Blalan’s Game was originally written based on a writing contest at Flashing Swords based on a writing prompt that something fell through the ceiling. What a great way to start a story. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun creating Blalan and his adversary for the story. It didn’t win the contest, but received good feedback in the revision process.
The story was a perfect fit for Bards and Sages Quarterly, since both the magazine and the story are both about games, and Blalan a former master thief, fits nicely into the tie-in fiction you would find in game worlds. Thanks to the gang over at Bards and Sages for my first sale.
I’m hoping to get Blalan’s game and some follow up tales online soon.