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And the DM is trying to kill us with shambling mounds. They aren't tough, but they are many. 
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It's been a while since I released a #SaturdayScenes  but now is the perfect time to do so. I just finished my trilogy, and I wrote a short story companion. Here is the beginning of it. You have to sign up for the newsletter to get the full thing.

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Katrina sat in a sea of people, all of them moving at once. They were big as trees, towering over her. Though she clung to mama’s hand, Katrina shivered. The big people were screaming at someone, shouting and calling names. Names she’d never heard before. But she didn’t need to know what they were to know they were bad. Just the way they screamed them out told her so.

The bodies pressed in, jostling her against mama, and she clung with all her might as the sea of people tried to sweep her away.

“Mama!” she screamed, but no one could hear her above all the voices, the screaming. The crying.

Mama grabbed her, and pulled her up into her arms. Safer, Katrina sunk down into mama’s embrace, feeling mama tighten her grip, keeping her safe from the crowds.

“Look away, Katrina,” mama cried. “Don’t look!”

It was an order. Mama gave so few orders, and Katrina tried to obey them all. She did now, shutting her eyes tight as she lay her head against mama’s shoulder. But the commotion outside her mother’s embrace was too enticing. Katrina wanted to look, wanted to see what the people were yelling at, and wanted to see what angered them so.

She blinked, catching glimpses of people towering over a small figure at their feet. Another blink, red blood covering the small figures face, hair a mess.

It was a girl with short hair lying on the ground. The girl tried to scramble to her feet, slipping on the wet stones. She wasn’t much bigger then Jamie, Katrina’s neighbor who came to watch Katrina when mama was in the fields. But Jamie was always smiling and happy, this girl was crying. Dirty tear tracks ran down her face, and she pulled herself away from the crowd, clawing at the stone to get away.

“Why are they so mad, mama? Did she do something bad?”

“Look away, Katrina. You’re so young. You shouldn’t see this.”
Mama pushed through the crowd, elbowing people to get out of the way. Katrina watched as the tiny figure got swallowed up by the crowds, and still she could not understand why they were hurting the girl.

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Camped for the night and woke to a swarm of zombies attacking. Felt like the Walking dead.... All the zombies appeared out of nowhere and we didn't hear a thing.

Even better, my druid became a beat to claw and bite them to death. Yum, zombie for dinner. 
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Tough game. Love it, Crissy.
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I told them not to go into the catacombs. The little vampire kid almost killed them. 
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:Lol...I've always found Kids more frightening.
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For my friends who love board games and books. Patrick Rothfuss and Cheapass Games are putting out Tak. 
Tak is a new abstract strategy game created by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss, based on the game in The Wise Man's Fear.
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It's been a long time since I've shared a #saturdayscenes  but I finially have something worth sharing. This is part one of the first chapter in the new novel I'm working on: Awaken the Dragon, the Half Blood Sorceress novels.

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I sat on the edge of my mothers bed, the pale light sifting down on us through the lacy curtains. She had me hang the curtains only a month before, prudent since she’d been unable to rise from the bed since well before that.

I took her hand in mine. So thin. So cadaverous. It was like clutching a skeleton with thin paper wrapped over birdlike bones.

This was my mother, or what was left of her. Only thirty five and she was succumbing to some wasting disease that no cleric could seem to heal.

“It won’t be much longer,” she said.

“Don’t say that, mom,” I protested, clutching her hand just a bit tighter. “You can’t go yet. You haven’t even given me away at my wedding. And what will dad do without you? He needs you. We both do.”

She reached up with her other thin hand and patted me. “You’ll do just fine, Sybel. You’re stronger than you think. You’ll be ruling the world in no time.”

I smiled, I couldn’t help it, even at this stage. Mother always had an odd sense of humor. Ruling the world? From the back of a plow horse? A farmers wife didn’t rule much more than her kitchen. I might not have been a wife yet, but I knew it would come soon, and all the dreams mother shared with me would be replaced with babies and laundry.

“And dad?”

“Don’t be too harsh on him, Sybel. Your dad’s been through a lot more than he’s willing to admit. He’s been there for us even when he didn’t need to be. He loved me even when I couldn’t love myself. Things might get difficult for you after I’m gone, but remember that somewhere inside him there is love.”

I didn’t understand it then, but my mother already knew what would happen when she passed onto the other side. She had been married to my father for twenty years, and knew all to well his temper. I knew it too, and had been on the wrong side of it more often then not. I tried to brush it off, to remind myself that he loved me, but it had gotten harder to do so since mother took ill. He’d been rougher then usual.
I’d done my best to hide the bruise on my arm where he’d gripped it a bit too hard. It wouldn’t do to upset mother on her death bed. Because that’s what it was. She was dying and there was nothing I could do. No wizard to call. No demon to summon. My mother was going to slip into the next world, and it would be soon.

