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HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY — Q18

And boom!  It’s November again! Welcome to Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Issue 18, our second on the new publication schedule.  The disastrous weather took pity on us and, free from worrying about death and destruction from the skies, we’ve assembled a great issue for you.  But being Okies we’d be remiss in failing to mention there […]

A LONELY GRAVE ON THE HILL

A LONELY GRAVE ON THE HILL, by  Cesar Alcazar: Anrath yanked the reins of his horse as a piercing scream broke the silence of the night and startled the animal. After regaining control of the steed, the mercenary from Connacht examined the darkness in an attempt to find the source of the noise. Travelling at […]

TAKING THE BAIT

TAKING THE BAIT, by Jon Byrne: Timalo glanced over his shoulder for what seemed the hundredth time, peering back through the rain-swept darkness to check they were not being followed.  And of course, like before there was no one.  His mind was playing tricks on him, just another reason why he should pack it all […]

CORINTH

CORINTH, by Gerald Henson: They hounded me through the streets of Corinna.  They had surrounded the crumbling barn where I slept and thought to catch me unaware, but even then I knew to listen in my sleep.  I knew not to close my eyes long enough to dream. The Antonine Empire had failed a generation […]

THE SHIP IN THE CLOUDS

THE SHIP IN THE CLOUDS, by James Hutchings: I was walking alone on a wet stretch of stone that the guidebook had claimed was a beach and the sea was as gray as my spirits that day and I sighed as if robbed of my speech. And it seemed as I sighed that the world […]

THE REGION LINUIS

THE REGION LINUIS, by Lorna Smithers: ‘Then it was that the magnanimous Arthur, with all the kings and military force of Britain, fought against the Saxons… The second, third, fourth and fifth (battles), were on another river, by the Britons called Duglas, in the region Linuis.’ – Nennius, History of the Britons.   In the […]