Martin Pop is the vein of magic people who show up, fix the problems a family is experiencing and then leaves. He is a creature of magic like Mary Poppins or Nanny McPhee. Where he goes healing, love, and happiness is bound to follow. Martin, unlike the others, finds himself working in the United States rather than England or Australia, because unfortunately Americans need that type of magic more right now. What happens when this magic man is called to aid an injured soldier and his poor nephew?
Written for the 2018 Fall Anthology - Fight Back and/or Good Intentions
Jonas Marks has just graduated high school when he tells his father he is gay. The end result is that Jonas is tossed out of his home. With no money, no job, and no place to call home he ends up on his friend Jenny's couch till he starts working at Kroger's. Then his life just gets strange.
This story is written as part of the site's White Elephant Prompt Present Game. The prompt read - “It’s yellow. So yellow. You look up, a smile pasted on your face. ‘I love it,’ you say, and his happy grin makes you….”
A new teacher, Mister Darin Stanford, is assigned a special project by the headmistress of a private school. His project is Christopher Bird, a rich child who has had his life dictated by his father. The teacher and student need to find some way to trust each other and make this situation work. Neither is prepared for what they will encounter.
This story is written for the Jagged Edges / Unintended Consequences 2017 Anthology
Bill has been living alone for a long time now. He takes care of his neighbors, being a lonely but helpful man. On Christmas Eve there is supposed to be a bad storm, but he checks on his neighbor's before going home to watch Television and relax with his cat, Misty. However, after Bill wakes up from his nap he finds his house has been redone for the holiday. Just what is Bill getting for Christmas?
Carissa has always enjoyed working with Fred. He was a good worker, a decent man, and took time to make people happy though he didn't like the limelight. Then the gifts began to appear for Fred and the poor man didn't know what to do. Carissa tries her best to help out her friend, but is she in on the gifts?
Seeon Toleran is the fifth child of the ruling royal family. His life was one of study and devotion to his Gods. Then war came and the world Seeon knew ended. There were decisions that were made for him which drastically altered the direction of his life. Suddenly the world of the priesthood is gone as an option in Seeon's life. Instead he is made Ma' Nee. What will this mean to a youth who has known neither love nor choice? Will this end his world or open new vistas? Time will tell.
William Watthews runs the local recreation center. Most people call him, Will or Bear, but it seems someone has other plans for him. Just what is going on at the rec center and what will it mean to Bear?