If you’re reading this, there’s a very good chance that you were sent here by the Jumbotron message I put out in My Brother My Brother and Me, everyone’s favorite advice podcast for the modern era. If so, welcome to Odd & Ends! I’ve made this post in an effort to help new people get settled.
The series is a mix of episodic and serialized story telling, by which I mean there is an overarching plot with character arcs and an end goal in mind, but I also have a nasty habit of writing tangential stories about side characters.
Frankly the best place to get started is the first arc, Opening Day, because it sets up the tone, the setting, and the characters pretty well, but if you don’t like playing by anybody’s rules, here are just a few of my favorite stories!
“Have a Safe Walk”
A horror story in which a young man makes some unsettling new friends on the way home from work.
Cold in a Colder World
A story about a woman finding herself and finding peace within art, and helping others to do the same.
Left Behind (Three chapters)
A group of interdimensional travelers get stranded, and have to fight for resources and meaning in a world filled with giants.
Good King Dundermoat (Two chapters)
The Story Keeper, a traveling teller of tales, shares the legend of Good King Dundermoat, a ruler who attempted to defy the status quo, and allow his people to live in peace no matter how great the personal cost.
The Lovers’ Link
Tuck Greenston, a young blacksmith, seeks the heart of Talbot Windomere, the son of a wealthy lord, but can he possibly compete with the man’s many wealthy suitors?
Comings and Goings (Two chapters)
Gwendolyn Bottlehelm, who is growing bored and frustrated with her life, and Linda Arterford, who is struggling to feel at home in a new city, seek comfort and excitement in one another, but have a difficult time finding it.
Dug Pifton’s Brand New Perspective (Three chapters)
Dug Pifton has always wanted to be a druid. Now that he is, he’s beginning to think it may not be all he wanted it to be. But when the birds of Skymoore reveal a deadly plot to wipe out humanity, he discovers that maybe what he actually needs is a new perspective.