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Mother of Crow 10 – Petty victories (Second Draft)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Chapter 10 – Petty victories Owl was dull grey from head to tail feathers. His shimmering white coat was covered in soot and ashes from his landing at the still smoking human town. He scanned the landscape, moving only his head. In the center of the devastation, perched atop a still smoking ruin of some …

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Mother of Crow 09 – The after the before never changes (Second revision)

Reading Time: 7 minutes There was no town. Instead, smoke and ashes hovered gently over a field of destruction. Muted flickers of quickly dying flames popped in and out of sight between the drifting cloud of smoke. Down the road, half way between a line of flattened houses at the outskirts of town and the forest, Clack paced the width of the road, cursing

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Mother of Crow – 08 All the birds? (Second revision)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Chapter 8 – All the birds? There were no birds in the monastery gardens. They had gone silent along with everything else. As humanity went insane and nature lost its purpose for being, the forests and gardens grew still. With the dead quietly losing their meaning as well as their colouring, they faded in memory …

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Mother of Crow – 07 Fred, can we go now? (1st revision)

Reading Time: 6 minutes The old man didn’t actually scream. Frederico heard it nonetheless. An echo of his own cowardliness followed him when he escape the monastery corridor with John. Despite the old man’s assurance of a painless death, Frederico was sure he heard the old man dying. Not from poison. From claws and razor sharp blades tearing him apart

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Mother of Crow – 06 never fear for this has been known (First rewrite)

Reading Time: 15 minutes Chapter 6 – never fear for this has been known “Wait here.” Frederico whispered to John. “Remember what to do? Okay?” John opened his mouth. Frederico silenced John with a raised hand. “Push. That’s all you need to remember.” John nodded carefully beneath his disguise. He whispered to Frederico’s feet, “Push. Fast.” Frederico nodded and …

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Mother of Crow – 05 – A pleasant little town (Revised draft)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Chapter 5 A pleasant little town Gabriel listened with half an ear and none of his attention to Jesse’s pointless conversation with a mindless town official in the dirty little office. It had taken them less than a minute to realize that any hope of finding any sense or useful information would be a complete …

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Mother of Crow – 04 Mundane things, and water (Revised draft)

Reading Time: 5 minutes Chapter 4 Mundane things. And water Mary turned off the tap from the water collector and moved the full bucket to one side. She reached into the tepid water and grimaced. Tendrils of slimy water vine stuck to her hand. She moved the hand in several small circles before pulling it out of the bucket. …

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Mother of Crow – 03 – To panic or not to panic (Rewrite 1)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Chapter 3 To panic or not to panic A dusty pile of shattered butterfly, a bottomless pit of dread, a shattered future. All of that could be stuffed in Frederico’s memory hole and covered with some blissful ignorance. If it weren’t for the distant echoes of instant punishment and the true consequence of his failure …

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Mother of Crow – 02 The choices of flutterbys (Revised draft)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Frederico breeds Butterflies. One butterfly. One very special creature. He tempts it with eternity and all knowing. The choices of flutterbys aren’t always so straight forward.

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Mother of Crow – 01 – Just another day for Owl who certainly deserves a break (Revised)

Reading Time: 3 minutes A scout flittered down in front of Owl and tweeted brokenly through a scrap of paper. It spat out the paper and flittered off. It rose to the dark cave ceiling and vanished through a narrow crack in the dark stone. The opening to the coastal plane above allowed the remodelled finch through, but only barely. Owl watched the messenger until it was gone before he cocked his head and glanced suspiciously at the note. Paper?

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Mother of Crow – Prologue – Build me pretty. Indeed. Oh thank you, My Lord, is there anything else you can do to me? (Revised )

Reading Time: 16 minutes “Isn’t she a beauty? Such a marvel. Just see those lines and how it all fits together.” He interrupted himself “jenks?” Lord Lee Reginald Maddow, outfitted in his finest, already well on his way to flat out drunk, looked around the crowd in search for the man in question. He frowned and waved his brandy glass in irritation at no one in particular, splashing licker on his white starched sleeve “Oh there you are.” Maddow’s face split into a grin as his chief surgeon, or scientist, or body magician, or whatever the hell they called themselves these days, hurried through the crowd….

