Stone braziers lit the open-air market. It was crowded, despite the hour. Cobblestone roads cut between the canvas stalls and animal pens where pigs, chickens, and sheep were held. Emile struggled with the keg of ale. The oak barrel weighed more than a yoke. She smiled as she waddled from the cart to Ninkasi’s table. … Continue reading Flash Fiction Monday: The Faeries and the Sea – Winoc Part 9
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The caravan had stopped at a wooded creek for shelter from the wind, while Emile and I stayed back to practice. Sebastian watched us from the wagon. Someday he'd join us, but there was no point in asking. I had hoped it would be warmer this close to the coast, but it kept getting colder. … Continue reading Web Serial: The Martial Way – Winoc Part 8
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A pale blue light circled Emile’s uncovered feet. The moon had sailed behind thick clouds and the campfires had burned low, leaving her tent in total darkness. The orb was just bright enough to see the outline of her toes. She sat up a little to watch it, unconsciously matching her breathing to the slow … Continue reading Web Serial: The Faerie Dance – Winoc Part 7
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I stood on the northern banks of the Lauzon, watching the leaders of the caravan board the first ferry that would take us across the mile-wide river. Aquitani was a land of rivers, and this was its largest. Traveling north to the nearest bridge would have added days to the trip; it only took two … Continue reading Web Serial: The Nymph of Ripont – Winoc Part 6
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It was late. Within minutes of Winoc's game, the wagon circle had quieted down. The animals were tied up or herded, and the caravan's people had retired to their tents. Silently, the Southern Wolves kept watch. Emile closed the flap on her tent and wrapped herself in warm furs that reminded her of home. She … Continue reading Flash Fiction Monday – The Jade Talisman – Winoc Part 5
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