I just found this on YouTube: Yep, that’s me. ? No, that’s definitely me. From around nine months ago. About two days before I finished Dirgey Thundercurrent. The thing is: I have no recollection of making this video. Isuppose that those of you who prize “genuineness” can be assured that there is little more organic… Read More The Tubes!
DRAMATIS PERSONAE STUDENTS THE SHIRE Dirgey Thundercurrent Donovan Manticore Erasmus McLean Farber Rhinegold Hanno Athenar Harry Zhi Hector Front-du-Boeuf Julian Gale Randall Prismglass Sanspeur Smith Will Waterhouse Wolf Grimm THE MOUNTAIN April Triskelion Gabby Cadiz Indra la Tour Jennie Aurelius Kali Jones Mary Firesteed OLD AM Marcus Firefly Tim Areopagitica SMITH Chrys Krupp Hannelore Henrys… Read More Dramatis Personae: Dirgey Thundercurrent (final)
Attn. <LITERARY AGENT>: My name is David Axel Kurtz and I would like you to consider my novel, Dirgey Thundercurrent, for representation. The manuscript is complete, edited, and totals 170,000 words. Dirgey Thundercurrent is a magical murder mystery set in the Five Colleges of Massachusetts. It is more than simple fantasy. It is… Read More DT Query Letter I
Good afternoon internets: Having put the entirety of a novel up on the Express is leaving me a bit sapped. I would not call it post-partum depression. But post-partum exhaustion, a little fucking yes. That, and blacksmithing, and the circus, and the fact that I am still at least titularly a college student, means I… Read More Thundercurrents
THE BEGINNING We took school horses over the mountains and to the Shire, where I packed Prancer’s saddlebags with everything I had that we might need. I took a handful of light baubles, a heavy blanket, three bottles of cider and six loaves of crusty bread. I grabbed a bushel of oranges too. And… Read More Dirgey Thundercurrent (fin)
I stayed there in the center of the field with Chrys. We talked. I told her what Trevorine had said. She sent up half a dozen Mountain juniors to fetch him down. When they got to the tower they found no sign of him. I don’t know how the hell he’d done it, but he… Read More Dirgey Thundercurrent (XIVC)
One by one my fellow students were rising to their feet as they realized that they were no longer in any danger. I walked to where Chrys was standing. “It’s not over yet,” she said. “No,” said I, “it’s just beginning.” All around I saw friends dying, and fellow students in pain. I turned to… Read More Dirgey Thundercurrent (XIIIC)
The wind blew down down that long field of grass, now burned by fire, wet with blood. Inanna Raqib looked uncomprehending. Her Guards, those who were left, just looked scared. Chrys stood before them all, wand in hand. “Yield,” Chrys called. Inanna had the presence of mind to laugh, though it was not very convincing.… Read More Dirgey Thundercurrent (XIIC)