Chapter 10: Ancient Tales

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

Chapter 9: Eye for an Eye

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

Chapter 8: Thistle and Vervain

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

Chapter 7: Scar Tissue

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