Tag Archives: fantasy

Dark Warrior for the Light

I was watching Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness this past weekend when this snippet of a poem came to me. Over the next day, it grew into the beginning of a story. I’m not sure where it … Continue reading

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Nickel

I was once challenged … either by a teacher or a contest, I can’t remember which … to write a three wishes story. This is what I came up with. I think it still needs a little work, but is … Continue reading

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Lord Calgon

Remember these commercials from the 1970s?   Well, that famous “Calgon, take me away!” line inspired a fantasy story I’m working on. Here’s the opening. Angelica hated Fridays more than any other day of the week. It was always the … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within

I tend to write a lot about fear. The following snippet or very short story was written in October 1984 and explores how our own mind can be our worst enemy. The young lad sat on a tree stump, sniffling. … Continue reading

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The Dragon Lovers

Many years ago, my roommate, Susy, gave me a poster for my birthday that featured the art of Greg Hildebrandt. It had a naked woman and a white dragon on it. I used to stare at the poster a lot … Continue reading

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Fingerprinted Magic

For a story I’m working on, I came up with the following concept about magic: There are two kinds of spells – generic and fingerprinted. Only the one who cast the spell can remove a fingerprinted spell. There are only … Continue reading

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Inspiration from a License Plate

Once, while we were driving around in Tampa, Fla., a saw a license plate that I immediately jotted down. It was “WUD4OG” … Wood for Og. The idea struck me: Who is Og? This is what I came up with: … Continue reading

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My Weird Dream

I drew this hydra for a film strip I did for this story. When I was in the first grade, I had this recurring dream. So, when it came time to do a writing assignment in class, I wrote about … Continue reading

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Momentary Freedom from Gravity

The following is a snippet from my writing journal. I wrote it while walking home from class one day when I was attending University of Maryland College Park. “I want to be a bird!” she cried. “A seabird! A seagull!” … Continue reading

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Vermilion

I came up with this while walking to the Metro station from work. “Stop that, Vermilion. You are digging your claws into my shoulder.” The small dragon shifted its weight, again, upon April’s shoulders. She dipped her tiny head toward … Continue reading

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