The Selkie and the Blacksmith

Dolphin (a.k.a. Chris Rosenbaum)

This was a spur-of-the-moment inspiration, something that came to me one morning. It was one of those stories that ached to come out through my fingers onto the word processor. This story takes the myth of the selkie in a new direction from its traditional telling...

Why the Willows Weep

Melissa Canaway

When I first wrote "I'll race you to the sky" It had the phrase "Where the earth befriends the sky" in it. That phrase was left out of later versions, but I still loved how it sounded.So here it is....enjoy.

The Elftale

H. Chute

Updated! (Joy!) Elves rule. Fairies... suck. Yet it's fairies who get all the fame! There are thousands, if not millions, of stories called 'fairytales'. So, I decided to give my beloved elves their very own 'elftale'. IMPORTANT: Just so it is perfectly clear to everyone, 'White Coral Bells' is not my own song, but a common folk song. Also, I understand that the fact that it's not indented makes it difficult to read. If anyone has advice on indenting HTML, I would greatly appreciate it if you would share your knowledge! Thanks!

Partnership - short story/prologue

Anna Smith

Though this is actually serving as a prologue to a longer story I'm working on about the battle-bred, my warrior unicorns, I feel it also can serve as a stand-alone representation of one of their teaching-tales. As part of their oral tradition, such stories are an example of both how they pass on their history, and how the whitelings ensure their indoctrination.

The gypsy song

Neomi Geva

This is a folk song of the gypsies in my world, a proud people in which Droof Driast is an even prouder member. To do it right you must sing it by the fire on a cheery eve, when the spirits are high and the music alive.

The Fair Folk

Cathrine Nelson

A young woman must solve a riddle given to her by her love inorder to free him from the fair folk.

La Deuxième Siréne

Ashley Brodie

A warped version of a popular fairytale, inspired by Angela Carter's feminist distortions of fairy tales. This is NOT based on anything to do with Disney.

Profile: Fantasy World

Michael Volpini

Well people keep saying I should do with Hero and Villain, so, I figured, why not, I'll give 'em a world as orginal as they are :) hope you enjoy. Inspired by such works as Narnia and Shrek.

Coldwater Spring

Maja Ilisch

Another song ... I wrote it for the FilkContinental 2000 (special greetings to all Filkers!) and translated it into English two weeks later. Sorry I can't get the tune into Elfwood. But I hope you'll like the story, though. Evil as allways. Well, at least medi-evil.

The Disciple's Prayer

David Meredith

This was a contest entry (results pending) where the first line was provided and then the author was free to write whatever they wanted up to 800 words. I hope you like the results of my effort. (It should be noted that the Kitsuneinori Sutra is a proper noun and is therefore untranslateable. It refers to a specific ficticious formal chant.)

Expert Advice 1

S. VanDenEng

Expert Advice to Unicorns, Dragons & Faeries...

The Wish of the Wise Woman

Megan Balanck

Another English task. This is a re-telling of the old folk tale of Hansel and Gretal.


Megan Balanck

I wrote this for my English class when I was 15. Long time ago, but I still like it.

Song of the Sea

Jenny Morash

As a bit of an introduction, and explanation, 'Song of the Sea' is written from the perspective of a mermaid trying to express her connection to the ocean. It is, in fact, designed to be a song, but I've never been much good at music composition, except in very rare instances, so it remains in written form only.

Shingo Number 2

Brady Barros Feltch

This is the second installment of Shingo where we see more about his character.

The Ivory Effect

Peter Blair

My contribution to Herscher Project 20. Shed a tear with me as you read it. We've ruined so many children with facts. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with facts, but I don't think it should impede imagination. While not entirely applicable, the words of Paul Eldridge come to mind: 'In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.'

The Kings Record - Coming to Yonbe

Melissa O´Dowd

This is a part of my novel that Im writing - first time anyone has seen it - it tells of the human's finding their home, and their encounter with the seafolk (similar to mermaids) Please give me feedack as to what you think, this is just the first draft... There will be more to come; promise