Category: Stilicho’s Son

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 39

The only thing you should fear is the truth, but that’s not what you’re looking for anyway. Don’t spend all your life trying to be only what you should be. Some men think God loves what you are. Always remember I did.

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 38

“Blessed is our generation,” said the priest as he, Gallus, and I sat in the basement one morning. “We are not thrown down,” the priest continued, “for we have been recognized by the light. We…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 37

October had arrived, bringing the end of the campaign season, when armies often establish camps before the wet winter. But in this age of invasion, whole tribes were driven by an inexorable push that found…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 36

Fear has different colors. Where it had been the blackness of death that drove me to Volusian’s house in the first place, now it was the slavish gray of a life indebted to him that…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 35

New episode #roman #HistoricalFiction “You owe your pretty boys and gold cups and your entire pitiful existence to us, and I’d rather spend one evening with any filthy, horse-fucking German than another moment at your fine Roman table.”

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 34

My father was more devoted to your father than to his own family. But this isn’t Theodosius’s world. Your father’s heavy hand won’t work here. My father tried to maintain the world Theodosius left, but how could he when all your father left it was Honorius?

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 33

“The Augustus has serious matters consuming his time,” Olympius explained. He sat on a couch in front of me, his legs crossed, foot swinging. Slaves brought him a cup and offered me one.

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 32

I convinced the Huns to escort me to the palace to request an audience with the Augustus. It wasn’t easy to convince them, but Sigizan was my father’s most loyal man, so he did what I promised would save my father’s life.

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 31

Fifteen Huns from my father’s bodyguard escorted me to Ravenna. Sigizan, Father’s most trusted man, led us. I’d known him since I was a boy, and he hated me almost as long. But I had to trust him as my father did, and I knew I could for the moment. We entered the eagle-topped gates on the one narrow road that passes into the city.

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 30

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction | On Wednesday, August thirteenth, a legion of Roman soldiers mutinied. Bribed and angered by rumors of treason, they rioted, burning their camp and slaughtering…