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FIRST COFFEE

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That sacred time between waking and beginning the day.  The first cup.  Let the magic flow through you.  A website of writing prompts, fan fiction, and musings.

 
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The First Coffee

What happens when you wake up? It's a struggle to activate reality, a battle between synapses in your brain and consciousness. Won only...

Lost Arcana, Chapter 1.3

I explain to Aarir what happened before I interrupted her studies. Her bright red, curly hair bounces as she steps lightly from one foot...

Lost Arcana, Chapter 1.2

Nearly 300 years ago, High Mage Tolef researched the effect of Magic on memory. His intricate experiments were the foundation of our...

Lost Arcana, Chapter 1.1

I write this on the backdrop of a dirty basement, cut deep into the mountainside surrounding a swamp. It smells like decay and fish in...

A Tower - Prompt 20

"Four Towers stand at the corners of the world. They rule the generations, forcing war and misery upon the land. Scholars, Generals,...

Inspiration

Sometimes, inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources. After playing around with the wonderful mapmaker Inkarnate, I was struck by...

A Smith - Prompt 19

"Gah, I hated my old life," Dendre, the smith says. His hands are rough as well as his hair, and a long beard runs down the front of his...

Crater - Prompt 18

Amongst the ruins of a once-great city, the anomaly of the enormous crater was a shock to all those who came across it. Ruinously large,...

A Sphere - Prompt 17

There, between two broken cupboards in an abandoned and blasted home, hovers something completely out of place. A white sphere, about...

Glacial Tower - Prompt 16

Standing alone, across the wide glacier, stands a tower. Appearing intricately carved from the stone mountains surrounding it, ridges...

The Fallow - Prompt 15

The lands blasted of all life stood before him. He mourned for the days past when his travels would take him here. It used to be so...

Heavy - Prompt 14

Alsid gaped at the boulder in front of him. His companion, Shylan, huffed impatiently at him. "You are supposed to be the strongest...

Boots - Prompt 13

With the demon slain, the adventurer sighed heavily and picked up her warhammer. As he cleaned and inspected her own weaponry, the...

The Bustle - Prompt 12

Across the street, the barn raising was going well. Heavy beams being pounded together with sturdy nails, tied to strong rope. The...

A Warm Fire - Prompt 11

The first cold of the season was beginning to set in, and the weary travelers had yet to find a safe haven. Off in the distance, they...

Frantic - Prompt 10

The scholar wrote frantically, words pouring onto the page nearly as fast as they were filling his head. The incantation had worked,...

Sourcing - Prompt 9

The dwarf coughed violently, feeling the centuries old dust winding deeply into his lungs. He'd be working this mine for centuries,...

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