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Verna McKinnon

Verna McKinnon creates heroic fantasy with heroines who have no need of rescue.

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Verna McKinnon is a fantasy author of heroines. She is the author of the novels, The Bardess of Rhulon, Gate of Souls & Tree of Bones. Fantasy is her genre of choice, though she has some science fiction in the works. You can read her blog and updates, plus some of her previously published short stories at her website http://vernamckinnon.com. Follow Verna on Twitter @ & Facebook for the latest on her writing life as a fantasy author.

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The Demon Fortress

Published Aug 7, 2019 · 5,979 words (22 minutes) · 110 views

Fantasy Horror sword and sorcery

I wrote several short stories about the history of my world in my "Familiar's Tale," fantasy novel series. The Demon Fortress, or Gate of Bones, as the story was originally called, introduces the character of Neelam the Dwarven Wizard, who figures prominently in my series in book 2, Tree of Bones, and Book 3, The Fires of Rapiveshta. He is an old friend of Cathal's and fought side-by-side with him in the original Bloodstone Wars.

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Gate of bones

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Desperate Barbarians

Published Aug 5, 2019 · 7,273 words (27 minutes) · 67 views

Fantasy Humor Funny barbarians

Even barbarian women have relationship problems that neither sword nor axe can fix.

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A heated argument between two demons materialized through fire plasma.

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Snow White: My Story

Published Jul 23, 2019 · 10,839 words (40 minutes) · 112 views

Classic Fantasy

My favorite fairy tale as a child, retold through Snow White's eyes and her sense of humor.

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Snow white

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The Forest Paradox

Published May 31, 2019 · 7,314 words (27 minutes) · 171 views

Fantasy

A young witch's investigation into a dying forest is thwarted by frightened townsfolk, an annoying little brother, and an old lover who seeks a reunion.

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Forest Light

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The Orphan Changeling

Published Apr 25, 2019 · 3,720 words (14 minutes) · 155 views

Fantasy fairy

A Changeling's love is sacrificed for magic.

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It was a cloudy evening in Arizona on the night of the full moon. The clouds and the moon playing hide and seek really brought out the colors in the sky with the moon’s halo dispersing through the clouds. Perfect time for capture.

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Dragon Toast

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 6,079 words (23 minutes) · 172 views

Fantasy

The magic of childhood friendships is special, even for dragons.

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Flint & Steele

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 3,497 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 207 views

Fantasy

Two unusual friends learn hard lessons about trust and faith in a perilous, magical world.

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Forest Light