World-526.5.MM-6: A World With Marilith Civilians

Far from the human settlements lives a secluded community of mariliths, extraordinary beings with strange anatomy but an ultimately human nature. Marilith men and women have six arms and the lower portion of their body is a snake, without legs. They are somewhat short; though their tail gives them a body length of about 3 …

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World-157.5.HL-99: A Magma Underworld of Skeletal Giants

A hellish underworld, the whole universe is a massive cavern filled with inhospitable islands of blistering rocks dotting a roiling sea of magma.  Literally, the floor is lava. The denizens of this underworld appear to be communities of skeleton-like devilish monstrosities roughly 5 meters tall.  Despite their frightening appearance, the denizens are actually very affable …

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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.