Sci-fi / Fantasy

The King is Dead by Al Burke

The Great War The war between the kingdoms was long and bloody, but the skill and organisation of the Etruvian army always gave them the edge. The surrounding kingdoms endeavoured to form temporary alliances against the Etruvian might, but the country’s geography, with the massive Great Forest and the dreaded Waste to the south, and… Continue reading The King is Dead by Al Burke

Sci-fi / Fantasy · Young Adult

Birth: The Exquisite Sound of One Hand Falling Off a Turnip Truck by S.T. Gulik

The onslaught of nine dimensional colors faded back into the identifiable spectrum as tiny pinpricks of the great illusion reclaimed Max’s mind, one molecule at a time. The pressure that had been propelling him through the cosmos was letting up, and the subsequent decrease in velocity destroyed his footing in the multiverse. Soon he was… Continue reading Birth: The Exquisite Sound of One Hand Falling Off a Turnip Truck by S.T. Gulik

Horror · Sci-fi / Fantasy

Sex: Busier Than a Three Legged Cat Trying to Squeeze Blood From the Tip of an Iceberg by S.T. Gulik

“Hedorah appeared in a doorway above them, trying to carry a rifle and two briefcases while lighting a cigarette. He got it lit, but dropped one of the briefcases on his toe. “Fuck! Goddammit. Hi, guys.” He grabbed the other case, situated everything, and hobbled down the stairs. Emma poured coffee from a pot that… Continue reading Sex: Busier Than a Three Legged Cat Trying to Squeeze Blood From the Tip of an Iceberg by S.T. Gulik

Sci-fi / Fantasy

The Dragon’s Girl by Felicity Kohler

Theodora Thare thought she was just an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, trying to make do with the bad hand she was given. Convinced to face the Entrance Trials of an elite school, the Dragobay Academy, Theo is thrown into a destiny of which she wants no part of. But in a world full… Continue reading The Dragon’s Girl by Felicity Kohler

Sci-fi / Fantasy

The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey

“I thought I was supposed to be the hero!” she blurts. “You?” “It’s my quest, isn’t it?” she complains. “It’s my destiny! But that’s three Stations now where you’ve done all the work. Your Men found the sigil, you fenced for the quill, and you demanded the cup! And all I did was stand there… Continue reading The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey

Sci-fi / Fantasy

The Forgotten by J M Frey

Alis seemed to have enjoyed our reading the night before, and I certainly enjoyed the story, for though I have never heard of such a creature as a hobbit, I find the notion of a culture so wholly devoted to the wholesome pleasures of home and hearth appealing. Besides, Alis always prefers having pictures to… Continue reading The Forgotten by J M Frey

Sci-fi / Fantasy

Bed Times by Suzy Stewart Dubot

London, England, 2009 It hadn’t been easy to turn her back on six years of life with Nicky. She had always taken the position that pride is an ugly sentiment that can cause you to lose out by not compromising, but she had been a doormat for long enough. For years she had overlooked his… Continue reading Bed Times by Suzy Stewart Dubot