The Foiling of Gorsfeld: A Tale of the Half-Elven

      M. K. Theodoratus
The Foiling of Gorsfeld: A Tale of the Half-Elven

This suitor is unwanted. When Gorsfeld, scion of the richest family in the Marches, comes a courting the young Mariah, he refuses to take "no" for an answer. Mariah needs to discover a way to discourage her unwanted suitor without breaking the code of hospitality or making her foster father angry. --- A Far Isles Half-Elven short story.If you liked this short story, please review. ThanksAll may seem lost...until you really do lose everything.Jessica Ellison thought she'd lost everything in the Joplin tornado, until her boyfriend, Nick, dies in a freak accident. It all started as a retreat to Eureka Springs to escape the rubble of what was left of their lives, a chance to have a normal weekend before returning to sift through the debris one last time. Things come into focus for Jessica when the only man she's ever loved is killed. Can fate twist things around and set it right, or has it just spiraled out of control?

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    Doom Comes for a Sold Soul

      M. K. Theodoratus
Doom Comes for a Sold Soul

Demons are coming to take Dr. Allsdipp, a Nobel Prize Winner, away. He doesn't want to go, and his fight to keep his soul has made him the oldest person alive. Grant Highgrim, a down and out reporter, has a chance to become a real reporter again--if he can interview the oldest man alive, but first, he must save the geezer from a legion of beetle-demons coming to claim his soul.Not only is Grant Highgrim about to be evicted from his apartment for nonpayment, his career as a reporter is on the line. When he learns the world’s oldest living man—the reclusive 150-year-old Nobel Prize winner Dr Henry Allsdipp—Highgrim is determined to interview him. He thinks he has found a way to get his floundering career on track. All he has to do is to persuade Allsdipp to reveal the secret of his long life.On the day that Highgrim arrives to interview the ill-tempered recluse, everything goes wrong. A horde of demon beetles invades the home, seeking just one thing--Henry Allsdipp’s soul. Highgrim must conquer his irrational fear of insects to save the old man and his own future at the same time.How can he save the cranky Allsdipp from the demons coming to take him away?

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    Hear That Damn Owl?

      M. K. Theodoratus
Hear That Damn Owl?

Enraged that he gave in to his mother's demands to return home or lose his inheritance, Crayton takes his anger out on a dive-bombing owl prowling a gas station in the mountains. When a codger warns him about wrathful owls, he dismisses the cautions as local folklore. Will the owl seek revenge?What if the old folktales were true?If you enjoy old Twilight Zone episodes or have felt your heart pounding in your chest during an Alfred Hitchcock movie, you need to read by M. K. Theodoratus’s newest tale of suspense. Crayton blows into a gas stop after his mother summons him home as his brother drifts near death after a car accident. Crayton can’t stop wondering why he came back. Was it only to keep his mother from cutting off his inheritance? He instantly regrets being forced to stop at the old service station on the other side of the mountains from home. Everything about the place, even the people, are old and dying. Crayton’s anger and bent for self-destruction come to a head when he spots an owl prowling around the station. An old decrepit storyteller warns Crayton about the dangers of crossing an owl, but the damn owl drives him nuts.Crayton takes his anger and frustration out on the dive-bombing owl. When strange things begin happening, Crayton has to hope it’s just his imagination, but he’s afraid the old folktales are coming true. Can he escape the wrath of the owl?M. K. Theodoratus has nine published works, with more on the way. She has always felt magic and fantasy were apart of her life. She specializes in captivating long-form short stories or novelettes.

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    Noticing Jamilla

      M. K. Theodoratus
Noticing Jamilla

Cassy Mae thought she escaped danger of the Santos Francisco slums when she moved to her GrammyJo’s after her mother’s death, but an evil stalker haunts Cassy in the small mountain town in spite of GrammyJo’s protective magic.How do you escape a hunter of pure evil?Cassy Mae had been raised to hate and fear magic. But, when her mother dies, Cassy Mae finds herself living with grandmother in Docket’s Diggings, a small mountain town. The town seems like heaven, at first, in spite of her GrammyJo’s working powerful herbal juju.Docket’s Diggings quickly loses its charms with the arrival of the rich and mysterious Lydia Markhem and her niece Jamilla. The whole town sinks into a strange malaise that only Cassy Mae and GrammyJo seem immune to.. Cassy Mae quickly discovers she has more to worry about than finishing her senior year and GrammyJo’s magic. A demonic stalker, thirsting for Cassy Mae’s own magic, is hunting her. A magic Cassy Mae doesn’t believe she possesses. Will Cassy Mae have the strength and the power to resist pure evil?If you enjoy Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments Series or anything by Danielle Page, you will be captivated by M. K. Theodoratus’s World of Andor stories.Praise for M. K. Theodoratus and Noticing Jamilla, A Tale of Andor:“With a compelling and satisfying story arc, short fiction fans of this popular genre will certainly find Noticing Jamilla an intriguing tale, whilst being left to wonder if there is not a longer novel in the near future. It is recommended without reservation.” – BookViral (https://bookviral.com/noticing-jamilla/4583707659)“This was a great little story. I sure hope the author will write more stories like this to read in book length.” –Norma Van DorenM. K. Theodoratus has seven published works, with more on the way. She has always felt magic and fantasy were apart of her life. She specializes in captivating long-form of fantasy short stories.

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    Cavern Between Worlds

      M. K. Theodoratus
Cavern Between Worlds

Where have all the seals and birds gone? Captain Hattenel, a Half-Elven, ranger, joins Voron, a disreputable sea captain, to solve the mystery. They are captured by dog-headed magic workers after falling into a trap. They must escape before the heavy gravity of the alternate world or the dog-heads kill them. --- A Far Isle Half-Elven short story.If you liked this story, please review. ThanksAll life has disappeared from a rookery far from Half-Elven shores, south in enemy territory. Voron, a disreputable ship’s captain, asks permission to investigate the mystery, a request that lands on Captain Hattenel’s desk. Her curiosity tweaked, she decides to investigate the conflict between Voron’s dubious reputation and the intelligence displayed in his book about his explorations. Captain Hattenel discovers Voron not only projects a powerful negative glamour, guaranteed to repulse any Half-Elven warrior, but his shields are stronger than most. When she learns he plans to investigate the mysterious rookery on his own, Hattenel decides to join him – only to discover a secret that can destroy their world … and their careers.While exploring the deserted island, the two are catapulted into a world of dog-headed magic workers. Hattenel an Voron must escape before gravity or the dog-heads kill them.

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    Night for the Gargoyles

      M. K. Theodoratus
Night for the Gargoyles

Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the rival lusting for his position.The four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with Orvil and asks the angels for reinforcements. Will help come in time?If you liked this story, please review it. Thank you.A legion of demons and imps overrun the city of Trebridge. But Gillen, leader of the four gargoyle guardians, has more problems than the invading demons. One of his squad plots to usurp his command. With St. Edmund's church--the sanctuary that guards the only known portal from the demon world into city-- scheduled for destruction to make way for high-rise condos, Gillen must decide whom to fight. The demons or his rival.Dare he ask the angel commanders for reinforcements and prove his incompetence? A short story set in the world of Andor and the inspiration for the book, There Be Demons, to be published by The Grumpy Dragon in 2014. If you enjoy this free story, please review it. Even a couple of sentences will do. Thanx.

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