Gods, monsters and everything in between, from the depths of the oceans to the shadows under the bed. The flicker at the corner of your eye and the candles guttering. Myths. Legends. Folklore. Fantasy, fables and faeries. Dragons, deities and daemons. Everything with a speculative edge.
The stand went up the afternoon of Halloween. It perched next to the street in front of an old house. There were two painted signs on the front of the stand. The one higher up read: There’s a Trick to Our Treats The one lower down read: Take one and begone in fun Take more… Read more Tricky Treats
“Nana make Granda tell us a story!” the Campbell children begged. The woman smothered a smile; her husband had planned on telling them a story all along. Still, she must play the game. She turned to her husband, raised her eyebrows, and asked, “And so, husband?” “Ach. So,” he replied. Clearing his throat, he began his tale: ***… Read more The Illumination of Camram
Parchments were piled high, each stack in the store a precarious lotus bloom. A girl navigated her way through the towering maps and their sharp edges. The cartographer’s daughter Ling reached her cosy nook and settled in with her magic quill and ink. Her father Kam, travelled both as an explorer and tinker, collecting new… Read more The Nightingale’s Quill
The Grand Commander of Wizards was fuming. The part of his face not covered by the beautiful embroidered mask was scrunched into a frown. Ordinary people hadn’t known what to make of it. Floods, famine, even pestilence had come one after the other. Many turned to science, but that could only give them half-answers and… Read more Wizard Shortage