I spent almost forty years trying to find a label for myself. Am I writer or a programmer? A father or a son? Sooner or later, and occasionally repeatedly, I realized that while there are a lot of labels for myself, there isn't only a single one that defines me. I am many thing and proud of almost every one.
…large repository of useless knowledge.
Foremost, I'm a voracious learner of everything I can get my hands on. Of course, this means I end up being a large repository of useless knowledge, but it also makes me a jack-of-trades. I'm also a husband of one and a father of two.
I am a writer of mostly fiction, including stories and novels. Some of them have actually resulted in a published novel while I have various stories scattered among some small presses and publications. When I do write, I like to know more than the story on the page, so I also easily lose myself in world-building and exploration.
I'm also a coder. I create compliance software by day and random programs by night. I also managed to pull out a few games here and there, both on pen-and-paper and on the computer. Somewhere down the line, I got interested in typography, geology, and open source software.
A scream wakes up Desòchu while he is watching his brother. The first thought was his mother who had gone out on a walk. Terrified, he rushed to find out.
Desòchu finally get a chance to sit down and meet his new baby brother, Rutejìmo.
Desòchu goes to check on his mother while she is sleeping. To his horror, he finds her bleeding out across the bed. He tries to call for help but panics.
Return home, Desòchu spends some time with his mother who is in the last few days of her pregnancy.
Desòchu is bored. He doesn't want to hang out with his friends or head home to his pregnant mother. However, one of the clan warriors---Kiramíro---insisted on a few words.
After the battle, the three recover in Rock River. Kanéko is shunned by the others but her two friends are willing to stand next to her.
Kanéko's weapons are finally done. The only thing left is to fight Damagar. No plan survives the enemy though.