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Short stories under 1000 words.


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Words Between Brothers (1494.05.30): Bai and Rai play a game at home. (Supporters Only!)
~ 589 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/04/11  

(spoilers)

One Toy for Three (1498.03.11): When there is only one toy for them to play with, how will Karavai, Tekura, and Ularki keep each other entertained? (Supporters Only!)
~ 918 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/25/11  

(spoilers)

Ice (1500.00.04): Iremima handles ice for the first time.
~ 101 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/14/10  

(spoilers)

Odds and Ends (1503.03.30): Karavai prepares a knitting project with help from his age-mate Ularki.
~ 900 words, Created by: Toni Sturtevant (Patron), Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), Posted: 02/22/10  

(spoilers)

Lookbacks (1504.06.30): Fala and her age-mates play a game using nuts. (Supporters Only!)
~ 864 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/06/11  

(spoilers)

Breeding (1505.06.29): Malaamig chooses a new working companion.
~ 924 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 05/11/11  

(spoilers)

Worth It (1505.06.30): Malaamig gets his puppies home to meet Larli.
~ 825 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 11/01/11  

(spoilers)

A Broken Token (1505.07.04): A boy with broken tokens comes into Flavai's shop.
~ 773 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Posted: 07/29/14  

What Tobern Needs (1506.05.06): Kalitelm, Brethan and Tobern meet at a summer gather cooking fire.
~ 533 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 08/23/10  

Birthing (1511.02.16): Birka prepares for childbirth.
~ 571 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/05/12  

A Monster Project (1514.07.03): Dlujan and his classmates dissect a deathfin carcass for a school project.
~ 927 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/14/10  

(spoilers)

Red Wedding (1514.07.29): Jakal makes an unexpected friend.
~ 969 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/12/11  

Cure or Cause? (1515.05.24): Draiden's attempt to gamble with Oranaan is interrupted.
~ 824 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Melissa Nelson (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 02/18/10  

(spoilers)

Rules are Rules (1515.09.28): Bai struggles with a license he can't approve... but wants to.
~ 695 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Editor), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Rhiannon Rose (Inspiration), Posted: 02/24/10  

Smaller (1515.10.26): Kireg is looking for something specific. (Supporters Only!)
~ 374 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/19/14  

It's Not Just About Firolk (1516.04.16): Ashegoi is teaching Lei about more than just firolk...
~ 0 words, Created by: Amy Waller (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Posted: 02/23/10  

Making Fires (1516.07.23): As a hearth-tender, Elsher had many jobs...
~ 39 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 04/27/11  

Band of Ivory (1516.10.23): Lenarai gets something more than she bargained for when making a deal with Tekoth!
~ 149 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 02/15/10  

(spoilers)

Finding the Harmony (1520.01.03): Orimala and her friends indulge in risky music...
~ 429 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/09/15  

Following the Melody (1520.01.03): Kalinam sees her hated rivals sneaking away to a practice room... (Supporters Only!)
~ 404 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/20/15  

The Forgotten City (1520.02.06): The southern explorers find a ruined city.
~ 679 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/04/11  

To Name a Reason (1520.02.08): Lenaroth and Lenarai discuss the nature of their names.
~ 129 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Editor), Posted: 02/03/10  

(spoilers)

Tokens of Appreciation (1520.02.14): Rai helps a young customer select a gift. (Supporters Only!)
~ 740 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/01/11  

(spoilers)

A Good Start (1520.03.14): Lenarai hadn't declared as a gatherer when she graduated with the rest of her age-set, but she knew a plant that was growing where it shouldn't when she saw it.
~ 857 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/03/14  

(spoilers)

Pickled (1520.03.15): Sromaffo introduces a new recipe to spice up his eatery.
~ 893 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 02/16/10  

(spoilers)

The Sea Queen (1520.04.08): A little girl hears an Irfai story about a half-fish maiden. (Supporters Only!)
~ 908 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/23/12  

