Short Story of the Month

Beware of Theology

“Even your grandfather, Chaplainix, as a proper Celt, knew that there are some threats to our existence,” said chieftain Conquiscadorix to young field druid, with sorrow in his voice. “He also said that even if pagan fetishes are only pseudophillosophy, when we are on a visit, be it conquering or not, we have to respect their traditions. Truth be told, he was one of those who pulled beards of Roman’s Elderly, but there was no danger there.”

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Being of the Month

Quinotaur

This sea creature, described as a five-horned bull, dates back to the seventh century. Or rather, it's mentioned in Fredegar's Chronicle, written at that time. But it is no mere bovine with a penchant for wet environments, but, as befits a proper aquatic monster, beef combined with fish. And it is not just any cattle, but the one with a lineage going back to Neptune, the god of the seas.

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Other Stuff

Sherlockiana: Police Officers

Even though Holmes became the patron of all literary detectives that came after him, he didn't consider himself as one. He thought of himself as a higher form of a sleuth.

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Quote of the Month

"For instance," he went on reprovingly, "if instead of wishing yourself upon my back, you had wished yourself a good horseman, how much wiser that would have been. There's a lot more to riding than getting into the saddle, you know. “

— Ruth Plumly Thompson. The Wishing Horse of Oz

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How to Properly Feed a Demon

How to Properly Feed a Demon

Twenty-five short short stories for short short breaks. Starring aliens and people, gods as well as demons.

 

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Didaktylos*
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather

 

Welcome to my world. For the longest time I couldn’t think of right name for this place, so I left it without one. Amongst things you can find here are attempts of science fiction and fantasy stories, my collection of gods, bogeymen and monsters and also articles about things that had me interested, be it for a while or for years. (There is more of this, sadly not in English but in Czech, on www.fext.cz)

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