He lifts the cold, jagged rock. It is heavier than he expected. And then, with all his might, he smashes it down on the exposed skull of the man standing with his back to him. A loud, sick thump rings out. It mingles with his shout and the other man's surprised, brief scream.
And then there is nothing but silence, broken only by his panting and the sound of blood rushing through his ears.
The world is silent.
The sky does not open up and the sun ignores him. The soft wind drifts by as the world carries on callously.
Everything is the same, but everything is different.
And a thousand, thousand years later the roar of Gorgion Tuesday erupts from a petrol station in upmarket Houghton - Johannesburg - his lover senselessly murdered in his arms. An old, cold evil stirs deep in the city under the African full moon, pushing back against the new nicotine-neon gods of modern man. Overlooking ancient battlefields now covered by complexes and shopping centres, a dark omen flies in through Old Man Mhlu's window while Ragman Blue's hypnotic song washes over a mortal crowd in a dingy bar in Fourways where dark things scuttle in the shadows.
Julia Green winks and takes a slow drag on her cigarette. Her scarlet lips softly blow out the smoke and her green eyes narrow in sudden thought, "Change, Tuesday, change... I can feel it coming. It may rain tonight."
Everything is the same, but everything is different.
Written by Keith McLachlan
Edited by Emma Donovan
Cover by Simon Subrosa
Published by: FlashFictionLibrary.com
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 96 Pages (1,321 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 14th, 2019
The land lies in disrepair...
Will Ythan rise again... or crumble into dust forever?
The Wolf King holds court in River Garde; in Danaak, the Regent is ensorceled, gradually becoming something... tainted: the evil of the enchantment turns even on its own acolytes...
Legend tells of the fall of Ythan, of a lost Princess lying bewitched in the depths of an unknown wilderness. With her lies the key to the lifting of the Enchantment that has spread its corruption over fair Ythan.
The task of finding her has fallen to unlikely hands: an apprentice toymaker, a spoiled young nobleman, a court jester and a motley crew of misfits.
But the evil has turned on itself, the corruption gnawing at its own innards; and now the Regent of Danaak, afflicted with a creeping, sorcerous horror, can find hope only in the waters of the legendary Wells of Ythan.
Two legends: in one lies hope for Ythan, in the other despair.
From fantasy author Marc Alexander comes Magic Casements the second instalment of the Wells of Ythan series. Follow the unlikely crew of an apprentice toymaker, a spoiled young nobleman, a court jester and their companions as they search for the lost Princess Livia.
MARC ALEXANDER is a former Fleet Street journalist and a consultant editor of Heritage Magazine. For many years he contributed a regular history column to Majesty magazine. His books include The Outrageous Queens, Haunted Churches and Abbeys of Britain, Royal Murder and A Companion to the Royal Heritage of Britain. Marc lives in London.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 320 Pages (1,389 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 14th, 2019
Two funny happy-ending stories:
#1. A boy peed his pants while going to school. What will he do now?
#2. Find out how a boy named Poop got his name. What will he do when he grows up?
A funny book that your kids would love to read!
I wanted my kids to enjoy reading. So I made up a couple of stories about the things that my kids find funny - Potty, Pee and Poop.
I hope your kids enjoy this book as much as my kids do! :)
#book for boys
#book for girls
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 24 Pages (10,427 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 14th, 2019
YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE WORLD OF MAGICAL BOARDING SCHOOLS? NOT FROM A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE AT A SCHOOL FOR AT-RISK YOUTH.
Clarissa Lawrence wishes that for once in her life everything would go smoothly and according to plan. She would like a fairy tale wedding -- minus an uninvited Fae and a unicorn stampede running amok. A smooth wedding might be a wish even a djinn can't grant considering the Raven Queen is set on abducting Clarissa, an ex with a hex has found out about her plans to marry and has vowed to kill the groom, and the wickedest witch in all the land insists on being her maid of honor.
There's nothing like a prophecy predicting the groom's death to put a damper on a wedding. If it isn't an evil fairy godmother crashing a wedding, it's steampunk pirates with a crazy hex-boyfriend trying to ruin her special day.
Clarissa really would like to be good and not kill anyone on her wedding day, but who she sides with -- and against -- may depend on the man she chooses to be with in the end.
Adult warning: Get a little more cozy with this hexy mystery.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 191 Pages (3,879 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 14th, 2019
You think you have won the war, dear brother? Your war begins now.
In the eternal moment between life and death, Krishna finds himself in Yama's Hall of Souls. The god of justice asks some probing questions about his life, and the topic this time is Suyodhana.
It is the day after the war that crowned the Pandavas victors, and in the middle of the blood-soaked battlefield sits the battered Kaurava prince. In a yogic pose. Waiting.
In the conversation that follows, Krishna must come face to face with the many morally subtle incidents that contrived to paint the sons of Dhritarashtra as evil, and the Pandavas as noble, righteous beings.
A must-read for all mythology and fantasy lovers.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 17 Pages (1,244 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 13th, 2019
An ocean of stories. Now at your fingertips.
The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic. It contains within it numerous fables, anecdotes and pieces of practical wisdom that make up what we today call Indian culture.
Two thousand tales from this ocean of Vedic literature are now being retold for your reading pleasure. Crisp, comprehensive, contextual.
In Volume 8 you will find stories such as:
- How the Akshauhinis Align in Kurukshetra
- A Treatise on Wisdom by Vidur
- The Sage Who Rejects the Existence of Death
- Who is Brahman and How to Find Him
- Krishna's Visit to Hastinapur
And many more. Whether you're a casual reader of mythology or a die-hard fanatic, this is a must-read.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 137 Pages (2,563 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 13th, 2019