A New Role (1520.04.18): Dini tells Lalya his sister wants to take his bride shopping and plan wedding festivities. Lalya had never imagined himself a bride. Oh--and there's to be a big party! And...
~ 66 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/16/10  

Marli Knows (1520.04.28): Marli is a friendly fellow, and a bit desperate to sell copies of his gossip rag--as the story opens, he's too broke to buy lunch!
~ 0 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Amy Waller (Inspiration), Posted: 09/09/11  

Dying to Do (1520.05.14): Laisesu is bothered by Marival's death.
~ 694 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/21/10  

Beads in the Ashes (1520.06.05): It is a healer's duty to certify deaths, whenever possible. Kalitelm and Dlameda enter Itadesh to identify and tend to the bodies left by the fire.
~ 931 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/01/10  

The Secret Scroll (1520.06.08): The ashes of Itadesh stir up old memories as Birka and Fala figure out what happened to the village.
~ 880 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 11/30/11  

Becoming Art (1520.06.18): It isn't the dance itself that is art.
~ 6 words, Created by: Amy Waller (Writer), Posted: 04/05/10  

Railcrazy (1520.06.19): A citizen of the Empire dreams of a better job.
~ 636 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/10/10  

What a Warsailor Has To Be (1520.07.05): A warsailor has to be wary and canny...
~ 381 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 05/17/11  

(spoilers)

Sharing a Round (1520.07.15): Lenarai distributes scarce resources and a lesson on manners.
~ 636 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/26/14  

Making Flowers (1520.09.08): Kativa and Kether make flowers for Flower Day. (Supporters Only!)
~ 607 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/25/13  

An Hour's Worth of History (1520.09.14): A Mayaloi teacher and her student reflect on teaching and tourists as they wait to give tours of the Rainbow Rainforest.
~ 633 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/10/11  

The Sky Rangers (1520.09.16): Fala tells a story about the Ancients, inspired by an eclipse.
~ 893 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/18/11  

(spoilers)

An Everything License (1520.10.11): Kivegei wants an everything license... but is his brother only teasing him?
~ 27 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 01/05/11  

It's the Little Things (1521.00.02): Olarali fumes.
~ 822 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/25/11  

(spoilers)

Derailed (1521.00.03): Ressa's late-night walk ends unexpectedly.
~ 572 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/06/12  

(spoilers)

Don't Say Murder (1521.00.04): A third railrage murder is found.
~ 524 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 01/10/12  

Tame (future): Birka ponders gardens.
~ 202 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/12/08  

Small Changes (historical): An Ibabesh matriarch contemplates the changes in her times.
~ 424 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 02/22/10  

(spoilers)

Skycat and Woodpecker Make A Bet (myth): In the south, in and around the Riilass swamps, there are a species of cats who have gliding "wings" much like flying squirrels, referred to locally as skycats. This is one of the stories of the mythical Skycat's adventures.
~ 13 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/14/10  

The Brightest Star in the Sky (myth): This is a Northern myth about how the stars were placed in the sky, why Mouse has a white belly, and why there is no magic in the world.
~ 868 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/24/10  

(spoilers)

Alligator (myth): It is the custom in the Riilass Swamps to dance on the Summer Solstice. But for some reason, no one wants to dance with Alligator.
~ 48 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 02/10/10  

Birash and Darash (myth): In the Breida mountains, there is a series of tales about of two siblings, twins, Birash and Darash, who came out of the womb pulling each otherís hair. There's more to the tale, of course.
~ 43 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Valerie Joanne Higgins (Inspiration), Posted: 03/04/10  

How Hare-thorn Catkins Became the First Sign of Spring (myth): A Northern myth about silk-hares and hare-thorn
~ 111 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 04/09/10  

(spoilers)

The Hammer That Remembered Hands (myth): A talking hammer teaches manners. (Supporters Only!)
~ 535 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/29/10  

The Acorn Coat (myth): In this Southern fable, Father Bear finds food for his family. (Supporters Only!)
~ 487 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/01/10  

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