Chapter 1

Benjamin Lein

Chapter 1 of Kari's story, titled 'A Minstrel's Interjection'

Chapter 2

Benjamin Lein

Chapter 2 of Kari's story, titled 'A Place Called 'Home''.

Rarest of the Wild - p.51-65

Anna Smith

Pages 51 through 65 of a novella, and the conclusion to the tale. NEWS - The sequel to Rarest of the Wild, Rarest's Child, by Miguel Ettema, can no longer be found on Elfwood, but for those of you who followed the story, I have good news. Though Miguel has removed himself from Elfwood due to the demands of his schooling, the last section and conclusion of Rarest's Child, as I am the co-author, will be appearing here once we've finished writing and editing it. The bulk of the story, which was written by Miguel and won two Mod's Choice awards, I will have permission to post on my homepage once the entire tale is finished.

Rarest of the Wild - p.21-30

Anna Smith

Pages 21 through 30 of a novella.

This Stranger, My Friend p. 51-60

Anna Smith

Pages 51-60 of the novella.

Ockham's Razor

Marcus Ager

A spy plane pilot is captured by the enemy...will this be his last interrogation?

We Dream

Jamie Riggott

This is one that I did in school in year 8. Wow even though i'm now only 19, reading this feels nostalgic, but makes me realise how much i had to learn at the time. I've changed a few lines and words here and there to make it a lot smoother and understandable, but on the most part it's more or less exactly how i originally wrote it.


S. McPhail

Another story set in the Emejre universe. This one tells the story of the event that sets the entire Emejre Revolution in motion.

Dan Na Ron

James Spaid

Ah, a rousing good sea-story! One of my works that I am very proud of, this story began as a fan-fic for the comic book Tellos, but I fixed a few things so that I could present it to everyone here. This is a classic swashbuckling tale of a young child, Seen, and his exploits onboard the fastest ship in Aristea, the Mercury, with a pleasent surprise ending.

The Birchwood Cub

Jon Dixon

The Birchwood Cub is a bit of an experiment, and is an attempt to write a 'folk-tale' from another culture, in this case the Elfen, the non-human race to which Caeci Wolfsong belongs (see 'Of Mist and Marshlight'). The elfen were created over the course of several years in the 1970s, both as another race of characters in the Dungeons and Dragons games that I played a lot at the time, and later, in my writing, as a useful way of exploring humanity through the eyes of a non-human character. Over the years I created a huge 'back-history' of the elfen culture and mythology, of which this story is a fragment. It is the kind of story that story-tellers have been handing down through the generations in every time and culture. I was very influenced by the tone of old Russian folk-tales when I wrote this short piece, particularly by a small volume of Russian tales for children, told by Alexei Tolstoy and published in the U.K. in the 1940s by George Routledge & Sons.

In The End

Adam Stevens

Another extract from a work in progress of a much longer piece. This is set during a massive battle for Sanctuary, the morphic races' home that is under attack.

Spiritwolf - Blackmane

Adam Stevens

A lone wolf saves a group of morphic slaves shortly after their transformation. Sorry, short again. *Note. This has now been updated and expanded*

Burnt Earth ch. 4: Zaal

Erik Hansen

We meet Zaal, heir to the agross Armada.  He has a nasty disposition towards humanity as well as his father.

Burnt Earth ch. 1: Vultures

Erik Hansen

Cobar leaves his hovel in the desert to search for meat, but finds something he did not expect.

Private: First Class

Joshua Price

This is the second of five short stories I had to write for my Creative Writing Workshop class. Our teacher asked us to try something we normally don't use, like a different perspective, voice, etc. I never use the first person except when writing about myself, so that was my different thing. And let me tell you, first person voice is weird. I don't feel like I'm writing the story, but what someone else tells me, word for word. And I kept catching myself using third person while writing this, so I'd have to go back and rewrite segments. So, I think I'll stick with third, much easier and more versatile for me. I don't know how I feel about this story (or STILL how anyone else does, for that matter). I am very unfamiliar with first person, since coincidentally, almost everything I read is in third person, and I don't do that purposefully. So, I can't figure out how to compare it to my other stories. I guess I'll just let readers tell me how it stacks up. Update: 5/6/07 It turned out to be required to revise every we wrote piece in my writing class. So, I had to make some changes here. This one sees mostly corrections, clarifications, and some slight rewordings, nothing major.

The Legend of Taur

Joshua Price

This is a sequel to A Fate Worse Than Death. It is highly advised you read it first!  When I wrote this on 8/3/06, it was my longest piece ever, though now it regularly gets beaten by posts I make while roleplaying. Part of that length comes from a very long prologue to describe events occurring between its prequel story, A Fate Worse Than Death. I wish I could do without it, but its necessary to avoid confusion. This story also finally introduced Varus Dragonfire into my short fiction, which is ironic since he is my longest existing character to date. When I wrote this it was my intention to start on my novel afterwards. So, therefore, I put quite a bit of practice into dialogue and passive characterization, both of which I've gotten pretty good at. In fact, I already knew passive characterization before hand, I just didn't realize it. But anyways, I didn't start my novel after this. If I recall correctly, Real Life™ decided to give me a few swift kicks to the rear, preventing me from starting. I'm actually glad I didn't, it'll turn out better and I've improved the planned story quite a bit. An additional note to delay you in getting to the story: though Fated Destiny is also a sequel to A Fate Worse Than Death, it has no significant relationship to this piece. Failing to read F.D. first will have no detrimental effects upon your enjoyment or displeasure with this story.Update 11/17/07: Fixed the spacing, and changed some names to prevent confusion with other stories. Namely, Josh is now Isaac, Blade is now Varus, the Phoenix Knights are now the Dominion Guard, and the Atma Warriors are now the Crimson Legion.Note 2/15/10:  After rereading this story in considering updating it canonically, I decided that, to fix it, I'd have to scrap huge, huge chunks of it and rewrite them completely.  Therefore, I've decided to leave this story as is, typographical errors and bad writing included, and not update it.  I'd be too tempted to fix everything out of date with it, which would lead to a complete rewrite, which in turn would probably become out of date entirely again later.  That's what I get for writing important scenes long before my novel writing even nears them.Besides, I kind of like the more traditional fantasy feel it has (ignoring the sci-fi bits) rather than the more realistic fantasy spin my universe currently has.  To update this piece would be to lose that.

Love At First Sight (Pt. 1)

Travis Herring

Another look, from a different perspective, of life in the biogenetically-altered 2050's.

Untie my Wings: Introduction

Sophie Hansen

The introduction to the story of a girl who spends nearly her whole life as a slave, and all her trials and misfortune.

Untie My Wings: Chapter 5 - The Sun Sets

Sophie Hansen

After Alec dies, ownership of Alleah is officially transferred to Vlad. Her new home is miles away, and a long journey awaits.


Rachel McCausland

A short story I wrote for english. It looks really REALLY short to me, when it's on the computer, but apparently I was lucky the english teacher read it, because it was over the 1 and 1/2 page limit. 'Cause I forgot to double-space. *blush* But I got an awsome score for it, and the english teacher even put it up on his wall. So that was really cool. I'm actually really quite pleased with this one.