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Action Jay

Joined July 2010 and calls actionjay.com home.

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Once and future writer.

I have a handful of fully realized worlds to play in and characters that populate them. Here you’ll find small moments, glimpses into the events that may eventually become full fledged stories.

Stories

  1. Travel in Style

    The woods seemed to get darker with each step. Just moments ago there had been a thick canopy of leaves, but just ahead there was nothing but bare, spidery branches clawing at the sky. The ground was ashen and the only sound they could hear was a foreb...

  2. A Scolding

    Quish sat awkward in the rickety wooden chair, scales glistening by the lantern light in Claire’s wagon. Her fins were drooped as she looked, sullen, across the table at her mentor. Claire closed her eyes a moment, drawing a breath, then nodded i...

  3. Lesson the 1st

    Rembrandt laughed. “C’mon kid, you can do better than that.” Theo glared up at him from the dirt, stumbling back up to his feet. His headband had come loose from the fall, skewed and twisting his hair. He pulled it off with his free h...

  4. Flowers

    He sat, cross-legged, meditating in the courtyard. The odd shout and holler came from the nearby training grounds, where his compatriots honed their skills. He was training too, but his spear lay on the ground beside him. His awareness extended to the ...

  5. Night Crawler

    It was Theo’s shift for night watch. The boy meandered the stone streets of Veros begrudging, but alert to his duty. The full moon reflected across thick, warped windows of the church behind him. A light rain pattered along the ground. He heard a...

  6. Choice

    “You’ve been here before.” The trickster gave a smile, opaque lenses glinting in the moonlight. There were no eyes behind those frames, no soul behind the face. Just a force, with a power to be used. “I’m not here to waste...

  7. The Tales Dead Men Tell

    “Reduced to this…” He grunted an affirmation, turning the cobblestone corner with the rotted hooves of his once beautiful horse clacking. Clop, clop. Clop, clop. The creature had no hindquarters. Rather, her flanks disintegrated towar...

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