Found 17 stories and posts tagged 'magic'.
Published May 22, 2019 · 632 words (3 minutes) · 19 views
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.
Published May 5, 2019 · 5,052 words (19 minutes) · 25 views
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!
Published Apr 15, 2019 · 8,819 words (33 minutes) · 44 views
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!
Published Apr 8, 2019 · 1,598 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 48 views
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.
Published Apr 7, 2019 · 788 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 205 views
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....
Published Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 107 views
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.