A child’s imagination is powerful. In this charming tale, a young boy amuses himself with his immersion into the persona of a fearless Hunter of monsters and treasure. When he discovers a mysterious glowing box during his visit to the world of his imagination, the Hunter embarks on a wondrous adventure.
Confronting fearsome monsters and deeds of b..
Timothy West, the college student whose alter ego is a time-traveling younger Indiana Jones adventurer, is at it again! When the sleazy little costume shop owner sends him off on his latest mission, Tim finds himself in ancient times once more and positioned to be at the death of one of his heroes, a philosopher by the name of Socrates. Overawed by..
The measles pandemic was hitting everybody hard. Although the children were feeling better, it was not safe for them to run around and play, so the local storytellers came up with an idea of keeping everybody amused while still maintaining safe guidelines...
College student, Timothy West, needs a costume for a Halloween party. He walks into this weird little costume shop and finds a perfect fit, and rents it. He stops out of the shop door and finds himself elsewhen and in deep trouble...
Tim West needs a break after all the busyness that has happened over the last few weeks. Even the positive feelings from how well his last time travel turned out cannot ease the stress-induced nervousness of a college student facing his exams. Deciding to take a quick trip to visit his family, Tim is sure that a few days spent in the loving care of..
The ever-cheerful waitress at the Badger Hole Bar grows quiet and depressed. Even though he does not want to admit to anyone that Wynn is a friend, the bartender, Brechal tries to help her out. Too bad that he did not have a plan to start!..
Pain and confusion. Where am I? How did I get here?
A man wakes in an empty room, injured and unclothed. At first, he is just a moving animal, trying to find warmth and food. The drive to survive heats up and his mind rouses, engaging higher levels of thought and strategy.
Food. Healing. Clothing.
Even when the basics are found, the man is still..
Everyone should get to the Destination they need and deserve.
A new taxi service has opened in town, inexpensive and very responsive. It is called Destinations and is becoming the favorite service for many people.
Simple words, yet the actual results can be spine-chilling or uplifting. This first story in the Destinations series looks at the tri..
Brittany Hart had raised her daughter by herself while teaching her child how to be hard-working and responsible. Without a good support system, the woman struggled to make ends meet, first working as a cashier at a local grocery store. Through focus and hard work, she managed to get her education and earned promotions, so things were not quite so ..
Between struggling with her long-time crush on neighbor Jedi Banks, planning the local Halloween parade, and dealing with her unreasonable fear of cats, Lemon Porter is not having a great October. The entrance of the mischievous ghosts of Blackbeard and her sugar-crazed Nana just may push Lemon over the edge.
Note, this is a romance being told ov..
It is Christmas time in Apple Blossom, North Carolina, and Annalise and her friends are spending a lot of time catching up with each other during their break time. Happy to be home, even if it is for a visit, the three young women cheerfully volunteer to help with the Community Center’s Christmas parties.
Struck by another town resident’s comment ..
Snow-White and Red-Rose are two sisters living on the edge of the Woods in the town of Thistle Grove. After several disappearances, including their beloved Baron and his brother, hit the town, the two sisters jump in to solve the crime. With the help of wolf in sheriff's clothing and their friend Ruby, Snow and Red begin a journey that will take th..
Desolation and grief can leave you floating, unable to find a new shape to your existence.
Who knew that it was possible to be shocked out of the morass of sorrow by a well-timed push?!
Madrik was reeling from the loss of his family and unable to find his way into the new reality. Then something happened that sent him further than he ever thought..
Bear Creek, Wyoming, is an intriguing small town in the historical world of Summer Donnelly. Home to a mixed group of pioneers from the East and members of the Cheyenne Nation, it demonstrates the strength of community and the possible growth that comes from the combined efforts of many.
Maggie and Aaron are respected members of the community but ..
