On dragons…

”The trees had dwindled into nothing, leaving only dusty earth and rocks, when Rom noticed a large stone structure in the distance. The path would take him straight to it, so he kept on walking. When he got closer, he could see it was a large open gateway made of big blocks of carved grey stone, and doors of heavy blackened wood. They were open, and behind it he saw an impenetrable darkness. The path went straight through the Gates, meandering for a while until it disappeared from view. Although there were no walls that he could see, he was … Continue reading On dragons…

The All-Encompassing

”Night settled around them like a cloak of sable velvet, and stalked their fire like a soft-footed cat. They had a late makeshift meal. The forest was silent but for an occasional rustle of leaves and the cry of a prowling animal. The stars had come out one by one.After he had eaten Rom sat back, and stared at them meditatively. He hadn’t yet spoken a word. Where he had been, there had been no need for any. He felt strangely reluctant to break the silence. Yldich did so finally. He spoke softly, his voice just loud enough to be … Continue reading The All-Encompassing