Category: by Robert Cely

A Better Answer to Apathy

After introducing the problem of apathy in our culture, one so rife that our age could be called, The Age of Apathy, I presented what I believed was a pretty good answer to the question of our national malaise. And while I still think it is a good answer, containing many necessary elements in combating complacency in our culture and our hearts, I also realize it is an incomplete answer.

I know this because the apathy I am most intimately acquainted with is my own.… Register or log in to access full content

Arnulf the Destroyer by Robert Cely

Arnulf the Destroyer by Robert Cely

  • Arnulf the Destroyer by Robert Cely
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  • ISBN: 9781310726453
  • Word Count: 16,450
  • Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Short Story, Inspirational
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A new three story anthology from Robert W Cely

Included in this anthology is “Arnulf the Destroyer”, a story of a young man struggling with his identity and his place in the world, and the woman who loves him enough to believe in him. Also included are two award-winning stories, “The Faceless One” and “Reading Wine”.

Age of Apathy

There is no greater question, one more rich with impact and implication for the whole universe, than the question: How should life be lived? Strangely, there are very few that explicitly ask this question today, and even fewer who venture an answer. This despite the fact that all of us carry an answer around in our souls, though few are aware of it. But all that we do, all we say, how we work, how we eat, what we believe, what we worship, what we do with our time; all this and more is bound up in how we believe life should be lived.… Register or log in to access full content

Buying Time by Robert Cely

Buying Time by Robert Cely

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Buying Time by Robert CelyThree stories in one collection. In “Buying Time” Quin gets the incredible offer to buy the world’s most precious commodity – Time. But can he afford the price? Also included are “Forgotten Songs of Avalain,” a story about the tragic downfall of the Lethe, once the most gifted and beautiful creatures of Earth, and “The Lonely Levite,” where the last man alive, along with a world-controlling supercomputer struggle to restore a near-extinct humanity.

Forgotten Song of Avalain by Robert Cely

Forgotten Songs of Avalain by Robert Cely

  • Forgotten Songs of Avalain by Robert Cely
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  • ISBN: 9781301020218
  • Word Count:  10,560
  • Genre: Short Story, Fantasy
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Forgotten Song of Avalain by Robert Cely

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The tragic story of how the Lethe, once the most beautiful and gifted of all the sons of man, became the pragmatic and sad people they are today.

Today the Lethe are some of the most pragmatic and simple people known today. And though they are wealthy, they enjoy no songs or stories, decorate no art, nor even grow flowers. But they were once the most gifted and beautiful of all the sons of man. They alone were blessed with the gift of flight.

Tale of the Twelve Part 2, Sir Ronceval

Tale of the Twelve, of Sir Ronceval by Robert Cely

  • Tale of the Twelve – of the Second, Sir Ronceval by Robert Cely
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  • ISBN: 9781301422814
  • Word Count: 18,711
  • Genre: Fantasy, Short Story
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Tale of the Twelve Part 2, Sir Ronceval

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Sir Ronceval and his squire join up with three enigmatic knights to hunt a strange and powerful beast that always manages to stay one step ahead of them. On the way they discover the heart of true knighthood, and that things are rarely what they seem.

Searching for the Edge of the World

Searching for the Edge of the World, Part 1 by Robert Cely

  • Searching for the Edge of the World, Part 1 by Robert Cely
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  • ISBN: 9781476219653
  • Word Count: 4,279
  • Genre: Poetry
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Searching for the Edge of the World

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The first part of a poetry and parable collection written in a search for the deep and miraculous foundations of the world. It is a search for God, for purpose, and for the magic we have forgotten, but lies still waiting just beyond the boundaries of our vision.

Upcoming Works

Working on several different projects nowadays.  It seems like I tend to write just like I read, with more than one going at a time.  Hopefully, I will be able to produce some long and short works so content keeps rolling out.
    Right now the main focus is on three works.  The first is a collection of poems and short stories.  I’m not sure what the title will be.  Tossing around Poems and Parables and Searching for the Edge of the World as possibilities. … Register or log in to access full content

Why I am a Writer

It seems fitting and proper that every writer ought to have a philosophy of writing, a reason for why not only he writes, but why we should value the art of storytelling as a culture.  I suspect most writers do.  It is difficult to imagine that any man or woman who has spent any time at all agonizing over plot and character and how to explain what is in their heads just the right way, has also not committed some time to reflecting on why we should write, and also read, in the first place.… Register or log in to access full content

How Goatherd Became a Title of Honor Among the People of Rudon

How Goatherd Became a Title of Honor Among the People of Rudon by Robert Cely

  • How Goatherd Became a Title of Honor Among the People of Rudon by Robert Cely
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  • ISBN: 9781476188881
  • Word Count: 3,691
  • Genre: Fantasy
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How Goatherd Became a Title of Honor Among the People of Rudon

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The title of Goatherd is an honor among the people of Rudon. But it wasn’t always so.

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