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The Wandering Inn by pirateaba

An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends. In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Watchmirror by Mahasim

The penalty for practicing black magic is death.

In order to protect the people of Jaborre from the dangerous threat posed by the black arts, the government installs watchmirrors on every street corner. The penalty for practicing black magic is death. Amalia is the daughter of a Judge, and as such believes wholeheartedly that black magic is the most wicked of all evils. When she stumbles upon evidence . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Elemental Truth by Necia Phoenix

Ordered to locate people with the ability to manipulate elements, Prince Tier uncovers a web of deceit and lies. He’s faced with a difficult choice: complete his mission and possibly damn to death the woman he loves, or confront the source of the lies and risk losing his own life. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Malleus Maleficarum by Li Robb

Lives are turned upside down, as the Inquisition of 1486 spreads through the city of Paris. The witch Selene du Miette battles, and dies at the hands of, the evil men who claim to lead the Church, only to open her eyes once again, in a world that has forgotten her. On her first night in Paris, Selene is targeted . . .

A pdf scripted series.
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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

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Everybody Loves Large Chests by Exterminatus

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true – everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer – a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather’s trusty longsword and . . .

A serialized novel, updating almost daily.
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Dark Icon Original Fiction by Dark Icon

All of us, even the world itself, began in darkness.

Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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The Archive Of Unusual Events by Stable

A collection of the latest global happenings for the aware and discerning subhistorian.

The Archive Of Unusual Events provides the discerning reader with a curated keyhole view of the most interesting Unusual Events happening around us constantly. But why? Where is the Archive now that it has been driven out of Scotland? Who is the Archivist and how do they get their information? Updates are short (usually 200 – 300 words) and . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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The Last Science by Etzoli

No one ever knows the whole story

“How did you do that?” “Short answer? Magic is real.” Nestled deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, something is emerging. Kept in absolute secrecy, it seeps into a fading town, quietly shared from person to person. For Alden Bensen, a directionless high school graduate, this discovery could mean an escape from his empty existence. To Rachel . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tattoo by Candace McBride

Magic, murder, and monsters

Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .

A series.
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Goodfae by kspam

Wands for show, knives for a pro.

What is Goodfae? Goodfae is a story about the mafia. Simple, right? Well, actually not so much. Not once you throw fairies, ghosts, gods and monsters into the mix with mobsters and magic. The world of Goodfae is far from copacetic, much like the life of its protagonist, Alfonso Anastasio; a mafioso and newly made man trying to make ends . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Grimoire Black by Adam C. MacDonald

Magic. Adventure. Cats. And the hunt for a book which can end the world.

The civil war has ended and the rebellion defeated, but as the Island Empire begins to rebuild, the hunt for a legendary manuscript threatens to tear it apart once more. Woven together by fate and chance, a group of strangers find their personal battles have a wider impact than they ever imagined. An assassin fights to protect her wife, . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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TATTOO

A B-rated horror movie in word form.

By Donna Sirianni, editor

Sep 13, 2008: With all of Glory’s internal griping about how she’s the black sheep of the family and the outcast at school, I was half-expecting something Carrie-esque, especially with the whole date thing. At least I got the blood making an appearance right.

Horror is very hard to write. The foreshadowing has to be just enough that it’s only obvious after the fact. Subtlety is key but this story just doesn’t have it. It’s written like some cheesy horror movie would set up—way [more . . .]

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SELKIES' SKINS

Selkies in the wizarding world

By Senna Black, member

Jul 19, 2012: This is an interesting one. I was attracted to it because of the title: my love of British Isles folklore in general, and Selkies in particular, makes for an instant click for me if I see those elements in a summary.

One thing that I was startled by is that this set a the universe that looks very like the Harry Potter series. At first there was only generic magic, wands, potions, etc, and references such as the Ministry of Magic, [more . . .]

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