Yearly Archives: 2013

Static Magic (Part Seven)

PART ONE Faylor woke to the sound of people working on something outside. The sounds were not the usual sounds he knew in a mage’s tower, but the sound of men working was unmistakable. He had gone to bed early

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Static Magic (Part Six)

PART ONE The thin tent canvas let in enough light to see by, but not enough heat out and the enclosure was warm and stuffy. Two men and two women stood around a table slapped together from rough, untreated wood.

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Static Magic (Part Five)

PART ONE Faylor’s hands did not wait for his mind to wake from sleep. His right hand had already grabbed the blade, and his left landed flat on the radio before he realized he was alone in the woods. Yesterdays

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Static Magic (Part Four)

PART ONE Fleeing through the woods in the middle of the night had its advantages, but there were too many hitches to make them count. The mindless golems would run as long as they were commanded. They do not need

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Static Magic (Part Three)

PART ONE His sleep that night was fitful, filled with dreams of murder and vengeance. In his mind, all the servants rose up against their master. Armed with the power of their machines, the mob dragged the magician from his

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Static Magic (Part Two)

PART ONE Faylor stared at the dials and the gears, the rough grain of the wood. He had heard about such devices, fantastical machines with exotic names like radio, airplane, television. Faylor had heard them all and even passed along

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Static Magic (Part One)

This story is the product of the Foil & Phaser collaboration workshop. Because it is the combined efforts of several writers, the style and content vary from section to section. In order of appearance, the authors are: Lauren Jokl, James Hedrick , Sean Sandulak, AJ Muller, Richard

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Writers aren’t Dreamers: 4 Ways Creative Writing Brings “Real-World” Benefits

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:
This post is about four professional and practical benefits of writing fiction: benefits you might not expect if you’ve never written a novel or a collection of short stories. What’s most…

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Clay Among the Stars, beginning

Originally posted on The realm of Jacky Clothilde and her friends:
Prologue Clay Gilbert stood through the whole ceremony. It wasn’t terribly long, and it wasn’t intentionally moving, but he was wiping a tear by the time it was over…

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Unicorn Princess (Chapter 1)

Originally posted on Arielle Solkovica:
     White is the color of the flowers that bloom among the the edges of the garden paths. They all pretend to be smaller replicas of the full moon that reflects from the surface of…

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