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Here Be Invisible Dragons

Here Be Invisible Dragons

One recent evening I was browsing my Twitter timeline and I saw a wonderful and glorious thing. Friend of The Lab, Jocelyn Oudesluys (AKA: Quarksparrow), had made a children’s book adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Invisible Dragon story from his book, The Demon Haunted World. I proceeded to share it with my fellow Lab contributors at which point we all flipped out. You can read Jocelyn’... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 19

Cursebrand – Chapter 19

This is the nineteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, almost every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 19 Brand found his feet and sunk his spear into the creature to ensure its death before kneeling and clas... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 18

Cursebrand – Chapter 18

This is the eighteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 18   Felisia quickly lost her enthusiasm for being Brand’s minder.  The first few days of her duty, she had... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 17

Cursebrand – Chapter 17

This is the seventeenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday (except for that bit around Christmas where we skipped a couple weeks). To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 17 Brand hauled the skiff loaded with ba... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 16

Cursebrand – Chapter 16

This is the sixteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 16 The next few weeks were passed largely in isolation. Callidus would present Brand with drawings from his colle... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 15

Cursebrand – Chapter 15

This is the Fifteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 15 After four days of exhausting labor and reeking, stench-filled misery, Brand was finished. He looked with some... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 14

Cursebrand – Chapter 14

This is the fourteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 14 Cochion was not quite what Brand had expected; he wasn’t entirely sure what he had expected, but this certain... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 13

Cursebrand – Chapter 13

This is the thirteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 13 Morning came early and Brand had a difficult start to it. His nightmares had kept him on the edge of sleep th... »

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