YEAR EIGHT

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THE YEAR OF REVISITATION
NOVEMBER 2020 TO OCTOBER 2021

Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme. This year, I revisit stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by those stories through a character, a place, an object, a concept, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on. 

Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Centered in shape, the words "Enter a Portal."  Softened hazy border.

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Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Wandering Winsome." Below the title, the tagline. "Wil Winsome is a magician-for-hire, whose newest case may involved excising a possessing spirit from a beloved and fragile grandmother." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Book of the Fairy Azurine." Below the title, the tagline. "A young woman aims to save her fairy friend—who is hunted by a demon—by creating an inescapable trap." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Dark Organ Factory." Below the title, the tagline. "Two friends uncover the truth behind the mysterious industrial accident that shuttered an organ preservation factory and cast its owner into ruin." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Whereverwalker." Below the title, the tagline. "To rescue her child, Florisse places all her hopes upon a dangerous and alluring enchantment that may be broken." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Seven Rings of Necessity." Below the title, the tagline. "When two siblings play a board game where they must collect seven magic rings, they discover that the game pieces may possess real enchantment." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Gingerbread Guard." Below the title, the tagline. "A town targeted by a warlord is defended by an unexpected army of...well, I’m sure you can guess." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "A Crown of Moonbeams." Below the title, the tagline. "A little girl longs for the heroic queen of their realm to visit her dreams and help her face a nightmarish monster." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Oddnever." Below the title, the tagline. "A studious, non-mischievous fairy fulfills her forbidden dream of traveling to the human realm...straight into a convenience store." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Lemonuclear Conductor." Below the title, the tagline. "A merchant vessel enters a system with rigid laws about visitors, and almost succeeds in making a lucrative delivery, when it encounters a potentially deadly obstacle." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Pocket Pies From the Pocket Dimension." Below the title, the tagline. "A young journalist who thinks she's about to write a quick food truck review, observes something unusual about the truck, giant bugs that only she seems to see." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Salis and Dulcine." Below the title, the tagline. "Salis and Dulcine are not just twins, but the best of friends, despite their opposite natures; so when one of them falls into a deadly trap, the other will do anything to rescue their sibling." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, Two Tickets to Dream Sector Disigma." Below the title, the tagline. "Two siblings end up in a shared dream and explore it according to their priorities: eating food and making friends." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Last Voyage of the Echidna." Below the title, the tagline. "Following their queen and captain into exile, the crew of the Echidna build an experimental engine, to keep surviving and striving, and to one day establish a new colony." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Magnificenting Glass." Below the title, the tagline. "A researcher comes across a magnifying glass, but it doesn't magnify, it makes magnificent." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Pragmata Agnosta." Below the title, the tagline. "A young woman has trained and studied so that she could wield the mysterious powers she has inherited." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "A Specter in Amber." Below the title, the tagline. "A woman observes an unnatural change in her sister linked to a chunk of amber that her sister stumbles upon and begins to study." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Why Beauty Sought the Beast." Below the title, the tagline. "To be a beauty is both a burden and a boon." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Once-God Rampion." Below the title, the tagline. "A god loses half her powers and is cast out of the heavens for the crime of sharing those power with mortals." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Laser Beam Ice Cream." Below the title, the tagline. "A kitchen mishap leads to the accidental invention of the most powerful ice cream in the world. " Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "What Is Permanent Damage?" Below the title, the tagline. "A locked door, surrounded by scandal and rumor, stands in the middle of an office. No one ever goes in or comes out." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Unicellular Detective." Below the title, the tagline. "While investigating a murder, a single-celled detective encounters bacterial filaments, proto-multicellular colonies, and a new concept called 'love.'" Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Mushrooms of the Underworld." Below the title, the tagline. "The living do not belong in the underworld. But all the paths of escape are horrific, save for one…the mushroom." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Galactic Ring of Wrestling Ladies." Below the title, the tagline. "The most popular wrestling show in five galaxies is in danger of being shut down, unless the wrestlers jump into action to save it." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "Doctor Spencer's Fallen Star." Below the title, the tagline. "An astrobiologist gathers and assembles clues from across time to help solve a cosmic mystery that threatens to doom Earth." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "The Union of the Spyglass." Below the title, the tagline. "A group of curious and ingenious humans build a spyglass to peer into the realm of the gods, to find out why the gods are not governing the world as they were expected to." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "My Every Existing Memory." Below the title, the tagline. "An inventor of a memory management device realizes his invention is showing him a memory he hasn’t experienced, a dangerous memory." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story post. To the right of the image, the story title, "All the Magic Left the World." Below the title, the tagline. "Something has disrupted the ethereal force that imbues all creatures in the world with magic." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.