Fantasy

Post image for “My Own Creature” by Megan Tilley

Magdalena is coming home five years after her twin’s accidental drowning, only to discover that the drowning may not have been accidental after all.

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“Demoted” by Kate Story

February 9, 2014

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The best laid plans may go awry—even the fairest.

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Post image for “Modern Love” by M. Darusha Wehm

For Marian and Graeme, it’s love at first sight—and second and third and fourth…

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Post image for “Live by the Sword” by Andrew Knighton

For Ubu, the gladiator life is short and brutal, but in the shadow of the arena there is a chance for something more. [15min] Excerpt: Ubu ducked and Klaus’s sword hissed over his head, death missing him by a fearful inch. Sand spurted into the air as he span left, rolling across the packed floor […]

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Post image for “Where the Dacouvri Died” by Brian Dolton

Caught between two enemies, the Dacouvri turned to the goddess of the mountains for protection. But what does that protection really mean – and what does it cost? [14 min]

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Post image for “Beached” by Nicole Feldringer

When the last of the sea ice disappears, Nattiq must decide whether her future lies in her seal skin … or in a different form entirely. [11 min]

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Post image for “Waking the Taniwha” by Dan Rabarts

The search for a missing ship becomes a desperate race with an unknown creature across New Zealand’s untamed wilderness. [27min]

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Post image for “Cineraku” by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Takemoto-sensei took in a slow breath. Released it. He cleared his mind. He willed the arthritis out of his fingers. He did not have time for the pains of an old man. The performance was about to start.

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Post image for “Presenting the Mobius Follies” by Tom Brennan

“I don’t remember seeing any photos or sketches of the set and I’ve been through most of the archives.” …
The old director stared at him. “And you never will. They burned all the plans afterward.” [17min]

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Post image for “The Precarious Perch of Lookout County” by Russell Linton

Marshal Ellis discovers he may just be in over his head as he condemns a local man, turned fae, to the cold iron tether at the outskirts of town.

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Post image for “Cindy” by James S. Dorr

It seems like a lot of trouble for a godmother to go through to get Cinderella ready for the ball and the marriage which must inevitably follow. But what if the fairy has her own agenda?

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Post image for “Nemesis: The Case of the Headless Lady” by Nyki Blatchley

Sam Nemesis, private investigator to gods, heroes and monsters, has a tricky case to solve – Medusa the gorgon has been murdered, and her distraught sisters want Sam to find the culprit. But how’s he to track down a wannabe hero punk who seems to have friends in the very highest places?

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Post image for “Wearing the Star Cloak,” by Darian Smith

The unstoppable power of a legendary hero searches for a new host to wield it. Who is worthy to wear the star cloak? [18 min]

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Post image for “Material Witness” by Brenta Blevins

A princess returns home to tragedy after her father dies under mysterious circumstances that allow her violent uncle to seize control of the kingdom. Can she use the ancient magic of her family tapestry to solve the mystery of her father’s death and return the kingdom to just rule? [32 min] Excerpt: Eyes swollen with […]

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Post image for “Outwitted” by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

When her fiancé’s spell goes devastatingly wrong, the Earth mage Jana must find a way to use her own magic to restore him to the man she loves. [17 min]

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Post image for “The Collector (Or, Google It)” by Mason Ian Bundschuh

Markus is having a bad day. He’s hopelessly lost in the desert with his extremely-recently-ex-girlfriend—and he’s about to meet The Collector, who plays by ancient rules a game that promises to be very grisly for those who can’t, or won’t, work together. [21min]

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Kenley Williams’s alter ego is killing him. Literally. Is a painful life in the hospital worth everything he goes through as a superhero? Does he have to sacrifice love along with everything else? Excerpt: His eyes close. He can sense them, their lives a shout in the Flow of all things. Fear, anger, greed. In […]

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Extra! Extra! Sex-crazed girls killing local lads in the streets of Newark! Read all about it! It’s 1938 and Kong the Avenger is out to solve the most bizarre case of his short career as a mystery man. He may need a little help from his friends. [23 min] Excerpt: “Okay, I’ll tell the story […]

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A woman caught between two worlds (human and wolf) finds she can give neither her full attention. [32 min] Excerpt: “We’ve got to talk.” Gerald’s words held an ominous chill. Rachel glanced up at him as they walked. His eyes seemed cold and distant as the San Francisco mist. Here it comes, she thought. She’d […]

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After losing a child, Claudia experiences an unexpected awakening when she is summoned by the Moon. (Adult themes.) [25 min] Excerpt: It wasn’t long after that the Moon began to speak to her. Its silken voice, soothing as a clarinet, called to her as she bathed in the middle of the day. It would calm […]

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