A Gift on Awakening

Steve Reed

If wishes were wings, some pteraphiles might fly ... especially if another civilization needs some help from its own past ... {Prequel to 'A Fine Feathered Folly,' with an illustration by Dean Lee}

Dance of Shadows

Robert D

A story I did back in 2004, was actually my first Elfwood work.

Chronicles of Bayne: Book 1, Chapter 2

Stuart Gray

Rough draft.  please tell mew what you like, what could use some work.  We get into the Bayne's curse here, when the group catches up with their bounty.(Ranton is a fictional town, and any actual existence of a town by that name in Mississippi is purely coincidental)

MoTS -- 3

Laura Weber

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. Part three, first draft, yada-yada. Can you all tell that I updated this thing in the wee early hours of the morning?

Witch Valley

Annabell Uhrich

I like this story because I mixed indians and wicca together, duh...

MoTS: Prolouge

Laura Weber

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. And it's not all going to be done in a run-on sentence, really. *grins* In full, these stories are, for the time being, entitled 'Moss On Temple Stone.' Don't know quite what this is going to be... it may be sort of novella-ish, serial-ish, or simply a bunch of short stories that are linked together by characters and events... Nevertheless, this is the short introduction, prolouge-thingie...

MoTS -- 1

Laura Weber

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. 'Moss on Temple Stone' is kinda a classic fantasy-ish tale, and something I think I'm going to enjoy writing, at the very least. Heh. Complete (or rather, 'incomplete') with action, love, vengeance, mystery, magic, and... erm, well, walking around. Part One of a Potential Many.

Burning Wolf

Lauren Looper

A story of a mystical transformation of a beautiful women, and the creatures, and people that help her realize her true descent.

A Fine Feathered Folly -- Chapter 1

Steve Reed

Not everyone thinks that going into space under one's own power is an exciting prospect ... or even an acceptable one ... {First chapter of a story following 'A Gift on Awakening'}

stormchild

Martin Hauser

A young girl who was risen by her grandpa in the redwoods somewhere in canada discovers something scary about herself. Not completely satisfied with how the story goes, maybe a bit short or too less things happening. Give me some critism please.

Shaman Inheritance

Christopher Bennett

First chapter to a novel I'm writing taking place in the 1800's. A small town stumbles into an ancient curse that revives the dead.

Chronicles of Bayne: Book 1, Chapter 1

Stuart Gray

Very rough draft.  First attempt of blending folklore and myth with a western style genre.

Milna Kuppras, My Brothers

Carrie Ott

Plainly put, it is a short story about some wolves. Yup. A wolf is telling a story from her not-too-distant past, explaining how she got to where she is. I won't spoil the ending, but I ended up feeling a lot of emotions within myself while writing it. I cried and laughed, for sure! I originally intended for this to be very short, but then I loved it so much that I had to ignore my own writing limits and write it until its end.This story was a great practice for me in avoiding dialogue (which I usually depend on), and also expressing emotion. I wanted this story to be a vehicle for conveying emotion, which I haven't practiced very much. I personally love this story, which is unusual since it is my own writing and I am usually critical of my own writing. But anyway, this has gone through virtually no editing because I love it the way it is. It was written by hand first (during many study halls) and then typed. Let me know if you think this story is too long and should be split into two parts. A note on language - you might find the language in this story a little choppy sometimes. That's because this wolf does know how to speak, but is unfamiliar with some words. If she doesn't know a word, she puts two that she does know together to describe what she doesn't know. I personally love the way she talks - intelligent to herself yet very animalistic to us.Note on Characters - the male wolf's name is R'keia. It is pronounced ri-KAY-uh.The moral of the story - fight for what you believe in.Total time to write this - eh, probably about 4 hours. EDIT 12/21/09 - FIRST MOD'S CHOICE IN THE WRITING SECTION! YAAAAY! THANK  YOU MODS! :)

Legend of the Star People

Tim Veselka

This is a short story based on several old Native American tales and I added on a lot. This was originally made with the idea in mind to make it a sci-fi novel, but I liked it just how it is.

The Dream Weaver

Christy Kassler

A poem about the goddess who spins our dreams every night and what they're about.

Spirit Stallion

Amelia Greenfield

This is a short story about a young Native American boy and the stories his Grandfather tells him about the mystical Spirit Stallion - but are the stories just myths, or truth?

Loralai Runningwolf: Beginnings

Tegan Keller

Embrace the shadows..

Stranger: CHAPTER ONE

Crystal Dawn

The first chapter in a short story about a stranger, who found himself one day in the encampment of one of the most amazing people he'd encountered. (I never really had the chance to finish this story .. so I'm leaving it up here as an exmple of what happens when you try to force a story out of a few sparse ideas. *lol*)

Singing Sunrise

Angela Perry

This story came to me when I was in a rather depressed, contemplative mood. It shows my reflections on the world's negative views toward faith, religion, and the power of the individual. It's also a tribute to my grandmother, who helped raise me. If I am a good person today, it is because of her example. After you read the story, try replacing the last sentence with this one: 'Sunrise burst over the east in all its tragic glory.' Amazing how one sentence can change the meaning of everything, eh?

Weightless

Sue Kim

This is also based on an assignment with my creative writing group. My good friend Devon, who also headed the Magnetic Poetry assignment, played the song 'Weightless' by Mike Oldfield. We were to write what came to us while listening to the music. I saw pristine green fields and hills. At the top of the tallest, a beautiful Chinese girl in vibrant red silks and her beloved, a young Native American Indian brave were creating magic for each other's enjoyment. I hope to illustrate this some day.You should listen to the song, too. It's off of Tubular Bells 2.