Author Archives: Ontyre Passages

About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.

Orangey Sky – Bringing a Worldbuilding Element to Life

When my stories evolve from one draft to another there’s little that’s as thrilling as witnessing the stages of improvement. That’s the big picture. Looking closer, there are the insights that lead to positive changes to characters, creatures, and settings. … Continue reading

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Change in the Wind

The warmth of sunrise… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.

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The Opening Sequence

Last week I said I’d talk about how I write opening sequences. Much to my amazement, I’m remembering to do just that. There might be another term for it, or maybe people just think of it as the opening. I … Continue reading

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Long Winter Night

Our long winter night… To read the latest poem on the website, and the first of 2020, please join me HERE.

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Applying Lessons in 2020

Whoops. Sorry. The problem with taking time off from the blog is how easy it is to forget to come back when you’re busy. At least I only missed my mark by two days. That’s why there was no poem … Continue reading

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Holiday Break

Happy Holidays, everyone! I wanted to take a moment to wish all my followers the best. May this holiday season be safe and shared with those you love. Given my normal posting days are Tuesdays and Thursdays and so they … Continue reading

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The Beneva Wizard

For your enjoyment, this week I’m sharing a short story originally written in 2017. It’s Ontyre fantasy, a holiday story set in Raspell, Pannulus. It’s the tale of sixteen year-old Phrilla, orphaned since soon after birth. Phrilla works as a … Continue reading

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Safe in Her Heart

  Marveling, as they were… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.

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It’s 2015 All Over Again

Yes, it’s 2015 all over again. That is, it is for me in one aspect of my life that parallels an experience that began in August 2015. In this, 2019, my planned Short Story December crashed because novellas happened. It’s … Continue reading

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Cut As Glass

  To be alive … she wanted it so. To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.

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