Moon on the Water

eightrooks

A princess has her view of the world rudely challenged when a mysterious hermit disrupts the preparations for her wedding. Revised and re-uploaded. (Now with speech marks.)

The Tired Lands - Chapter 2

Theresa Shreffler

Leah is a boarder guard, sworn to protect the town of Outpost from the dangerous, magical creatures of the Tired Lands. But times are changing, and when the Midnight Train arrives with a cargo that could change the world, she finds herself irresistibly drawn towards the distant city of Sulligard, and the handsome sentinels that watch over the train. Joining the team of sentinels, she departs on an adventure to guide the train through the perils of the Tired Lands - but who knew her destiny could hold so much more?

SHE MAKES AND PAINTS CUPS

Amarantha Dyuaaxchs

I wrote this story for Elfwood after I made my first submission. I rewrote it the next day. It's much better. However, this is a short story, and it just makes me itch at the thought of all the things that could be revealed. What happened earlier. What happened later. What was going on while this happened. Historical reasons for the contest. Still, I did my purpose, which was to actually finish some prose.

The Crystal Watchers

Kat Clements

Since the dawn of time, the Crystal Watchers have guarded the sacred Star Crystal, singing the Song of Renewing to keep magic alive in the world. But this time, dark forces are rising against the Watchers.....

Yours in Hope

eightrooks

A bounty hunter and his adopted daughter get an unexpected Christmas visitor. (This references another story which isn't currently on Elfwood, but it should still work as a standalone piece.)

In the Garden of Broken Things

eightrooks

Two men looking for glory in a country torn apart by war realise they're in over their heads, but what can they do about it? Flowery epic fantasy based on 15th-century Laos. Some moderately grim violence, hopefully not too explicit.

Deaths Story

Dave Heward

A small story about the ultimate occupation

The Tired Lands - Chapter 1

Theresa Shreffler

Leah is a boarder guard, sworn to protect the town of Outpost from the dangerous, magical creatures of the Tired Lands. But times are changing, and when the Midnight Train arrives with a cargo that could change the world, she finds herself irresistibly drawn towards the distant city of Sulligard, and the handsome sentinels that watch over the train. Joining the team of sentinels, she departs on an adventure to guide the train through the perils of the Tired Lands - but who knew her destiny could hold so much more?

The Doctor and the Fairy Princess

eightrooks

A doctor gets a most unusual patient. Just a short and simple little piece I did back in university, adapted from an old fairy story.

Angel'd Light

Frances Gibbs

The love of an Angel...

In a World of Demons and Dragons

andrew rowling

Short story in the interesting lives (and deaths) of an unnamed world's inhabitants. Complete as-is but gimme suggestions;)

First night

Tricia Sales

This was my entry for a short story competition a couple of years age with the prompt "first night as a vampire" and a 1.000 word limit!I actually wrote several different stories, and one day I may post some others up here, but this is my favorite.  Partly inspired by the words of  Marianne Williamson.

The Still Small Voice

eightrooks

A young soldier in a country under occupation tries to persuade a war hero to lead the resistance movement.