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`This Sundered World - A Mother's Heart - Book cover

This Sundered World – The Novel. And the album. Why mix fiction with music? A writer and band member perspective.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Icarus Machine vision is based on the interaction between fiction and music. And as a lyricist and author as well as vocalist, this is such a fascinating concept for me. This album was….

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A Mother's heart - Steam punk Momma

A Mother’s heart – This Sundered World – The first chapter.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Excerpt from “A Mother’s Heart, This sundered World- Book 1. What is it and where can you get it. Written by Jenny K. Brennan, Now available for Kindle on Amazon.

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Sky full of clouds

Sky – A shortstory

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sky A fantasy short story. By Jenny K Brennan Sky “Hey cutie, you’ve been sniffing that beer for almost an hour now. What’s crawled up your ass?“ Without waiting for an answer, the woman put her frosty drink on the table and sat down on the seat opposite to the sad puppy. She used both …

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Bitchfight Part 3 of 3

Reading Time: 12 minutes Bitchfight By Jenny K Brennan Part 3 of 3 Part 2. Includes violence and a shitload of bad words. Be warned. Part 3 The ring was thick, hard, and would not open. It pulled at the skin around the scarred knot and tore through flesh and Kris howled , by instinct pulling away and off …

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Bitchfight Part 2 of 3

Reading Time: 7 minutes Bitchfight By Jenny K Brennan Part 2 of 3 Part 1. Includes violence and a shitload of bad words. Be warned. Part 2 She leaned forward and met the hateful glare without blinking, spoke in a velvety smooth parody of concerned curiosity: “Did you like it?” The hand came from nowhere and hit Denny in …

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Bitchfight Part 1 of 3

Reading Time: 8 minutes Bitchfight By Jenny K Brennan Part 1 of 3 Includes violence and a shitload of bad words. Be warned. Part 1 Denny waited and kept her head down. She listened and shrank in the sudden unease that made her skin crawl, thoughts roil, and fingers flutter uselessly when attempting to turn a page in the …

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A Gal Eerie of Desire – Part 5 of 5 — Private Exhibit

Reading Time: 13 minutes A Gal Eerie of Desire By Jenny K Brennan Part 5 of 5 Read Part 4 – Saturday exhibit here. Mild Explicit warning. This is for adult readers and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Enjoy. 5. Private exhibit I felt, as from far away, my body being pulled back, the door slammed shut in …

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A Gal Eerie of Desire – Part 4 of 5 — Saturday Exhibit

Reading Time: 14 minutes A Gal Eerie of Desire By Jenny K Brennan Part 4 of 5 Part 3. Part 5. No real explicit warning this time. Enjoy. Part 4 — Saturday exhibit Twenty-four hours later, at a quarter to five; I pulled in to a deserted parking lot in front of Thomas Plaza, and just sat for a …

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A Gal Eerie of Desire – Part 3 of 5 — Friday Exhibit

Reading Time: 4 minutes A Gal Eerie of Desire By Jenny K Brennan Part 3 of 5 Part 2. Part 4. Mild explicit warning. This is for adult readers and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Enjoy. Part 3 — Friday exhibit Again, she had company. A woman with skin the color of hot coco, stood close to her. …

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A gal eerie of desire Part 2 of 5 – Thursday exhibit.

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Gal Eerie of Desire By Jenny K Brennan Part 2 of 5 Part 1. Part 3. Reader discretion is advised. This is for adult readers and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Enjoy. Part 2 — Thursday exhibit Fucking hot again, when would this damn summer end? I groaned as the muggy heat enveloped …

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A gal eerie of desire Part 1 of 5 – Wednesday Exhibit.

