Okay, so this was supposed to come a month ago. Sorry about that. The reasons for this are twofold: One, I don't spend as much time at my desktop since my move (and when I do, I'm often tired or distracted or both) and there's stuff I needed to do for these I couldn't do from my tablet-and-keyboard combo. Two, the iOS version of Scrivener came out and so I've finally started toying around with that program in both portable and desktop formats, writing new stuff and importing old stuff into it and just generally getting the hang of it. (and loving it, by the way)
But anyhow, here's some old Vampire: The Requiem fiction I wrote in either late 2004 or early 2005 (I'm 90% sure this predates the first edition of Werewolf: The Forsaken), back when the setting was still very new. I was also a less experienced writer then, and despite making a couple of editing passes on it I'm sure it still shows. Also, while editing, I went back and tweaked a few things to retcon it into being more in-line with the new edition of Requiem. Not that anyone will notice, as I'm pretty sure this is the first time this has been posted anywhere publicly.
And why is it coming to light now? Well, first off, I was recently reminded it exists and was like "I should probably post that somewhere." Second, I'm working on a sequel to Child of the Machine and I decided to dust off one of the characters from this and put him in it. And figured it might help if I could reference the source of the character. (Sadly, I no longer have the first story I wrote in which Richard Marcus from CotM appears, at some point it was lost while still unfinished)
At some point I'll add links to these to my big honkin' post of CofD fiction, as this is part of my "Woodburn Chronicles" setting. But for now, I present The Ouroboros Journals:
Enjoy! I welcome any feedback, though keep in mind that some of this is still the product of a younger version of myself and I can only edit out so many of those rough edges.