Abbreviated Magic

      Wayne Benham
Abbreviated Magic

Two short stories of black magic, dark humor, and wicked twists. "Which Doctor"- what happens when divorce simply won't do. A couple plays a cat & mouse game to see who can survive their marriage. The perfect murder? Or the perfect trap? "Deja Voodoo"- Charles has a problem. He keeps waking up on the wrong side of bed. Somewhere in Africa. And it just might be the death of him.When seventeen year old Patience Gillespie arrives at her uncle’s house for one of her regular visits, she finds blood everywhere, and evidence that he has been kidnapped. She stumbles across a letter detailing that the world of fantasy and magic is in fact real, and that he had been expecting this to happen. He also leaves a magical ring which he says will protect her. Patience enlists the help of an elemental called Grim, Mercy – a sword fighting clairvoyant who has the ability to alter people’s memories and explore their mind, and Mortus, a zombie necromancer who can spirit walk among the dead and use shadow magic. Together they must uncover a plot that has been set in place ever since an ancient war which shaped the world we live in today. There are dangers, laughs, and a hell of a lot of style.

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    Adjustable Magic

      Wayne Benham
Adjustable Magic

Three short pieces dealing with unusual circumstances and misbehaving body parts. "The Oddly Even Couple", a first date that will never be forgotten- or ever fully remembered. "One Hand Clapping", but the wearer insists it doesn't belong to him. "Social Dynamics for the Teflon Mind", an anti-lullaby for the dispossessed.Three short pieces of people dealing with unusual circumstances and misbehaving body parts. "The Oddly Even Couple" go on a first date that will never be forgotten. Or ever fully remembered. "One Hand Clapping", but the wearer of the hand insists that it doesn't belong to him. "Social Dynamics for the Teflon Mind", an anti-lullaby for the dispossessed.

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