What is the nature of love and how do we feel about it? Elliott is struggling because he likes a girl, needs her, but he doesn't really love her, not like he loved Claire. Claire was the love of his life. He bumps into another soul who is hurting from the same kind of condition. In the end, the emotions become lyrical and we see how the creative process is sometimes a healing one. Let's see if we can find the Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.
When Gerard is eight, he starts getting hurt without getting injured, and it doesn't take long for him to realise that he's experiencing someone else's pain. But when Gerard falls from his bike and ends up losing his foot, he dreams of flying through the countryside on a big red horse, and his whole life becomes about the desire to feel just as complete as he does when he's asleep.
A new teacher, Mister Darin Stanford, is assigned a special project by the headmistress of a private school. His project is Christopher Bird, a rich child who has had his life dictated by his father. The teacher and student need to find some way to trust each other and make this situation work. Neither is prepared for what they will encounter.
This story is written for the Jagged Edges / Unintended Consequences 2017 Anthology
Jonne left his home and joined the Guardsmen of Valdemar, partly due to lack of acceptance by his family. His attraction to men turns out to be an advantage when he’s assigned to the handsome Herald-Mage Vanyel Askhevron. His encounter with the dreaded Demon-Slayer prepares Jonne to deal with a minor demon of his past.
An imp from Hell teams up with an angel from Heaven for joint missions in the human world. But there are other forces at work, interfering with the team. Angel and Imp will have to deal with the consequences.