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 o..
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 succe..
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 ..
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 u..
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..
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.
Be careful - everyone deserves to get to their destination. Or at least the one that they deserve...
Six-year-old Risha is happy to help in her parent's magic shop. But when the dragonstone necklace buzzes with a monster alert, she needs to leave a nosy customer and become the monster-fighting Princess Sparkle...
Xila is off to Earth to stay with his mother's business partner's family while the two women go off in a trade mission. Everything is strange and the young boy wonders if he will ever be comfortable on a world that is so different from his home.
Only with friends will he survive and prosper...
What would it be like to fly? Savannah images herself as a bird, wheeling through the air on the breeze. She had never thought about the other things that a bird would do before then, including trying to keep hungry chicks fed!..
After twenty years, his mother's marriage brings TJ Light back to Harper's Mill, New Jersey. His hometown had seen a few changes over the years, but there was Veil Miller as beautiful as she'd been when she'd broken their engagement and his heart...
The final graduation exercise for a pair of university students takes a surprising set of turns and twists in the short story of murder and magic. Travel with William and Sephera as they try to pass their final exam and obtain their diploma.
Preferably without it being posthumous.
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When Randiculous' brothers harass him into attending a speed dating event, he finds out what can happen when a wizard is pushed into a party that he has no wish to experience.
What could possibly go wrong?..
Retirement was supposed to be something to look forward to, not a state of sadness and boredom. For one dedicated teacher, her years of dedication to her students produced a benefit far larger than she could ever have foreseen...
Bailey Wilson is enjoying a cruise to the Bahamas for her tenth class reunion. But an unexpected turn happens when Regina Picard begins voicing her opinion on the amenities offered by Dragonfly Cruise Lines...
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...
Some fates are worse than death. At least in the eye of the suffering man or woman on a diet.
When Anna's doctor pushes her onto a diet, her whole world is shaken. Condemned to VEGETABLES! Her agony is intense. What about flavor? What will she do without fast food?..
Nova and Winn Tok are growing up in Romania with their family’s traveling circus. Although circus life offers excitement and challenges, it is also full of tragedy. The twins lose their little brother and his death is a shadow that will follow them throughout their lives...
Halloween, the night when the veil between this world and the one behind it is the thinnest. For Morgan, the time is inconvenient at best to visit the Warlock to whom he owes a child. Especially since he woke up with horns growing out of his head.
For the half-Fae, this could be a sign of desire or one that marks him as prey in the traditional hunt..
While their parents go into New York City for dinner and a show, Isabelle Decker and friends babysit their young cousin Bobby and his friend Terry.
This is a take on the tale of Stone Soup is a short romantic story in the Harper's Mill, Witches of Warren County universe featuring Isabelle Decker and friends...
When a college student and his roommate go looking for a kitten that fits their needs and lifestyle, the one that picks them will start an adventure that takes all of them places they never expected to go...
Twenty-two-year-old waitress Everly Miller has had a crush on newcomer bear shifter Zane Dixon since he arrived in town. But as a charity poker game takes place in the Lusty Leopard Bar and Grill, their crush gains traction...
The quiet of a sleeping house, a book, and a fire in the fireplace. All parts of a relaxed evening at home. What makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up? What causes your heart to race, and your mouth to dry in fear?..
The end of one phase of our life and the start of a new one is like the turning of the years. This light-hearted story by an accomplished Phoenix Prime author is threaded with endings and beginnings. The latest change of cycle is one that may make all of the others look like minor adjustments!
After all, what could go wrong with giving a Dragon a..
Quinn, a Siamese cat, took on the task of training Elston, an exuberant puppy, to be a proper witch's familiar. When the pair come across a situation that needs delicacy and finesse, will Quinn succeed despite the frolicking puppy or will the puppy surprise her?..
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 prom..
Denzel has made enough money that he can check out of the maddening race of life and step back from the fray. His new life includes establishing a restaurant and the crafting of a different cadence of days.
Is this going to be enough for this energetic and driven man?..
Anticipation makes an event more appreciated. Quinn is on pins and needles, waiting for a special delivery. Imagine her upset when it goes missing. What is her friend Elston to do, but help her find the missing package?..
The household was adjusting to the new cat. Lots of hissing from the other cats, new balance with the dogs. Just as the newest member starts to settle down, his worldview is fractured by the news of a horrible monster that lies in wait for the unwary!..
There was a dog on Amity Parker's enclosed patio. Again. You would think that fences would keep things OUT! Unfortunately, the dog was smarter than the fence, or something else was going on.
With tons of work and coping with other stresses in her life, Amity did not need the complication. But, perhaps, the dog was good fortune, instead of bad l..
Yoga and Special Forces Shifters. Everyone needs a chance to relax and stretch. The interaction of the Shifters of the Special Forces with the relaxes practice of yoga is captured in the snapshots of this super short Storyteller Gift...
For a supernatural living in Australia, it is never a good sign when the SCC comes knocking at the door. Isolde is in the middle of making her special apple crumble recipe when that dreaded event occurs.
The discussion that follows is anything but comfortable. However, the young woman has started to develop a backbone of steel and refuses to be in..