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    Fantasy Artwork,  Story and Photos

    Fantasy Art and a Story: Beleondin City

    Vidar was frowning again. Neru tapped his friend’s foot under the table to get his attention. Vidar had been staring out the train window since they sat, eyes locked on Beleondin City as it shrank behind the trees. “It was nicer than I imagined.” He’d been saying that same line for the past week. Like always, Neru nodded in agreement. People outside told terrible stories about that city. Tales of savage monsters hunting in shadows even during the day. Of ritual sacrifices to a cursed deity. Barbaric people living in a wicked city. It had all been so far off the mark Neru wondered where those lies originated. Maybe people…

  • Landscape Photography,  Story and Photos,  To Other Worlds

    Creating “To Other Worlds'” Print Cover, With Design Tips for Indie Authors

    I generally don’t have a preference for book format. Ebook, print, audio, I don’t particularly care. I just like books. But, there is a special kind of feeling when I’ve finished the print cover for my book. Maybe it’s because seeing the full front and back cover makes it seem real. But, designing a print cover is something special, in a good and slightly annoying way. Here’s To Other Worlds’ cover for posting online: Since I don’t want the headache of trying to make a photo book look pretty as an ebook, To Other Worlds will be only available as a hardback. Maybe, eventually, I’ll look into turning it into an…

  • Fantasy Artwork,  Story and Photos

    Fantasy Artwork: Reaching for Freedom

    For just a moment, he wanted to be left alone. Drifting across the water with such beautiful scenery should have been relaxing except his phone kept ringing. He had tried once, leaving his phone at home or at least, turning it off. The amount of rage that came down on him from friends and co-workers had destroyed the peace he had gained. He had warned them all beforehand and yet he was still called selfish and irresponsible. His phone rang once again. This time it was his boss asking him to do something that could’ve waited until Monday. Was it so wrong to want a moment to himself? Everyone said…

  • Landscape Photography,  Story and Photos

    Story and Photos: Alone in the Sky

    We lived in the clouds. I think, at some point, I had what humans called friends and family but they stayed long enough to teach me how to survive alone and get my assignment. I’ve been on this island for longer than I remember. I could find the exact amount of years I’ve been up here but why would I want to? We’re watching but for what, no one would tell me. I don’t know exactly what you’d call us or where we came from. My education didn’t include that information. I observed and reported on the humans in my area. Clouds shifted and covered the town below. Moving that…

  • Horror,  Story and Photos

    Story and Photos: The Haunted Bellwood Cemetery

    Someone wanted to prove their cemetery wasn’t haunted. No one would take such a pointless job. I said as much but he was insistent. My team started plotting his death. To save his life, I accepted the job. Well, that was part of the reason. Bellwood Cemetery had been in the news lately. People walked out of it as if in a daze, mumbling to themselves. They marched themselves in front of cars. 10 people died and 5 were injured before a police officer was placed at the cemetery’s entrance. The world knew paranormals existed but it was a recent “discovery.” The cemetery was haunted or cursed, both or something…