Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

The True Muse

Brenna found the strange paints in a curio store. She thought it her muse encouraging her to paint a horrific demon. Then the creature stepped out of the canvas. Weeks later, Ankhpethylax demanded she create another minion for it. Exhausted, … Continue reading

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Know Your Eggs

Police warning tape encircled the small park. Detective Prine and Police Sergeant Hadwell looked over the grisly scene. “According to witnesses,” said Hadwell, flipping through his notebook. “Monsieur Penoit was making an exotic omelette for a party.” Prine placed hands … Continue reading

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The Truth About Unicorns

When magic returned to the world in 2042, many things took getting used to. For instance, Hannah rode upon a winged unicorn as she approached the boat dock. Even more, the unicorn talked. “It’s true,” said Rainfly, her unicorn. “No … Continue reading

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Technobabble Versus Technical Description

Continuing on in the Momus News essays, let us consider the differences between technobabble and technical description. I’ve been a technically-minded person for most of my adult life. I’ve made my living developing databases and refining web-based user interfaces. All … Continue reading

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Superstition is a Way

AP reporter Jane Swift said, “Miss Devereaux, you rose from horrendous poverty to running a top 500 fashion company in just a few years. How do you explain that?” “The usual,” said Marie Devereaux. “Hard work. Dedication.” “Now critics are … Continue reading

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Most Unusual Brownies

Efrem inherited rare mystical magic powers from his father, but his true love was cooking. The test to enter the School of Cooking was simple. Make brownies. So, Efrem put every fiber of his being into the food. When he … Continue reading

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That Time of the Century

The gargantuan dragon had proven impervious to human weapons and still demanded a virgin. General Cavendish saluted fifteen-year old Genevieve Holder with a tear. “Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.” Genevieve shook with fear, but bravely entered the cave entrance. … Continue reading

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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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