Found 22 works tagged 'contemporary'.
Published Mar 21, 2020 · 5,881 words (22 minutes) · 309 views
When a strange man comes to her family's suburban door, Liz was intrigued. She didn't expect him to know far more about her and her not-so-secret mystical power than a stranger had any right.
Published Mar 17, 2020 · 9,013 words (33 minutes) · 8 likes · 1169 views
Claire Leung-Hartley has the rare ability to see others’ previous lives with the touch of her hand. But all she really wants is to find a way to break the pattern of her own previous lives and live past twenty.
Fonda Lee is the multitalented Aurora and World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga. She’s also written comics for Marvel and penned the YA novels Zeroboxer, Exo, and Cross Fire.
Published Feb 19, 2020 · 4,396 words (16 minutes) · 10 likes · 769 views
Maddie makes ends meet playing a princess in a theme park. It’s an easy enough gig—except when she’s trying to put on a happy face for a terminally ill kid and her family. But when a mysterious tiara turns up, she learns wishes may actually come true... at a very steep price.
Carrie Vaughn is the author of several bestselling fantasy and science fiction novels and more than 80 short stories. Her work has won the Philip K. Dick Award and been nominated for two Hugo Awards. After a nomadic childhood, she put down roots in Boulder, Colorado.
Published Dec 20, 2019 · 967 words (4 minutes) · 324 views
A companion to Something Familiar, this gives us a peek into Hēi Māo's first holiday with his new witch and family.
Published Dec 18, 2019 · 4,958 words (19 minutes) · 330 views
There are many stories about mythical, impossible places, like Brigadoon or Narnia. When you find a magical locale like that, you want to stay. Such is Downey, Colorado. Hard to find. Easy to lose. But if you do discover that you've made it there, you know that you should never leave, which is exactly what Brant, a small-town journalist discovers in this Christmas tale.
Fiction Series: Complete 27 Chapters
Updated Sep 14, 2019 · 43,414 words (158 minutes)
The continued adventure of a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. Chapters 1-7 are available for free - https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2151-s-n-arly-something-familiar-chapters-1-7 Chapters 8-34 are available for purchase or free for subscribers.
Fiction Series: Complete 7 Chapters
Updated Sep 14, 2019 · 9,498 words (35 minutes) · 2946 views
Follow a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. These are the first few chapters of a novella that came out in late May 2019. If you enjoy these chapters and want to read the rest, you can find it here: https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2533-s-n-arly-something-familiar-chapter-8-34 , free to subscribers and $3.00 for everyone else.