Deep Lies the Murky Floor - A Short Story

Deep Lies the Murky Floor - A Short Story

Casey Criswell

Horror / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

From a young age we are urged to fight our fears. For Simon, those fears involve girls, bullies and things that lie deep beneath the surface of the pond.During their first Dream-year in the Land of Dreams, Eile and Sunny were mentored by Medb hErenn, who taught them about the Dreamworld and trained them in how to conduct adventures and to defend themselves. By the end of that year they had learned enough and gained enough experience to adventure on their own, but Medb sometimes still accompanied them, both because she enjoyed their company, and because she found their choices of adventures intriguing.One of their favorite pastimes is looting lost and abandoned temples, castles, and other ruins, both because they tend to be lucrative, and for the excitement of discovering something no one else had. So when they heard about the legendary temple of Ubasti, they decided to try to find it, and Medb volunteered to come along.They did find it with relative ease, and discovered the treasure was real, but a booby trap separated Sunny and Medb from Eile, and guards attacked her, forcing her to flee for her life.Now she must find a way to save herself and rescue the others, before some awful fate befalls them, but she will need help. Fortunately, she is able to find some, but it comes from the most unlikely source imaginable.
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The Fat Man and his Dog

The Fat Man and his Dog

Casey Criswell

Horror / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

Legends come and legends go and sometimes, they return. When The Fat Man and his Dog return to the world, they are met with joy and confusion as well as worry over what their arrival foretells.When Rod and Marge Applewhite decide to expand their horizons by joining the Mahjong Club at the community centre, nothing can prepare them, or their new acquaintances, for the avalanche of social disgraces which follow!This fourth short story from Brian Parker looks at what can happen when a young woman with healthy cleavage and a low cut dress sits opposite a man who can't keep his focus on the job at hand!
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