Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

Costume Competition

Penny and Jacob dreamed of being FX specialists in Hollywood. Every Halloween they enjoyed friendly competition for the year’s best costume. They met at the abandoned house to share their latest work. Penny’s zombie looked great, but his tree was … Continue reading

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City of Smiles

Young Ariela did it in a dream. When she awoke, the force still compelled her, and she began drawing. She drew on her bedroom wall, on the kitchen table, everywhere. Two lines and a crescent. On the way to school, … Continue reading

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Unusual Skills

CIA Agent Warfield sat on a bench alongside another of St. Petersburg’s beautiful churches. Beside him, new agent Barnes fidgeted. “Where is agent Privideniye coming out?” said Barnes. “Over there.” “I don’t see a door there.” Warfield turned a page … Continue reading

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Lifelike

Sandy Bertram, curator at the Museum of Art, led Chief Occult Detective Weinberger to the site. The sculpture looked like a large white ring. Three arrows were embedded inside it, and blood streamed from the wounds. Bertram said, “Any idea … Continue reading

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A New Ending

Raul was fishing off the Portuguese coast when he found her. Thalassa climbed into his boat as he hauled on the nets. The mermaid was lovely. Beneath her sea green hair were two huge, enticing, glistening…green eyes. Thalassa told him … Continue reading

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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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