Sesskia’s Diary, part 8

18 Senessay Things I learned during my interrogation of Sai Aleynten, better known as Smug Git: They have never seen magic like mine before. This place is a sort of cross between a school and a co-operative of magic. That cap could have killed me. My coming here was, as I guessed, a complete accident.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 8

Sesskia’s Diary, part 7

17 Senessay I’m feeling overwhelmed, so I’m just going to start at the beginning and hope writing it all down calms me. I’m fairly certain about the date, but that’s the only thing I’m sure of anymore. The new bedroom was still a cell, if a nicer one. People brought me meals, and the lights…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 7

Sesskia’s Diary, part 6

Later, same day I’m in a different room now, one of the bedrooms lining the inner curve of the corridor. I learned in following Terrael—but I’m getting ahead of myself. Terrael did come back, after maybe half an hour, and gestured for me to follow him. The women didn’t stop me leaving, though I saw…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 6

Sesskia’s Diary, part 5

15 Senessay (I think) I’m calling it tomorrow because the light went out at some point, and I finally fell asleep on that horrible gritty mat, and when I woke I felt better. Rested, at least. Two of them came in before that and grabbed my arms, and marched me down the hall to one…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 5

Sesskia’s Diary, part 4

Still 14 Senessay, probably (though without the sun, who can tell?) Well, that was a waste of time. And it started so well, too. The mind-moving pouvra worked, which was a relief; after that first failure, I was a little afraid I couldn’t use magic at all, even the fire summoning, and I didn’t want…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 4

Sesskia’s Diary, part 3

14 Senessay (maybe) I’ve managed to keep this book hidden so far. I don’t know where to start or what happened, maybe the new pouvra did something, because it’s too big a coincidence otherwise. Everything hurts, not just my arms but the whole rest of my body, and my stomach feels like I’m going to…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 3

Sesskia’s Diary, part 2

13 Senessay (later) It worked. I made the bunk in the corner lift off the ground and I didn’t even tear anything, though my arms hurt afterward as if I’d used them instead of the pouvra. Then I practiced working the lock, which was harder because I had to picture what it feels like to…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 2

Sesskia’s Diary, part 1

BOOK SIX 13 Senessay I’m going to try again tonight. If I’m wrong, this could be my first and last entry in this new book, the sixth record of my travels through Balaen and beyond. Probably will be my last entry, considering how that last test left me pissing red for a week. But I…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 1

Sesskia’s Diary: An Introduction

The story that became Sesskia’s Diary was something I played with for about a year without getting much further than the opening scenes: a woman appearing in a vast cavern, surrounded by people who don’t speak her language, possessing an unusual magic and therefore fought over by several factions who want her power for themselves.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary: An Introduction


So I’m still figuring out this whole online presence thing. Everyone has their opinions about it–how often to tweet, what to say on your blog, how to work a Pinterest page (that one mystifies me still). But my problem is a little more fundamental–I’m having trouble with getting my blog to update at all. I…Continue reading Experiment