Stories tagged “magic”

  • Pickpocket

    Seneca Seneca Cooper strolled down the lane, her hands casually in her pockets. Her dark curls swung from side to side as her head turned constantly, taking in all the activity on the street. Glom, the fruit peddler, was yelling his wares as usual, his...

  • Some Old Chinese Guy

    Kyle saw two huge golden dragons flanking an ornate door. A few wisps of incense wafted through the wind chimes. “Hello? Anyone here?” From behind the counter an old man appeared, and moved far more quickly than anyone of his apparent age had any r...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The First Move

    Erika moved before anything irreversible could happen, and promptly ducked underneath the desk. Thanking the heavens that Miss Author wasn’t sitting at the desk, Erika took out what oddly looked like an ancient Greek version of a fly swatter; her...

  • Getting in Trouble, of Course.

    They sat in silence for a long while. The carriage rocked from side to side. It was dark and warm and quiet. Accamel’s arm was laid over Pellinore’s shoulders and she huddled against his chest. Here, in the dark, with him, it was alright to...

  • The Forest

    Zarek’s eyes were wide with interest while the soldier told his tale. It was like a rehearsed script, as if he’d told the story so many times that it was now second nature. The two sat around a warm fire. “Terrible things happen there...

  • Quarantine

    The shambling line halted abruptly for a few minutes. It had done this several times already, but now the inhabitants of the line began to become impatient and bitter. Screeches and snarls could be heard, and short bursts of flames flared up. A loud cr...

  • Markings

    Gina ran the tip of her finger idly over the new tattoo, enjoying the feeling of excitement and confidence that it gave her. It had only been a few short months since her first visit to the Parlour, and in that time she had learned to love her ink more...

    • Author: Maleghast
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Heir of the gift.

    She had been preparing for this ritual for several weeks before she knew for sure. Boy or girl, the child growing within her was the Heir of her Gift and as such she had to complete the Inheritance before birth. The deepest of magics, the most fundamen...

    • Author: Daniel
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • I Must Be Dreaming

    She dreamt of him often. They were dreams that made her believe she was awake, dreams that skewed her perceptions of reality. She knew in her head that he didn’t exist – but the dreams told her otherwise. Pretty soon, the constant confusion...

    • Author: tiphanie
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Contrived

    The first time he saw her, he knew that she should be the one. She was a bit on the young side, but mature enough. Her walk had a bit of a skip to it, and she seemed to flit around like a small bird in that flower shop. They don’t make ’em ...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • the blood stone

    In other circles the tall man was known as Diaco Lastreses, Lord of Cordovia and famed duelist. Two weeks ago you would have found him sitting in a sun-drenched café in Palma de Mallorca, sipping wine and trying to decide which one of the young women ...

  • Swift As

    The wound was both painful and numbing. The blade had cut a perfect line across his forearm in appreciation of its well kept edge as he had tried to block it from his own throat. But now, the poison upon the blade was apparent as it ran it’s cour...

    • Author: Jer Ray
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Mother-Daughter Time

    Marisa had never really liked the cat, even though her daughter, Kara, had adored it. So many times, she had wanted to strangle the little beast because it had puked in her shoes, or foregone the litter box for her duvet, or any number of other offense...

  • The Golem

    Terron watched in dismay as the relentlessly approaching stone golem easilly resisted his last spell. The golem had finally chased Terron into a dead end of the maze, and Terron had now run completely out of magical power. Strangely, Terron’s lif...

    • Author: Dan
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Interview

    “But come on, Professor Fortune, what’s with the cape? A bit Bela Lugosi, isn’t it?” The host beams as the audience laughs and cheers appreciatively. I smile the same smile I used on the Time magazine cover. I’ve heard it ...

  • Who You Pray For

    She hadn’t expected any thing to appear just because she said a few choice words written down centuries before. Yet, he was practically a scroll come to life, a perfect blend of all the sketches and descriptions that she had ever seen. Four hoove...

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dinosaur Punching

    Wallbreaker and Professor Fortune ran after the man on the dinosaur, following the holes in the concrete that were the creature’s footprints. The man in the labcoat saw them and half-turned the dinosaur, sending a gout of flame their way. Profess...

  • Dreams in a Dead World

    Navigating her way through the hatch, Ren went for the proto-goo dispenser. It wasn’t much of a breakfast, but it kept the hunger at bay. She sighed and replayed her night. It wasn’t much, but it beat the harsh, gray world out the porthole....

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Into the Forest, Again

    They remained lip-locked for what seemed like hours, until the woman suddenly pulled away. There was something in her eyes, almost like fear. She looked at the boy as if she were trying desperately to communicate something to him. But as she realized t...

  • Portents

    They showed up the same morning on different doorsteps. Two baby girls, each in a small basket with a mewling kitten. Each doorstep was owned by a childless couple, content with being such until that morning. Each couple was immediately captivated, and...

  • Upgrade

    “Hello this is Aaron at WizWonders, how can I help you today?” “Hi, I bought a spell from you guys about a year ago, the LeviLover, and it’s been blue screening over the last few days.” “Alright, I’m happy to h...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Gears of Weasley

    “Look out, Marcus Fenix!” shouted Ron Weasley as a Locust Eater (like a Locust, but branded with the Dark Mark and possessing above-average magical talents, particularly when performing the Unforgivable Curses [excluding the Imperius Curse,...

    • Author: Skull Man
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • With the Stars

    Damien gazed up at the night sky, then down upon the vessel they had constructed. “Do you think this is going to work, sir?” The Master paused in his final launch preparations to consider the question. “Every wizard, mage, and acolyte...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Day in the Life of a Magician

    Brandon hated his job. Six years of school and now he stands beside a conveyor belt and casts simple creation spells from nine to five every day. Sure, him and five others could easily do the work that a hundred machines could do in a day, and sure the...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5