Why I Wrote Ayphae

So what could possibly compel me to write a world full of mushrooms? Well, I love mushrooms. That’s a start. Then there’s the concept of purpose. Purpose is a big deal in life—it brings meaning and identity to us. It has to be supplied by external factors (like a deity), or it’s just a meaningless … Continue reading Why I Wrote Ayphae

Siblings

Reisor took a seat, adjusting himself on the wooden bleacher. The bleachers were set up in a circle inside the giant tent—and right in the center, a stage gleamed under the glow of shroomlamps. Dane would perform there any minute. Reisor clenched and unclenched his fists, swallowing. It would be fine…it would be just fine. … Continue reading Siblings

Why Mushrooms?

Some of you might be wondering—why did I choose mushrooms for Ayphae’s theme? I could have built Ayphae around anything…and I chose fungi. Toadstools, yeast, mold, endophytes—they’re all central to the realm of Ayphae. Now some of you hate mushrooms. Some of you find them weird. I love mushrooms. But why do I love them? … Continue reading Why Mushrooms?

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