One Shots

I’m working on a ton of new stories, and here are the premises for a few of them. Vote on the polls and tell me which one you’d like to see first.

The ones in bold are coming soon!

Title: The Lion’s Claw
 Genre Fantasy – No Magic
 Premise The King orders Captain Marius to escort his son to a neighbouring kingdom’s capital to negotiate an alliance, and to protect him at all costs. But to the prince, people are there to serve and die for him, so Marius will have to protect him from the greatest danger: himself.
Title: Fringes
 Genre Science-Fiction
 Premise Xander Cath lives in the fringes of the Milky Way galaxy, taking odd jobs as a mercenary, always on the move without calling any place home. When a gig comes up promising to set him up for life, with enough credits to keep him safe, Xander’s naturally suspicious but he takes the job anyway, tired of running, tired of not living. But if they catch him, there’s no talking his way out. After all, they want what’s in his blood.


Title: Cooking Up Trouble
 Genre Science-Fantasy
 Premise Carol’s life used to be simple. As an inspector in the city’s guard, she dealt with simple crimes, a theft here, an illegal Trink there. Olteen was a peaceful city, and its people the most civilised in the six realms, patrons of art and a beacon of culture. But then her world, her reality, collided with the other one, the sky breaking apart like glass, its golden glow forever banished by the sight of this intruding world, a vision of a dead city of steel and stone with lights that shone brighter than stars in the night.

Now, as an officer of the Inquisition, she deals with dangers from another world, strange artefacts defying all logic, powered by a strange magicks and their function nearly impossible to predict or contain.

The latest one is a horrifying weapon, a box that cooks its victims from within!

Title: Detective George & The Dragon
 Genre Science-Fantasy
 Premise George Crass loved how things used to be. Bring in a crook, get lunch with the boys at Steve’s diner in Queens and then go back home to his Franny. Greenhorns complained about he beat, but NYPD Detective Crass had it all figured out.

And then the blue sky and yellow sun broke and vanished, leaving only a permanent view on an alien city, with golden towers and a river flowing through it, through a myriad of canals. Now the world works on weirder rules and George wishes he could quit, but he can’t risk losing the pension.

But is it worth it? He’s only a Detective, trained to find and catch humans, not the things coming from the other side.

He definitely didn’t get the memo on how to deal with a dragon, but he’s gonna have to anyway.

Title:  Crows
 Genre  Science-Fantasy
 Premise The City, in its hunger, devours another metropolis in yet another world, one of darkness and violence, and as it annexes it like all the others, the creatures within spread across their new home on a rampage. The City’s guardians, The Crows, are the first to fall. But there are always new chosen, and Lauren Klein has just landed the most dangerous job in her life…can she stop the tide of darkness?
Title:  The Beast
 Genre  Science-Fantasy
 Premise Bound in chains, Kristoff arrives on Arctus City, a criminal transferred to the Henar Academy. Kristoff has been in dozens of prisons, but nothing could ever prepare him for what he’d find there. He wants to escape, return to the world he knows and understands, but even if he does, would anyone believe him?  Or would his ramblings of Magna, Demons, the Genmod and Arctus City brand him as a lunatic? First he has to escape, and it won’t be easy.
Title: Broken Clock
 Genre Urban Fantasy (Urban Arcana)
Before she became a Fixer, Margot Vance was an apprentice, a scared and scarred girl with too much power and very little control, working under her mentor, Horace Carmichael, a harsh but fair instructor in the ways of “fixing” things.

But on a mugging investigation, he vanishes, leaving only a bloody trail behind. They’ve had countless of these cases in the past year, so what makes this one different?

Or maybe this is a test or? But what if he’s really in trouble?

Only one way to find out.

Title: Training Day
 Genre Science-Fantasy (Summersalt)
 Premise Leona Mercer has been around for a long time, way before the town became Summersalt, and in all these centuries she’s never needed anyone’s help to do her job, least of all a couple of rookies, no matter how skilled or mutated they might be. But the higher-ups don’t like Leona’s methods, least of all when she’s on the trail of a dangerous Black Salt cartel.

Then again, the kid could be useful, and it’s been a long time since anyone’s been at Leona’s fighting level…maybe it wouldn’t hurt to bring them along?

Title: Long Live the King
 Genre Fantasy
 Premise They’re here, on the other side of the door, young, powerful and lusting for the Dark Lord’s blood, each with a different reason, some for glory and others for revenge.

But can they go through with it? Can they vanquish the evil and bring their adventure to an end? But what if she’s right and killing her is the worst mistake they can ever make? Can they live with their actions if she’s not lying?

If you like any of them, please vote on the poll and let me know which one you’d like to see first!