by Lindsey Duncan
Sarril picked her way down the cavern slope, claws digging into the ice for purchase. Her toes slid up to the joint into slush, and she grimaced in distaste. She hated not having a solid, icy footing.
She reached the cavern’s basin [...]
Affairs Of Honor by Fraser Sherman
Plodding through the rain-drenched streets, Richard Knorr saw a spear of lightning arc upwards over the roofline ahead of him. It thrust into the black, thunderous clouds and slowly, gradually, they rolled back, revealing a blue sky.
Knorr didn’t want to [...]
The Coin Whisperer
by Sarah Hendrix
I met Cassie as I was moving into the tiny apartment across the hall from her. The stack of boxes I carried prevented me from seeing her as she opened her door and stepped out. Of course I tried not to [...]
Asleep in Zandalar
by Rachel Acks
“Last batch for today.”
Lawrence eyes the battered satchel that has just been dumped on his desk skeptically. It is stained with mud and motor oil; wrinkled paper envelopes that were once white to peep through a tear in its side. “What [...]
by Celeste Rita Baker
(This is the edited version; original below the author bio – Ed.)
Ah wake up every morning at thirteen minutes before three. Imagine. Every foreday morning, de same thing. Heart racing, palms sweating, singing out a name. Any and all kinda name. Jaramogi, [...]
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 an [...]
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, [...]