J D Guzman
I like writing about epic things, tragic characters, and the occassional grimdark fantasy.
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The Lone Wolf
Heavy droplets of rain fell as a sudden storm ravaged the colony of Japre. People rushed inside their homes, their children, wives, husbands, and parents in tow. One man stood alone in a field on the outskirts of the colony, looking to his crop of underberries before the rain washed them all away. The fickle plants were the only thing that could grow on the planet’s muddy surface. Storms raged on and on, providing only brief respites in between outpour after outpour of heavy rain. It was the last sowing of the season, he had to make it work.
A New Dawn
My hands shook with anticipation. The forest was dark, and the last breaths of light from my lamp trickled through the spindly fingers of towering pines. It seemed they wouldn’t tolerate it, at least not while the sun remained unsummoned. I held my breath against the void. This was my journey to take after all, my burden as was my brother’s before me. A shadow of doubt crept into the depths of my mind. What if I fail as Devon did? The thought made my jaw clench. It had been a year since he left for his journey and when the sun hadn’t peeked over the mountains the next day the whole village knew he had failed. I took a moment to master myself, reciting the litanies of calming as I took my first steps into the mist.