Summer Thoughts

Another month has come and gone, and now we’re hurtling straight into the summer months. This last month has been much like the last, although this month I’ve been generating more blogs than I have previously. It’s been fun, I enjoy writing opinion pieces and novel updates, especially as I can still write them over the course of the week, no matter how busy my day gets.

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This month’s posts

As I mentioned at the start, I’ve written almost double the number of posts that I had for previous months. It’s been a great trial in blogging more regularly, and discussing topics that are outside of my comfort zone.

Don’t forget that I still post monthly flashfictions, and you can read my free short story The Gateway of Arieum when you sign up to my Newsletter!

Saturn’s Waves (From the Archives)

  “I’ve got it,” Xanete said, pushing the box across the table. The room was silent. Xanete could feel the tension in the air from the other three gang leaders around the table. What she was proposing was unheard of – a truce to their fifty year war. A truce to allow them to focus … More Saturn’s Waves (From the Archives)

Tiola’s Bay (From the Archives)

  “Docked, Captain!” Captain Elaya Truthwatch tipped the edge of her hat at her First Mate, Rodgers, to acknowledge the information. “We’re here for five days, Crew!” she yelled over the ship. Her voice carried easily in the still breeze, “be respectful, but more importantly, drink them dry!” The Crew cheered. Those on the first … More Tiola’s Bay (From the Archives)

Decay (From the Archives)

  Nadine watched as the world crumbled at his feet. The magic tore through the town, turning the buildings and people alike into dust. He lowered his hand. “It is done,” he said, pulling his gloves over his decaying hands. It was the first sign, the skin rot, before the madness took hold. He walked … More Decay (From the Archives)

Get Up (From the Archives)

  “Get up,” Unle said, resting her cutlass under her son’s chin. She could feel the eyes of the crew, watching her every move. Hulan looked up at her with hate and defiance in his eyes. Even from here, she could see the tell tale sign of the star sickness, the bruising down the neck … More Get Up (From the Archives)

Discovery (From the Archives)

  “What is it?” Bethany said, as Trev pulled the box out of the ground. Even under the protective shade of their tent, the heat was still oppressive. “I think,” Trev said, breathing heavily as he heaved the box onto the top of the trench, “we’ve struck gold.” Bethany grinned. It was this. What they … More Discovery (From the Archives)

Reunited

“Can you stop flicking that bloody coin,” Regan said, “it’s annoying.” Chasey flicked the coin up high again, catching it as it fell back towards her hand. “No,” she replied, “it helps me think.” Regan huffed, shuffling on the hard seat of the cell to try and get comfortable. They were lucky they hadn’t been … More Reunited

September Wrap Up

September has come and gone in the blink of an eye. For me, September has been a month of trying to get back into doing normal things, following August throwing me off my pattern. Exercise, self-care and writing have all slowly come back into my day to day routine. It’s still very much a work … More September Wrap Up

My Thoughts on “The Rings of Power”

Normally, I try and have my opinion pieces about books that I’ve read. However, this month, books have not been read. My lack of commuting over the summer has meant my progress with kindle reading on the train has somewhat reduced significantly. So instead, I’m turning to another medium to present some thoughts on, namely … More My Thoughts on “The Rings of Power”

Where else you can find me

I’ve now got a Tumblr where you can find lots of #akrionaesthetic posts about my novel world.

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Alex.J.Cobalt is a fantasy writer from the UK. When she’s not working away at her fantasy novel series, she posts free flash fictions on her website, along with regular blogs about writing.

Photo by Lauren Mancke on Unsplash


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