Kathryn Gromowski

A mercenary-assassin who hates magic has been called back to his childhood home (which is a completely pacifistic society in a war-torn world) to complete a task for the monks who raised him, which involves penetrating a sorcerer's lair to rescue the most magical being in the monk order. Sounds like fun, ne? Uploaded on: 5/3/08

Shining Full Clear

Brien Miller

This is the submission version of Chapter 1 of Shining Full Clear. Thanks to many Elfwood readers who commented on the earlier version. This rewrite reflects many of your comments. The proposed cover is on display in Tracy Butler's art section here at Elfwood. Shining Full Clear is a serious anthropomorphic fantasy about a man who finds himself magically transported to a world populated by people in animal forms. With little more than his sword and the armor he has been given, he finds himself cast into the world as knight of the horse peoples unware of the destiny intended for him and the trials of body and mind that await. But dire events are already in motion and the fate of this worlds peoples now lie in the hands of a bewildered stranger.

A Distant Sound of Thunder

Brien Miller

This is a anthropomorphic science fiction novel I wrote between 1987 and 1992. It was submited for publication but was declined due to a 'soft market.' Ariake Arakya finds himself suddenly transferred to the regular navy after having commanded fast, long-range scoutships for many years. But his new command is rife with personal problems and troubles beset him from the outset. He must overcome the reluctance of others in the face of a coming war and ultimately lead his starship into murderous combat. World War II's Guadalcanal naval campaign was one of the historical inspirations for this story. The characters are all horse people.

Dilema of an Angel

Megen Moore

I was in the mood to write something, but didn't know what to do. I got to thinking, 'What would happen if an Angel fell in love with one of Lucifer's Fallen?' So here it is, enjoy :).

Opening a Road

Daniel Kinicki

This story began as an english assignment about reunion with family, I still think it's good

Padr's Quest: II

Anderson MacFey

Fog of Memories - Dryfed is drowning in a fog of memories as fever rages through his body.


Simone Michaux

This was inspired by an RPG character of mine - it wasn't until after I wrote the story that I discovered that there was actually an Irish saint named Ia. & I thought I had come up with something original for once ;)

The World in Play: Chapter 3

Lynn Hollander

Ann Grove encounters a gang of 41 Heroes and a librarian. She learns various people assembling on Earth maybe arranging for the end of the world. Events may become urgent.

Duty's Price

Carly Williams

This was actually supposed to be a little bit longer but I really liked where I ended it. Duty's Price is just a very short story that may eventually be incorporated into something longer.

The Young Foxes

My first experiment with present tense, this was originally a historical fiction piece I wrote over a year ago set in post- Roman Britain, inspired by a scene from Rosemary Sutcliff's 'The Lantern Bearers.' With some change in names and details, it fit wonderfully into my fantasy world. The potential difficulty is that the political background to it is rather complicated, so I'll try to outline the basics as clearly as I can:- The region where this all takes place is called Tabid-Ar, a vast wilderness north of most settled nations. Semi-nomadic (& semi-Germanic/Celtic) tribes share the land with creatures both mundane and magical.- The main characters are Scyldjmen from Scyldja, and their two main enemies are the Ridilaun, led by Sworran Daor, and the Barrans, led by Regin.- Scyldja has managed to hold an advantage in the past years by commanding the fear and loyalty of many lesser chieftains, but recently the Barrans launched a ferocious invasion of their territory. Vorgremar, the Scyldjman chief who declares himself High King of all Tabid-Ar, found himself in a dangerously delicate predicament and eagerly bought peace...but oh, at such a cost...

Of fins and Flight (part 2)

Heather Nicholson

Okay, so here's my second part! Very exciting, i kno. I am happier with it than I was originally (one of the reasons why it took so long to post...@_@) anyways, enjoy!

Covenant Waters - Chapter 2 (revised)

Rachel Lamine

Deshereh learns the identity of the wounded man.

Spirit Wind's Silver Song

Crystal Meth

i wrote this for a character in a PBeM game of mine (silvertail). the small outcast runaway wolf learns of her place in life. a godly place, indeed.

The Protection of a Magi (poem)

Chris Ootjers

I don't remember how i came up with this, but i did.

Consequences: The World in Play: Chapter 6.1

Lynn Hollander

Not killing someone can result in difficulites, too.  Ann Grove, Logan Powell Turner, Raoul diCosta and Chygan Zomas Gerralind are all dealing with the results of past actions. 

The Fire Maiden

Ashley Rabon

A song about a girl who wields fire magic and her duty to protect the land

A Cold Path To Duty

Daniel Kinicki

Another story featuring the enigmatic Kenjo people.

Changing of the Guard

Stephen Rahmann

A comedy that a lot of people really enjoyed, I hope you do too

The Duty of Insperation

Liz Colby

If only the world would be my canvas and my dreams its paint. If the sky was paper and the wisps of clouds words. The wind would be my song and if the grass would only sway to its peaceful melody. The thoughts and regrets of a muse... *sigh* I wrote this on my arm on the way home from a Marilyn Manson concert with a silver Shaprie marker....it is still there -_- Oh well, I like it, even though it was around three when I wrote it.... *sigh*


richard laws

This is a story about doing what we have to do even though we don't really want to. Ryhan, the hero of the tale, meets a stranger with a problem. Maybe they can help eachother out? I quite like the feel of this story, and i do think that it is one of my better bits - please read it and have a little comment!