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About Carrie Gessner
Carrie Gessner received a BA in English from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She writes fantasy and science fiction and drinks a lot of tea. When she's not writing or reading, she likes to go for walks in the park with her greyhound. She's a member of Pennwriters and Broad Universe.
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Tales of majesty and the Crown have enthralled us all for centuries.
Here, in exactly 500 words, authors regale us with their insights into matters of royal record with stories of awakening Storm Queens wreaking havoc over kingdoms, of magic, of mayhem, of goblins and royal revenge.
Whether glamourous and alluring, or despotic and cruel…heavy is the crown.
The Devil by Abiran Raveenthiran
The Left Turn by Adri M. Persad
A Queen’s Bluff by Andrea L. Staum
The Vital Ingredient by Callum Pearce
Soldier and Servant by Carrie Gessner
Black-Blood by Chris Bannor
A Knight’s Sacrifice by Chris Hewitt
A Queen’s Sacrifice by Chris Hewitt
The Midnight Lands by Dale Parnell
Last Mistake by David Green
The Chosen One by David Green
The Revivalists by Dawn DeBraal
Beauty is Deadly by Destiny Eve Pifer
Counterfeit Tears by Diana Allgair
The King is Dead by Eric Butler
I’ll Love Them, Too by Gabriella Balcom
Rumours by Gabriella Balcom
Transformations by Georgia Atkin
The Hanged Woman by Hari Navarro
Homecoming by J.W. Garrett
Stone Hearts by Jacqueline Moran Meyer
The Great White Oak by Jodi Jensen
A Few Degrees by Joshua D. Taylor
More Than Guesswork by K.B. Elijah
Sleeping Beauty by K.T. Tate
The Bath Girl by Kaity Muse
Honest Gwen by L.T. Emery
Forgotten Tempest by Laurie Bis
Poisoned Fruit, Poisoned Reign by Leanbh Pearson
Clipped by Luis Manuel Torres
Tithe by Maggie D. Brace
Bejan Tower by Meera Dandekar
Eyes of a Queen by Megan Willette
Succession by Michelle Brett
You Will See by Patrick J. Gallagher
Dominion by Patrick Winters
Bloodlust Blade by Peter J. Foote
Matters of State by Raven Corinn Carluk
The Traitor Queen by S.O. Green
The Price of Vengeance by Sarah Matthews
Curse of the Demon Lord by Shawn M.
What she gets instead is a violent gnome, a resident ghost, a secret society, and continuous brushes with the supernatural. Even with new friends at her side, she struggles to fulfill her family's legacy of protecting the town.
Then a new threat arises, and it wants Grace.
Dive into the world of Harrowgate Valley University, where not everything is as it seems on the surface. This shared world anthology features eight tales of secrets, scholarship, and the paranormal.
"The Sensation of Pain,” Hieronymus Hawkes
New faculty member Tom Babbage realizes there's something strange about Harrowgate Valley University. Could it somehow be linked to the recent disappearance of his mother, a former professor?
“The Thief,” Sheri Queen
Joe Malone has been hiding within the magical community for decades while trying to right a past wrong. When he meets an incoming first-year intent on clearing his family name, he learns that some secrets are meant to be discovered regardless of the cost.
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“Last Room on the Right,” J. Bigelow
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Featuring stories by Alanna Robertson-Webb, Paulene Turner, Clint Foster, Wondra Vanian, Peter VanGelderen, John Greville, Jarrett Mazza, Simone Oldman Green, McKenzie Richardson, Carrie Gessner, and Marcus Bines.
Delve into an irresistible collection of mixed genres by these talented authors today!
Inside the castle, Edana and the resistance attempt to thwart Valerius’s plan to give people magic by taking away their souls and turning them into soldiers driven by insatiable rage. But fear of her dangerous new magic holds her back, and navigating the political landscape might cause her to lose sight of herself.
And Mira, empress of Mydrost, intends to challenge Valerius and his troops over Temidorus, but to do so, she must forge an alliance with Queen Minerva of Sunniva, Renfred’s older sister. But the two leaders’ clash of opinions and cultures might sink them before they’ve begun.
They must trust in themselves and each other before Valerius’s hunt tears the veil between this realm and the next.
Witch Wood is definitely more than it seems.
This short story is a prequel to the novel The Stroke of Thirteen, featuring Grace, Rosie, Phee, and lots of supernatural mischief!