Category Archives: Fantasy

Short Story: See What’s There

The first time I met Dorian, I was hiding in the branches of a holly tree, tucked in a space at its centre behind the sharp leaves. I was hiding from the elves who had taken to playing in the … Continue reading

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Short Story: Fairy Lights

If you ever doubted the efficiency with which the Department of Metanatural Affairs cracks down on attempts to bring back a Mythic Age, you need look no further at what has become a fashion for draping trees in strings of … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Plan

The stories of the Fae are not so different from the ones we tell our own children, although the focus can be somewhat odd to our eyes. To them, we are invaders to their lands; an alien and brutish form … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Last Confession

The old house had been the subject of whispered teenage lore for as long as anyone could remember. Every town seems to have one somewhere: the slightly dilapidated property that somehow carries a gloom in the brightest afternoon, and that … Continue reading

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Short Story: An Ending

The brimstone began to fall, precisely on time, and exactly as he’d seen it in the crystal. It trailed long streaks of fulminating smoke in the air, leaving an acrid reek that even from here made his sinuses burn. They’d … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Doom Delayed

The oh so fluffy paw of doom was poised to bring down the outer darkness, but first it was time for catnip. High Exquisitor Fangorn Crackbone (known somewhat affectionately as Pixel to his doting “owner”) drew back from the horror-stricken … Continue reading

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Short Story: Ploughing A Furrow

The band was plinking out something approximating a traditional folk reel while the customers bent over their drinks and tried to ignore them. It was a fairly typical evening, truth be told. The bartender was holding court in his deeply … Continue reading

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