The Phoenix and the Egg :: Flash Fiction

“A phoenix?” Malchazor the Unvanquished sneered, smoke curling from his nostrils. He shifted his vast bulk into a more comfortable position on his mountainous hoard. A motley collection of gold objects and precious stones clinked against each other as he moved. At the...

How the Sea Loved the Sky :: Flash Fiction

  Hear me well, lest you forget when the sea was not so hungry and the sky not so terrible. When man was just learning to walk the ground, the gods fashioned mighty beasts to safeguard their creation, beasts whose wings could whip up storms and split asunder the...

Lord of Ebon Night :: Flash Fiction

  Victory had been hard won and, as such, Count Dumitru felt that great pageantry should celebrate it. He greeted his fetid army in the morning, as the frigid land was forever trapped in darkness and winter. He emerged from his war tent, resplendent in blood-red...

Wisdom vs. Beauty :: Flash Fiction

Don’t ask me why the three of us thought this was a good idea—strip off all our clothes and try to convince a sleepy-eyed human male to hand over an apple made out of gold to one of us. It’s impossible to say why we were all so desperate for that apple. I mean, hello?...