Isabel Nee

Isabel Nee loves reading, writing, science, birds, and mythology. She has had prose and poetry published in elementia magazine and Showcase Selections ~ 2016. She is currently writing a YA fantasy novel, and hopes to some day become a professional novelist. Isabel lives in Kansas where she hatches chickens and (she would like to think) great ideas.

Blood is Thicker than Water

I couldn’t hear the blood-magicker approaching, but I knew she was there. I cowered back in the little corner made by a building that jutted farther into the alley than its neighbors. I could feel the rough stones against my back as I clutched my tattered backpack against my chest and drew my knees up. […]

Winter Wings

I hear the birds’ chatter high in the trees, And the frurr-frurr of their wings as they fly, The bright colors of cardinals I see, Vivid against snowy trees and pale sky. O, how blue the jay and black the grackle, How brilliantly red the kinglet’s head, As they perch in fir and cedar, their […]

Believing is Seeing

Even before I walked outside, I spotted the pair of teenage boys through the glass doors of the jewelry shop. They were standing next to a light pole a few feet away from where my red Jaguar convertible was parked. They didn’t seem to be interested in the admittedly ostentatious car though, and instead appeared […]


It wasn’t that I didn’t like little kids, I just tended to avoid them. I didn’t really know what to do when I was around them, and I wasn’t exactly popular among a lot of the parents. So, when the little girl walked up and tugged on my leg, I was shocked. I had gone out […]

The Apothecary’s Help

The human girl was getting annoying. She had been dithering in front of the stall without actually buying anything for half an hour, and I was beginning to seriously get tired of her. Collins looked even more harassed, but still managed to be polite as the girl leaned far over the counter and batted her eyes […]