Given To Fly


Rhia always had an affinity for winged creatures, the way they soared and took the air as their own. Despite her vertigo and resulting terror of heights, Rhia somehow felt that if she had wings, if she knew nothing could knock her down, that fear would dissipate with the sheer joy of flight.

Watching Furiad from the balcony of his chamber as he soared in the morning air unfettered by his armor…

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Edge Of the Blade

Edge Of the Blade


“He is inhuman,” he said at last. “But why should he be human? Are angels supposed to be human?”

T.H. White, The Ill-Made Knight

Rhia was good, very good – for a human. Her katana flowed with a grace that belied her imperfect form, her strikes against his blade fierce as any he’d taken from his winged brethren. Furiad was indeed toying with her, wanting nothing better than to end her where…

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Burn me with your sun-kissed gaze
shelter me with blood-drenched steel
though I am but fragile flesh
strong is the desire I feel

Break me if you must
slaughter me with your smile
just let me soar in your ether
if only for a little while

So come, my winged fury
take me where I lay
swifter than a falcon’s fall
come, now, and claim your prey

©2014 Spiritwind Studios

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Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Lilith Colbert:

Excellent post :))

Originally posted on Shapely Prose:

Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs.  She practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and makes world-class apricot muffins.

Gentlemen. Thank you for reading.

Let me start out by assuring you that I understand you are a good…

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Daybook - Entry 12: Chronicles

Daybook – Entry 12: Chronicles


I don’t want this.

Don’t want it at all.

I don’t even regret scaring the porter half to death, him insisting that I take the parcel else he be skewered in the most unpleasant of places (no doubt Hatake’s very wording), eventually taking it from his shaking hands and slamming the door without so much as offering a tip.

Heavy, so very heavy, more for the implications of such a parcel than the…

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Helix Weekly Twitter Campaign

Helix Weekly Twitter Campaign


In an effort to keep Helix fresh in the minds of fans (as well as recruit new ones), we have launched a campaign which will feature each of the Helix cast members for every day of the week. These features can include pictures, bios, memes, artwork, graphics, and general trivia. We request the hashtag #Helix be present in each of your tweets, as well as tag either @Helixr_Horde or…

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