The Word-Hoard: Balustrade

August 9, 2018 Bushi 5

Balustrade: n. A railing or wall to prevent people from falling over the edge of stairs, a balcony, etc. If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen plenty of impressive or notable architectural features in your day without having the slightest clue what they’re called – like those latticed wooden structures […]

The Word-Hoard: Thew

August 8, 2018 Bushi 6

Thew: n. 1. (Usually thews) Muscle or sinew. 2. (Thews) physical strength.   “Thew” is one of those lean yet powerful words that fits so well into a good action-laden scifi/fantasy story. When muscle and sinew aren’t cutting it and you just need a little something extra, you can always […]

The Word-Hoard: a series

August 7, 2018 Bushi 0

The eldest one answered him, leader of the troop, unlocked his word-hoard. [source] – Beowulf   If the pen be mightier than the sword, then an author’s lexicon is the blade by which he aims to cut to the core of a reader. Of course this doesn’t mean thumbing through […]


August 7, 2018 Bushi 1

Originally posted over at An Eastern sword and sorcery tale. In an ancient Japan that might have been, the old powers recede. Demon and spirit and god – all must choose whether to diminish and serve the White Christ or join the cosmic rebellion of the Enemy. This is […]



August 6, 2018 Bushi 9

That’s Japanese for “Hello World!” While I’ll still be writing over at, the ancestral home of the bushis, this here plot is now the place to find PC Bushi and all his major works – writing projects, scifi and fantasy-related ramblings, and if you’re lucky maybe even a little mad […]