Faerie Valentine (2,000 words) So came a time when magic was no more than the dream of a memory. So it is today. Yet then as now, when the world begins to thaw from winter to spring and Nature works her own enchantments in green buds and dew, a fairy influence still shows itself inContinue reading “Faerie Valentine”
Son of the Selkie (413 Words) The Seal Queen found him while exploring the depths one day with her companions. He was a little thing, not quite newborn. The human half of his mer skin was almost blue with weakness, and his scales were dull. The selkie were afraid to go near him because ofContinue reading “Son of the Selkie”
May God bless you, this year and next year, and all the years to come.
What would it be like if someone were trapped in their favorite video game as if it were real life? Dina is about to find out… *** He was beautiful. Not even a 75-inch OLED could have defined Arathiel like she was seeing him with her own eyes. His black hair fell around hisContinue reading “Level 1000”
Riddle Heart (470 words) “You know what you have to do,” said Jack. Philadelphia hesitated. He was right, she did know what she had to be. It was just too incredible. A fairy’s arbitrary favor and blessing, cursed prince turned outlaw, and a quest through a fantastic maze Philadelphia would never have believed existed, allContinue reading “Riddle Heart”
Retelling Sleeping Beauty (296 words) Supposing when he met her, the prince didn’t kiss her, not at once. Suppose he sat down and thought about it. That is what Prince Mark did when he found Sleeping Beauty. First he checked her pulse to make sure she was alive, and then he sat down, thinking. AfterContinue reading “Retelling Sleeping Beauty”
Missing Treasure (178 words) “No no, it was here. I’m sure it was here.” The pirate crew exchanged uneasy glances. Mr. Steamroller held up the map for another scientific study, the latitudes, longitudes, significant markings and conclusive X. Yes, the treasure should have been here. It wasn’t, and that was final, too. “Someone must’veContinue reading “Missing Treasure”
Goblin Summer Song (69 Words) God is singing in the summer Rolling out the leaves of green Straightening the little weedlings And spreading every songbird’s wing.
Story Time (99 Words) “Were you ’fraid, Tilly?” Noel sounded as tiny as he was, looking up into Mr. Caddy’s face with the wide open eyes of a six-year-old. “Wisht, no,” said Mr. Caddy. He challenged his audience with mischievous eyes. “D’ye know why I wasn’t afraid? Well I’ll tell you. I knew, sure IContinue reading “Story Time”
Heroes Never Die (628 Words) “Brother?” Thor flinched. He knew that voice too well. He turned restlessly, trying to force it out of his head. But it was there, always there, in his heart. “Thor…” Thor’s elbow hit the TV tray. He cursed, throwing a plastic plate across the room. “Get out!” he shouted. “GoContinue reading “Heroes Never Die”