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  1. Carmen

    East of the setting sun... and west of the rising moon.

    East of the setting sun... and west of the rising moon.
  2. Carmen

    At times, when we're so focused on 'who' we are, we forget 'where' we are.

    At times, when we're so focused on 'who' we are, we forget 'where' we are.
  3. Carmen

    Everything, is truly nothing.

    Everything, is truly nothing.
  4. Carmen

    Might I ask 'why'?

    Might I ask 'why'?
  5. Carmen

    Mm, op 64 No. 1.

    Mm, op 64 No. 1.
  6. Carmen

    Valse du petit chien?

    Valse du petit chien?
  7. Carmen

    A Siberian Lesson

    Ah, but where's the fun in owning one's adversaries?
  8. Carmen

    Mm, tempting, but I'm somewhat... indisposed at the moment.

    Mm, tempting, but I'm somewhat... indisposed at the moment.
  9. Carmen

    A Siberian Lesson

    @Neb, thank you kindly for posting this. The connections we make widen our world. I made Fedor a promise he can leave his weapons trade after that Kamchatka expedition, perhaps more on that some other time.
  10. Carmen

    A Siberian Lesson

    Something enlightening happened to me along the tracks of the Trans-Siberian. Awaiting departure from Sverdlovsk station, I was in my seat, reading an English-translated copy of 'Crime and Punishment'. Gratifyingly, I discovered the 1938 edition inside a used bookshop in Yekaterinburg. I was...
  11. Carmen

    Closed Ultramarine

    [Co-written with Maelstrom's writer.] Returning to the marked ‘throne room’ above the heart of the Devalaya was a route that not only comprised of many steps, but also featured an unusual drop in temperature. It was not unlike a trek straight from the Mediterranean Sea into the Alps, only...
  12. Carmen

    That's a rather thoughtful gift, @Jade. I love the scent of sandalwood.

    That's a rather thoughtful gift, @Jade. I love the scent of sandalwood.
  13. Carmen

    Canon Tête de Femme [Part 1]

    Thank you for the comments, I honestly don't remember why we started writing this. I'm glad we did embark on it, of course.
  14. Carmen

    Hello there

    Kind of you to concede so easily, Director Devineaux. I do have plans that may involve a little fund management.
  15. Carmen

    You seem uncertain.

    You seem uncertain.
  16. Carmen

    Happy birthday.

    Happy birthday.
  17. Carmen

    Secret Santa 2018 - Gifts Thread

    Naturally, I cannot say no. Look at those eyes. And of course, as luck would have it, Patty… It’s been some time since I’ve participated in our two-women book club. To make up for it, here is a copy of La amiga estupenda by Elena Ferrante. She’s one of the most influential authors of our time...
  18. Carmen

    Closed Ultramarine

    Four notes make the signature tune of a crime mitigation enterprise. Following the slowed melody led Carmen to its Director of Operations. As soon as she was conscious of him, the chimes faded to silence. Chase Devineaux leaned against a pillar, in the clothes of Doctor Acton Roux. Of course...
  19. Carmen

    Closed Ultramarine

    [Co-written by many authors, edited accordingly. This post backtracks sightly.] Some time ago, back at the heart of the Devalaya... While chaos flashed around him, Gunnar Maelstrom saw a silhouette he instantly recognized. She stood, as if waiting for him, but remained just out of reach. He...
  20. Carmen

    “A kid in a candy store.”

    “A kid in a candy store.”
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