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form: Short Story

Short to middling length stories of 1,000 to 10,000 words.


Affinity

A dutiful son finds himself distracted by a fickle swordsman.

Genre   fantasy, slash

Style   third person

Tags   duty, age difference, soldiers, feudal, 2009-03

Relationships   m/m


An Unquestioning Spirit

A monstrously virtuous daughter bricked into a room in her father's semi-detached residence finds herself captivated by the neighbour's pure and amoral son.

Genre   satire, fairy tale

Style   third person

Tags   australian, gender themes, supernatural, bikers, 2010-12

Relationships   f/m


Any Which Way

In prison in a dystopian world, being broken doesn't fix itself. An ex-soldier and a roof tiler get together.

Genre   slash

Style   first person, conversational

Tags   dystopia, sex, consent issues, prisoners, 2011-01

Relationships   f/f


Believe in Peace

After a deadly civil war, an ex-general and a knight struggle to find their place in peacetime.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   kink, sex, soldiers, 2008-05

Relationships   f/f


Darling, Be Afraid

Starra fears death constantly; Skybo fears nothing except doing the expected. Could be a perfect match.

Genre   satire, fairy tale

Style   third person

Tags   dystopia, gender themes, 2011-09

Relationships   f/m


Depthless

part 5 of Common People

Three hundred and sixty degrees she turned, and as if trapped in an early version of a three dimensional gamer's world, she turned and turned and only saw her face. She had no sides, no curves but for the hourglass defining her.

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, third person

Tags   australian, gender themes, post-migrant, 500 creativity exercises, 2010-01

Relationships   f/m


Iced Tea

part 24 of Common People

Fifteen new workplaces in seventeen years, always with oversized men, the labouring hulks of the south-east corridor, too proud or smart to be unemployed, too proud or stubborn to get a trade. He makes himself fit in.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   australian, class themes, 2011-07

Relationships   f/m


If It Can Be Changed, Mock It

part 15 of Common People

The children understood her competence in adversity even without language, for how often must she have been mocked to have learned her fluid, unemotional pre-emptive strategy?

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   australian, childhood, 2011-09


Maneaters

Exiled lions find companionship with each other and eat some humans.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   500 creativity exercises, 2011-02

Relationships   friendship


Oh My Brother

Hugh of Montpellier does not know how to speak to his lover, back from the Crusades together, unsure how much remission truly covers.

Genre   slash

Style   third person

Tags   kink, class themes, sex, religious themes, soldiers, crusaders, 2008-06

Relationships   m/m


Scant Heritage

part 23 of Common People

A home just isn't complete without Nazi memorabilia, one salesman says.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   australian, military, 2011-07

Relationships   f/m


Unconditional

part 5 of Imperial LaGatta

Miserable while witnessing his nation's surrender, a Diviny honour guard finds a LaGattan soldier with the strength to make him submit, and the skill to make him enjoy it.

Genre   fantasy, slash

Style   third person

Tags   kink, angst, sex, imperialism, wrestlers, soldiers, 500 creativity exercises, fantasies, 2009-11

Relationships   m/m


Who Needs Eden?

part 16 of Common People

If with no consideration for the fate of ferns.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   australian, infidelity, 2010-11

Relationships   f/m, family