J.M. Coombs

Author of Moderately Amusing Fantasy

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New Richard Struggle Chapter Draft — Book 2 — Chapter 4

A new draft chapter for Richard Struggle is up and available for rare patrons and higher

Chapter Title: A Failure to Understand

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Length: 4,300 words

Link: richardstruggle.com/172

The place that the Naughty Bird had helped fund was, in fact, a bird bath. It rose high up into the sky in the main square of the town — a tall wooden pillar, on top of which was a round disk of wood. At least, that was all Elizabeth could see from where she stood looking up at it from underneath. She’d been told it had four separate baths of water for different sizes of bird, and even several little slides between the pools.

She imagined it took quite a large bird to carry the water up that high, and wondered why it had to be so tall, before chalking it up as a bird thing.

New Richard Struggle Chapter Draft — Book 2 — Chapter 3

A new draft chapter for Richard Struggle is up and available for rare patrons and higher

Chapter Title: Blunt End Goes Forward

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Length: 4,600 words

Link: richardstruggle.com/163

And it was very obviously a temple to Scarlet Prudence because plants grew everywhere. Trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses — the whole area leading up to the entrance flap in the canvas was a botanist’s wet dream (birds, bees, and paintbrushes).

New Sword Singer Chapter Draft — Book 1 — Chapter 3

A new draft chapter for Sword Singer is up and available for rare patrons and higher

Chapter Title: A Man’s House

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Length: 4,600 words

Link: richardstruggle.com/163

Dalvir swallowed. He’d hoped to avoid difficult questions, and ‘just who are you?’ with the ‘are’ emphasised to suggest that the questioner wouldn’t be satisfied with any answer that didn’t include, ‘a big F’ing deal’ in the meaning, definitely qualified. He settled on saying, ‘A traveller from a long way away.’

 

New Sword Singer Chapter Draft — Book 1 – Chapter 2

A new draft chapter for Sword Singer is up and available for rare patrons and higher

Chapter Title: The Demon and the Angel

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Length: 5,500 words

Link: richardstruggle.com/156

Dalvir glanced up at the night sky. The stars were out now, twinkling down on him far brighter than you ever got in the city. Brighter than his mind could ever remember, come to that.

He continued to stare. And then his conscious brain caught up with what his eyes were actually seeing, and his perfectly stoic, Knights-Sorcerer-trained self shattered like three-solid-foot of ocean ice being stepped on by a magical oil rig.

New Richard Struggle Chapter Draft — Book 2 – Chapter 2

A new draft chapter for Richard Struggle is up and available for rare patrons and higher

Chapter Title: Hints of a Secret Past

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Length: 4,600 words

Link: richardstruggle.com/150

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