both love and hate. It’s kind of an ode to everything wrong with the chosen one hero story, especially in generic B-Fantasy. If you love and/or hate hero stories (or just have twenty minutes to kill), I hope you’ll check it out.
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say…”
– J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit