Elias lunged forward with a sword swing that would have left Marcrum short a few ribs if he hadn’t stopped it. Ironblood was more than up to the task, though. The weathered greatsword knocked its smaller cousin aside with sparks and a sharp clang of steel. Marcrum’s parry left his younger foe staggered. The boy—he … More Cozy Flash: “The Sword of Our Fathers”
Congratulations are in order! Cora Buhlert, author, SFF evangelist, and human encyclopedia, can add a new laurel to her list: Hugo winner. Fun fact: Cora has published as many Flash Friday stories with us as she has Hugo nominations. But tonight, the third time was the charm, as Cora won a much-deserved Hugo for Best … More Cora Buhlert Wins a Hugo!
Keralda trudged through the forest, her back arched under her heavy pack. The faint blue light of the twin moons shone down through the canopy of leafless trees. Her cloak swished behind her and frosted moss tickled her bare toes. All around her the forest was silent, like it was collectively holding its breath, waiting … More Cozy Flash: “The Last Night”
Here it is: the incredible cover to the second issue of Wyngraf! The original art by the amazing Shafer Brown shows a scene from “The Hippogriff” by Adam McPhee, which sees Prince Isidore of Albracca attempt to steal a hippogriff egg as part of his coming-of-age. Naturally, the adult hippogriffs have other ideas! Wyngraf #2 … More Cover Reveal: Wyngraf #2!
Elody was in love with the Large Animal Lady. Her name was Celie, and she cared for the horses and goats in the Traveling Entertainment Extravaganza. Elody’s stage overlooked the animal pens, and during setup, Elody watched Celie wrestle the goats into their pen, watched her brush and saddle the frisky pony and the ancient … More Cozy Flash: “Fragile”
The acceptances have been accepted and contracts have gone out, so it’s our immense pleasure to announce the stories that will appear in the second issue Wyngraf: The Magazine of Cozy Fantasy! Watch this space for more information about our amazing cozy tales and authors. Here, in no particular order, are ten warm tales of … More Announcing the Issue 2 Lineup!
Esteemed banker, elder, elf, Tobias Everly, hired me to steal the thing. I’d worked for undesirables before, but elder Everly was managing accountant and proprietor of Lordling and Abbot’s Stronghold and Savings. He was a businessman and upstanding gentleman dandy up front—long silver hair, blue eyes, amicable smile to melt the pantaloons off any noble … More Cozy Flash: “The Witch Box”
Dima fumed. Other villagers prepared pendants and banners for the Ancestor Veneration march. No way she’d do that. Bad enough she despised all memory of her late grandmother. Worse, the embroidered silk banner gave her a rash. Instead she found a small pole, attached the dreaded banner and summoned her friends the cockroaches. So many … More Cozy Flash: “Well, Well”
Glorin the dwarf snuck back underground, hoping his absence hadn’t been noticed. He had managed to steal away again to the surface to tend his little garden, but now it was time to return to his family tasks. After all, metal didn’t work itself. But one day soon, Glorin hoped to leave the smithy behind. … More Cozy Flash: “Glorin the Dwarf”
The dragon was dead. The glory and treasure had been won in that trove, thought indomitable. Lucaine and her faithful friends had succeeded in liberating the vale of Vankle. She now traveled back down the road that had led her there, this time alone and on a different quest, a red cloth token her most … More Cozy Flash: “Path to the People”