Hardy Tales


Final Amber, Final Stone

This is it. The final installment of the pulp fantasy story Amber and Stone is here for your reading pleasure. Maybe you’d like to take a moment. Breathe it in. Savor the flavor of the last adventure-soaked page. Perhaps you’d like to read the previous installments again (or for the first time) to capture the…

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The End is Near

Admit it. You thought last week’s installment of Amber and Stone was the last, didn’t you? “A little abrupt,” you thought, “But still, a satisfying conclusion. The sword-to-sorcery ratio was right on, and the violence was exciting without being over the top. A good ending.” But you were wrong. There’s more today. And there will…

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Extra Credit Amber

Good morning, class. Your assigned reading for today is the latest installment of Amber and Stone, a pulp fantasy classic feature both swords and sorcery. In this segment, you’ll find our protagonists back at school and — yes? Chuck? You should have thought of that before class. Can’t you hold it? Fine. Here’s a pass….

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New Pulp! Now with 60% more sorcery!

I know, I know! I promised you swords and sorcery in Amber and Stone, but you’re asking, “Where’s the sorcery, Darrell? Where’s the sorcery?” Fine. You want sorcery? It’s right here, in this week’s installment. There’s so much pulp sorcery, it makes Harry Potter look like Conan. (Okay, maybe not, but I find the image…

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Fiction, Pulp and Otherwise

Amber’s back! Okay, she’s only been gone since last Friday, but if you’ve been waiting with bated to breath to find out what happens next in her rousing tale of swords and sorcery, you can breath now. This week’s installment is here, and it features furry, fangy creatures with a taste, it would seem, for…

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Friday’s Child is Amber

Last Friday, I introduced Amber, a pulp sword-and-sorcery heroine who hunts bounties for money – a bounty hunter, if you will. This Friday, we pick up the story with part 2, in which Amber’s bounty turns out to be more popular than she had anticipated. And when you’re a wanted man, “popular” isn’t such a…

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Introducing Amber

There’s just something about a woman with a sword. Maybe it’s Freudian. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of beauty and danger. Maybe it’s the twist on the more traditional man-with-sword image that gives me a grin and whispers in my ear, “This is gonna be so cool!” like some sugared-up 13 year-old rolling his first D&D…

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