I entered something in the Q2 bardic competition, and I'm honestly not surprised that it didn't make the final cut. Other than my lack of writing ability and English not being my first language, there are many reasons this would not fit in with the general idea of something that's good for the bardic competition.
I would still like comment from people that actually play Achaea though, so I published it on my personal web site.
Warning: This is not short at all, the length alone could be a contributing factor in it not featuring in the Bardic results.
A short brief before you start reading:
There are two worlds involved here, one being Achaea, the other being a world of my own creation, called Tunap. Tunap was over a decade ago, to run a game for my local RP group. Everything you read about Tunap and it's characters, was actual RP! Some of the technicalities have been altered, but the story has not. I did have to take license with some of the things Athelas was involved with though.
Please note: I created Athelas on Achaea, as a direct result of RP in the game I was running. The events of which are described in Episode 1.
So, here it is:
Episode 1 - Those eyes: http://djb.co.za/achaea/those_eyes/ep1_those_eyes
Episode 2 - The last Seleucarian: http://djb.co.za/achaea/those_eyes/ep2_the_last_seleucarian