Meet Batoonsta and Eel-Eye

30 Apr


Batoonsta is a minotaur ferryman. He hauls goods through the jungles of Carinth for the trolls. Batoonsta had his tongue cut out by a troll when he argued about navigating a waterfall. The minotaur was correct in his assessment and the cargo was lost; but that would not bring back his ability to speak. Trolls don’t apologize. Minotaurs don’t forget.


Eel-Eye is the nephew of the troll king, Makomaw. He is trying to prove himself by picking up the troll tithe offered by the elves of Carinth. He is young by troll standards, which makes him even more dangerous. When someone longs for approval, they are known to do most anything. Eel-Eye wants his uncle’s approval more than anything.

These characters will appear in my short story series Ties That Bind. You can read past chapters to catch up here.


Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three 

Chapter Four


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Penn's Diary


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6 responses to “Meet Batoonsta and Eel-Eye

  1. Codes

    April 30, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Batoonsta! That is a great name, I love it.

    • Len

      April 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you! My wife and I call our dog a fat batoonsta sometimes, so I figured it was worth a shot. Felt like it fit when I drew out the sketch as well. Thanks for the input. Looking forward to finally getting to read your work.

      • Codes

        April 30, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        It fits quite well with the sketch, and thanks.

  2. bdh63

    May 1, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Look forward to future chapters. Are you finding the weekly deadlines a help?

    • Len

      May 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

      A blessing and a curse. I make notes and write parts, but usually rush to get it submitted in time. It does make me stop over thinking every scene; helps me power through and let go.

      • bdh63

        May 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

        I find deadlines very inspiring. Otherwise I tend to over-think and spin my wheels. Glad you are powering through.


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