An eccentric heiress sets out on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth behind the myth of Starbirth. An enigmatic sky pirate dodging the law and looking for a lucky break jumps at the opportunity for some quick cash. Together, they and their hodge-podge crew embark on a journey that will take them from one end of the world to the other.
The votes of readers propelled the story forward, determining everything from pivotal plot points to a character’s favorite tea flavor.
Holly Lisle, a fantasy author also well known for her stellar online writing courses, offers this handpicked collection of short stories from her students. Our contribution was “The Definition of a Superhero” and won second place as well as the coveted position of last story in the book.
The Definition of a Superhero
When a pair of supervillains attack a bank vault and the superhero’s arrival only makes things worse, it’s up to a quiet bookstore owner and her weak papercrafting ability to save the day
Saucy Ink was a writing group we were proud to be a part of. The group produced multiple volumes of fully-edited and critiqued short stories, each with a fantasy theme.
Unicorns – The Taxidermist
The Hunter is growing old — dying, in fact. But when a young girl intrudes into his life, he is forced to decide, quickly, whether she is what she seems, and whether he can be again what he once was.
The Unicorns »
Dragons – Love’s Champion
Fulfilling his duties as Arbiter to the fickle Hellenic pantheon is never easy, but Nathaniel is about to have a very bad day when he attempts to do a simple favor for Hephaestus.
The Dragons »