Rowan had found a safe place to stay with his brother in Nome, Alaska. After the breakup of his marriage, the grieving man had felt rudderless and alone. He enjoyed tending bar and brewing exciting drinks, but he felt like something was missing, something big.
When an early winter storm rose as he was heading home one frigid night, Rowan found him..
Sometimes, a young and inexperienced person will attempt something that looks foolhardy. When the North Wind stole his food, a young man sets off to get his grievance addressed. Many would have been too frightened, but in this case, the boy learns that if you never ask, you will definitely not succeed...
Even while struggling with her own adjustments to a new life, Ruth is aware of both her son and grandson having their own difficulties. The wistful yearning for a familiar celebration leads Ruth to make one of those promises that parents and grandparents make to their children that backfire on them spectacularly.
What started out as a small promis..
The Badger Hole Clothier has a new project! The Badger Hole Mercenary Guild is trying to establish its reputation, but that is really difficult when you are starting out as a new organization because it is hard to build a reputation if you do not have one to reference, so people hire you. To get out of this situation, Dov the Guildmaster chooses to..
Timothy West is tired of being hijacked and sent on time-traveling trips. He likes seeing his history books come to life. Still, his frustration at the random interruptions in his life and his inability to make significant changes in historical disasters are making him more resistant to even the concept.
When the costume shop proprietor grabs him ..
Bolormaa's life has changed, once again.
Forced to flee from the home that she had known for most of her life, the elderly Seer found herself living on a different planet, but in a land that reminded every day of the home that she had lost. With her granddaughter now taking steps to establish her own life, what will one woman do to fill her time ..
Anyone who has ever attended a science fiction convention knows that there always are weird people in costume. After a while, regular attendees tend to become a bit blasé about everything but the most extreme get-ups.
In this amusing short story, the main character is initially not impressed with one of the attendees’ costumes. However, she is int..
TT and Jack were haunted. Too many of their friends and allies had failed to escape from the burgeoning Blood Mage force that was destroying their world. Call it survivor guilt or a feeling of failure, even as the two Familiars began to rebuild a comfortable life, their dreams and thoughts were still burdened by those they left behind.
It is relaxation time at the Badger Hole Bar! The usual crowd is rolling in, and Madrik and his crew look forward to a night of convivial entertainment. When, for the first time that anyone can remember, all three of the doors to the BHB open simultaneously, the BHB’s Anchor knows that something weird will happen. However, nothing could have prepar..
Timothy West is at it again! This time, Tim is just trying to find a new apartment and establish himself close to campus. When he finds an apartment that fits his budget and distance parameters, including a bonus of intriguing Art Deco designs, he thinks he has found a perfect place for him and his roommate, Seth.
His new place has a workout room,..
When Marcella goes to visit her grandma, she leaves her dolls with instructions to be good. But the dolls are hungry and Raggedy Ann knows where there is food. So off they go on an exploration!
Raggedy Ann learns a valuable lesson about behavior by the time all of the sticky jam gets cleaned off!..
Halloween is the favorite holiday of Mary and Justin Barkley. Their decorations are amazing, with people coming from all over the city to take pictures. Even their treats are impressive, since Justin has never understood why small candy bars are even called treats!..
The price that people pay to serve their fellow countrymen and women is not always evident to the casual observer. That does not make it less real.
When Morgan, one of the young men that she met in Afghanistan, is terribly injured, Mary Compton wants to help in any way that she can. When that includes assisting Morgan's estranged father to naviga..
Something strange happened on the way to pick up pizza!
When Timothy West decides to take a break from studying for his finals to go out and get some pizza, expected only to be gone for short time. How was he supposed to know that once again the potential disaster in history would be calling his name? What mess is he going to have to survive this t..
Coaches can be tough, scary, or encouraging. They occupy a position of authority, and most of those that they mentor look up to them. For most youngsters, seeing the human being behind the title is difficult.
Whispering in the hallways in the locker rooms, they wonder aloud if their coach ever smiles or ever makes a mistake. But what happens when ..
