This is a series of six character-introducing vignettes that could serve as the prologue for a fantasy novel I'm thinking of writing. The characters include Slang (a reptile man barbarian), Hurok (an orc healer), Black Flower Melody (a human martial artist), Denvil (an almeer wizard), Zorf (a zeetvah warrior), and Querial the Fair (an elf archer).
I've always been fascinated by the idea of love between different species, so I wrote this story about a romance in which the lovers are a human female and a male who belongs to a nonhuman race called almeers. The story is set in a city in a fairly typical fantasy world. The human female is a poor little rich girl who has just come out of a bad relationship. The almeer is an apprentice wizard. I guess you could call it an "almeer meets girl" story. :)