El Rey Del Mar (The King of the Sea)

      Alpert L Pine
El Rey Del Mar (The King of the Sea)

Fernando Alberto Ruiz, AKA El Rey del Mar, may have been the world's most famous (or infamous) drug lord. But even after a Hollywood film, not many know the true story of his wild life. The drugs. The violence. The mermaids. 2900 words.Fernando Alberto Ruiz, AKA El Rey Del Mar, may have been the world's most famous (or infamous) drug lord. But even after a Hollywood film, not many know the entire story of his wild life. The drugs. The violence. The mermaids.Now, with the news of the late drug lord's passing, what better time than to take a look back over the life of one of the world's most interesting men. A hero to some, a criminal to others. He was Fernando Alberto Ruiz, El Rey Del Mar. The King of the Sea.Approximately 2900 words in length.

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    Another Day, Another Curse(d Item)

      Alpert L Pine
Another Day, Another Curse(d Item)

Magnus is an adventuring warrior with a penchant for accumulating cursed items. In fact, he has so many, some cancel out the effects of others. He keeps the cursed objects because he can't stand to get rid of any loot, but this most recent find could be the end of him! A fun fantasy tale of 2000 words.Magnus is an adventuring warrior. As such, there are two things he loves more than anything: wenches, ale, and loot. Okay, three things.Unfortunately, the warrior has been having some bad luck lately. He keeps finding cursed items. Strange and rare and oftentimes dangerous artifacts with effects ranging from the merely annoying to the dreadfully debilitating. Magnus loves loot, hates to get rid of anything, and now he's collected so many cursed items, their effects are beginning to cancel one another out.Only this time, he's stumbled across his deadliest cursed item yet (a dagger imploring him to kill—everyone!), and so he has journeyed far to visit his magic-user friend, Andre. Can the mage assist Magnus? Will this be the end for the adventuring warrior, or will Andre be able to help him? Preferably by pointing the way to another item to cancel out this most recent, troublesome artifact. Magnus loves loot, and it is a very fine dagger . . .A humorous tale of the fantastic. Approximately 2000 words.

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