The Bard is Back!

That’s right.

It’s been a long time and a busy two years but I give my word I have been at least mildly productive. More on that below.

So then, what is new in life? Let’s see…

I have married my greatest friend in the world and it’s been an amazing time together. I’ve also undertaken a new profession. Of this, I am gruntled. The Lady and I left our old estate, and after traveling a bit, we finally settled down in yet another brittle state ablaze with fire.

And then there are the beasts…

The demonic beasts of our household are all faring quite well. The dire wolves are both happy to howl at the moon and slumber at our feet. They patrol the corridors and estate … always on the prowl. The winged visage of death and destruction still looms overhead, shrieking curses at any who would get too close or show weakness.

All of this brings me to now.

I have always wanted to be a storyteller and writer and have often shared the characters and stories I have created with a few friends. Now, I want to share with more people.

So, here’s what I’m going to do. There’s probably only going to be 1-2 posts a month featuring my fiction, but it’s here for all to read.

Hopefully, I manage to create an entertaining story that will interest a reader other than myself. I have all of these ideas – some written, some still up in my head. For now, I have one story that I am working on to share, but I have others in various levels of existence.

To start, I’ll be telling a modern supernatural/suspense tale I’m calling “The Nights Ahead”. This story will follow a man, named Jeremy LeBlanc, who is ready to give up on life, only to realize that others will always be in need of help and protection. It’s a shadowy tale about finding darkness in the world and will involve the discovery of a serial killer that isn’t human. Join me as Jeremy searches and shines light on the shadowy parts of the city.

In the future, I also have a story somewhere near heroic fantasy or sword and sorcery. If all goes well, I’ll be including that as well – in time, of course. It features Desmond Pierce as he struggles to find out about his previous life while also hunting down the most dangerous mages in the world.

I’ve got a lot of ideas – short stories or longer ranging from science fiction and fantasy and also the game related topics I’ve written about in the past. The idea is simple, I’ll write and post. You read.

This shall be my repository or archive and you have a key.

Your Dice Will Betray You – Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass by Christopher Chancy

If you want variety in fiction … here’s a good start:  a woman searching for her missing son in a shadowy world, a group of super villains banding together, and brave EMTs working their shifts in a post-zombie outbreak world.  These are worlds that Christopher Chancy has created Continue reading “Your Dice Will Betray You – Shattered Glass”

The Competition!

Let it be known!  Samantha and I had a competition painting our first Warhammer 40k miniatures and after a busy two weeks of her working on her art business and me fixing stuff around the house that shouldn’t be broken – we’re done.  We wanted to let you decide who you thought did the best (vote for Chris!)

The rules were short and sweet:

  1.  Only five days of actual painting were allowed (due to art commissions, Samantha had nowhere as much free time to paint as I did.)
  2.  The paints had to come from the Citadel Hobby Starter Set.
  3. The loser has to base coat all the other miniatures.

Here are the pictures!  Who do you think did a better job?  Vote in the comments.

Chris’s Chaos Space Marines – Chosen with Power Fist
Samantha’s Dark Angels – Librarian Turmiel



Your Dice Will Betray You – Simon’s First Gun

It’s time again for another edition of Your Dice Will Betray You.  This time, our lens focuses on a single vampire named Simon in his nightly struggles against the beast within, the violent world around him, and a bad situation made worse.  Deep within the unforgiving shadows of the fictional city of Sacho, Simon finds himself caught in a battle without fully understanding what he is or how he became entrenched in the fight. Continue reading “Your Dice Will Betray You – Simon’s First Gun”