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.

Understanding Your Own World Building

When world building, you should understand how your own rules work so you know how to apply them when new circumstances crop up. It isn’t enough to “just make up stuff.” A few years ago I made the decision to … Continue reading

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Just Beyond

Just beyond the windowpane, yet a fingertip could detect the warmth… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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Drowning Reason

She existed in the middle… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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World of Ontyre: Paritals

So often when I talk about Ontyre it’s about geography or magic. Okay, that’s pretty cool stuff, but in truth when I write the tales of Ontyre I’m not focused on any of that. Magic is vital to some characters, … Continue reading

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Who Was She?

Another Riparia (my Ontyre protagonist) poem. To read this latest insight into Riparia please join me on the website HERE. SaveSave

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Descent into Lost

Feet in the fire… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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New About Page

Time flies. Curiosity grabbed me recently and so I visited my About page. Oh wow. It was 18 months old, which in my writing life is ancient history. Too, it was written during a period when I was sick and … Continue reading

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Chemical Reaction

Separate, they were elemental… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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Threadbare Rabbit

The fabric loved until threadbare and thin. To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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February Map Update: Evolving Sancthor Island

A new month means it’s time for another Tremjara map update. Less than 20% of the map remains to be colorized so there’s a good chance the initial phase could be completed in February. After that? Touch-up, coastlines, and removing … Continue reading

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