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Found 17 stories and posts tagged 'magic'.



S. N. Arly

Something Familiar - Chapter 1

Published May 22, 2019 · 632 words (3 minutes) · 19 views

Fantasy Witchcraft contemporary Shape-shifter magic young adult teen urban fantasy Paris

Follow a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. This is the first chapter of a new novella.

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Beth Goder

Pulling Secrets From Stones

Published May 10, 2019 · 3,224 words (12 minutes) · 17 views

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Steven Harper

Bite Me

Published May 5, 2019 · 5,052 words (19 minutes) · 25 views

Fantasy Humor Satire zombies sword and sorcery walking dead magic Monsters zombie funny

We all know zombies bite. Maybe the way to fight them is to bite back. When I was invited to submit to CHICKS AND BALANCES, the final CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL anthology, I realized I had no ideas for a story. Nothing. Bupkis. So I combed back through my files and thought it might be nice to find out what Dagmar and Ramdane have been up to. The deadline was only a few days away, so I wrote in a great hurry. Later I discovered the publisher had chosen "Bite Me" for the cover!

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Hayley Stone

Late Bloomer

Published Apr 26, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 130 views

Fantasy magic Older Protagonists flash fiction Grief female protagonist

An old widow grapples with unexpected power after finding herself suddenly visited by magic.



Steven Harper

Smoke and Mirrors

Published Apr 15, 2019 · 8,819 words (33 minutes) · 44 views

Fantasy Humor Satire magic funny sword and sorcery

In which our heroes handle a trapped familiar, an evil magician, and a gorgon. All at once. "Smoke and Mirrors" first appeared in Esther Friesner's TURN THE OTHER CHICK anthology, the fifth of the CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL series. I wrote a sequel to it for the last Chicks anthology. I'll post it next week!



Steven Harper

The Beginning of Tears

Published Apr 8, 2019 · 1,598 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 48 views

Fantasy magic trickster djinn genie

How do you defeat the most powerful djinn in the world when you have no power of your own? I love djinn and I love tricksters. Here, I got to use both. This story originally appeared in MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.

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Laura Anne Gilman


Published Apr 7, 2019 · 788 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 205 views

Fantasy Magical Realism magic cats short fiction familiars flash fiction

Originally published in the anthology FAMILIARS, edited by Denise Little, it was born out of hearing a man say that he would never date a woman who owned a cat....

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Andrew Liptak

Letters of Transit

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 1,817 words (7 minutes) · 2 views

Fantasy magic Immigration

A migrant navigates a twisted set of spells to cross a formidable boarder.

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Steven Harper


Published Apr 1, 2019 · 4,384 words (16 minutes) · 52 views

Fantasy magic bedlam

What price are you willing to pay for power? This story originally appeared in ELECTRIC WINE, one of the first ever on-line magazines.

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Amy Sterling Casil

Heart of Jade

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 107 views

Fantasy Historical Romance love story magic fantasy romance Mayan legends

The Great Lord of the Mayan city Copan is dying and his only child The Lady will do anything to save the city. Humble jade carver Two Frog makes magical amulets, but he is so far beneath The Lady he cannot even look at her face. Make me a man! I want to live forever! The Lady demands . . . but fate has another plan for Two Frog and The Lady.

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