This collection of eighteen short stories celebrates a wide variety of both wizards and wolves—often in the same story—as well as peels back the layers of what it means to be transformed. You’ll read stories of people turning into wolves—or wolves turning into people—but you’ll also read stories of a wizard passing on his legacy before he dies, and a hockey game played to reclaim part of a stolen soul. You’ll find a twist on the familiar story of a young girl in a red cape, and a tale of a pinball machine that is more than it appears to be. From fantasy to horror, to science fiction to humor, these stories offer something for everyone.
Abandoned places can be intriguing, creepy, and forsaken, but are they always empty? In this fourth anthology in the Legion of Dorks presents series, fifteen authors poke around in vacant places and let us see what turns up. You’ll discover the wreckage of an enormous, ancient, alien craft and what it hides, a young woman looking for a shopkeeper, but who runs into a genie instead, an old researcher who travels to a hidden island, an AI satellite that rebels against its programming, a dragonling that threatens the safety of a kingdom, and so much more.
Gather your pennies to bid for the last two jars of peaches for sale in an apocalyptic future. Follow it up with a slice of pizza guaranteed to bring love into your life. Dig into a shrimp and pasta dish so flavorful, you’d swear it was some kind of witchcraft. Grab a plate of “Lloyd’s Secret Surprise”—it’s out of this world! And for dessert, choose between some very memorable homemade cookies, a slice of chocolate cream pie worth dying for, or a life-sized gingerbread house—just make sure it’s not occupied before you start nibbling at the door. This collection of nineteen stories is packed full with hearty plots, meaty characters, and a surprising and mysterious twist at the end to serve as the perfect dessert.
Misspelled is the third anthology in the Legion of Dorks presents series. These books are put together with love and a generous heart as a way to give back. So 50 percent of all proceeds goes to charity. For Misspelled: Magic Gone Awry, you’ll experience a magical ER where curses abound, an ancient fairy godmother whose hearing isn’t what it used to be, a little girl who summons the monster under her bed on purpose, an apprentice magician who discovers all magic isn’t illusion, and so much more.
Down a forgotten hallway lie rooms no one has entered. Each room contains a world waiting to be explored. Some beautiful and full of wonder, other dark and full of terrors. You won’t know which until you step inside. So take a deep breath, and open the door…
Travel with a man on his search for a treasure that is more than he bargained for. Sail with a queen as she travels across the sea in a desperate attempt to save her kingdom and her newborn babe. Go on a spiritual quest with a young tribe member who believes in mermaids. Fly with a princess across the skies in her inexplicably floating castle. Explore Death from the dead’s point of view. Re-visit the Old West as a cowboy and his partner travel east one last time. Find these and more in this collection of epic journeys.
Some people love antiquing. Some hate it. Sometimes it’s fun. And sometimes it’s a curse. What happens when the antique you bring home is more than you bargained for? From vinyl records to cursed gavels to mirrors and more, check out these cursed collectibles.