The Changing Times

Avatar Author: Kevin Lawver This time, it's mostly Jason's fault. He's the one who convinced me that we couldn't just leave well enough alone. He got the designers to donate their time, and wrote all the HTML, CSS and 95% of the javascript. I did... Read Bio

There are times of science and times of magic.

Every so often, our solar system passes through a part of the universe filled with magic. No one knows why or when it will happen, but throughout history whenever there are stories of witches and wizards and strange creatures walking the earth, you can bet that we’re passing through.

We are just beginning our journey through one of those patches of magic now. How do I know? A unicorn was spotted recently in the country, and there was a story in the paper about a boy who could find tumors just by laying his hands on the afflicted.

No one else will probably notice. The reasonable will chalk it up to superstition and rumor. The crazy will say that things have always been this way. But, those of us who pay attention will scheme.

The magics are coming back. Science and reason will be laid to waste and the magical folk will rule again. The world will be stranger and more dangerous than it’s been for almost a thousand years.

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Fascinating take on contemporary urban legends and myths.

  2. Avatar Kevin Lawver

    Thanks! This was really just a test to make sure the recent list was working (it is), but this idea has been swimming around in my head for a while, so I figure it made for a fine test.

  3. Avatar Sanglorian

    I think this is a very good beginning to a story, but it’s a bit weaker as a ficly which stands on its own – where I think a twist is what’s needed for a fantastic piece.

    Nonetheless, a nice premise and a good piece of writing!

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    this idea would mesh well with Jim and Jessica’s ‘Psychic’ series. :)

  5. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Elsha, I hadn’t thought of that! :)

  6. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    People seemed to think this needed more story behind it. So, I threw on a sequel, just a scene that popped into my head after reading your bit. I’m glad it wound up on the active list, or I might have missed it!

  7. Avatar Blossom Roquen

    Keven come back! I miss your stories!! (says the girl who’s been gone 3+ years)

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