Doug Lefler

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You can find all blog posts/news related to my projects are listed in this section.

Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 2

September 2, 2021

By Doug Lefler Bryn was gone for more than a week. “King Edryd wants me to perform for him?” the young man asked the emissary. They were standing to the side of the raised platform that served as a stage. The crowds were dispersing, but the clapping and shouting from the audience still reverberated in

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Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 1

August 27, 2021

By Doug Lefler Bryn Oakkart was listening to the music of the stream at the center of Whispering Hollow when he saw her for the first time. Her eyes were so attentive and her smile so mysterious that he forgave her for not being human. At the age of sixteen, Bryn had fallen in love.

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Meeting Frank Frazetta

July 30, 2021

by Doug Lefler “They’re bringing Frank Frazetta around for a tour!” my co-worker informed me. I was at the drawing board in my cramped office. Indirect light filtered through my window that faced the courtyard of our building.  “But we’re not supposed to ask for his autograph.”                 “Excuse me?” I asked.                 “The boss

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Voyage Rhapsody 2

June 27, 2021

The Mysterious Passengers “Inform your Mistress that this will not stand.”             The surf was teasing the launch’s stern while three Krimsian Guards waited in the sand near the vessel’s bow. The sky and the beach were white, with sea birds attracted by the novelty of humans on their shores. “You have been paid in

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Voyage Rhapsody

June 17, 2021

1 “Overboard” “I probably deserve this,” Durn thought when the guards threw him from the forecastle of the Xebec. He felt a rush of warm evening air before the cruel ocean swallowed him. When he broke the surface of the water seconds later, Durn saw his former ship plowing relentlessly toward the horizon. The lanterns

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The Creation of SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

January 9, 2021

Ideas are plentiful. They surround us every day. Most of these flare for a moment or two and are content to fade away. Some are persistent. Many years ago, an idea was pestering me. It was a little story about art school, and I had big adventures to write. To get it out of my

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“Jump”

November 18, 2020

Sometimes you know a new project is not going to end well, but you have to commit to it anyway and jump in with both feet.

“Culinary Adventurer”

May 26, 2020

This is an illustration I did for a blog titled: “Fit for a King: The Wanderer’s Guide to the Culinary Arts”, by Brady Thomas. You can find it HERE on the Story Attic website. For any of you who want to do serious adventuring but see no reason why you should not eat well along

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“Lonesome”

May 25, 2020

It’s always difficult when your parents’ work takes them to a new place and there are no other children with whom you can play.

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