Jessica Van Oort

Jessica Van Oort is a writer and editor who manages social media for The Five Wits Press. She loves writing internal dialogue, tormenting her characters, and deleting unnecessary adjectives. A long-time game master, she has written and copy-edited for the … Continued

Ruth Lampi

Ruth Lampi is an illustrator, writer, painter, sculptor, and owner/founder of a travelling small business. Also a jewelry maker, potter, sometime paper maker, tea blending hobbyist, and thrower of parties, among other things. She should be writing right now. She … Continued

The Alarna Affair – Chapter Fifteen – A Few Words in Parting

Kara stayed for dinner and resisted the temptation to pocket any more of the interesting trinkets that passed before her.  She refrained from commenting that the food was too bland, and she didn’t stare at the scar-faced man’s scars or … Continued

The Alarna Affair – Chapter Fourteen – Concerning Gifts and Legacies

“I’m confused,” Tam said, staring about him.  Jon gripped his brother’s hand in his unmarked one and stared at the mess around them. Hellin Blackfeather leapt down into the corridor, where Doctor Blackfeather caught her with practiced ease and set … Continued