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Dawn Bonanno

Cara's Heartsong

Published Aug 11, 2020 · 1,264 words (5 minutes) · 18 views

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When a mother's love isn't enough, how far will she go to save her sick child?

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Stephen Dedman

Ways of Honour

Published Jul 28, 2020 · 3,263 words (12 minutes) · 113 views

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Contrary to myth, a minotaur's horns do not show his strength, merely his honour - which minotaurs regarded as infinitely more important.

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James Van Pelt

Light of a Thousand Suns

Published Jun 3, 2020 · 5,468 words (20 minutes) · 130 views

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Don't you think that if magic truly existed that there would be more important uses for it than love spells or turning princes into frogs? In our world where the threats are so huge most people can't even recognize them wouldn't the real wizards and magicians, the good ones, be working to save us all? Those are the questions a unremarkable mall cop faces when he visits a trailer at the edge of the parking lot.

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Jenny Rae Rappaport

The Black Veils

Published May 25, 2020 · 1,056 words (4 minutes) · 194 views

Fantasy magic war

A young woman is forced to make an impossible choice.

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Tim McDaniel

The Common Good

Published Apr 27, 2020 · 2,091 words (8 minutes) · 90 views

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An important member of the village, whose well-being is vital to the economic health of many townsfolk, is dying. Magic can be used to save him -- perhaps. But magic has a cost: if someone is to live, another must die. One with a lot of potential living still to come. A child. Tanner has to cast a vote.

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Anthony W. Eichenlaub

The Legacy of Beatrice Frost

Published Apr 17, 2020 · 958 words (4 minutes) · 173 views

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Beatrice Frost may be writing her final letter to her daughter, but she isn't done influencing the world. Not by a long shot.

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S. N. Arly

Deputy Death

Published Mar 21, 2020 · 5,881 words (22 minutes) · 241 views

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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.

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P.G. Galalis

Dear Parents, Your Child Is Not the Chosen One

Published Mar 7, 2020 · 2,250 words (9 minutes) · 170 views

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The selected letters of a put upon magic school teacher to the parents of one Rodney Goodblood, unacceptably average student. (Originally published in Diabolical Plots, 2019)

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Featured February 19, 2020

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Carrie Vaughn

The Happiest Place

Published Feb 19, 2020 · 4,396 words (16 minutes) · 10 likes · 667 views

Fantasy contemporary magic princess Wishes

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.

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Charlotte Platt

Christmas at Aunt Sally's

Published Feb 12, 2020 · 7,038 words (26 minutes) · 261 views

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A story about festive gatherings, new partners and strange family dynamics.

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