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New Short Story

Spell of Flight

Leaving Vic’s sight for only a moment, the woman returned with a leather pouch cinched tight. Its sides bulged in the shape of an apple, though it appeared to have little weight.  When the woman worked at the ties with her blade-sharp nails, a translucent vapor touched with golden light escaped the neck.

It was more fairy dust than Vic had ever seen in one place and time, or even knew was possible to accumulate.

“The sorceress transmuted this for you before her death,” Vic theorized. “She set the fairy traps for you too.”

Once more, the woman shook Vic’s cage.  Violently.

“It’s… it’s more than enough,” Vic allowed.

“Scheming midge.  This won’t be yours!”  The woman grasped the pouch tightly, squeezing a small cloud of fairy dust into the air between them.

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From Essays to Book Reviews, we occasionally have things to say.  This month, we ask the question, "Can Science Fiction Predict the Future?" in our essay entitles Future Blind.  Read more...