Chateau Corrupto

Originally written as an assignment for a geography class- an essay on “My Favourite Place in Ireland”. Teacher, for some reason, was not impressed. *** For me, the best part of Ireland, apart from the pubs, is the castles. It can be difficult to choose a favourite among the quiet isolation of Dunamaise, the imposing … Continue reading Chateau Corrupto

The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 3

Kyria's story began here Kyria flounced down on her bed with a dry sob. She bade the tears to come, to bring some relief, but they stubbornly remained hidden. Probably for the best, she thought to herself, this stuff won’t pack itself. She gazed around the tiny room that had been home for the better … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 3

The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 2

Kyria's story began here Kyria drew herself taller as she returned Master Cyrus’s stare across the council chamber. She shivered just as she had the last time she had faced him down, and she hoped that her heavy robes would conceal that sign of fear. Was that a smirk she saw? The shadows made it … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 2

The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 1

Kyria’s knees quaked as she into the centre of the council chamber.  She tried to project an air of confidence, though she could find nothing inside from which to draw this feeling.  She drew a deep breath. With her whole future at stake, she could hardly afford to let her emotions take over now. Her … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 1