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Gal Eerie of Desire By Jenny K Brennan Part 2. Mild explicit warning. This content is for adults. And don’t say I didn’t say so. Enjoy. Part 1 of 5 — Wednesday exhibit Another day had passed without incident. It was the way I liked it. Boring and uneventful, worry free and totally uncomplicated. …

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Phobia – A not so irrational fear Part 2 of 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes Phobia – A not so irrational fear. By Jenny K Brennan Part 2 of 2 – Read Part 1 here. “Trust me, you little shit!” I said to the bug. I barely recognized my own voice. I drew in air through my nose in short raspy drags as I rraised a heavy boot and drove …

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Phobia – a not so irrational fear- Part 1 of 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Phobia -A not so irrational fear By Jenny K Brennan Part 1 of 2 Go directly to Part 2 here. “Kate, don’t look.” But, I had to look. I sat on the floor with the vacuum next to me, poking at sticky cobwebs in a cupboard with the hose. I needed a break anyways, so …

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Doggy snatchers. A NaNoWriMo winner (Unfinished). Chapter 1 – The unmentionables

Reading Time: 5 minutes Doggy snatchers By Jenny K Brennan Chapter 1 – The unmentionables Kent street West – Early Saturday Out of impenetrable dark came a sound, a chitter chatter, as from a thousand rats. It rose and intensified. One chattering voice said. “How’s that? Can you move?” Several seconds of expectant silence passed where not a single …

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Sandelina – A children’s story for grown up kids

Reading Time: 11 minutes Sandelina By Jenny K Brennan Copyright 2013 Jenny K Brennan Sandelina She wasn’t there. That’s just the way it was. Sandelina was not on the bed. She was not even under the bed. Old Grumbler was there, and the really old Teddy. Teddy was kind of broken though, a little bit blind and deaf and …

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404 – A piece of morbid flash fiction

Reading Time: 3 minutes 404 A piece of morbid flash fiction. By Jenny K Brennan 2014 Listen to Billy tell the story in the October madness episode of the Studio Chaotic podcast Released October 7th 2014. Is it dead yet? You consider lying. You try on a couple of words that might fit. Puffing your lips, rolling your eyes …

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Fearless – Chapter 13 – Erotica Bizarro LTD

Reading Time: 1 minute < Fearless – A web novel Chapter 13 – Erotica bizarro LTD Ahead of my warden and oaf guard, I stepped out in the corridor. The gothic chamber was apparently the last room and the door opened up from a dead end corridor. There were three doors on the left, one on the right; open …

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Fearless – Chapter 12 – Sore spots and numb parts

Reading Time: 1 minute < Fearless – A web novel Chapter 12 – Sore spots and numb parts Garphy the goblin, the wobbly legged future cellmate of some undescribably menacing giant named Tiny, stood up and gestured for Dinky to follow. The unlikely pair stepped out of the cell where I had been strung up and undressed – probably …

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Fearless – Chapter 11 – Making deals

Reading Time: 1 minute < Fearless – A web novel Chapter 11 – making deals Relatives are relative but criminals are never related where the relative crime is criminally related, relatively speaking. “Money? Me?” I scratched my scalp and stared blankly at the dwarf. I glanced at the pictures that sat in a pile on the table in front …

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Fearless – Chapter 10 – Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fearless – A web-serial Chapter 10 – Bright-eyed and bushy tailed Wide awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I was eating again. After waking up, I had found myself under a blanket, staring up at dinky’s so very blue eyes, and feeling something large push my face from side to side, rattling my brain. “Marcy? …

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Fearless – Chapter 9 – Simply magical

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fearless – A web serial Chapter 9 – Simply magical The door opened, a frame filled with brilliant light, obscuring anything else. Not nothing, but the something silhouetted by blinding light didn’t start until half way down the opening. Something too small to be a man, too wobbly to be a child, unless it was …

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Fearless Chapter 8 – Such a clever crew

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fearless – A web novel Chapter 8 – Such a clever crew “Which one of you idiots want to tell me why some little broad walked away with four million of my fucking money? You?” Jake Ponzi stabbed the air in the general direction of Matt Knight. He moved the finger sideways, pointed it at …

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Fearless – Chapter 7 – The plan

