Chapter 1: Get a Job — Chronicles of Tyria

Tide of Shadows is a serial story set in the world of Tyria, from the online MMOs Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. I participated in and won a short story contest in mid 2019 through the fan site, Chronicles of Tyria. CoT is officially sponsored by the game’s developer, ArenaNet, so I thought this was pretty cool. My prize was to be offered a position as one of their writers. And so was born the story of Captain Jos Blackfyre, the captain of the shipping vessel Hiraeth. You can get the latest episodes/chapters over on Chronicles of Tyria. The link below will take you there.

Captain Jos Blackfyre and the crew of the shipping vessel Hiraeth need a job. But, when her First Mate Nexx has a suggestion, she’s not sure that the quick swig of rum she had for breakfast is going to be enough.

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SpecArt Spotlight: Beste Erel

I’m a little late in posting this. You can thank our American turkey-eating holiday, Thanksgiving. Anyway, here we go, into another SpecArt Spotlight! This time we’re talking with Beste Erel, a freelance illustrator in the grey-blue city of Istanbul, Turkey. She’s been creating art since she was a child. Her …

Stormy Night, A 20TweetTales Noir Story

Wrote this 20TweetTales piece a few months ago, just forgot to share it here. Stormy Night continues a bit on my Noir theme, though this one is has a bit of a different bend at the end. This is based on Jasper Zhao’s mysterious piece, “Something happened…” Thread by @WriterWilke: …

Clarice, A 20TweetTales SciFi Noir Story

Cyberpunk has always been part futuretech scifi and part hardboiled noir, which is probably why I like things like Blade Runner and Johnny Mnemonic so much. TBH, I need to read more of that. But in the mean time, I think this quick little #20TweetTales story based on Eddie Conway’s …

Courier, A 20TweetTales SciFi Story

Mad Max, Fallout, 12 Monkeys, Escape from New York, and even Cherry 2000… I love post apocalyptic SciFi fiction. That’s why this image from Ivan Khotenov is so cool for me. Titled simply Sk_15, it embodies so much of Mad Max with the semi-futuristic design combined with  the ready-to-destroy mounted …

Runner, a 20TweetTales SciFi Story

It’s always interesting when a digital artist creates a piece of future military hardware. I like to compare how my past experiences with vehicles, guns and stuff in the Marines compares to what they think might come to exist. Alex Ichim’s military piece Runner shows two vehicles that, to me, …