A Mermaid's Tale

Derek Shore

A friend from ElfTown (Cathook) drew a picture of a mermaid attached to a shps hull. After weeks of talking about it, she challenged me to write the story of how it came to be. Well, here it is. (The story changed a little from her original, but she sounded happy with the changes. THANKS CATHOOK!) http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/c/a/cathook/mermaidc.jpg.html

The Silever Brooch - Chapter Eight

Maria Elmindreda L

Elves and dungeons don't get along... A shorter than usual, but dark and gloomy chapter about the time Miriel spends locked up...

The Wormhole

Andrew Cholewa

This story is a classic example of stories taking on a life of their own. It certainly caught me by surprise.

Pirates - 2

Ben Brannan

The second chapter of my pirates story! Yes, yes.. I know. There's no fantasy elements in this one either. But the next one! I promise. I got it all planned out ;) 2,612 words, 5 pages.

Pirates - 1

Ben Brannan

Just like everyone else, I had to write a pirate story (inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean of course.) There will be fantasy elements coming in later (mythical creatures, magical items, magic in general, etc.) 2,012 words, 4 pages.

Main Gun

Morgan Remlap

This happens right after the Enemy Soldier part. This is the first time you meet Captain Quenelle in the story. Biz (Bizalon) is Jester's aunt and is an ambassador.

The Moriel; 2

Lindsy Smigel

Chapter 2 of The Moriel

Wrath of Angels

Cameron Willis

I wrote this while lsitening to a Babylon 5 music CD. All that dramatic music convinced me to write a sci-fi story. This story is related to some other stories I'm writing, so read the whole thing, please. I've finally got the most noticable errors out, so enjoy.

The Captain

Rebecca Dias

This sprouted from virtually nothing. I just wanted to practice my skills at describing a moment in time (when he wakes up), and look into all of his senses, then the story just came out. Obviously this is not finished, and I have grand ideas for the characters. I might finish it someday, I might not, but in the mean time, let me know what you think. I'm rather proud of this little slice of entertainment.

Empires Awakening: Prelude + Chapters 1, 5, and 7

Matthew Welch

This is a short excerpt of my first book. It is the initial chapter for the three main storylines of the tale, and follows their paths as they begin to set out on the adventure locked inside the pages of a story. I have completed the full text, all 22 chapters, and I am seeking to get this published.The story itself is a slight shift from the typical fantasy fare, as events are taking place in the relatively young planet, in just its second age. This is the time of great adventures and powers that set the stage for the legends and mythos of the ages that will come behind it. I do intend to write for this place all the way through the end of the planet so look forward to seeing this world grow and the pains it will endure on that path.

A Ship called »Liberty«

Maja Ilisch

If you wonder what a deportee's song like this has to do with fantasy ... just read it till the end, and then think about the narrator. There is also atune for it, but it will take me some time to get the notes scanned, so you'll have to do without for a while.

A Sequel Is Absolutely Absurd

John Pettit

Captain Jester and Gilbert are at it again. This time, they are off to the deepest parts of Africa in search for the Sacred Walrus once again. Can the two absent-minded heroes manage to find and return the walrus (again)?

Dragon Chapter Three

Al DiBianco

2/28/04--rewrite of 'Captain Dorrel'--chapter 3 of the story

Definitions of a Master

Eero Saukkonen

This is the first story of a world which me and Simo have been planning for years. Even if we did dump everything else than some three things about two years ago and start all over. This story introduces two very important characters in upcoming stories, and the hopefully eventual book, which I will not lay a finger upon for years to come. The obvious one is Thimha, and I think you will be able to make out who the other one is. Some of these folks will also be in much smaller roles in future stories. As well as that, this is the first over-ten-pages-long story I've ever written. I hope you like it. Thanks to Simo for developing this idea with me and reading the story a few times over, pointing out faults I wouldn't have noticed myself.

Pirates of the Emerald Sea

Karen-Birgitte Borud

My first ever pirate story! It's only the beginning, but still. Maybe I'll upload some more another day? You can find pictures of the main characters Isabella and Octavia on my fantasy and sci-fi art page. The first pharagraph of the story, written in italics, is my personal info about the world and not a actual part of the story.

The silver brooch - Chapter Five

Maria Elmindreda L

In this chapter we meet Roland Astar again and find out that the young man is more than what he seems to be...

Teeth of Iachon - 2/2

Jess Hyslop

And we conclude the water-logged tale (this part's quite a bit shorter than the first, you'll be pleased to know): Jedd and Alren set off a-whalin', and everything goes rather horribly pear-shaped (we're talking really deformed pears here!)By the way, I apologise for the Shinian accent throughout this story - I tried my best not to make it too... well, I tried my best, anyway.Aaaand another thing! I'd be really grateful if anyone could help me out here: When writing this (both parts, not just this one) I realised that I refer to the visual an awful, awful lot. By this I mean that I'm constantly writing 'He glanced over and saw...' and 'He looked at Alren, who...' and 'A brief glimpse told him...' It reads ok, but does anyone have any tips as to how I can cut this kind of thing down? I know I should concentrate on bringing all five of the senses into play, but I find it very difficult! Any help?Ooh, before I forget to do this and the story is rejected: the foriegn (made-up) sentence roughly translates as: Where are you from? Not Shina.


James Sadler

Okay, so this is a short story I've been working on. It's not finished, but this is probably about the first chapter or something

The Moriel

Lindsy Smigel

The title is a work in progress. This story follows Lucy, whose entire world is mirrored on Europe, but is entirely made-up. The main continent is a world of both science and magic, and the pilgrims sought to distance themself from that because of how corrupt it had become. Lucy is a third generation pilgrim, her mother having married a stranger from the continent before dissapearing after her birth. Lucy possesses an inate ability for magic, but doesn't come into until a knock on the head, and a visit from a charismatic stranger.. Just wait until 'someone' finds out there's more to the world than your back yard.

The Old Pirate

Charity Harrell

The sad story about an old pirate and how he becomes alone. I think I might continue it.