Prelude to a Storm

Cornell Johnson

This story is about how my universe was created and sets the stage for The Ascenscion Chronicles: Book 1 Darkstorm on the Horizon.

Three

Maria Elmindreda L

Three things I borrowed from the past and intend to carry with me to the future. Three things that make my life worth living...

Kaidyn

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

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.

Caestin, intro

Paquette

As this world Enters its darkest hour, Three ladies appear, With Love, Spirit and Honor. Three roses that bloom in the darkness. But ne'er shall a rose, Remain only a flower...

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.

Minotaur, I -- poem

Anna Smith

This is one of what I call minotaur poetry. This just means that all deal with the minotaur -- as a symbol, as a people, and as my own personal reflection. Note the 'I' is as in 'me, myself, and I', not as in Minotaur, one.

Rarest of the Wild - p.21-30

Anna Smith

Pages 21 through 30 of a novella.

Of Honor and Thieves Chapter 2

Sam Tritsch

Just a standard fantasy story about thieves, prototype rifles, and honor (which plays a little larger role in this chapter than in the first).

The Wish (Part 5 of 5)

Mary Bailey

(Resubmitting this after the great Elfwood Crash of 2005. Have you hugged a moderator today?) For centuries, the people of Surati have enjoyed the benefice of their Gods, in exchange for protecting the mysterious Orb of the Risen Sun. Now treachery has come to the royal house, and the orb itself is threatened, mobilizing an entire nation to fight in defense of the orb and their Gods.

The Wish (Part 3 of 5)

Mary Bailey

(Resubmitting this after the great Elfwood Crash of 2005. Have you hugged a moderator today?) For centuries, the people of Surati have enjoyed the benefice of their Gods, in exchange for protecting the mysterious Orb of the Risen Sun. Now treachery has come to the royal house, and the orb itself is threatened, mobilizing an entire nation to fight in defense of the orb and their Gods.

Arianae's Promise

Sharon Black

Ember was so popular that I decided to do another fairy tale rewrite- this time, based on the story of the frog prince. See the resemblance? I know, I know, a lot of people are going to say they want more back story, but since I don't plan on doing more, then I'm just going to apologize in advance for it.

To Graze on Bones

L. 'Cerastes' DuVall

This is a sort of horror/fantasy story. The monster is from a dream I had for many years.

Dragon Knight

Theo W Wallis

Chapter 1 of the story of Weigraf, a knight who must save (something) from (something) we've not figured it out completely

Crystal Dreams 8

Zack T. Fester (AKA Strider)

Battle atop a mountain.

3 : Castle Caran

Milla Lindqvist

Now we find out just how much trouble Sares did cause by saving Windsong's life.

Endless Circles, Endless Patterns Chapter 1

Matthew Harvey

The second piece of the story. This is going in a few to many directions at once for my tastes, but hopefully it will all come together with time, editing, and more writing. Once again, comments appreciated.

The Standard - Tidings

Andrew O'Steen

Hhhhmmm....what to say? Well, i guess just that this is from my own personal world, obviously, that is nameless so far. But you can definitely expect to see many more tales from it. This merely introduces some key figures and places, and is actually an excerpt of sorts from a much longer story i'm writing that includes this. Hope you like it, and as always, please feel free to offer as much criticism as you like. I like it even better than praise. Though that's good, too. ;) Enjoy!

The Last Dragon: Chapter 1

Beth Master' Lewis

This is the first chapter of a(hopefully) shortER story than my others, written for my arch-enemy, Megan L. 'The Angler' Proverbs, who was both my 50th main page commenter, and 100th site commenter. I'm not giving any hints about the story, but I'm pretty sure it's too rushed.... bah, how would I know? I wouldn't mind some opinions on that. Please.**Note**: A 'shuriken' is a throwing star... just for explanatory purposes. ^_~ Hope you enjoy!

Golden Blood

Brian Cook

Poems have been something I have been experimenting with recently. I like to create my own formats and write them out. This one has no real rhyme scheme, but I have quite a few that do. 'Golden Blood' just made the first cut.