Part 13 – When someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are, but because of different reasons altogether

The interior of the Rain or Shine Magic Shop is so dark that Grace cast her light spell to see what’s going on in there so she doesn’t run into the wall.  The sudden flare of light startles the dozing man behind the counter awake.  A Sonic bag flys off his stomach as he boltsContinue reading “Part 13 – When someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are, but because of different reasons altogether”

Part 10 – Never settle

Sanaa did not help Grace.  Grace manages to gather herself enough to heal a deep puncture wound/maybe collapsed lung anyway.  Heal herself enough not to bleed to death on the spot anyway.  Seeing this miracle was too much for Ferd.  He decided at that point he had done his duty in avenging Carlos and hitContinue reading “Part 10 – Never settle”

Gracia Asombrosa contra magia oscura part 4 – Did you say Techno Tit Land?

Once relieved of their burden of a vanfull of nude kidnappees, Grace and Sanaa head off into the dark scary California night, guided by Sanaa’s vague sense of whatever she’s sensing with witch stuff.  It’s only about ten miles to Millerton Lake but it takes them more than half an hour to get there because they don’tContinue reading “Gracia Asombrosa contra magia oscura part 4 – Did you say Techno Tit Land?”

Four people killed in Carmel

Last night in addition to a wrestling show, Carmel California was also host to a quadruple murder.  The perpetrator is still at large but he’s believed to be Andrew Gale.  Andrew Gale escaped from Salinas Valley State Prison two days ago.  No knows how he escaped but they assume it has something to do withContinue reading “Four people killed in Carmel”

Staffing updates

Did you know that community colleges have sports teams?  Instead of my usual maneuver, just showing up and ambushing someone, I called and made an appointment to meet Laura.  I watched basketball practice while I waited for her class to be over.  I wonder if I’m any good at sports.  Laura is one of thoseContinue reading “Staffing updates”

Why do some wizards have staffs and some have wands? And is there a word that doesn’t also mean penis?

The NVC told me a similar story to the one that Stella (RIP Stella, sorry I got you murdered) did about how a Confederate guy learned magic to try and win the war but the war ended before he could pull it off, so then he and all his Confederate sorcerer friends got killed byContinue reading “Why do some wizards have staffs and some have wands? And is there a word that doesn’t also mean penis?”

Magic theory? Punch someone already!

I’ve been looking through Royale’s notes.  I wanted to see if he had any information about Hermetics.  Which he does.  I’ll get to that.  I have to talk about something else first.  I found journal entries that detail tracking down and defeating a blood mage.  Based on when we talked, it may be the onlyContinue reading “Magic theory? Punch someone already!”

Bright Lights, Bug City Part 7 – Fool me once shame on you, fool me nonce, eh, good for me I guess

Did you know that when Grace is not doing magic stuff she’s a pro wrestler?  She actually does that a lot more than she does magic stuff.  Crazy huh?  It doesn’t pay well but at least it’s really bad for you.    Wrestlers who are any good develop two very strange skills.  One is selling.  Not like Glengarry Glen RossContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City Part 7 – Fool me once shame on you, fool me nonce, eh, good for me I guess”

Bright Lights, Big City – Part 4

Once Grace had broken the ritual magic that held their attackers and then healed them, it was time to debrief.  The three of them worked at a customer service center in Galesburg.  All they knew for sure was that they had been asked to work a later shift than usual and when they got there,Continue reading “Bright Lights, Big City – Part 4”

Bright Lights, Bug City – An interlude to explain why my main character is awesome (I’m a good writer!)

No one died.  Which is pretty remarkable.  The guy that Grace smashed into through the windshield would definitely have died if left there without treatment.  And the guy she kicked in the chest was in pretty bad shape too, but the third fellow would have staggered to another hospital, one that’s operational, and pulled through.  Most likely.  Barring theContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – An interlude to explain why my main character is awesome (I’m a good writer!)”