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Crossed (Part One)

by Denise Winters Hannah skidded to a halt. Her bike stopped, but her heart beat a thousand miles an hour. She tried to calm her breathing. She was getting too old to be scared of haints and demons, of monsters

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Posted in Divide and Conquer, Fantasy, Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Have you written a novel? Do you like money? This may be for you. From Amazon’s website: The Seventh Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest is right around the corner. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to win a publishing

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Posted in Announcements, Contest

Get Your Free Ebook

The collection of short stories that we did for our NaNoWriMo workshop is live for download. Divide and Conquer Volume One is available now for FREE at Smashwords and is coming soon to other retailers. If you can’t wait or

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Divide and Conquer: Now The Stories Can Be Told

The collection of short stories that will be showcased on this blog in the next few weeks are the product of a Foil & Phaser workshop. The project, titled Divide and Conquer, consisted of a group of ten authors collectively trying

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Posted in Announcements, Divide and Conquer, Workshops

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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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words), Science Fiction, Workshops

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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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words), Science Fiction, Workshops

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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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words), Science Fiction, Workshops

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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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words), Science Fiction, Workshops

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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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words), Science Fiction, Workshops

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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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words), Science Fiction, Workshops
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