Then what would I do?

“I’ll remember, mother,” I said, and leaned down to kiss her on the forehead. Her skin was warm beneath my lips and smelled of elderberries. The wine we gave her to help her sleep had been elderberry. She was drinking it a bit early in the day, but I couldn’t even try to be upset with her. I could see how much pain each movement was causing.

The wasting disease had come on the summer before, slowly creeping inside her. First she couldn’t stand for very long, and took to working the farm from a chair that I carted around for her. Then she couldn’t stay awake for long periods of time and started taking naps throughout the day. At the beginning of the spring when others were out sowing the seeds for the next harvest my mother couldn’t rise from her bed. Her muscles had atrophied, leaving behind a husk of the woman I’d known. The strong jaw, and quick smile had been replaced by a skull covered in thin parchment.

The sicker mother became the angry father seemed.

“The garden just hasn’t been the same without you,” I said. It sounded hollow, even to me, but I had to say something. Didn’t I? Tired platitudes about getting well seemed out of place. There was no getting well, not anymore, and we both knew it.

“I’m tired, Sybel. I think it’s time I rest.”

The finality in her words sent a shiver down my spine. But there was a smaller part of me that was glad. Mother had been in pain for so long, I just wanted her pain to end. If that meant letting her go then I would do it. No matter how much it hurt.

I kissed her forehead again, and let go of her hand.

“Did you want father to come in and kiss you good night as well?”
The way I said good night, it sounded final in my own ears. Perhaps mother heard it because she sighed and gave me a wan smile before shaking her head. I couldn’t blame her. The way father had been acting it wouldn’t be a good way for her to go into the long sleep. I think she held on as long as she did because of him, but now the wasting disease was too much. She was ready.

I smiled back, and patted her hand.

And walked away.

Perhaps I was giving her permission to go, letting her know I could handle myself, and father if need be. Perhaps I just didn’t want to see her in pain anymore. Either way, I left knowing it was likely the last time I would see my mother alive.
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+Stanley Morris Good, this is less about action and more about the journey so believablity is really important.
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He threw 30 shambling mounds at us, then we opened the castle door and there were 30 more! We killed 20 of them. Then more shambling mounds and an evil druid came out to try and finish us off. My companions did a bit of damage, then I (being the party druid) turned into a bear and finished him off. My wolves killed a few more of the shambling mounds... then the evening was over and we had to role up the mat and go home.

We'll be starting next week with another 20 shambling mounds, and I'm pretty sure there's another druid out there waiting to try and take us down.
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+Crissy Moss Quite a hectic game. Keep me updated 😉
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I'm trying this "streaming my writing thing"... come say hi. https://www.twitch.tv/lelulagames
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This is amazing! 😂
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These things are addictive to collect. 
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What a beautiful video,and commentary on mental illness.
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I am an avid writer and reader. I enjoy everything from horror, steam punk, and fantasy, to hard science fiction, and non fiction books.

I write horror, science fiction, fantasy, and a little paranormal romance.

The easiest way to follow me is to check out my website, http://fangsandlasers.wordpress.com/, where you can get the latest updates. 
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One of the best sushi places I've been to. Great service, huge portions, and delicious fresh sushi. Try the dinosorian eggs!
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Absolutely delicious! The teriyaki comes on a sizzling player, and the tuna rolls are some of the freshest I've ever had. They also have bubble tea. Good prices, great food. Highly recommended!
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Incredible service. They replaced a radiator hose for me, did an oil change, topped off all the fluids, vacuumed the floors and washed my widows. The manager, James, also showed me which hoses would need replacing soon, and how to tell if they were old or not. Great customer service, and the waiting room was clean, and had coffee, juice and water to drink. All in all a great experience. Will go here again.
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The staff isn't all that interested in customers. Have had better service and selection elsewhere. Only important thing seems to be the Emerald City Comic Con which this store is a big part of, otherwise not worth it.
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Best Thai in town. We've been coming here for years and have yet to be disappointed by anything we've had. Good portions fair prices, great service, and delicious food.
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I had been sick for a week and finally decided to go to the doctor. This office is close to my house, and had walk in service so I went. Knowing that I had no insurance they helped keep my bill down as much as possible, but still gave me great care, and the meds I needed to get back to normal. They even have a 30% discount program for those paying up front.
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This is a little shop, but with a nice selection of current titles. Cheerful and helpful staff who seems to know about the comic book industry. He also mentioned "sidewalk sales" for back issues, and was quick to help me order any in stock comics that I wanted.
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