Story, Week 12

Week 12 Story: The Silence of Night

Mist covered moon by Charlie from flickr As the night became late, Beowulf and his companions began to fortify the hall against the dangers of Grendal, a monster that they intended to lure in and slay. Beowulf, aware of the brutality of the previous acts, committed to not sleeping the entire night so that he might keep watch on his men. With preparations finished and the fires now but a warm glow, his men lay down in the various benches to get some rest before the fight. A silence fell over the hall as more and more men drifted to sleep. There was something strange a

Story, Week 11

Week 11 Story: Spirit World

city by barnyz from flickr This story has been updated on my portfolio. Check it out here. After what felt like a very long time, I opened my eyes and saw the inside of a box. It took mere moments to realize this was a coffin. I was not panicked, however. I raised my arms and pushed, and the lid moved away with more ease than I had expected. After adjusting to the light, the first thing I saw was my late grandmother's smiling face. I was dead, wasn't I? I repeated this question out loud and received a chuckle from grandma. "Yes, you are dead." Her statement cau

Story, Week 5

Week 5 Story – The Bedtime Tale

The Goblin Tree by Adam Charnock from flickr This post is now on my portfolio! And so as night fell, I carried my daughter to her bed. Her tired eyes grew big as she said, "Father, please tell me more of the story." I chuckled as I pulled the sheets over her. "Oh, alright, but just a bit." Her face lit up, and I sat down on the bed and continued the tale I had started many nights ago. "Where was I? Ah, yes, I made my way back to that tree, still determined to keep the promise I made with the monk. I took the goblin down from the tree once again and slung him o