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Stories from Osterin by Richard Young

It's all fun and games until somebody loses their mind.

If you can touch the Madness, it will grant you great power. A power that will devour your mind until you are nothing more than a shell. Make no mistake: it will happen. And when it does, you’ll turn your power on anyone nearby. And trust me, that’s not pretty. There’s only one option – the protection of . . .

A collection of stories.
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A Country Between by T.L. Stillinger

A World-Hopping Fantasy Tale

Young lady Lunessa and warrior-in-training Rosalynn flee their home, and find themselves in the Grand City of Midway, the place where all of the realms intersect. In that sprawling mish-mash of a million cultures they will find adventure, love, and betrayal as they forge new lives for themselves in the place where everything is possible. . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Moondust by Stephanie Payne

By Believing, One Sees.

For as long as anyone can remember, there have been stories. Stories of fairies and dragons and witches and magic. For thousands of years they were given the respect and awe they deserved, until recently. With fairies pictured as harmless little sprites who sleep in lanterns, mythical creatures nothing more than lies told to children to keep them in their . . .

An abandoned novel.
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A Mixture of Things

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Sep 13, 2008: The Dark Icon Original Fiction web site contains a wide variety of stories set in different and interesting worlds. I only spent a significant amount of time with two.

I read all (so far) of the on-going web serial "Court of the Abominatrix" and a couple stories from the "Magekiller" series of short stories.

From what I’ve seen so far, I’m reminded of the science fiction/fantasy found in pulp magazines. The strongest [more . . .]

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Well Written Urban Fantasy

By ArtNJ, member

Aug 1, 2018: Many of the best urban fantasies use the device of a special youngster first learning about the hidden world to avoid the dreaded info dump, and this device is used fairly seamlessly here, along with other familiar tweaks, such as the mother and uncle talking about whether to tell the boy they have sheltered the truth. The young boy’s friend mysteriously disappears after he senses something evil; an evil fighting mystic agency is dispatched; we learn about the hidden reality and start to get some some life and death magic-based [more . . .]

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