The Lions

Dewi Morgan

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...

The Ogre

Sam Wood

This is a humourous poem I wrote age 13, in school. It's about a horrible, stinking ugly ogre! I really like it, even if I did write it ages ago.

Vampire Story: Introduction/Background

Ellen Jurik

This is something that's kindof half been floating around my head for a while. I see it as a strong contrast to the Circle books which I am trying to write concurrently, like from different parts of my brain. Lighter tone, though it may not seem it in the beginning! Oh well. I think I explain most of it in the actual thing. Enjoy!

Tales of Altomia: The Box - Chapter One

Skyler Crouse

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.

Caveat Emptor

Amy Schley

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.

Julian-The Cat Is Let Out Of The Bag (well once it stops swearing)

Kirsty Morrison

More Julian. I loved the character so much I just had to write more about him!^^

Hunter's Blade - Part two

Helen Phoenix' Graves

Hunter's Blade continued, eventually this'll all be in one story, but I need to have at least two before i'm posted - surely this is allowed? :) *Innocent grin*

Mr B - Snacks

James Fett ' Inwood

Introducing Mr B! A cocky, arrogant yet loveable rogue - or so I've been told... I'm no good at vampire stories, so please go easy on me.

Wight Chapter Six

James Fett ' Inwood

My best ever chapter yet! A lot happens in this one: new characters are introduced, more insight into the wights personality and a few more mysteries.

Fire: The Fourth Element

Megan Balanck

Ok...this is an A-level English project. The task was to create a radio script, on any subject. I was stuck for ideas, and then I thought, what if they had radio in prehistoric times....

Destiny

Maira Danner

Sometimes you just can´t meddle with fate.

Being evil is a hell chapter 2

Rikard Molander

Ok, the story was so big i split it up a bit... This is part 2.

The Lunatic Fringe

Hans Liu

*Sung to the tune of 'My Favourite Things', from the musical, 'The sound of music'. Alright, I'll admit, not quite a story, with origins in a hastily improvised MSN Conversation, I thought I'd try my luck at submitting it =P, since some of these things COULD be classified as horror if seen in public, heh =D

The Bad Memory Song II (or, 'What Were You Thinking, Man?!?!?!'

Elizabeth Gerrow

Haha...this is the Medieval version of the original which I wrote while waiting for the internet to sort itself out...I was inspired while listening to Robbie Williams' 'Millemnium'.

Tokyo Girl 1

Elizabeth Gerrow

The first part of a new story I'm writing...it's sort of something for all of my Anime-loving friends!

The Komodo Kronicles Part One

rebecca Gribble

um... well... its about a Komodo dragon that grows wings.. (incase you don't know, they dont have wings... hence the growing) and is set the 'task' of saving Komodina (his Home) from the evil people! thanks Dan... Again... for helping me write this :-)

Of Apples and Gold

T Bertram

Flix, Smargorf's mate for life, does her weekly shopping at the local orchard. Flix is copyright of S Boxer. Smargorf is a copyright of myself and is of my own creation.

Describe Your Home

Silvannen Gerrard

This was something I wrote as a practise GCSE English paper. The question was 'describe your home'. This is just a funny little piece I wrote, much more interesting than a normal, boring description I think!!

The Death of Acan - 5

Matthew Donovan

The boy from the glades leaves his homeland with a new perspective.

Tales of Altomia: The Box - Chapter Two

Skyler Crouse

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 introduces the character of the rather obnoxious Hurdill Mimsy and some more humiliation for Lauren, because I'm that nasty. 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.