Available Short Stories
LIFE IN THE SHADOWS


A Sorceress finds the fabric of reality changing around her, but she is the only one who notices. Is it all a
result of an overactive imagination or is something more sinister trying to control her existence?
MIDNIGHT SONG


Leathan has been forced to live for centuries as he sings of a deep painful loss. One night he is visited by a
priest and a ghost who change that existence forever.
THE FINAL BLESSING


Hope -- The most precious of all the gifts from the gods and the only one saved when Pandora lost the
others. But, how will the world cope when a major disaster strikes and it seems that hope is finally gone?
THE SWORD OF POWER


The Sword of Power - Excalibur - was given to Uther Pendragon to heal the land not divide it. Now with
Uther's death and no apparent heir to claim the throne and both the Christian Abbott of Glastonbury and the
High Priestess of Avalon claiming the sword as theirs how will it serve to heal when it appears to dividing
those who should seek to heal the land and their people.

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THE GIFT OF ALL


A retelling of the Pandora legend from the POV of Pandora.

A woman who may have only been a pawn in the games played by the gods -- the true cause of what
happened to mankind.
PAWN'S GAMBIT


A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty legend told from the perspective of the "Evil Fairy" - a woman who should
have been the heir to the kingdom as the eldest, but was overlooked in favor of her brother. Is she out for
revenge or does she perhaps have the best interest of the kingdom at heart in casting her spell to make the
princess her pawn in this game of power?
A GAME OF MARBLES


A look at the creation of the Asteroid Belt, and it all begins with a simple game of marbles.
LEGENDS REBORN


In a world that was destroyed by war over two centuries ago, humanity is losing the struggle to survive.
Gwendolyn Robbins - Senior Geneticist for the World Wildlife Foundation risks her own life to violate the
laws set forth by the World Council to find a way to return Balance and Hope to the world.
ADRIFT


Dewi Fokke comes from a family with a long history of ties to the sea. However, instead of sailing oceans,
she now sails among the stars. She knows the legends of her ancestor, Bernard Fokke, Captain of the Flying
Dutchman, but she never dreamed that she would one day have to stand in his stead and face the ghosts of
that infamous ship.
THE PRESIDENT'S MEOW


Being the most powerful country in the world will not necessarily protect you from a Goddess who has
decided its time for you to be treated as prey just as you have treated others.
THE SECOND HORSEMAN


James Smallman is a devote man of GOD, or so he thought before his sudden death during a Sunday
morning service. Everything Reverend Smallman thought he knew about GOD will be challenged when he is
chosen to be the Second Horseman. Some things must be believed before they can be known.
THE LAST DEFENDERS


During General Woll's invasion of Texas the phrase 'Remember the Alamo' is a powerful bond for some of
those who face him and his army at the Battle of Salado Creek.
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THE CUP OF LIFE


The Holy Grail - The Cup of Christ - The Cup of Life - said to grant one who drinks from it immortality.

A Roman soldier steals the Cup of Life from a small church in Britannia - seeking to carry the Cup to Rome as a
prize, but finds himself tempted by the legend that those who drink from the cup will have eternal life.

What the legends don't talk about is the price of that eternal life.
ETERNAL ESCAPES


Cemeteries have always been consider places of eternal rest - but this cemetery offers those who need it an
Eternal Escape - just be careful that you actually look before you leap as what you are escaping to may be a fate
worse than the one you are escaping from.
MR. ZOMBIE GOES TO WASHINGTON


What happens when a small town, rural zombie ends up being sent to Washington DC as a member of
Congress?
A STORY OF INYUDO


A mischievous Kappa sets out to steal the Tidal Jewels from the Dragon King but it is others who will suffer
because of his actions.
TIME OF THE MONTH


Looking forward to a little time alone before the full moon, a female warrior is called on to confront a dragon
that has been terrorizing a village for several years.

According to a wandering sage, the dragon will be at its most vulnerable during the two days prior to the full
moon.

Cursing the timing of the commission, she sets out to confront the dragon and finds out that for some
creatures certain times of the month are worse than others.
TO LIVE


We all know the story of Adam and Eve and the 'Apple' - well it's time Eve told her side of the story.
SNIPE HUNT


When a group of aliens land in the backwoods of Louisiana -- a trio of "country boys" take them on a snipe
hunt.
WOLVES OF THE COMANCHERIA


Wolf Shadow is a daughter of the People. One who is given a mission to avenge the wrongs done to those
who roam the Comancheria--but as a girl she is not raised to be a warrior. How can she serve the spirits who
have called her since birth?
CAVE OF SORROWS


Two archaeologists have a chilling encounter with the past when they visit a former tourist attraction in
Colorado.
MIDNIGHT RITUAL


Adaria is promised to Leathan, but Harailt is determined to steal her away.

His desire for her as well as for power will bind all of them to this world in life, unto death and life again.
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Legends Reborn
THE ASYLUM WALL


A former mental health worker returns to the abandoned asylum she once worked at to lay to rest the ghosts
of her past and finds an unexpected welcome from one of those ghosts.
THIRD TIME'S the CHARM



A 200 word flash fiction piece about evolution and extinction - click the title to read the story
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THE GARDEN OF MARS


The Garden of Eden, the Cradle of Life - the place where life is believed to have started on Earth. But, what if
life started somewhere else and what if there was a way to return to the beginning?
DON'T GO INTO THE LONG GRASS


Genetic Engineering and cloning leads to the development of a popular exotic pet business. However, some
exotics are very limited and tightly controlled due to their dangerous nature. This just leads those who want
one to take the risk and look outside official channels and go into the Long Grass to find the animal they
want. But is it really worth the risk to own a velociraptor as a pet?
PALINGENESI AGON


Every ten years the government of Eleutheria opens a small portion of their world to outsiders to celebrate the
Palingenesi Agon. Lesdema has studied everything he can locate on this mysterious matriarchal society and is
determined to be one of those selected to compete in the celebratory games.
CHILDREN of the GODDESS


It is said that Alexander the Great took time to honor the customs and culture of the peoples he sought to
rule. But did he truly show respect and honor or was it just a political game to the great conqueror? When he
comes face to face with the Egyptian Goddess Sehkmet will it be he or his men who will pay for the offense
she has taken at his actions?
HARBINGER


Eternal Escapes is a unique cemetery with magic being part of the normal operations.

In addition to the director of the cemetery there are a number of other guardians - including those whose
duty it is to bind and guide the souls of the dead. A strong storm disrupts the magics surrounding the
cemetery and the guardians find themselves standing between the living and the dead.
THE DRAGONS of WINTER


Sera joins the crew of a privateer who it is rumored has made a pack with the Goddess Kalkiolucue.

The Black Witch has a reputation for always being able to make her way safely through the worst weather,
but will an early winter and a trip to a place sacred to the Goddess mean the end for the Black Witch and
what of Sera?
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