Magic has gone underground since the time of the Rise of Christendom. As such, it is much more subtle than it was in the days of yore. The stories of this Universe reflect that. They take place in an alternate reality not very different than this one and have each of the following characteristics:
1. Magic is involved in one way or another, either subtly, secretive, or blended seemlessly with modern technology.
2. The main character is either in the military or part of a military family.
3. All of the stories take place sometime between the end of World War II and the present.
If you are an author with an interest in posting a story in this Universe, e-mail me your pen name and I will open it up for you.
||Death and Love in Marjah
|"She was naked and tied to a bed when I first met her." I know, strange way to meet a woman. But what happens after that? And how did she get to be naked and tied up? And how the hell did he happen to be lucky enough to meet her that way? A little story about what happens when the Fates decide you need to be woken up and how they do it. WARNING-No actual sex, but attempted rape is part of the story. Don't read if that is not your cup of tea.
Tags: Romance, Drama, Violence, War, Military, Fantasy, Magic
Age Rating: Older than 17
||The Death of Love in Morristown
|Con is back in Iraq and Shameera is being posted to the Pentagon to keep her out of harm's way. On her way to DC, Shameera decides to stop by her soon-to-be in-law's for a long talk with her love's sister about a cryptic comment Con made about why he ran so hard from her. What happened in Con's past that true love spooked him so? Is it something that will threaten his hastily bonded relationship with Shameera? She has decided she has to know the secret and only Maeve can enlighten her.
Tags: Romance, School, Military, Christmas, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Magic, Football
Age Rating: Older than 17
||A Match Made in the Hindu Kush
|An Army sniper wakes up in a cellar smelling of goats and his own blood with no idea as to how he got there. The last thing he remembers was getting on a helo after completing his mission to take out a Taliban chief and an al-Qaeda planner. When he wakes he is cared for by a woman named Alla and her family before being sent back across the Afghan-Paki border and his life as a sniper. But even back home recovering or with his unit, his dreams are haunted by an angel. Will he ever see her again?
Tags: Romance, Violence, Historical, War, Military, Assassins, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Magic
Age Rating: Older than 13