Sara Lundberg

Sara is a Kansas-grown author of the fantasy and horror persuasions. She is convinced that fantastical things are waiting for her just around the corner, and until she finds the right corner, she writes about those things instead.

The Dragon’s Lost Library

I met the dragon the summer after my fifth grade year. It was the start of summer vacation—a magical time for children. The days were full of possibility, and back then, the summers seemed endless. That summer, I planned on spending hours curled up on the bottom bunk bed, my fantasy posters surrounding me in […]

The Last Christmas Tree

Needle grew up like most trees. He started as a seed from a pine cone. He was raised in a greenhouse until he was big enough to survive outdoors, where he was planted in the ground. As Needle grew, he heard rustling amongst the other trees, who had been planted in neat rows alongside him, […]

Find Me Tonight

The boy watched the pink foil helium balloon hover listlessly in the moonlight. It was the last remnant from his sister’s birthday party earlier that day. During the party, it had been perky, dancing happily in the breeze. Now, enough helium had escaped that it had begun its inevitable slump toward the ground. It had […]

My Only Human

Everybody has a death. When a person is born, one of us is born, too, and we stay close to them their whole lives, making sure they stay on the path to meet us in the end. It’s a little like having a guardian angel, I suppose. I like to look at it more as […]

What Happened to the Goat

Horace looked at his phone with a frown, flipping back through the last few messages. “Is that a goat? Who the hell steals a goat?” the recipient had sent. “Time is running out.” he had sent back, going for menacing to get whoever was on the receiving end’s ass in gear. “Sorry. Wrong number,” had […]