Fantasy and Sci-fi

“BUMP”

“BUMP”

Where does inspiration come from? It comes from recent rain and rainbows, music from your past, a babbling brook that loves to gossip, fresh cut grass that makes your tennis shoes green, or a beautiful woman that takes your breath away. It can come from babies laughing, a word on a roadside sign, the way […]

Druid of the Orchid Path

Deep within the Umbral Woods As the morning sun appears The druid of the dawn awakens Sitting among the orchids Where not a petal he has harmed Carefully he stands Draped in his mottled cloak That merges him with trees Stretching out the kinks From sleeping on his haunches A wand emerges from his sleeve […]

Irony

Submitted by Russ Towne It was a historic day for Earthlings and Resividans alike. First contact had been made on the latter’s planet and both sides wanted peace. Per ancient tradition, the leader of the Resividan delegation poured sacred water into the Peace Cup, and everyone drank from it. After the ceremony was complete, the […]

Redneck Death Notice

And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. The Angel of […]

The Fall

Submitted by madssukalikar Haumea stopped in her tracks as she saw the man in black standing on the ledge. She ran towards him. “Don’t do it!” she yelled loudly. “Just get back!” The man turned around. “I can’t,” he said calmly. “Of course you can!” argued Haumea. “Just take a step back and climb down. […]

Excerpt from Beginning of a Hero: Unlikely Heroes

(Allure of the Gypsies debuts on December 1st!  Check it out on Goodreads!) “Let me through!” he shouts, pushing through the last line of spadix and coming face to face with Selenia. The blood-soaked warriors feel tremors in the ground as the giant cyclops approaches them. Luke says nothing to Selenia as he races toward […]

Allure of the Gypsies Excerpt: Teacher and Student

The Lich inhales deeply after he steps out of the dark passage and into the brightly lit laboratory. The pitted walls are coated in blue, crystalline mold, which magnifies the torchlight and pushes the shadows into the farthest corners of the cavernous room. The Lich fondly remembers the smell of powdered bone incense and bubbling […]

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