by Brandie Minchew
Aye, lads and lasses, tread lightly and watch your step, lest ye fall into a faerie ring or cross a Leprechaun - August's theme is all things Celtic!
'The Binding' by Susan McMillan
A moment of childish mischief brings terrible consequences to Eilonwy and her kin.
'Shiun' by Heather Nicholson
The Well of Shiun is the gateway to evil, and but one man stands between evil and the world in this dark celtic fantasy.
'The Maiden' by Peter Town
A young warrior must embark on a great journey to find his love, and his destiny.
'Bardagh' by Krista Dawn Loy
The rule and law of the bards is here laid before all who choose to read.
'The Unicorn' by Derek E. Dykes
Short Story: Modern Fantasy
No Celtic reading would be complete without a leprechaun story... Far away in a dreary city, a lonely little girl makes an unexpected discovery in her "faery closet".
'Chapter 1.1: The Glass Isle' by Steve Bowen
Twelve boys stand on a beach, waiting for their new lives to begin in this retelling of the King Arthur legend.
'Bricriu and Nemuin' by Danielle Agar
Short Story: Fantasy
A king must outwit a sorceress to win back his wife in this retelling of the Irish legend.
'The Last Battle' by Audrey A. Nichols
Short Story: Fantasy
A powerful retelling of Arthur's last battle, from Merlin's point of view.
Thank you to everyone who recommended stories this month, even those that didn't make the final cut. We thoroughly enjoyed reading them and we just wish we'd had room to include them all.
||Brandie Minchew is a starry-eyed believer in fairy tales, world peace, and justice for all.
Know of stories that feature mighty swords or magical axes? Our September theme is "Weapons".
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