Fantasy and science fiction short stories aimed at young adult and middle grade readers.
"Rite of Passage"
Twelve-year-old twins Jaeda and Kaedin are preparing for their society's rite of passage. Kaedin's hoping to get magic. Jaeda just wants to survive. But neither are prepared for the surprise awaiting them.
"A Phone Conversation"
An alien child calls the White House while trying to reach McDonald's.
"The Spinning Talent"
When Della's roommate is stupid enough to give away a ring that protects her from her birth-curse, Della is forced to reveal herself as a goldspinner in order to find her roommate's true love.
In a world where everyone gets wings, Elysia is the only one who doesn't have hers yet.
"Cindy's Fairy Godmother"
Cinderella's daughter meets a grumpy fairy godmother who gives her three wishes -- which do not go as planned.
"Monster Under the Bed"
Jennifer's best friend is the monster under her bed. Unfortunately, her brand new baby-sitter wants to get rid of him.
After spending three months in 1923, Saylee comes back home to 2083, only to discover that everything has changed.
"The Apple of Discord"
In the world of Greek mythology, Cassandra's slave picks up the Apple of Discord, instead of her brother Paris. She's asked to choose which goddess is the most beautiful. But what answer will prevent war?
Sarah knows she's in trouble when her Advanced Precognition class expects her to finish her homework assignments before she's assigned them.
"Beauty and Brave"
An powerful female dragon has to save her little brother when he's kidnapped by a human who wants him for a pet.
"The Dragon and the Santa"
After trying to eat Rudolph, a dragon ends up pulling Santa's sleigh.
Buying oil from alien governments might not be a good idea.
Why are the humans inviting aliens to visit from every parallel universe they can find? Everybody has a different explanation, but the true answer is very silly.
Because even time-travelers have to pay income tax.
"On the Way Through the Woods"
A kleptomaniac princess and a good witch meet a monster in the forest who does NOT like people stealing his roses.
"When the Wilkinsons Grew"
Strange things often happen when the Wilkinsons are involved.