The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 5

Previous Chapter  Begin at the Beginning Support This Project [Note:  This chapter contains references to transphobia and sexual violence.] V. Athulf told me the tale of our peril as he helped me hobble back to the bower.  “It was no warband that met us on the steppes, Allie,” he said, “it was an army, and … Continue reading The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 5

The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 4

Previous Chapter Begin at the Beginning Support This Project [Note:  This chapter contains sexual assault, including mentions of CSA.  None of it is salacious, but do proceed with caution.] IV. The witch was the first, of course.  I was eleven winters old for the second.  There were three of them, three boys, about fourteen winters, … Continue reading The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 4

The Graveyard of Empires, Chapter One

Prologue Act One: The Land of Horse and Bow Chapter One I.   [Note: The beginning of the story takes place in Crimea, near what’s now the city of Sevastopol] [Content warnings for this chapter:  Intersexism, transphobia, sexual assault, violent fantasies] “Spread out facedown on the stained, cheap motel sheets She’d spent the last years … Continue reading The Graveyard of Empires, Chapter One