Jonathan’s Newsletter

Jonathan L. Rutan
Sci-fi and fantasy stories mixed in with other creative outlets
Created 18 Mar 2021
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  • A Place For Poetry
    22 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    A Magic Quite Simple I could tell you the story, Of Jackie and Lyn, And lie at its start, And lie at its end. How Jackie was handsome, A way with his talk, And Lyn she a beauty, A grace in her walk. H...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    19 Sep 2021 • 37 min read • 1 5
    Chapter Forty-Seven She had to be traveling. Yet it wasn’t like stepping through water or panes of glass, and never once did Ash think she might dream. She hurt too much to dream. The world got small—...
  • About stories
    18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    So just saw this function on substack…going to try it out. If anyone reads this how are you liking my stories…what feedback would you like to give…what do you right and can you post it here so I can c...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    13 Sep 2021 • 29 min read • 1 5
    Chapter Forty-Four Ash hurried to keep pace with the SpellMaker. For someone who’d been so weak a second before, he seemed rather energetic now. She had to walk faster. Ash had no clue what the SpellM...
  • World's of Ash:A Fantasy Tale
    07 Sep 2021 • 43 min read • 1 2
    Chapter Forty-One “My Lyrics,” the SpellMaker said. Ash leapt from the window. How she’d missed the Elves below and their white robes—how she’d even been ignorant of their song—could be explained away...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    01 Sep 2021 • 48 min read • 1 3
    Chapter Thirty-Six The large room erupted into the shouts and moans of a crowd uncertain of what it had just heard. But those closest to the Wicker Chair, and especially Lady Mist, caught everything. ...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    26 Aug 2021 • 26 min read • 1 2
    Chapter Thirty-Three “So,” Amalin asked, “will he help?” She took her eyes off the puddle and threw her dark blue brilliance onto Ash. “Because I can wait on you too, little girl, I really can.” “Oh,”...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    22 Aug 2021 • 35 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Thirty Ash couldn’t take her eyes off Amalin. How she stood peering out after the Kawshun horses until they were mere specks on the horizon. How her fists kept clinching tight too—white knuckl...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    17 Aug 2021 • 63 min read • 1 4
    Chapter Twenty-Five Ash was angry. She didn’t know why or what was causing it, but the fury in her soul was quickly becoming the only thing she cared about. She squeezed her eyes tight. In the dark, h...
  • World's of Ash: A Fantasy Tale
    13 Aug 2021 • 43 min read • 1 2
    Chapter Twenty-One Ash was back on the Unkindness. Her dream or memory or quick bit of nothing abruptly finishing as she found herself on her knees, the fingernails of her left hand digging into wet s...
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