Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ontyre Map Series 3 – Tremjara Evolution

Oh so giddy am I! This week I get to talk about present day Ontyre maps. Ontyre is my world and sharing the maps is a bit like me taking you there for a visit. As you may recall, the … Continue reading

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The Story

There was a story they often told, they said it was her origin. They were wrong. Her story resided in a place they couldn’t see, it kept her alive when she should have died, when the lie they loved grew … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 2 – First Carrdia Efforts

My transition from real maps to fantasy maps happened in an instant the day I opened The Fellowship of the Ring and saw Middle Earth. It was a map of imagination itself. It was an I-need-to-sit-down moment. The Middle Earth … Continue reading

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Builder

She was close to finding him, knew his work well. He wasn’t stone, but instead he chiseled. He didn’t destroy, but instead he built. All the signs were there in that place. When she found him, and she would, his … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 1 – Early Influences

Before my beloved Pannulus map there was the colorization of Ontyre, the revamped Ontyre map before that. Before my current maps there were all my mapmaking experiments over the course of a couple of decades. Before my maps, there were … Continue reading

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The Morning After Everafter

It was the morning after everafter, hearts taking their place in line, hope standing in a high place glimpsing a truth, forgotten sometimes. A new day came beyond the pane promising tomorrows for those seeing anew, the vision enduring, rain … Continue reading

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Introducing My Map Series

It’s virtually impossible to not be new in this new reality that is the pandemic. As difficult as it is—and it is difficult–I’m trying to be new in a positive way. I’m applying that attitude to my health, home, and … Continue reading

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Reawakened

  She realized in the moment, there was awakening, and then there was reawakening. In the modern world of casual, a man shouldn’t look so good in a suit. Oh, but he did. None more so than the man reaching … Continue reading

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The Bridge in Distant Farthing

Outside her daughter’s bedroom, Merelda Phlane leaned her head back against the wall. It was the same torment each night. She was the rare witch who’d married. Rarer still was losing the love of her life in a tragic, misguided … Continue reading

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Gryphon Gray

Once, when M’Ameth was quite little, the song within was forbidden, for almost she brought death upon the other children. In time, death came anyway. Cries settled in the valley. A mournful wail wove through the smoke. “Come now, you’re … Continue reading

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