Welcome to OnyxShortclawEGDR.com

Greetings and Salutations:

I welcome you to come along with me as I explore the person I became while I was looking the other way. This is a safe place to celebrate creativity: you can expect new chapters from my various fantasy fiction writing projects, discussions about mental health, and random posts on things that matter to me. I hope you can find something worth your time in these pages.

Everything in these pages in my intellectual property. I’m happy for anyone to share, but please credit and link back to these pages. If you’re ever inspired to create something based on my characters or worlds, nothing would make me happier. Please make sure to share with me via this website or any of my social media links:

Writing Projects:

If you’re interested in reading some stories, the first chapters of my current Works In Progress can be found below. “Awakening” is completed, and “Becoming” is its sequel, so best to read them in order. I’d love to hear any thoughts in the comments; I try to prioritise chapter releases based on your interest.

Ossian – Prologue

As always, she hesitated as she touched the blade to her hand. She was purposely avoiding looking at the Faceless but their laughter was ringing through the air, raising the hair on the back of her neck. They were toying with her, she knew.

Iron and Bone – Chapter One

His fear spiked her blood, and she quickened her pace with a grin. Wolves lived to hunt, and she had developed a taste for it. But the thrill settled as she turned into the larger series of tunnels that were ruled by The Shroud. Followers of The Deceiver, the Caretaker of assassins and thieves.

Awakening – Prologue

Too late, she echoed. Her fear of the unknown fate that lay beyond begged her to flee. But she had chosen this. Her short life had been full, and yet empty. The cold ache in her chest was not from the water; she had known it all her life.

Becoming – Chapter One

Hades buried his face in his hands as he relived it again. Eris’ ashes were still glowing white hot when he arrived, and it didn’t take a genius to see that Kali had been responsible. Especially when she was still plummeting from the sky.

The Moon Dragon – Prologue

There was a bite to the air I hadn’t felt in five years, and it took me several moments to remember what that meant. It finally came to me as I watched another breath form as mist in front of me. Winter?

Mental Health:

I typically have a lot to say about Mental Health Awareness. If that’s more your speed, here are some of my recommended Mental Health posts:

Celebrate

We are always so quick to remember every little thing we shouldn’t have done, things we should have said but didn’t. We lie awake and relive the cringeworthy moments, and the downright awful ones. But how often do you look back at your day and give yourself a pat on the back?

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Mental Health Awareness

If everyone can recognise the signs, in themselves and others, we can save lives. If everyone understands that the picture perfect version of life we see in the media is a farce, we can save lives.

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A name

I spent a long time thinking that I couldn’t talk about depression or anxiety. That I hadn’t suffered enough to have these conditions. That I must be weak to feel the way I do when so many people go through worse and come out better. Sometimes I still believe that.

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The Blog Reel:

If you’d rather scroll through my posts by yourself, then turn your attention to my Latest Posts here: https://onyxshortclawegdr.com/latest-posts/. The most recent ones are below:

Iron and Bone – Chapter Thirteen

Like swallowing fire, it scorched her from the inside out and set her nerves alight. She knew beyond any shadow of a doubt, that no human was born to wield such devastating power as that of a Caretaker.

Ossian – Chapter Two

His skin was almost translucent, and it flaked like dry parchment. Over his heart, the only hint of colour, a pulsing red rune had been carved. A rune Wren knew all too well.

I hope you find something of value in these pages. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, and writing is the only thing that kept me moving through furlough and then redundancy. I love when viewers contact me with feedback and ideas of what they’d like to see. My contact page is always open.

Stay safe. Keep writing.

Onyx

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