Fantasy Stories

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Shane Halbach

Exit Strategy

Jan 3, 2019 · 4,382 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy

“Exit Strategy” is Ocean’s Eleven meets High Fantasy. What happens when a dwarf, a mage, and a thief conspire to steal a dragon’s horde? The same things that always happen during a heist: complications, quick improvisation, and double crosses. Oh, and did I mention the dragon?

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David Sklar

Lady Marmalade's Special Place in Hell (a Picaresque Burlesque of the Nether Realms)

Jan 2, 2019 · 4,826 words (18 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Strange

Stuck navigating an afterlife she doesn't believe in and struggling to rescue those dearest to her, a drag queen takes over a small piece of Hell and redecorates in her own image.

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Paul Alex Gray

These depths

Jan 2, 2019 · 2,138 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy

A sailor finds himself lost - marooned in between worlds. Not anchored to land or sea, life nor death. His captor is a beautiful and terrible monster. This story was written to a prompt, where the first sentence and final sentence had to be exactly the same. It's influenced by the sea, whose ebb and flow leads everything back to one place.

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Catherine Lundoff

The Temporary

Jan 2, 2019 · 1,837 words (7 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Strange

Mildred's fantasy life made her temp gig more interesting, but now it was taking on a life of its very own...

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Jennifer Brozek

THE MANY DEATHS OF JENNIFER BROZEK: SASQUAN / WORLDCON 2015

Jan 1, 2019 · 370 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 during the SASQUAN / WORLDCON in 2015.

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David Perlmutter

"Closing Time"

Jan 1, 2019 · 1,374 words (5 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Strange

The words of an animated cartoon character standing up to a potential destruction of the world in which her series is set by throwing a bash with her friends.

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Tim McDaniel

Teen Angels

Jan 1, 2019 · 3,510 words (13 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire

Gil is in the high school dumps; he just lost his girl. Then he is invited to join the biker gang, who do shocking things like discuss evolution!

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James Van Pelt

Eight Words

Dec 28, 2018 · 2,721 words (10 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Love

Because I’ve written ghost stories, I'm often asked during panels at conventions if I've ever seen a ghost. At first I said that I didn't believe, but inevitably that meant that someone would wait in the hall to earnestly tell me of their encounters with ghosts. Now, I say I don't believe in flying saucers, but I want to see one. To see a flying saucer, an alien spaceship, would open the universe to possibilities that don't seem to exist. Seeing a ghost would do the same thing. JVP

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David Perlmutter

"Dinny Gets Dinged"

Dec 28, 2018 · 5,968 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

In order to prevent him from flunking a test that will affect his grade negatively, Dinsdale "Dinny" Dog is prepared to undergo a re-do of his assignment. But whether he is prepared to deal with the rigours of daily life in Gennett, Anthropomorph, to do it is another matter entirely.