Author Archives: Brian Bixby

About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.

Responding to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #90

My friend Crispina Kemp does a weekly “challenge” to her readers, to respond to a photograph she has posted. This week, she posted the following photo: In response, I offer this photo, of my own composition: It’s from Angla, on … Continue reading

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My thanks to my readers (and a pat on the back for myself, I admit)

My thanks to the readers who started, attempted, perused, slogged through, sampled, read end-to-end, or otherwise spent time on Tollon and Magician’s Apprentice these last three months. I hope you were entertained at least some of the time. Me, I’m happy … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice – Epilogue

Seventeen years after the events of chapter LXXXIX . . . I get a summons from the palace. It’s from my half-sister, the younger Lady Gwella. It’s a surprise. We’ve never been close, even though we’re almost the same age. … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXIX

The story so far: Tollon is trying to figure out how to be a good demigod, while he’s still trying to figure out how to be a good human. Now read on . . . What does it mean to … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXVIII

The story so far: Tollon came out of his confrontation with the gods as a demigod himself. The role doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Now read on . . . Two days later, I am all but ready to … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXVII

The story so far: Tollon wakes up to find himself a demigod. But this has been only the start of the surprises he encounters. Now read on . . . Chypa isn’t human. “You’ve got that half-right, Tollon,” she tells … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXVI

The story so far: Tollon won his confrontation with the gods, only to find he’s turned into a demigod himself. This is going to rearrange his life. Now read on . . . I emerge into consciousness every so often. It’s … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXV

The story so far: Tollon’s won his confrontation with the god Mrokitar. But it comes with a price. Now read on . . . “Rest, Tollon.” It’s Mia’s voice. This time I’m certain of it. I open my eyes. I … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXIV

The story so far: Tollon confronts the god Mrokitar, but instead of using magic, he uses words to attack her. But will it work? Now read on . . . I make it to seven before a blow knocks me … Continue reading

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Magician’s Apprentice Chapter LXXXIII

The story so far: Tollon’s enemy Lady Vorana has teamed up with the god Mrokitar, and turned the fairy Mia against Tollon. Now read on . . . Mia turns to look at me. There is hatred in her face. … Continue reading

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