Short Story of the Month

The Island of the Giants

The cannon-ship of Her Majesty Setter landed on that island 11th June of the year 1857, nine days after it had been led astray by unexpected storm while on her course to Mumbai, where we should load supplies for our sail to Andamans and to Malay Archipelago. I was hired as a ship’s doctor, despite being a biologist by profession. I took this job because it was only possible way to visit faraway lands, where, as I hoped, I could find peace for my curious soul.

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Being of the Month

Turanna

The fairy Turanna is known amongst the Toscani as a guardian of people in love, however, her history is deeper. One of the ancestors of this being is Turan, Etruscan goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.

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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

„I can’t believe that!” said Alice.
“Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.”
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

— Lewis Carroll. Through the Looking-Glass

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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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* 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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