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Short Fiction

The following is the list of Ratrilpot short fiction adventures (more than 1000 words) that have been published. If the story is available online, clicking the link opens the story in a new window.

Eaten Out of House and Home
First published: AlienSkin Magazine - Oct/Nov 2006

Summary: When Grandma Goodwitch falls victim to a magic spell of someone else's creation, it'll take all of her wits to protect her reputation and her home. The only question is, how much home will be left to protect?

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures.
The Fourth Kiss

First published: Wild Violet Magazine Volume V Issue 1: Mythic Myst (March 2006)

Summary: Lucy's new housekeeper is more like a warden. But when a mysterious parchment arrives in her secret spot, Lucy realizes Mrs. Scuttlebottom is the least of her worries. Dark magic is about destroy her dreams of happiness, unless she can work some magic of her own.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also read The Fourth Kiss at Wild Violet Magazine.

 

If the Shoe Fits

First published: Aurora Wolf - Top Five Volume 2 Issue 10 (Sept 2011)

Summary: When apprentice godmother, Crystal Meadows, is kidnapped and forced to arrange a wedding, she quickly learns that her assignment is not only about ensuring a happy ending for her client, but also preventing a tragic one for herself.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also read If the Shoe Fits at Aurora Wolf.

A Girl's Best Friend

First published: Silver Blade - Issue 14 (Sept 2012)

Summary: You can't lie to Ratrilpot's Queen. So when Her Majesty tasks Byron with finding out if Eilloena wears a gift from her deceased father so the Queen can steal it for herself, Byron must act quickly. For their friendship means the world to him, and saving her from heartache is worth any price.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures.

A Matter of Taste

First published: New Realm Magazine Vol. 02 No.04 (January 2014)

Summary: Tory Trodden wants nothing more than to escape Hoodlum's Hollow, so the question isn't when it will happen; it's more like, Will he be breathing afterward?

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also purchase New Realm Magazine Vol. 02, No.04, featuring A Matter of Taste at FictionMagazines.com.

The Monster and the Ward

First published: New Realm Magazine Vol. 03 No.09 (July 2015)

Summary: Nicholas Needleson was the type of boy who could find good in just about anything. But even he was having a hard time finding a silver lining in the news that he was finally leaving the orphanage he'd prayed to escape.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also purchase New Realm Magazine Vol. 03, No.09, featuring The Monster and the Ward at FictionMagazines.com.

Preying for Help

First published: Allegory - Volume 15/42 (Summer 2011)

Summary: When Grandma Goodwitch is asked to help find a man that's ventured into the Fearsome Forest, she knows it's unlikely he'll still be alive. But that doesn't mean she won't try, even if it means risking her life as well.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures.

Severance

First published: eFantasy Magazine Volume 1 Issue 11 (June 2013)

Summary: Kisa knows his tenure as a knight may soon end; his only hope is that he can finish this one last quest, before it finishes him.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also purchase eFantasy Magazine Vol 1, Issue 11, featuring Severance at FictionMagazines.com.

Survival Idols

First published: Aurora Wolf - Top Five Volume 3 Issue 9 (Aug 2012)

Summary: For Prince Kendall of Stillwell, winning the Queen's Survival Idols contest means the world; for if he loses, he will no longer be a part of it.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also read Survival Idols at Aurora Wolf.

Talt Tales: The Hunt for Closure

First published: New Realm Magazine Vol. 02 No.09 (July 2014)

Summary: When Tristan Talt's father passes, he finds himself digging up the past to find closure in the present. But as much as he hopes to heal his old wounds, he soon finds himself fearing he'll wind up more scarred than ever before.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also purchase New Realm Magazine Vol. 02, No.09, featuring Talt Tales: The Hunt for Closure at FictionMagazines.com.

When the Curtain Falls

First published: eFantasy Magazine Volume 1 Issue 8 (March 2013)

Summary: For the ancient Zlaka, life's been about running away from a past he'd sooner forget. So when the chance for redemption comes, he longs to embrace it. The only question is whether he's willing to pay the price.

Availability: Included in the short story collection, Talt Tales and Magical Misadventures. You can also purchase eFantasy Magazine Vol 1, Issue 8, featuring When the Curtain Falls at FictionMagazines.com.