Stories tagged “MAGIC”

  • When the Cure Becomes Worse than the Disease

    It's been raining for two days straight. No matter what I do I can't see how to stop what I started. Honestly, it's hard to see anything through the wall of water beyond my window. The house across the street was little more than a looming blur and the st…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • A Promise of Vengeance

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

    Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far from silent. It overflowed with strange sounds, as if the darkened woods themselves were awake and agitated. It wasn't just the pulsing buzz of the cicadas e…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Seven Deadly Keys

    The problem with locator spells is that they can go where humans cannot. Not having form, they can travel through and air and water for far longer than those using them can follow. Spells need to be tethered on a sort of reciprocating line so they see whe…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Good Dog

    There's a dog outside.

    I didn't used to think much of him. Just thought he was a fluffy companion.

    That didn't turn out to be entirely true though.

    He also had... well, powers.

    He had the face of a very learned Buddhist monk, I always used to joke to …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Glass Girl

    The process had begun.

    She knew better than to play in the Rhoka woods. There were evil things there. Magic of the worst kind.

    It'd been many years since the town rose up against the evil Lord Bahlo but while he was gone, his curse remained in Rhoka.

    S…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Promise Ring

    My ring grew ice cold. I hid it under my leg. I wasn't sure if it would glow in the dark theater, but I wasn't about to chance it.

    I leaned towards my boyfriend, laying my head on his shoulder until the ring warmed up. He knew I had it and what it meant,…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Basil's First Time

    Basil finished the first circle of words.

    The chant wasn't fast. It couldn't be rushed or muttered. The pronunciations had to be precise.

    When he finished the second circle, the base of his neck seemed to grow hot,

    He stood up straighter and began the …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Folding Paper Cranes

    Each morning, the master wakes us before dawn. We are given a bowl of cold gruel to eat before being herded into the Great Hall. That is when our work begins.

    All day long we sit folding paper cranes. Our fingers move with the precision and control of…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Michael (II)

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Michael (I)

    Michael's tribe was one of warriors. Their magic was rooted in guttural blood-lust, the feeling of knife ripping into flesh and the enraged satisfaction of wound infliction, the tear of teeth in sinew. Their magic made them strong and fast and unafraid. T…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • A Grown Woman with Magic

    I turn 80 today. Birthdays don’t mean much anymore, but I’ve been lucky. I'm the only one of my friends to have lived to this age, the only one of my kind who has acquired eight decades.

    I’m a magical girl- or rather, a magical woman.

    The nursing home a…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Feeling It Inside

    Sultana pulled Felicity up on her feet, "You know what tonight is, right?"

    "Yeah, it's the stupid after party," Felicity frowned.

    "No, I mean... tonight." Felicity's friend's eyes glowed.

    ~

    A full moon lit hung in the sky as the girls undressed themselves…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Running Behind

    The opening was busy but dull for Felicity. Her sisters passively told her she was in the way and eventually, instead of trying to help, she sat on the curb outside the shop. Sultana plopped down next to her on the scorched sidewalk.

    "Heya. They knock ya …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Powers In and Out

    Venus, powers in space, wind and light, lit the candles in the room and swung the door open, 20 feet away, "Well, dear sister, the party isn't until the shop is closed tonight. We open right about... now."

    Fashionably retro 70s era, her go-go boots clom…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Entering

    The tinkle of the bell as Felicity entered the shop was a warning alarm to her sisters.

    "God, I hope she doesn't touch anything." Viciously said her sister, Valerie.

    "I'm even surprised she showed up," Venus said, violently ripping apart duct tape to repa…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Pondering

    Felicity paced in the sand slowly, eyeing the tide wash up and run away. Bones of small animals seeped up through the sand, separating her toes.

    "What to do, what to do..."

    Her sisters, triplets, all fit in to the family like pegs in a board. Veronica, Ve…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Power-Grab

    She watched from the bushes in cat form. The window was curtained, but her yellow eyes could see the magic rise into the air. She purred, her favorite part of this transformation. The magic rose like a blanket, rolling into a twist and smoothly slid throu…

    Posted 6 years ago