MATERIAL THINGS, the short fiction blog of Kody Boye, chronicles his writing career from its beginnings in 2007 and features complete works of short fiction. Ranging from horror, to magic realism, to dark fantasy, thrillers, to even contemporary coming-of-age and dark romantic fiction, the blog promises to provide bold new ideas that think outside the box. . . .
Legacy is a superhero sci-fi web serial following an amnesiac teenager called Legacy after she wakes up in an alley one night, shortly after superpowers started appearing all over the world. The story follows her life in what I would at best called a mixture of comic book style plots and slice of life as the world around her slowly . . .
In a world used to the lack of unknowns, where steampunk meets the arcane and the arts of the occult, tech coexisting with magic and other forms of intellectual expression . . . an unknown force surfaces, unstoppable and hostile. Faced with this unbeatable and unstoppable force, only the best thieves around the world can hope to take a stand and make a difference. . . .
Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum is a work of fiction. It is satire, and, hopefully, it is fun. Follow Vasa and Ypres as they navigate London’s Mayfair in their first, but hopefully not last, adventure. . . .
Hazel and Holly are two witch sisters trying to find a way to free their mother’s soul trapped by their necromancer father. In need of help, they team up with a pair of warlocks–Hemlock and Hawthorn–and embark on a journey that’s magical and whimsical, humorous and playful, and just a little bit dark. . . .
Yang Deya, an intelligent and quick-witted girl, was brought up in a sheltered environment by her parents, Yang Guo and Xiaolongnü (Condor Hero Couple), far away from the chaotic turmoil that engulfed her country, the Song Empire of Ancient China. Father Yang Guo, who once singlehandedly warded off a Mongolian invasion by slaying the Khan, was a national hero who . . .
A great shift in the rules of Nature have sent the world of man and beast to flee the surface. Below the Earth, a titanic network of caves become the new home of the two species. To preserve what life and peace they can the massive caves were divided, giving humans and beasts their own separate sovereign lands. Years . . .
Dangerous magic wielders invade the stone age to replace humanity with a species fit to serve their kind. One man was sent to stop them and a group of misfits join the struggle for existence. Archaeology and cryptozoology meld into high fantasy. . . .
The story is about an actor who plays James Bond in a (fictional) reboot and his relationship with the sixteen-year-old local girl, Brooke Logan. One summer works as a nanny for his two small children. The next summer, he signs on as James Bond even though he and his exiled wife are divorced. Consequently, Brooke’s mother will serve as the . . .
Set in the year 2050, the story follows eight emotionally-damaged reality show contestants as they compete in a supernatural fighting tournament for a chance to win six million dollars. . . .
For Ember Rehksskari, a hated dragon and last princess of a fallen kingdom, there are two kinds of place in the world: those where the people will try to kill her, and those where they’ll try harder. Yet, fleeing from the second to the first, she may just find a third. The kingdom of Salshira has no interest in . . .
Hundreds of years after humanity was nearly wiped from existence, the world has finally come back from the brink. The lower and middle classes of society have erected towns and cities across the Northern Lands, while the upper class lives in seclusion on top of the last remnant of the old world: The Shell, an exoskeleton once meant to protect . . .
When the life of the young Archduke of the land of Caldera, is saved in battle by a girl wielding a tremendous power newly gifted upon her, the encounter triggers a sequence of events that will irrevocably change the lives of the people around them, and forever reshape the balance of power across the lands of the Northern Continent, on . . .
May 30, 2009: “Elevenses” is a fluffy, silly romp about the adventures of two spies named Agents 1111 (double eleven) and 711 (seven eleven). They’re just “sitting on the dock of the bay, wasting time” when they spot a suspicious-looking boat, and a suspicious-looking crop-duster which is flying towards them. They quickly dive into the water to escape being dusted and swim for the boat. Once they reach the boat, things get really complicated.
Another reviewer compared this to a cross between “Get Smart” [more . . .]
Jan 4, 2015: Fooled opens with a large prologue, a massive wall of text. Skip it. read the next chapter, catch up, then go back and read the prologue. Trust me!
Marco is the stereotypical Court Fool, but while being amusing and a friend to the prince, who hates being prince, he also pines for the princess, who hates that her brother the prince listens more to his Fool than to her. Ohh, and there is a mild case of DOOM hanging over the [more . . .]