A Night on the Bratwurst Pass

A Night on the Bratwurst Pass was part of an experiment. Luke and I had been working on character sketches and world-building for Charlotte’s Journey, but we hadn’t yet actually managed to get down to some good old fashioned story writing. We needed a change of pace, so I suggested that some homework for the week should be writing a short story. We would take our lovable skeleton man Blue and imagine a time when he was still alive in the flesh-and-blood sense of the word, and tell the story of the one time he met an orc. Below, you’ll find my take on that story. Although very much a first draft, it captures the spirit of both the character Blue in his (relative) youth and the world that he and Charlotte live in.

Continue reading “A Night on the Bratwurst Pass”

Treatise: On Magic

EDITOR’S NOTE: Early on in our talks, James sent me an email with this Treatise: On Magic inside, to help me understand his perspective on the concept of magic and how he wanted to use it in our story. For myself, I like the giant fireball, and I think some of the fun is in jumping through the rhetorical hoops. But I was intrigued by the concept and thought it would be fun to write; a challenge, too. It’ll be interesting to come back to this when Charlotte’s Journey reaches its end, and see how magic fared in our world. —LG Continue reading “Treatise: On Magic”