A Fairy Tale of New York - Part 4

Sean Daily

My first story from my new roleplaying system! I call it Witchgun, and it's set in New York City in 1936, in an alternate timeline where vampire bats (called chiroptim) and humans have evolved side by side. It's partly a reaction to modern depictions of vampires, which are ultra-hip, ultra-stylish, ultra-powerful and ultra-amoral. Characters like that just stick in my craw. I wanted vampires that had real problems - family, jobs, paying the bills, raising the kids, enduring prejudice - and who weren't immortal and who weren't all powerful. This is the fight in the Benthic Hall. Ack! I can't stand the suspense!

A Fairy Tale of New York - Part 3

Sean Daily

My first story from my new roleplaying system! I call it Witchgun, and it's set in New York City in 1936, in an alternate timeline where vampire bats (called chiroptim) and humans have evolved side by side. It's partly a reaction to modern depictions of vampires, which are ultra-hip, ultra-stylish, ultra-powerful and ultra-amoral. Characters like that just stick in my craw. I wanted vampires that had real problems - family, jobs, paying the bills, raising the kids, enduring prejudice - and who weren't immortal and who weren't all powerful. Sebastian and Jacob are joined by two allies. One makes a big impression - in the Benthic Hall. The other leaves our heroes nonplussed.

A Fairy Tale of New York - Part 5

Sean Daily

My first story from my new roleplaying system! I call it Witchgun, and it's set in New York City in 1936, in an alternate timeline where vampire bats (called chiroptim) and humans have evolved side by side. It's partly a reaction to modern depictions of vampires, which are ultra-hip, ultra-stylish, ultra-powerful and ultra-amoral. Characters like that just stick in my craw. I wanted vampires that had real problems - family, jobs, paying the bills, raising the kids, enduring prejudice - and who weren't immortal and who weren't all powerful. Will Jacob, Sebastian, Sehora and Hiller survive the Battle of Benthic Hall! I can't take it! Read on, quick!

Light in Darkness

Laura Lange

He he he, this was fun! Have you ever wondered how the devil would welcome guests to hell?

The Lady of the Marshes

Amarantha Dyuaaxchs

My epic. So to speak. A long poem that actually has a plot, and my favorite completed work. Some people seem to find it odd that I have it memorized. The tune is a slightly mangled version of 'Hush, Little Baby.' After I wrote it, it seemed to have a bit of an environmental theme. Now and again, I try to think how I could make the rhythm a little smoother.

Chapter 1 of Tools of Man

David Mountney

This is the first chapter of my story. I won't deal a lot with magic until about the third chapter so please be patient. I'll try to get the next two chapters up in the next couple of weeks. For the dictionary for this story go to: http://demo4amodiasart.bravehost.com/dictionary.html

Preface for Tools of Man

David Mountney

Umm... ya this is just the preface for the story I'm writing. Hopefully more will be up soon.

Fallen Destiny: Part One, The First Memory

Matthew Brill

Zalrath, the beginnings of my main character.

PALADIN: Book One: Warlock (Chapter 1)

Patrick Forrest

 (Chapter 1 to a novel I completed earlier this year.)After sixteen years in exile amongst the mortal world, Warlock Sparx, known to most as He Who Wields the Light of A Thousand Suns, and his mother finally return to their home, the Highlands, with the hopes of at last, reuniting with Warlock's father and bringing peace to a nation severed by a militant government and a league of demonic guerrillas. By a wicked turn of events however, Warlock somehow finds himself separated from his mother, fighting against the very thing he has come to defeat! Spells, swords and prophesies arise in a torn, yet magical world world that exists directly above our very own!

A Fairy Tale of New York - Part 1

Sean Daily

My first story from my new roleplaying system! I call it Witchgun, and it's set in New York City in 1936, in an alternate timeline where vampire bats (called chiroptim) and humans have evolved side by side. It's partly a reaction to modern depictions of vampires, which are ultra-hip, ultra-stylish, ultra-powerful and ultra-amoral. Characters like that just stick in my craw. I wanted vampires that had real problems - family, jobs, paying the bills, raising the kids, enduring prejudice - and who weren't immortal and who weren't all powerful. The title, of course, is from the Pogues song of the same name, which is of course from the J.P. Donleavy novel of the same name. This song was a favorite of one of my friends, and you'll see how appropriate it is as you read.

In All His Glory

Janell Poulin

A young woman's life is turned upside-down in this short story. She tracks down the killer of her father, only to be faced with a nasty surprise. If you have any questions, please comment. Why did I do it? I wrote it for a contest on Elftown. And just to write.

Fleu du Elgoria: Chapters XIV - XVI

Jon Bretwalda Malek

Four old friends embark on a child hood journey in a grown up world and although they leave with less than they hoped for they stumble upon something far more valuable; two kings come to a monumental decision;

The Great Giver - First part

Marius Ernst

The Great Giver can bestow with you with gifts, but what is their use? I have chopped this into two parts, because it was a bit long. The second part is much longer than the first.

The Great Giver - Last part

Marius Ernst

The story of Aron continues. What will become of him, will he get his revenge on the Great Giver, the Servants and the Institute?

Beast of the wood

Natalie Beckwith, the ungotten

a sort of 'rime of the ancient mariner' inspired lay, even though i wrote this months before i read it.

Elvish Battles - Installment Five

Kolton Berry

Well, this is the last one that I have for a while. I'll work on more as time progresses. I hope you like the work I've done .. Comment so that I know what I did and didn't do wrong and right. Thanks for reading, friends!

Chapter 5 (Bavoth)

Joanna Wu

A little town with dirt streets and not much to see. Talin meets her teacher, a mysterious man in himself, who gives her a gift as well. What can be Talin's secret?

Ancient Days, Ancient Ways

Robin Supples

This is an epic poem I wrote years ago. This is a fictional work set in ancient Ireland, on October 31st. At this time, the ancient Celts used to practice their “new year’s” ritual, as their year ended after the fall harvest. They called this holiday “Samhain”, which literally means “summer’s end”. On this night, they believed that the “veil” that separated the land of the living from the land of the dead was at it’s thinnest point and they could communicate with their deceased loved ones for a short time. In my narrative, the narrator is a traveling bard that has been invited to attend such a Druidic rite, and she is describing a few of the people she sees gathered around her. They all share one common trait, a belief in the old Gods, but they are very different, as you will discover as you read on.

The Last Unicorn

Stacy Maynard

How cruel humans can be, in this era and eras passed...

Ice Heart page2

Martin Kupski

check the first page