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James Van Pelt

Light of a Thousand Suns

Published Jun 3, 2020 · 5,468 words (20 minutes) · 84 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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Tim McDaniel

The Common Good

Published Apr 27, 2020 · 2,091 words (8 minutes) · 54 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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Susan Forest

The Fat Man

Published May 21, 2019 · 5,098 words (19 minutes) · 388 views

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When climate change and resource conflicts release a flood of US civil war refugees into Canada’s state of martial law, Miche and her daughter wonder if people can be saved by sacrificing a few. And if so, which few?

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Susan Forest

Sun Splashed Fields and Far Blue Mountains

Published Apr 11, 2019 · 4,169 words (16 minutes) · 332 views

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Love, sacrifice, and stem cell organ printing.

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Amy Sisson

Places We Call Home

Published Apr 23, 2018 · 7,887 words (29 minutes) · 565 views

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When Bronwyn realizes that Faren is suffering from neeranji, an alien form of homesickness, she must ask herself what she is willing to sacrifice to help her only sister.

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Wendy Nikel

Rain Like Diamonds

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 1,276 words (5 minutes) · 614 views

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When a dragon lays waste to her kingdom, a Queen must find a solution to the resulting famine.

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