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The Survivor (Part One)

by Jacob Lawrence (Writing as Henry Jakubs) Fires raged all around him, the smoke drifting out onto the streets, enshrouding the lone man as he blindly made his way through the ruined city. Cautiously, he stepped over rubble, downed power

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

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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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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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

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

Workshop Updates

Divide and Conquer The month of November is over and so is another NaNoWriMo. Our experiment with a group project to write the required 50,000 words was a mixed success. We originally had fourteen people sign up, of whom ten

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Upcoming Changes to Foil & Phaser Workshops

Hello everyone. This message is to inform you of some of the changes that will be happening to Foil & Phaser workshops in 2014. I’ve worked at a few different volunteer positions and they’ve always had the same problem. While

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