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fearless – A web novel Chapter 7 – The plan The day was coming to an end. I don’t know for sure how I knew as the lack of devices capable of measuring such things as passing of time was just as complete as the lack of light. The dank odour of earthen floor, human …

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Fearless – Chapter 6 – Human needs

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fearless – a serial web novel [spacer size=20] Read from the beginning in Fearless – Chapter 1 – The Low down Where Amy unloads and Marcy fails to understand the subtle goings about in dark alleys. Chapter 6 Human needs “Hand me the Doritos will you?” I said around a mouthful of ruffles as I …

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Fearless – Chapter 5 – A great man

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fearless – a serial web novel [spacer size=20] Read from the beginning in Fearless – Chapter 1 – The Low down Where Amy unloads and Marcy fails to understand the subtle goings about in dark alleys. Chapter 5 A great man Jake Ponzi prided himself on never having killed anyone. He didn’t have too. He …

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Fearless – Chapter 4 – An ugly SOB

Reading Time: 1 minute < Fearless – A web novel Chapter 4 – An ugly SOB I strained my ears to learn what I could from the sounds my guest made. I thought, if not furiously, then quite actively about what might be going on. Curiosity never killed no cat. At least not any halfway intelligent cat. I did …

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Fearless – Chapter 3 – Absolutely gothic

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fearless – A web novel Chapter 3 – Absolutely gothic Stone, cold stone on bare skin. My skin. Where was I? I was not sure but it sure as hell wasn’t my apartment. Definitely not my bedroom, where my last memory placed me. I had a slight headache and a fading unease in my stomach. …

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Fearless – Chapter 2 – Legit business

Reading Time: 7 minutes Fearless – A serial web novel Chapter 2 Legit business A scrape, a grinding, a slam. Muffled voices, hushed and agitated, steps through glistening darkness, asphalt and men drizzled on by unseen skies. Beyond the length of the wet alley, streetlights strained to spread their fragmented light, they illuminated not much more than the poles …

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Fearless – Chapter 1 – The Low Down

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fearless – a serial web novel By Jenny K Brennan Check the Fictionpage for more about this story. Chapter 1 The Low down I’m not much for friends. The number of real friends I’ve had over the years can be ticked off using one hand. Oh, ok, I only need a couple of fingers to …

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Wrinkle – Snapshot from a dog owners life

Reading Time: 1 minute Wrinkle A dog owner snapshot. By jenny K Brennan (with apologies to Spooky. It dissipates; the stench is now only a hint. The memory is strong though, intrusive, giggle inducing at its best. After the bomb, but before the air clears, I can not breathe. He looks at me, innocent and lighted in curiosity. He …

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What’s in the box – A micro adventure poem of sorts.

Reading Time: 1 minute What’s in the box? By Jenny K Brennan This was inspired by a writing prompt in a forum contest on Scribophile. What’s in the box? I was out of my mind. I knew it could never work. But I couldn’t stop myself. It was that urge, the itching, and the constant need. I had to …

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anna-open-letter-from-a-sex-addict – A bit of awful writing based on an awful premise

Reading Time: 8 minutes Anna A bit of awful writing based on an awful premise. But it has it’s fun moments so it can stay. 🙂 By jenny K Brennan To: Unnamed girl, thirteen and under. My name is Anna. I sell my body. It’s a bargain, let me tell you. But that’s nor here nor there. I’ve also …

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A green apple

Green apples – Hopefully a somewhat unsettling short story

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here, an empty plastic bag neatly folded. There, a wooden bowl on a cardboard box … Here, a glittering drop of water. There, a speck of dust in unconcerned flight on invisible drafts
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About the author


Jenny K. Brennan is a Swedish/Canadian vocalist, songwriter, and writer living in Ontario, Canada since 2002 with one husband, one dog, and unfinished projects in the thousands. Find her on
The House of Imp,
kompoz.com, and anywhere else Mr. Google can locate her. She studies English and braille at The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually impaired. On her free time, she learns Wordpress by trial and error, audio production using Apple Logic Pro, and carpentry by association.


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