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"The Father's Curse"

https://futurethief.substack.com/p/the-fathers-curse

A mother brings her son on a perilous journey into mysterious catacombs under the false premise they are on a treasure hunt. He soon discovers the truth as their adventure takes a dangerous turn.

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"Take your daughter to work day" is flash fiction fantasy story told in just over 1000 words.

Most parents would give everything to ensure that their kids are safe. Luckily, most aren't asked to.

https://open.substack.com/pub/hannadelaneywrites/p/take-your-daughter-to-work-day?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android&r=2byo0o

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

The Tomb of Zalvasio

A former pirate turned blacksmith, twleve-year-old twins who dabble in magic, and a sarcastic ghost who won't let the desecration of his tomb go unpunished.

https://speclectic.substack.com/p/the-tomb-of-zalvasio

And, I am catching up on reading the others...

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"Good Fighting" is the light sci-fi tale of a guy on a moon out in space who's just trying to check the perimeter when the aliens attack. He's right in the middle of a refresher break too.

https://indianamichael.substack.com/p/good-fighting

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

See No Evil

Tasha, blinded by a curse, journeys with her feckless father to the labyrinth at the center of Gaia to find a cure and retrieve Gaia's Gem, a treasure beyond treasures.

https://open.substack.com/pub/garenglazier/p/see-no-evil?r=b2ix9&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

“The Prophet and the Cupbearer” is a prequel to “A Grail for Eidothea” (currently in serialisation). Maeve must journey to the earth’s core in a reflective quest to restore the Greal to the dreigiau môr, the sea dragons, whose powers are in decline.

https://open.substack.com/pub/projectstarfish/p/trr-the-prophet-and-the-cupbearer?r=1mk6at&utm_medium=ios

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Mar 20·edited Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

On the run from those who wronged him, a renowned warrior flees into the ruins of an ancient civilization to make a desperate last stand, only to confront an unseen evil.

https://joshtatter.substack.com/p/the-colossal-shade?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I've released my badass Bandita into a prompted planetary adventure:

https://reiditwrite.substack.com/i/142420516/bandita

Feedback so far:

"Excellent story."

"A great action-oriented piece."

"Fun! Great voice."

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Mar 20·edited Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Written Upon Our Souls

Deep within us reside old stories, encoded warnings that prepare us for future invasion. They tell of grave outcomes for those hesitate. Yet, the matriarch of the colony must confront her own programming, which makes it nearly impossible to leave her role and responsibilities, even in the face of war and certain death.

https://portension.substack.com/p/written-upon-our-souls

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"Hailstorm": An unnamed narrator, an outcast among his own people stuck in the middle of an inter-species conflict he wants nothing to do with, tries to save the thing he cares about most - his research.

https://beetlebyte.substack.com/p/hailstorm

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Thank you so much for organizing this! I can't wait to read all these great stories!

"The Rift of Santa Rosa"

After unexpectedly going into labor while seeking treasure, a mother must escape a magical, deadly subterranean Rift before it seals shut at sunset.

https://bridgetriley.substack.com/p/the-rift-of-santa-rosa?sd=pf

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

[Message from a Chosen One] is a science fiction short story. The narrator, a Chosen One, ponders the question: "How can a body and a people endure cellular annihilation?"

https://open.substack.com/pub/samrake/p/message-from-a-chosen-one?r=32fu8f&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Mar 21Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Sci-Fi Prompt Quest

https://reddoscarwrites.substack.com/p/the-siege-of-kydonia

Strategos Lyceus must protect the last of the colonists from the rampaging husks of Chaos.

Fantasy Prompt Quest

https://reddoscarwrites.substack.com/p/the-riches-of-the-everdark

A missing mother. A labyrinth of dark tunnels. The possibility of vast treasures...

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I think I took a wrong turn somewhere and things got a bit dark. Oooops!

"Once, his father dived into the near bottomless Pit in search of treasure.

Now that his old man is sick, it's up to Bryan to jump into the depths of earth to investigate a mysterious discovery. The Iron Gate!"

https://marcodblanco.substack.com/p/the-iron-gate

And yes, I did call my character Bryan just to make it uncanny for when Brian Reindel reads it. He gets to have a special experience!

I did Illustrate two sketchy paintings to add a bit of flavour, let me know how you feel about those. I'm not sure yet if I'll draw more for future submissions or not.

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Stronger Than Death, is a story of a father and daughter looking for the Light of the world in the dark hostile places beneath us. Thanks for Prompt #1!

https://witteringwiddershins.substack.com/p/stronger-than-death

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Here is my little, somewhat experimental vignette, complete with intro.

https://open.substack.com/pub/inadifferentplace/p/fragment-of-a-time-capsule?r=2s9hod&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

It's the POV wot does it.

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Mar 20Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

This is my first time doing this! My story's name is "Those Demons We Run From."

Colt Athens' life is destroyed. He has destroyed it himself. Now, there is the Labyrinth that he is put into, but he has to protect a little girl who is in it also. Unfortunately, there are Demons out there, and they will kill you, if you don't kill them first.

https://open.substack.com/pub/austin407/p/those-demons-we-run-from?r=1r6ity&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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“A Brilliant Piece of Jade” is set in my epic fantasy world, Amashik, and centers around a mother and daughter. Ngo’li of The Order of The Jade Crest is on a mission to see if her daughter, Ngia’wi, will be deemed worthy to take up her mantle. The two must venture deep within Amashik where Ngia’wi, and Ngo’li, will each be tested.

https://open.substack.com/pub/enneadtheruleofnine/p/a-brilliant-piece-of-jade?r=1cn0m4&utm_medium=ios

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