ShadowKeep Zine

Advice For Any RPG DM

The Internet is full of advice for dungeon masters / game masters. Some of it is good, some of it is intentionally complicated, and some is as useful as a tick on a beach ball. Of all the advice I’ve ever received about being a better dungeon master, this is by far the most useful […]

I Would Take A Knee

I would take a knee. I would take a knee in front of the spouse or child of a person that gave their life for me to be able to do so. I would take a knee beside the person that cannot stand because they were wounded in defense of my freedoms. I would take […]

Soul Survivors (6200 words)

Soul Survivors © David Bowlin (for JiniG) 1 A thousand voices screamed at Daniel, a thousand tormented, lost souls begged for release, escape, death.  What he was suppose to do to help these agonized souls he didn’t know, so he did nothing but whimper in his sleep, and roll over.  A solitary tear escaped his […]

Old Debts

Old Debts   I remember when the first body washed up on the beach.  How could I forget?  I almost stepped on the bloated little thing before I realized what it was.  The foggy darkness combined with my alcohol-induced daze had put a veil deep enough over my eyes to hide a passing elephant herd. […]

America, the Land of … blame?

It seems that the most serious problem with America is that we don’t have enough Americans anymore. I am not referring to immigrants, religions, or political views. I’m talking about people that will stand up for the rights of everyone else and be proud of our collective history and be united. Instead, we seem to […]

Beginnings

“I once met a man who had met himself in a previous life.”   “Though I walk through the stormy nights, I will fear no evil, for goodness surrounds me, and the rain cleanses all unrighteousness from the shadows…”   The sun had yet to peek over the mountains when the sounds came at me, […]

Poetry that I like from television

At times I almost dream I too have spent a life the sages way And tread once more familiar paths Perchance I perished in an arrogant self-alliance an age ago And in that act a prayer for one more chance went up so earnest so… Instinct with better light let in by death that life […]

Political Correctness Can Kiss My Ass

Freedom of speech: You can’t say that, it’ll offend someone. Freedom of press: You can’t write that, it’ll offend someone. Right to bear arms: You can’t have a weapon, it’ll offend someone. Freedom of religion: You can’t talk about or promote your religion, you’ll offend everyone. Freedom to assemble: You can’t meet as “that” group, […]

Code Is Everywhere

Code Is Everywhere   At some point, you have been to the grocery store after working all day. You dredge through the aisles and find what you want, and make your way up to the checkout register. The person at the register has been working eight hours or so, standing on their feet in one […]

Ten Commandments Is Not Christian

I see the media is (again) jumping on the ten commandments bandwagon, claiming that Christianity and Christians are trying to “force” religion on people and government institutions. The media and those people that cry about this fail to mention or recognize one very important point: The ten commandments is NOT from Christianity. The ten commandments […]

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