CW: drowning, drug use, implied mental health issues, racism/classism, disordered eating It has been lost to memory, now, how it is our ancestors traversed the ocean; four hundred years has distorted what narratives we have so out of shape that if there is any truth to be found in them, it is hard to know … Continue reading Chapter 10: Ancient Tales
CW: self-harm, blood, injury, violence, empathy issues, psychosis, mental illness ROSENHILL ACADEMY, DEN ELESSA, 1916 My favourite pastime is seeing how many people underestimate me because I’m a Bard. Far too many people assume Bards can’t be dangerous. Who could possibly fear music? I like to establish their belief in that before the running and … Continue reading Chapter 9: Eye for an Eye
CW: alcohol. homophobia referenced, homophobic slur, racism, self-destructiveness discussed …When the girl was done freeing the snake from the stones, she waited, and held her breath. The snake said, “That was foolish. I could have bitten you. I might still do so, now that I am free.”“Perhaps,” she said. “You might not.”…æʤa shé-besate adjashinén antik … Continue reading Chapter 8: Thistle and Vervain
CW: blood/injury, drug use Cannabis in the military is pretty common, it’s just not encouraged by the higher-ups; most of them, anyway. It’s my experience that a lot of officers are very, very good at sounding holier-than-thou about it until they’re actually offered a brownie and then they get over it pretty quickly. Just don’t … Continue reading Chapter 7: Scar Tissue
According to the doctors who kept inspecting him, he was twelve years old. Roughly speaking, anyway. According to the thaumatists who kept prodding at him, he wasn’t dangerous… probably.