Avatar Author: Jim Stitzel I dabble a little in a lot of things -- writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I'm a full-time code-wrangler and a part-time farmer with 40 acres, a lot of animals, and far, far too much to do. Read Bio

Rain lashed down on that ravaged plain in furious sheets. The broken earth drank it up through ragged cracks that went down forever.

At the center of the plain, a gaping maw of a hole sucked down water in great, sodden gulps. Perversely, gouts of flame licked up out of it, unnaturally green and purple. A lone figure stood at the edge of the pit, unaware or uncaring of the tremendous heat. Its lips moved, inaudible over the combined roar of rain and fire.

Smoke and steam heaved from the pit, and up rose a great clay monstrosity, towering dozens of feet over the figure below.

“What would you have of me, my master?” it bellowed. The figure looked up at the beast, allowing her hood to fall back. Her features were fine and fair, hair so blonde as to be almost white.

Her voice was cold as ice. “Your time of sleep has come to an end, my dear. I have need of a titan.”

The golem pulled its massive bulk from the pit. “Then let us go roust one,” it replied. It scooped its master up and lumbered out over the plain.

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  1. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    First couple of sentences are incredible! I hope this is going to continue – i love this kind of fantasy. Great to see the Golem used for once. You have a great talent. Your description is AWESOME.

  2. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Thanks! I feel like this is one of my stronger pieces of late. There’s definitely a fair chance that I’ll be continuing it, but I also wouldn’t mind if anyone else wants to take a stab at it. :)

  3. Avatar Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars

    Wow. Very cool. This a world worth revisiting again.

  4. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Thanks. I hope to eventually come back and develop it further.

  5. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    I like the feel of this. Can’t wait to read more

  6. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Thanks! :)

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