Hunting Fire

Hunting Fire

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

Affairs Of Honor by Fraser Sherman

Boston, 1788

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

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

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 [...]

Name Calling

Name Calling

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, [...]

Structural Elements

Structural Elements

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 [...]

Remember

Remember

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

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

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 [...]

Armas’ House

Armas’ House

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, [...]