by Debi Carroll
At one corner of the painting, a pale beast with red eyes and a slavering jaw crawled out of a dark tunnel.
Elena bent closer to examine the tiny figures, squinting in the dim light. The alcoves built into the Alchemist-King’s antechamber were [...]
by Leah Rhyne
The phone call came at work. She answered it, though the number was unfamiliar.
“Sunny?” The voice was also unfamiliar. Masculine.
“Yes. Can I help you?”
“I’m calling from the Clinic. She’s gone. We lost our connection with her this morning.”
“What?” Sunny choked the word.
Child of Moon and Sea
by Sherri Cook Woosley
We never go swimming alone. Water swirled around Elsa Dalhquist’s ankle and fed back into the next wavelet. It was hard to think, easier to feel. Her silken chemise nightgown fluttered against her skin; moonlit breeze brushed her shoulders. Weeks of insomnia muddied [...]
With A Paper Heart
by Thomas K. Carpenter
Standing on his balcony over the Shear, Aegasu Feywel watches the clouds roll against the cliff far below him. He stares hungrily at the weather formations like a child with [...]
by Astrid S. Nielsen
“How can you ask such a thing? Just don’t go out at night, and you’ll never know what it’s like to meet a Sataru. And be thankful for that,” Marjukka said, [...]
by Travis Daniel Bow
The Court Mage bent to take the sword from [...]
by Ronald D. Ferguson
“You have slamnesia.” Doctor Reynolds’s dour expression blends into the dark frame of his oiled-walnut office panels. His next words don’t improve my impression. “Worst case I’ve ever seen.”