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Short Story: Riches of the Kingdom

Once, a long time ago, a fair king with a vast kingdom had three sons. The king tried to rule fairly and justly, and tried to be a good father and a husband. As it happens, the king grew older. His wife, the queen, saw how much it pained him to try and choose which… Continue reading Short Story: Riches of the Kingdom

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Short Story: Choices

For the third or fourth time in the last half hour, Illumae reached out to tug on Rizia’s sleeve. Rizia only turned her head slightly to look at the motions Illumae used to ask a question. ‘What if none of them like me?’ Rizia smiled. “At least one of them will like you well enough… Continue reading Short Story: Choices

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Short Story: The Frog and the Book

“Let’s just start from the top,” Sadie advised. “What happened this morning?” “I went to the park because I got a new book and was reading it and then my neighbor Frank helped with my tablet and—” “Slow down,” Sadie cautioned and held up a hand. The overexcited teen in front of her inhaled, holding… Continue reading Short Story: The Frog and the Book

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Short Story: Cheat for a Cheat

Most racing dragons came from species of the only slightly intelligent kind. Horned reds tended to be a little smarter than most. Which, as Ashlynn opened the main gate and saw that at least one had figured out the newest lock and was happily sunning himself on the roof, was why she preferred the blue-tipped… Continue reading Short Story: Cheat for a Cheat

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Short Story: A Sister’s Love

Crown was resting, though buried under half a dozen blankets. Blade sighed a little, happy she’d finally managed to get to sleep. For now at least, she was resting comfortably. Getting enough rest would be at least half of a long battle. The diagnosis was grim. Mana sickness. Trapped in a well of magic for… Continue reading Short Story: A Sister’s Love