Fantasy Stories


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?

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Alex Isle

The Kind Neighbours of Hell

Jan 15, 2019 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 1 like

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.

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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.

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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.


James Van Pelt

Everything's Unlikely

Jan 11, 2019 · 1,516 words (6 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love Strange

Chance rules our lives. It's true! But it's also true that luck favors the prepared. I found that this is a fun story to read out loud. More people relate to the odd mechanism of suspense in the story than I would have thought. Maybe one of the reasons the story works out loud is that I am gray-haired, have a moustache and gold-rimmed glasses. You'll see why that is relevant if you read the story. JVP

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Shira Lipkin

In Our Rags of Light

Jan 9, 2019 · 4,295 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

I was sixteen years old, and what I thought I knew about magic could fill a book. Turns out, I didn't know a damn thing. But those boys? They knew less.

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Shira Lipkin

Never Chose This Way

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 5 likes

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

1. What makes you a monster? 2. Who made you a monster? 3. Who told you you were a monster? 4. What is a monster?

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Shira Lipkin

The Cartographer's Requiem

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,108 words (5 minutes)


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Shira Lipkin


Jan 9, 2019 · 998 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

When I was twenty years old, my best friends and I stepped off the edge of the world. Michael died yesterday. These two things have everything and nothing to do with each other. People aren’t made to do what we did. Or maybe they are, and they just aren’t made to come back.

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