These fantasy short stories are all stand-alone pieces:
The Unclean (3rd Place Winner, 2010 Writers’ Journal Fiction contest)
The God’s Eye (1st Place Winner, 2011 Writers’ Journal Fiction contest)
The Unclean — A Short Story
Jared always wanted to be noticed. Now a secret summons from the Mage-Lord promises to make all his dreams come true. Finally, his magical talents will be recognized. But he soon realizes all is not as it seems.
This 3,200 word fantasy short story placed third in the Writers’ Journal 2010 Fiction Contest and was published in the July/August issue of the magazine.
The God’s Eye — A Short Story
Thievery can be profitable work; the higher the risk, the greater the reward. But when a wizard comes looking to hire someone to steal one of the world’s most well-guarded and mysterious relics, even the local outlaws are nervous. Only one woman is willing to take on the task. Raena never could resist a challenge…
This 5,000 word fantasy short story won first place in the 2011 Writers’ Journal Fiction Contest and was published in the July/August issue of the magazine.
Wayward Scribe — A Short Story
No one ever notices the humble scribe. But when an ancient enemy invades the kingdom, wit and words become more than just tools of survival; they are a catalyst with the power to shape the future.
This 2,700 word piece is a stand-alone fantasy short story of loyalty and betrayal from Jacquelyn Smith, author of the World of Lasniniar series.
Rubicon — A Short Story Collection
Decisions can be dangerous. In worlds where mages, assassins, and usurpers run rampant, your next move might be your last.
This fantasy short story collection contains three tales of characters whose fates are forever altered by passing a point of no return: The Unclean (3,200 words), The God’s Eye (5,000 words), and Wayward Scribe (2,700 words).
The Unclean won third place in the 2010 Writers’ Journal Fiction Contest, and The God’s Eye placed first the following year.