Tartarus Takeover @AprilA2Z

So this is a blog. Not much to it. A place to say whatever you want to say, eh? Every place is a place to say whatever I want to say.

Why are you making that face? If you don’t want to see me scratch there, don’t look.

I’m a fisherman. I live alone by the inland sea, and alone is how I want to live. I have a servant now and then — some pitiful specimen, down on their luck or on the run from somebody or something. Not that I have pity on them, mind you. I have a certain amount of magic, and sometimes, if the specimen is interesting enough, I’ll tempt it to corruption with a touch of magic; offer to teach it invisibility or shapeshifting or something. Nothing wholesome ever comes of an ability like that.

Hardly ever, anyway.

So sometimes it does. Shut up. I’m done.

Go somewhere else now. This is April A-to-Z, whatever that is, so go … oh … go read The Triumphant Weed; that’s a title I like.


Sage 3cTartarus, gawd help us, appears in the SAGE fantasy trilogy, available through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and electronic versions.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Create a character who enjoys living alone. Show — don’t explain — why. Then add another character.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Tartarus Takeover @AprilA2Z

  1. betty

    April 23, 2015 at 9:37am

    Cute story with the prompt πŸ™‚ Sometimes I think it would be good if I didn’t know what a blog was (spend way too much time on them πŸ™‚


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  2. Debbie D.

    April 23, 2015 at 11:45am

    Interesting character study. Such a unique idea for a theme. Happy A-Zing. It’s almost over. WHEW!

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      Marian Allen

      April 23, 2015 at 2:16pm

      Debbie, I’ve been having a blast! It’s been so much fun, revisiting some of my characters. πŸ™‚

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  3. stephen tremp

    April 24, 2015 at 12:21am

    Hi Marian, I’m stopping by after a full bottle plus of wine and that’s about all. Good night.

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      Marian Allen

      April 24, 2015 at 8:00am

      Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaa! Crawl in anytime, ol’ buddy ol’ pal. ~grin~

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  4. Pammy Pam

    April 27, 2015 at 10:47am

    because i envision the lonely fisherman by the sea with the lighthouse to keep him company and occasionally tolerating a visitor. Based on all the lighthouse books i’ve read they are solitary creatures. And i’m an expert because I read 1 book.

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      Marian Allen

      April 27, 2015 at 1:17pm

      Makes sense, Pam, but a lighthouse is far too helpful for Tartarus to be part of. He does live by the sea, and he does occasionally tolerate a visitor — and “tolerate” is the word. Possibly modified by “barely”. lol

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