Based in the Charming universe, Once Upon a Time is a collection of short stories inspired by the storytelling card game of the same name. For each short story, I incorporated five or more story cards and one ending card that are all selected at random. Each story includes elements of fairy tales in the modern world, romance between two men and a guaranteed happily ever after. The title of each short story will be the sentence of the ending card and the story cards will be listed at the end. Enjoy!
Maximillian "Max" is the son of the evil stepsister who now works for his aunt's undercover agency. He is struggling to be viewed as someone competent at his job, then a new mission to capture a notorious gang leader named Franklin who is associated with illegal animal trades appears. All Max has to do is seduce him, so he can repair any credibility he has left as an undercover agent and prove to everyone that he is not just a case of nepotism. However, things never go according to plan, and Max needs to know whether Franklin can be trusted before things get worse in a world of talking animals and grizzly gentlemen.
Liam Sanders was forced to make a journal notebook for his English project. But he took a liking into it and decided to keep one for himself. This is his secret journal-diary, and this narrates the story of how he met the End.
“The time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4
After betraying his lover, Samuel is determined to make things right, no matter what the cost. They flee Oscar's captors, only to be confronted by the very truth that put them in their predicament in the first place.
After the brutal loss of several of their number, the remnants of the Icarus Confederacy attempt to pick up the pieces. A mysterious dream points Tristan in a new direction, and what was once thought lost may still yet linger.