Earth-305.6.DH-2: An Earth with Dragons in Charge of Humans

Since the establishment of dragon civilization, dragon-kind began at first with a tenuous relationship with humans.  While dragons built their towns and cities, humans regularly encroached into them, almost as a kind of vermin.  In different parts of Europe, at least, dragons eventually made pacts with the intelligent humans - pacts eventually became treaties, treaties …

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Earth-525.5.PL-130: City with a Secret Society of People Who Move Through Transmission Lines

People don't look up often.  They miss a secret world hidden in the power and communication lines above their heads.  They might catch a glimpse of people standing on top of the pole, out of sight, watching a secret world of energy and information below them. Such individuals have within them a special spark.  This …

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Because of a Cough by John R. Canter

It had barely been even a day since the volcanic eruption. Most of the streets were still deep with soot. At least, those streets that weren’t completely buried or burned by active lava flows. I had survived, somehow, thanks to this curse. I didn’t dare take shelter with any others, and that turned out to be a good thing. I can usually handle stress, as a medical doctor, but in a life-or-death situation, I can’t always prevent the change that comes with being a werewolf.

Two Halves by John R. Canter

Another branch crashes loudly through the canopy to the earth, a wake of birds already fleeing startled. The runner makes no pretense of stealth, which Asoka has given up on as well. The half-elf, running at top speed, fires another arrow up into the trees, and again misses his quarry. That damn protection from arrows spell! He curses in his head, not wasting the breath as he maintains pursuit. The other half-elf, running, jumps from branch to branch, satchel swinging from his body as he darts overhead.