Busy Vs. Productive: Too Much of the Wrong Stuff is Bad for You

Busy Vs. Productive: Too Much of the Wrong Stuff is Bad for You By Shannon Rivera A few years ago my family moved from sunny San Diego to the middle of nowhere Tennessee. Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed many aspects of this move. Gas is cheaper, housing is more affordable, and there is …

Forlorn Part IV

Saoirse woke to the smell of wet dog as Ardal nudged his cold nose in the crux of her neck and then licked her face. “Get off, get off…” Saoirse muttered as she pushed the fluffy bulk of Ardal away. He whimpered and stumbled and she sighed at the sound. Her head was pounding from …

Show what needs Shown, Tell what needs Told

Show what needs Shown, Tell what needs ToldBy Shannon Leigh Rivera “Specificity in writing should not depend on modifiers” – Adam Sexton, Master Class in Fiction Writing Show and Tell. As writers, we have heard these two words a lot. The more you study writing and the more you read on the subject of writing, …

Forlorn Part III

Brigid woke with a start. Her body tensed immediately as her eyes flew open. She attempted to move her arms but the solid feeling of chains attached to her wrists sent her body into shivers of panic. The room was dark and she lay on cold, wet stone. Pulling against the chains, she screamed for …

calling all writers

Are you looking for a place to showcase your short story or flash fiction work? Maybe you want to your work to be exposed to a large and more diverse audience? Maybe you are just looking for a platform to share your unpublished stories with the world? The Fantasy Fix is looking for collaboration authors. …

The Jewel of Rajai- Part III

Once we had left the gates of the palace, the carriages were stopped and I was whisked away to my own separate travel coach. We were to travel separately in case of attack but also to keep us from doing anything untoward until our official wedding ceremony before the Rajaian High Priestess. When I stepped …

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins- Envy A YA Anthology Envy can either drive us to be better or sink into self-pity and resentment. It can make us miserable and petty, or be the driving force behind positive change. From cavemen to immortals and ghosts to valedictorians, the characters of our stories know what it’s like to want …

A Shadow and Mist Series- Book One

Of Rebels and Ruin A Shadow and Mist Series Book One Tengoku is an Elven Empire in turmoil.  It has been twenty-three years since the great civil war that saw the rise of Emperor Lao’shun and his Dra’karan faction over the Ki’saari faction who’d once been in power. After the loss of their lands, the Ki’saari were …

Novella

The Court of the Black Crane by Shannon Leigh Rivera In the Elven Kingdom of Tengoku, secrets rule the land. Where one hand plots, the other is extended in friendship. The shadows are always one’s ally, especially in the Court of the Black Crane.