Isolde is a Fury by birth, but she has no desire to curse people like the rest of her kin. Confrontations with her father increasingly intense as he tries to force her into situations where she must do what he has planned. The young woman is at her wits, angry and frightened.
Where is her cousin, Thal? She knows that he would protect her and provi..
Some people just do not fit into convenient little boxes.
Thal Jardine, known as the Mongrel, is a mixture of many things. Part Fury and part human and part Shifter, he inherits the Fury ability to Curse refuses that responsibility and burden. Loving his mother, he equally dislikes his father. At times the despair of his grandmother, he finds hims..
Tetlock is a well-adapted and loyal member of the vRxa. He studies hard and focuses well on his logic studies and the other things that he needs to learn to contribute to his community.
Unfortunately, he is concealing a bad flaw. It is one that would get him killed if anyone learned about it, and the pressure of that risk has formed much of his pe..
Raised by her Grandmother since the War of the Wicked Witches, Ruby has only fear and anger toward Sheriff Avery Wolfe.
But when two small boys go missing in the tiny village of Thistle Grove, Ruby and Wolfe must work together to solve the mystery of their disappearance.
Will old prejudices rear their heads and keep them arguing? Or will the ..
Mole and his friend Rat get swept up in the latest enthusiasm of their mutual friend Toad. Heading off for a life of carefree existence on the open road, they find that escape is not all that it is cracked up to be!..
The young girl was looking forward to stopping by her grandfather’s farm and enjoying some of the strawberries that she knows are ripe. However, when she skips happily into the garden, all is not how it should be. Initially upset that someone or something has invaded the sun-dappled garden, she is unprepared for the reality of a creature, unlike an..
A puppy is not old enough to cope with this!
Limited in their overall experience, young of any species begin to build a treasure trove of joys and sorrows. Each one of those is carefully collected from the day-to-day experiences that the youngster adds to their life.
A puppy’s life is filled with smells and textures. The comforting smell of mothe..
The Clothier at the Badger Hole is just settling into her new routine while slowly healing from her previous life as an overstressed and abused dressmaker. The difference between before and now is so significant that she starts out every day grateful for the events that led her here. Genevieve is just getting used to being respected and included in..
In the universe of the Mongrel, the origin of humans is tied to the Dragonkind. Faint memories of the might Wyrms are carried by tales told by elders, and preserved in fragments of written work. Here is that story...
Ever feel the chill in the back of your neck that says someone has you in their sights? Someone who means you harm?
Tim West is thrilled to find himself going to his first professional conference in his subject area, even if it means that he has to go shopping for actual business clothing. The conference is focused on historical events, so he thin..
Sometimes the largest gift that is given is to the gifter, not the person that receives the it. This emotional and poignant tale from an accomplished Phoenix Prime author evokes the feelings of both sides in a story that is so memorable that it will be with you all year round...
The quiet, shady waystop is far more than any of the passing travelers can imagine. Its serene setting conceals secrets and power to soothe the worthy and punish those that would trample on the safety of the travelers that rest temporarily in its embrace...
The pandemic and the need to shelter in place to control the disease's spread have left many people working from home. Amidst the many challenges in a remote workforce are some that are more humorous than others. For one family, adjusting to two professionals trying to conduct their duties in their home was challenging enough without the presence o..
What happens when a pizza delivery witch meets up with a jerk in a red Porsche?
Tabby Evans was zipping around her town's back roads, delivering fresh, hot pizza when she comes across a shiny red car in the middle of the road. As the October winds blow around them, the attraction is instant. And electric.
Come join me on the next ride in the Witc..
Even in the world of Suddenly Supernatural, the transition from childhood to the responsibilities of an adult can be complex. As many of the children who suddenly became aware of their possession of magic had found, anytime the powers behind the Veil were involved, life became even more confusing and dangerous.
For Zak, a young werewolf that is re..