Princess Tutu & Happiness

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I recently finished something like my 10th re-watch of a very good anime, “Princess Tutu”. I’ve always loved it for a number of reasons, the characters, the ballet, the music…but this time as I start my own writing career what really struck me was the ending and the themes of happiness vs suffering the story presents. This will obviously contain spoilers for the end of the series, so if you haven’t seen and wish to remain unspoiled, bookmark this for after a good marathon watch.

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Prism Worldbuilding

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Ashe Mocaw

Short Story: Prism

Hello all! Back again with another short story, this one a dystopian Sci-Fi with aliens, chaotic neutrals, gangs, evil governments, and more.

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Prism, by Ashe Mocaw

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Short Story: The Goddess of Raya’s Biggest Mistake

Two women, Raya and Eode, stand back to back with a broken sword separating them

Hello again! I’ve been submitting to magazines, and around the rejections and awaiting rejections I’ve gotten some more writing done for here, too. Please enjoy this short tale of a solider, a goddess, and the mistake that brought them together.

Artwork above was commissioned from Kami, who is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services (as long as their commissions are open).

The Goddess of Raya’s Biggest Mistake, by Ashe Mocaw

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Short story: The Skeleton Key

For gifts this holiday season, I did a few exchanges with friends. This short story is for my friend Che, who invented the character of the Keyper for a meme and graciously gave them to me. The art used for the preview is also drawn by them, check out some of their works!

Now I give you this back, Che. Merry Christmas. 🙂

The Skeleton Key, by Ashe Mocaw

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Houses and Signs of “Swan Song”

I saw a fun post for a hashtag game on Twitter: listing your protagonist’s star signs and Hogwarts houses, and how well they fit. It’s a classic, and one I’ve answered before—but I adore the question and am always willing to answer it over and over.

Since my characters are in a fantasy with different time rules, I based their possible star signs on the element associated most with them, and picked from there. I’m very satisfied with what I picked, and can’t see myself changing these (barring any major rewrites, of course).

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