Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

Ghost Nursing Home

Brian looked around the Common Room. “That’s an unusual chess set,” he said. Instead of black and white, the chess set’s pieces were frosted glass and clear glass. Yves, the nursing home director said, “Yeah, ghosts prefer it that way.” … Continue reading

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Advanced Technology

It often happens that more advanced cultures negatively impact less advanced ones. For instance, the introduction of Europeans in North America nearly destroyed the indigenous peoples. So it was when Elves first encountered Humans. From them, Humanity learned to construct … Continue reading

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New Owner

“Gawd!” groaned Bobo the bear. “I’m covered in dirt!” “My clothes are permanently soiled!” moaned Tina the baby doll. “But we have a new owner,” brightened Monty the monkey, brushing away dirt. “A child loves us again.” “Yeah, but she’s … Continue reading

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The Wait

Brittany hated visiting the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, but her grandfather insisted. He’d survived slave labor and building the railway through Thailand. He wanted to visit old friends. Brittany was unmoved. “It wasn’t my war,” she pointed out. She only wanted … Continue reading

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Virgin Birth

Governor Vittorio was a vain man. He liked to keep beautiful things around him. He restored the beauty of the ancient city of Tuscolio. He commissioned the massive sculpture, “Dance of the Satyrs” and placed it the City Center. Perhaps … Continue reading

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The Taxman Ceramic-eth

Cody the bartender placed the home brew before IRS investigator, Greg Harkness. The mug was beautifully wrought in blue and white Chinese porcelain. Greg never expected something like that in the little town of Collins, Louisiana. “Wow, Cody!” he exclaimed, … Continue reading

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On Time

“You’re late, Miss Beauregard!” spat Mr. Chumworthy. “Only one minute, sir!” “Late is late.” Beauregard hadn’t advanced beyond Junior Librarian in six years. The curvaceous and slothful Miss Buxley achieved Senior Librarian in only six months! Luckily, Beauregard had her … Continue reading

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