Anita C. Young

Only You

The crystals hanging from the shop door jingled and Alexandra looked up from counting inventory to find a confused girl looking around. Of all the curio shops, why did she have to come to mine? Alexandra wanted to crawl behind the shelves and duck away into the back room. Too bad those beaded curtains would […]

The Crow Keeper

Emmaline hesitated to ask the girl what was wrong. Far too often it led to a game or trick being played on her, but Nadia’s distress appeared to be quite real. “What’s wrong?” “Claudia has been gone for nearly two weeks. She should have been back by now.” “She’s a clever girl. I’m sure she’s […]

The Dragon Lore

I wonder how much longer we can go on like this, Elder Eidald thought as he surveyed the town bathed in the soft orange light cast off from numerous glowstones. He stood and massaged the stiffness out of his shoulder. With the dwindling supply of glowstones, the moths are venturing closer and closer to town to […]


Laying Down The Law

“Come on Grandma, we’re going to be late!” Alexandra Underwood called up the stairs to Jean. “Oh quit your fussing, there’s still an hour before the concert starts,” Jean’s disembodied voice floated down. “Yeah an hour for you! I have to get there and get set up. This bad boy doesn’t tune itself.” She tapped […]

Soul Bracelet

Alexandra felt certain that the heat was literally melting her flesh from her bones as she sat in front of the wheezing fan. This summer had been particularly brutal and the weatherwoman predicted no break in the heat on the horizon. “Seriously, Grandma Jean, can we turn the freaking AC on?” The fan distorted Alexandra’s […]