Emily Grist

He's not a Hobbit, so what is he? Muffin Girl, I used 'Happy Happy' as a topic.


Allison Starkweather

This was done for a daily exercise at my writing website, and I liked how it turned out :) I can totally see Kayla doing this.

The Kallian Swallow

Tina Andersen

Okay, backstory goes that, basically, Leman conquered Yanimara's homeland, and for rather political reasons forced her into marriage by slaughtering a village for each day she said no. Worked like a charm, no? ;) Incidentally, Leman and Yanimara are the ancestors of Aghamay and Aghanim from my story 'Origins of the Kingdom'.

Fantasy Novel Chapter 2

Volker Herfeld

This is a more melancholic chapter, in which Ryan and Loreena get to contemplate a bit about death and loss.


Becky Harbison

Things are not as they seem when priestess visits a criminal. A bit of a ficlet in preparation for NaNoWriMo '05.

Love your Enemies 03-04

Désirée Dippenaar

Katarina has an awkward conversation with the palace guard, who unexpectedly helps her. *NEW SCENE* Note: the Elvish word in chapter 4 (drizka) has been left untranslated for two reasons; firstly because Katty doesn't understand it and this is her point of view, and secondly because it's a very bad word and I won't be caught writing that in English ;) Latest update: November 2008

Saving the World (part one)

Ellen Hyde

Sort of a re-working of a story idea I've had for a few years. I was sort of trying to work on dialog here, so basically this is a conversation between two intelligent teenagers--one fairly normal, the other not at all. Part two is finished, but I really wasn't satisfied with it, and haven't decided yet whether or not to post it.

Assassin Part 3

Fatma Alici

Slowly, as usual, the gods are entangling themselves in eachother's troubles.

Chapter 4 - Deljin

Debra Turpin

Tawney & Chian have a quiet conversation while Deljin rests. There is just a tidbit of helpful information here.

Conversations with the Muse III 'Become'

Maeve Leonard

This one came after 'Something Eternal' and before '.corner.' Something Eternal was a poem I was most proud of. It really meant a lot to me. And '.corner.'? Scared me. I had never written anything like that and, though teachers urged me to get published in school things and friends agreed it was the best piece of writing of Maeve's...I wasn't comfortable with it. I 'Became' something I didn't want to be. ...spooky, ne?

Conversations with the Muse IV 'Ending'

Maeve Leonard

Hm. I didn't realize I only had one more chapter in the CWM series. The assignment was that we had to write an 'analytical' piece, answering the question 'Is writing art?' (The class was called 'the art of writing', of course.)But I decided to continue with my muse theme, and wrote this instead. My teacher was so taken with my muse, that she didn't care. I got an A++ on my portfolio. This is the ending. ...I have come to terms with my art. But are the consquences worth it? This is The End.


Allison Whitby

Chance and his brother Jascingta have, interesting conversation. Whenever I'm sitting around with nothing to do, I think up conversations between my characters. This is one of them. This little story would take place a number of years before the period in Chance's life that is the main focus of my would-be novel, and probably wouldn't appear in the novel itself. Some info about the characters and their world: *Chance left his hometown when he was fairly young, and traveled the world doing odd jobs for anyone who needed any sort of help. Mostly this involved a)helping out on farms, and b)defending villages from attacks by Theryns, the 'beast' Dracha who lack higher intelligence and prey on their civilized cousins. When he returned home for a visit, his brother asked if he might come along with him. Now the two travel together. *Jas (Chance's younger but still adult brother, whose full name is Jascingta Agazei) was never very fond of physical activity, and instead amused himself by reading books--and by the time he decided to leave with Chance, he'd read every book in Achavessa's (their hometown) library no less than fifty times (and some a lot more). He realized that if he was going to learn anything new, he needed to get out. *Books in the Dracha's world are meant more as a way of storing knowledge than as a source of entertainment (except that knowledge and entertainment are one and the same in Jas's case). Since the Dracha have no means of mass printing or long-distance communication, the books one might find in a local library differ greatly from region to region. Thus, by traveling with Chance, Jas gets access to a wealth of information that he couldn't find at home. *Yes, they're speaking 21st-century English. There is a logical reason for this, which I will (probably) explain in a later story. *If you read 'Before the Fall,' you should know who the Others were.



excerpt that occurs one night after Ian and Xanthippe had begun sharing quarters . . . a conversation between the lovers. (Ed. Note: text in italics represents either emphasis on a spoken word or a character's thoughts.) Before you read this, you might want to read the background stories . . . although (I hope) they're not necessary for enjoyment of this one.


Nicolei Arnold

The house was quiet at midnight. I could find nothing else better to do than to listen to my boyfriend breathe on the phone. I tip-toed up to my room and stuffed my head under some blankets to drown out my voice when I talked. He was busy watching TV, and I hated being ignored. So I rambled on these simple words and decided to write them down. I thanked him after being so quiet.

Song of Winter: The Black Sun

Jimmy Brandt

Began as some kind of epilouge to a longer story I plan to write but became something quite different. Either way, this is pretty much just amateur writing, a story picked out of the blue and so on. I know there might be some things wrong with grammar and spelling, but I didn't really take the time to proof-read this one. Either way, hope you'll enjoy it!

A Session

Gary Kleinpaste

This story was inspired by a D&D session of my group's.(all the characters are mine though). Not much more to say so I'm going to run and hide under a rock.....bubye

People of the Ash: Chapter 1

Katie Hallahan

Chapter 1 of 'People of the Ash.' Two members of the Ashion race meet in the city of Brasetol, a human city, and discuss matters concerning their race...

Chapter 7 - Deljin

Debra Turpin

This is the chapter where Tawney's vanity shines through. He prepares for his Dah's Rebirth.

The three 2 Demni's stones chapter 3

Rian Sanderse

The group is splitting up. One part goes to find Nadrir and Lilith and the other half is going to find out how to defend himself.

Conversations with oneself

Laura Soret

(read with deep, interesting voice) In a time of boredome, when entertainment was bleek, there lived a young woman whose only escape was in a pointless conversation with her other goofy selves. (visualize bored, drooling laura)