Oh what a disaster this giant makes in the little fairy village
Set in a world of complete insane anarchy, five people share a strange connection. Chapter One.
I guess subconscious inspirations for style for the first part were the Harvard Lampoon's 'Bored of the Rings', Pratchett, and any number of less skilled fantasy humour authors. But then halfway through it changes to boring textbook style (inspirations: any non-O'Reilly computing manual). Needs a rewrite. Apologies. I admit it's naff. First attempt, so cut me some slack, OK? It took me two afternoons. I expect it to be part of a trilogy of independent stories about the same thief:'The lions', 'The Which', and 'The guarderobe.' (With humblest apologies to CS Lewis!)'The Which' will be a music/adventuring group (think 'the Who'). I know nothing about the band 'the Who', so I've not a lot to go on for in-jokes there. Let me know if you have any good ideas.'The guarderobe'... look it up. No idea if I spelled it right: Word's spellchecker shrugs it's shoulders and underlines the word in red. Tell you what: if it's spelled different to how you've seen it written, it's because I've used the older form of the word. Like 'shoppe' and 'custardde' and stuffe.Actually, ignore what I said about cutting me some slack. I'd LOVE it if someone took the time to dissect it completely, point out the typos and bad grammar, suggested more fitting turns of phrase, better plot twists, ways to shorten it...
This is the third story (chronologically) featuring Zenithos, and his brother Xanatos. The ultimate falling out of the brothers is told here, and a little bit of how they acted when they were still together.
Have you ever dreamed of living the fairy tales? Of riding off into the sunset with the perfect other, whether knight in shining armor or beautiful damsel newly-out-of-distress, and living, as they say, happily ever after? Well, what if the happily ever after wasn't quite all it was cracked up to be....
I'm paying homage to Foo Sek Han(he's somewhere in Wyvern's...). The demon, and I guess some concept (C) Foo.
The classic elements of all good fairy tales is captured here: a damsel in distress, a witch, a prince, maybe a unicorn and dragon thrown in. However, these classic elements act anything but normal...with a strong willed princess, a prince with a speech impediment, and a witch that secretly wants to become an author, anything can happen...
The destruction of the dwarven hold of Stonehaven at the hands of bloodthirsty orcs is one of the most moving in all of dwarven history, and its chronicle, 'The Siege of Stonehaven', one of the most moving in all dwarven literature. I challenge you to read it and not be affected.
Fun story entailing three youths enslaved to a House - a cross between a castle and a palace, belonging to a powerful and old family. All spells in Patterns of Liesa are untranslatable spells :)
The ill-fated incident of the Dark Eldar and a snooty Hind, with some drunk peasants to boot.
A short blip of palace life. Quiet typical of Alaric and Kendra
This story is actually a lead up to another I'm working on. It's about Rachel later in life, but for now she's eight/nine. Um, the story moves a little more slowly than most that I would write since the fast ones get people confused. You critical people, this is your chance to shine (just remember that this is only chapters 1-4). Go to it!
Lauren Wiseblade was just trying to make his way in the world; namely, kicking butt, and avoiding having his butt kicked. Yes, he knows it's a girl's name. And yes, he would NOT like you to point that out. Follow Lauren's hilarious adventures with the enchanter Jared Starfist and the Takma Hurdill Mimsy, and how a certain Box caused the creation of a mountain. This chapter shows Jared's unusual entrance into the bar of the Gambling Gnome, Lauren's decision to take up the job and the resulting humiliation of trying to look tough. Note: You might want to read A Brief History of Altomia first before you read any of the Tales of Altomia. You don't have to, and it's usually more fun to find out about this strange world I have devised through the actual stories that the history, but, well, MEH. Also, constructive criticism would be just smashing, guys. Once again, a cookie for Shanra for her very helpful advice.
The memoirs of Amberglass Mysticrystal, born Amber Bug Tumbles, a learned scholar of witchcraft and a, thankfully, failed entertainer. Her hobbies include philosphy and giving lectures to unsuspecting passers by. There is now a bit more and the whole thing has been vastly improved as I'm using it for my coursework!
One day this elf grabbed my head and demanded I write his story. A humourous tale of his trials and abandonment. UPDATE: new ending. I like it much better, got rid of my middle school cuteness to finish the story as it deserves.
This is the first in a series of scifi/fantasy law related stories I'm working on. This story is inspired by a real case in 1991 in which a buyer sued the seller for not disclosing that the house had a national reputation for being haunted. Up until this point, the state of New York had a strict caveat emptor rule for property, and Justice Rubin wrote, “Applying the strict rule of caveat emptor to a contract involving a house possessed by poltergeists conjures up visions of a psychic or medium routinely accompanying the structural engineer and Terminix man on an inspection of every home subject to a contract of sale.” Justice Rubin decided to vacate the caveat emptor rule, but the dissent disagreed strongly. This story is set in a world where the dissent won. Ah, the things lawyers think about at Halloween.
Well it started out to be a very serious play but in the end it turned out to be a parody on typical Dramatic Fantasy plays I guess. Hope you Enjoy my Fantasy world I created. Please understand I'm not a normal thinking person :) that should help you understand.
I wrote this story for a competition at school over the course of about six hours. I finished typing fifteen minutes before the deadline and found it was 4000 words with a 3000 word limit for the competition. So a quick spell check and hacking out a scene... looking back over it, I'm embarrassed I submitted anything so rough. But I came in second place. I've fixed most of the problems before posting it here.