Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

A Matter of Taste

David Wind Hawk hopped nimbly from rock to rock. He enjoyed being a tour guide, even though this marked the first time he got stuck with a politician and his lawyer. David gestured. “And here is Vulture Rock. Navaho legend … Continue reading

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Magic Boots

Norton’s clothes were dusty and worn out. He was tired. He took his boots off and dipped his feet in the creek to cool off. Old Sheriff Tillerson didn’t abide no hobos. “Those boots look wore out,” he said. “Yeah, … Continue reading

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The Trick

Randy had searched the Earth, and figured out the trick. He made a potion from eagle feathers, scorpion poison, and many other things. He stood on a rocky outcrop and drank, knowing he would become a god more powerful than … Continue reading

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The Contract Fable

Pietro’s tiny paintings made him famous throughout Europe. Certainly, part of his success came from the presence of the Inspiration Devil, Babylonix. The little horned beast stood a tiny four centimeters high, but he offered giant benefits. Pietro never lacked … Continue reading

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The Unnatural

Jake brought Angie back to her mom’s house in West Milford, NJ. Angie was still sobbing and choking on her tears as Maureen ushered the two inside. Maureen held her daughter while she shook in terror. “What in God’s name … Continue reading

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Unsightly Hair Growth

Mireya the young witch desired the Woodsmith’s son, Bryce. One day she learned that he admired long lustrous hair. So during the full moon she planted a magical seed. The flower grew and bloomed, but in the morning the petals … Continue reading

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Quick! Run Away!

Massimo met Lilliana by accident at a cafe. They chatted happily over mochas. Lilliana’s eyes were like the sky in spring, her laughter like the song of birds. Massimo fell madly in love with her. Soon she had to leave. … Continue reading

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