The Facilitator by Lyn McConchie

The Facilitator Lyn McConchie Wizard Bingelgretson focused his spell through his facilitator and spoke the release word clearly. There was a tingling in the air as a cloud of smoke flattened out and developed a shining surface. A silver surround crawled around that and…

The Magic Shop by H. G. Wells

The Magic Shop H. G. Wells I had seen the Magic Shop from afar several times; I had passed it once or twice, a shop window of alluring little objects, magic balls, magic hens, wonderful cones, ventriloquist dolls, the material of the basket trick,…

To Free A Comrade by Jack Mulcahy

To Free A Comrade Jack Mulcahy First appeared in Sorcerous Signals under the title, Journey into the Darkness, May-June 2008 Mikhaila was in a hurry. Damn that Kestrel, anyway! She’d told him and told him she wasn’t interested in him the way he was…

Forecast by Pete Alex Harris

Forecast Pete Alex Harris “And now the shipping forecast, issued by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Thaumometry Agency at 12 pm today.” Lighthouse-master Carson fiddled with the crackling radio, trying to get a clearer signal. It had been making a…