Lore, Sagas, Scenic, Short story

The wilds [archive].

The wild men of the woods are always looked down upon and left in the great nowhere of deep forests far from the lives of villagers. And even further from city dwellers. They are the criminals cast out and banished from communal life. Effectively sentenced to death in these parts of the world. The forest is not an easy place to live alone at the best of times, let alone the harsher seasons. Continue reading “The wilds [archive].”

Sagas, Scenic, Weekend

The sky’s lights [archive].

When the dark of night holds fast the world and the sun so long away, the sky bears still light from above as it has for all of time. More than a single brilliant source that scatters shadows to hide from its light, this light comes to reveal itself more than anything else. Continue reading “The sky’s lights [archive].”

Lore, Sagas, Short story

As it was and is [archive].

They say that all which remains in this world is but a whisper of its former days. I’m often inclined to agree. Though there still remain such whispers, floundering upon the winds. Sometimes they gather in number, as in a valley, and like thunder, echo with such force that one is shaken to the bone. Continue reading “As it was and is [archive].”

Lore, Sagas, Short story

Of specters [archive].

They roam where defeat and victory are forgotten whispers which changed from one side to the other. Where the damned were left confined by hopeful will and tragic force. This is where they linger now, cursed in one way or another. Always aware, forgetful of all but for those moments which brought them there. Continue reading “Of specters [archive].”

Lore, Sagas, Weekend

Of the foundations [archive].

One should always reflect on the songs which meet their ears, the sights which encompass the lowliest hovels and grandest castles alike. The tastes of a local food and the smells of tended gardens and food markets alike. Likewise, one should always savor a story, whether the boasts of heroes and those that remember them or a myth which shows how a standing rock got its name, a body its notoriety, or why the dead are kept in a cave, crypt or simply burned. Continue reading “Of the foundations [archive].”