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PenChallenge :iconathearoposs:Athearoposs 0 2 PenChallenge A Tale of Mist and Shadow :iconathearoposs:Athearoposs 1 14 A Tale of Mist and Shadow - Brave the Unknown :iconathearoposs:Athearoposs 1 0 A Modern Dragon's Domain :iconathearoposs:Athearoposs 6 3
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A Tale of Mist and Shadow: Chapter 2
The Worker's Respite
The "Worker's Respite", as it was called by the locals, was the place to be on any given night of the week. It wasn't a fancy place. It had been just a dirt floor until a few months ago when a wood floor was put in. The tables weren't always level. The cups were often dirty. The customer didn't even get a fork or spoon all the time, but business was good at the tavern. It had a reputation for good food, great drinks, and a very attractive waitress. There were fights. Any town that has men liquored up is bound to have fights. Usually they would just add a little bit of entertainment to the evening until Dan, the barkeep and owner of the tavern, kicked them out. This evening had been no different until Cassandra, Lakum, and Balak walked in.
Inside the bar, the air was warm, dry, and smoky. In the center of the room there was a large fireplace. The roaring fire crackled and popped as it cast out heat and light, creating a comfortable refuge from the cold chill lingeri
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A Tale of Mist and Shadow: Preface
Hello, my name is Amittai. I have dedicated my life to being a story teller and a collector of truths. The tale you are about to hear is one I have preserved and protected my entire lifetime. The art of storytelling predates science. From the moment language was created, the art of storytelling began. It is as much a part of who we are as breathing is. Everyone tells stories. "How was your day?" is asking for a tale to be told. Some stories are good enough to be recorded for others to remember. Other stories are lost the moment the words have ended.
A good storyteller knows how to sift through myriads of other myths, and details, to deliver the most pertinent and exciting information to his audience. I have placed hints and clues within the pages of this book to guide you towards other art forms and other legends. Seek them out. By experiencing them you will understand this tale better, in ways that would be impossible for myself, or a book, to convey. A wise man once said: "When words
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Thanks for visiting!  I'm a fantasy/dark fantasy writer of the series, A Tale of Mist and Shadow, which you can get on Amazon here. I'm working on the third as you read this!  I'm a big believer that fantasy should always lead back to reality.  As such, all royalties I receive from people reading my story go towards helping children get adopted.  I am a big fan of the supernatural, horror, fantasy, and history genres.  I love the emotion and imagination that they evoke.  I love the power and the mystery that they bring to a world that can seem bland and boring at times.  This book series is my way of combining all of those genres into one epic story.  Ultimately, A Tale of Mist and Shadow is about being able to see through the haze.  Its about seeing the light of life, even in the dark.  I've included the first few chapters as samples, kindle won't allow me to share more than that due to the publishing agreement.  Any and all criticism is welcome and appreciated, it only makes me better and gets more children into loving arms! 
p.s. be sure to check out my favorites for some of the interior art done by the fantastic artists LukeMaynard and BrassDragon 

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Yithus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW'S THE BABY ALBA
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Athearoposs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Hey! She's soooo cute! The doctor says she can already control her smile and is socially aware at 4 weeks old.  It normally takes babies 2-3 months or longer for that. I'm gonna have my hands full! :) I've got pics on FB.  How is college treating you? 
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Yithus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaawwwwhhhh she's gonna end up being some genius prodegy LOL
College still sucks, but I'm in the process of changing my major to Asian Studies c: I'm gonna be shooting for the United Nations
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Athearoposs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
hehehehe <3 I hope so, that would be amazing!
I can totally see you flourishing in that role!! Ahh, great change!!!!
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose: Hello, thank you for the watch !
It's much appreciated :pat:
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Athearoposs Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Absolutely! Your photos are inspiring!  I make all my book covers from photos so I may use one of yours if the opportunity presents itself.  I'll be sure to follow your credit requests!
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Yithus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Athearoposs Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Miss you!  How are ya??
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Yithus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're never in the chat at the same time D:
I'm great! I just got back from orientation and I have my fall term schedule!
How are you?
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Athearoposs Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
We're so bad at that!  Yay for college!!! I'm good :) just published The Land of Desolation!  Also found out the gender of our babe, it's a girl! :)
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