Greetings and welcome to my web page. Who am I and what is this all about? There's a handy-dandy 'about' link right up top, but the short version is: I am Proximal Flame, a writer who specializes in science fiction and fantasy. I've been hosting the lion's share of my work on SpaceBattles.com and my… Continue reading The Journey Begins
This week's patron bonuses are up: another addition to City of Shadows with 'why should it not be me' from Henri Black and 'that which lurks' from Sam C, bringing us back to Horrak-Sarn and the people trying to make their living in this alien ecumenoppolis. As well, there's a new prompt thread for patrons… Continue reading Patreon Update: ‘Treasure Hunt’ and Weekly Prompt Thread
After a hiatus, Where No Light Shines comes back with the next addition to the story, and for my patrons, there is a sneak peek of what to expect from this upcoming chapter.
She sang when she killed, flying through fire, and when she made love, gasping and wrihting. Life was nothing without passion and neither was she. Ayrkka never felt more connected then to have her voice and mind mingle with the thousands of her brothers and sisters, to be a part of something greater than herself. Now she was alone and everything was too quiet but for the gestalt static that crackled and babbled at the edges of her senses. Only the Enemy Echo could hear her and that one burned with hatred for her. Not that Arykka could blame her. She’d never been cut off like this before. Entombed. Buried alive in every way that matterd. Arykka’s song rose higher as tears glistened in her eyes and the Evea’shi poured her despair, her loneliness and her pain into the wordless symphony, knowing that the only one who could hear her was an Enemy.
We return to Star-crossed with the prompts of 'icy depths' from William M. and 'forget' from Knightress. A conversation between a captured princess and her harried gaoler, as well as a new prompt thread. Enjoy!
The first update this month is a new chapter for Scars, while the next - voted for by my patrons - will be 'Author's choice' so we'll have to see what I come up with. Heh. In the meantime, enjoy this glimpse into a fantasy horror series as Khy-kala and Justir both begin parallel investigations,… Continue reading Scars, Chapter 13
Chapter 26: Jekrin Mooncurve, 19663Stronghold-778Shell WorldsHoly Curatorium of Brei HCVS Servant of Thunder Commandant Asav’ehem tugged at his collar, resisting the urge to cough. It was not easy; his chest and throat burned incessantly “Status changes?” he ordered over the pain. The lights aboard the sentinus deck were dimmed; photosensitivity was but the first symptom… Continue reading Children of Heaven, Chapter 26
With the prompts of 'snowy day' from Knightress, 'fresh blood' from Stormblessed and 'darkest light' from Pyro Hawk, we have a continuation of our love story between a vampire hunter and a vampiress. As well, there's a new patrons-only prompt thread for this week's drabble, so check that out!
And here we are with the latest update to our dark fantasy horror series. It's the start of a new arc. Khy-kala has gone to investigate a town that knows more about her people than most humans, while the rest of her group kicks up their heels for some well-deserved rest... or dealing with a… Continue reading Scars, Chapter 12
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all; I hope you’re having a wonderful December 25th, and in the spirit of that, here is the seventeenth installment of The Hungry Stars. In this chapter, Agent Barnswell and doctor Proctor have another heart-to-heart, though this time is a little more acrimonious than the last. That tends… Continue reading The Last Angel: The Hungry Stars, Chapter 17