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Steph Shangraw
Fantasy writer, devoted cat-mom, and generally crazy
Fantasy writer, devoted cat-mom, and generally crazy
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Let’s talk about pronouns. First-person pronouns are pretty straightforward: “I/me” and “we/us”. In English, since we no longer differentiate between second-person singular and second-person plural, using “you” for both, we get into a bit of trouble now…

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“Talir’s up,” Kieran said. “Not much longer.” Lysandra nodded. “Juro? You’re sure about this?” “I’m looking forward to it.” The stringed instrument cradled in his arms was unfamiliar to Lysandra, but that hardly mattered. “I’ve picked up some Enodian…

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Due to, well, a complicated series of events I won’t get into, I ran out of time. I had to choose between rushing the final post and probably doing a sloppy job of it, or telling you this and promising to get it done for Monday instead. Lysandra’s dancing…

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(chapter continued from previous post) “It led,” Lysandra said to the others, “to the queen complaining to her parents, who were understandably displeased. Enodia nearly ended up at war. Which was avoided by removing everyone involved from power, crowning…

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I’m so sorry about the delay – life got away from me for a bit! But while I’m talking anyway… Return is obviously winding down. I’d very much like to hear about what you thought of this story and of the rest. What I do next about Moonblood is still up in…

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They found, at their camp, at least thirty or forty people other than Onyeka and, presumably, the other Brides. Tyrel saw a very young woman wearing only a skirt, her breasts bare and showing a pattern of tattooed dots, wrap a blanket around a woman who…

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(chapter continued from previous post) THIS ENDS NOW! NO ONE DIES! THERE HAS BEEN TOO MUCH DEATH, TOO MUCH BLOOD, TOO MUCH GRIEF! We did not create our children for this! Lirit wanted her children to have a strong connection with the wilderness and with…

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(chapter continued from previous post) Kieran and Kaveri edged backwards, so there was less open ground between them and Neoma and Narcissa, more space between them and the ranged arc of opponents. Lysandra and Demetrios followed their lead, cautiously.…

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The first tremor made Tyrel blink and look down. Had he imagined that? It quickly became obvious that he hadn’t. The first tile to come loose let a narrow shaft of moonlight into the darkness. It wasn’t close to any of them, but it was still a welcome…

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From here, Narcissa could see the door of the outbuilding, though not well and from an angle. The space in front of it she could see quite clearly, however. She saw a small shape, bright with Meyar’s light, plummet from the sky directly over the…
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