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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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One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 6

This is a collaborative story in which you write the next page of the story. It is currently unedited, so please forgive any errors. Fill out the form below and I’ll publish the best response.  Jump to newest page Page

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Chapter 1: The Jaded Pearl

Originally posted on My First Fantasy Novel:
Dark Valley by: YosemiteMan Chapter 1: The Jaded Pearl   Darowyn stared out into the stormy night, sheltered by the cave of the Stoneclaw Mountains. The hefty dwarf sat on a flat rock…

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Bitter Sun

by elie Hi, I am Elie Attie, and I was born in Lebanon. I have always been interested in reading, and writing… [Editor’s note: I’d like to thank Elie for submitting this story. Despite having some problems with formatting, I

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Ivy And Oakley

Here’s the story I submitted for the Sword & Laser Anthology and I’m glad it has a home here at Foil & Phaser! I’m not sure if they just weren’t looking for steampunk/gas lamp fantasy/secret history, or whether there’s a

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Posted in Fantasy, Renegade Anthology, Short Story (<7500 words)
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