Who is the greatest backstabber of all time? For me that's easy, Stormbringer, the sword that is both bane and blessing to Elric of Melnibone, the "hero" of Michael Moorcock's Elric series. Stormbringer is a sword and so much more. every time the blade kills someone it pulls the soul from its victim into itself and feeds a part of that energy into Elric. The problem, aside from the possible guilt of feasting on sous, is that the sword prefers the flavor of Elric's companions and loved ones to that of his enemies.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Backstabber and Betrayals: A Sword by Any Other Name
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.