Fantasy Stories


LaShawn M. Wanak

21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One)

Jan 19, 2019 · 3,835 words (14 minutes)


When a spiral staircase appears in front of you, don't panic. But know that if you place your feet on that first step, it shows commitment. You can't go back. You can only go up and up and up until you reach the very top.


David Perlmutter

"Chairman Of The Bored"

Jan 19, 2019 · 3,227 words (12 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Physically imposing and intelligent, but extremely shy, Dinsdale Dog just wants to fit in with his fellow students at Jack Kinney College. His first efforts fail, but eventually he gets his chance to shine.


James Van Pelt


Jan 19, 2019 · 5,090 words (19 minutes)

Fantasy Science Fiction

Just about every teenager feels out of place, like they don't belong, even the really confident, successful looking ones. For some of them, this feeling is worse than others. If you would like a soundtrack to this story, try Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill." JVP

silhouetto of creature during golden hour

Renee Carter Hall

The Tiger's Son

Jan 18, 2019 · 9,638 words (36 minutes)

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction

A boy abandoned in the jungle. A pack of wolves who live by the jungle's Law. A fierce tiger, a cunning panther, and a deadly python. You know these characters... or do you? This re-envisioning of Kipling's Mowgli stories begins with a simple question: What if Mowgli hadn't been raised by the wolves?

tiger walking towards on green leaf plant during daytime

Shane Halbach

Random Play All and the League of Awesome

Jan 17, 2019 · 4,908 words (18 minutes)

Fantasy Humor

I have always been a huge fan of superheros, but I never liked the idea of guys like Superman or Thor. I don’t want an unstoppable goody-two shoes. Show me a guy who doesn’t have it so easy. Show me a guy with just a *little* bit of power, and the wit and courage to use that little bit at just the right moment to make a *huge* difference.

white Samsung Android smartphone turned beside white earbuds on brown board

Matt Dovey

The Cottage Over the Next Hill

Jan 17, 2019 · 1,362 words (5 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Love

Cabhan and his wolfhound Tom walk in search of the cottage over the next hill, where his lost love Aoife awaits--or so he was told. A fabulist tale that's gentle in tone and mostly a personal indulgence.

concrete ruins under white sky

Charlotte Platt

New Blood

Jan 16, 2019 · 2,492 words (10 minutes)

Fantasy Strange

What's a woman to do when her grandson doesn't trust her instinct?

mountain under fog

Alex Isle

The Kind Neighbours of Hell

Jan 15, 2019 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes

Fantasy Horror

In an alternate world where demons are real and human progress has been hampered, one should be even more careful about who or what one calls up for favours.

fire dancer near fire pit

Jennifer Brozek


Jan 14, 2019 · 366 words (2 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction

As a fun promotional item, Jennifer wrote a flash story of how she dies for the conventions she attended. These were printed out on postcards and given out to fans and friends. This story was written for and given out at CONTEXT 2014.

gray and white textbook

Max Wright

Like Magic

Jan 12, 2019 · 1,525 words (6 minutes)

Fantasy Humor

A pair of wizards have a meeting of the minds that ends badly.