The Sale, Part 2Two weeks of searching and she'd had no luck. Jennifer had scoured her school library for information on the raccoon statue. She'd found information the statue Dave had. The information said it could turn its owner into a raccoon with both human intelligence and longevity. Should they give it to someone else, that person would become the owner. Former owners would retain their human intelligence and longevity; all the more reason for me to join him. She did not find information about reversing the spell however.The Sale, Part 2 in Fantasy More Like This
Searches for spells to reverse human to animal transformations found fictional stories but nothing concrete.
She was nearing giving up and considering resigning herself to the fact that the boy she had a crush on was going to be a raccoon for the rest of his life. She jumped when something touched her right shoulder.
"Sorry Jen, didn't mean to startle you. What were you looking at?"
Jennifer turned her head to look at her friend Dana. "Just something for a friend."
The Sale (part 1)Big thanks to Qualin for helping me to flesh this story out and to the writers of Deep Space Nine's "It's only a paper Moon" for inspiring parts of it.The Sale (part 1) in Fantasy More Like This
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It was early July and Dave was bored out of his mind. At fifteen years old, he didn't have very much money; he'd tried to get a summer job, but jobs were difficult to acquire. He was wandering around his neighborhood looking for something to do when he saw a sign advertising a garage sale.
It will give me something to do, even if for only 10 minutes. I probably won't buy anything though.
Dave had never bought anything at a garage sale before; he'd visited them a few times, but had never seen anything worth buying. Most of what he saw at garage sales was the sort of junk that people had in their basements or garages that they'd bought, used once and stored away.
Most of the stuff at the sale was standard fare. Old board games, computer and Nintendo games that the family kids hadn't played in years. There wer
The TourSometimes the tiniest of mistakes can have the most significant consequences. Jimmy, a young man visiting Australia during the summer after his second year in college was about to discover this first hand.The Tour in Fantasy More Like This
The tour bus drove through the outback; occasionally stopping so the lead guide Mary could point out a geologic landmark and discuss its history. Jimmy was part of this group.
Jimmy was happy the bus had air conditioning and plenty of water; the outside temperature was more than 40 Celsius and there was no shade in sight.
About three hours into the tour, the bus stopped so that everyone could get out to explore a small cave that was nearby. The cave had several impressive geologic formations in it and was a normal part of the tour. The tour of the cave was uneventful, until Jimmy, who happened to be at the back of the group stopped to look at a few more formations before moving on.
Looking at his watch, he realized he had been starting at the formations for 20 minutes. He ran towards
The warehouse edited versionThe old warehouse stood on a vacant lot on the outskirts of the small town; its windows long since boarded up. The last company to use it had abandoned it 25 years before. Woodland surrounded most of the warehouse; the sound of birds chirping having long since replaced the activity of workers.The warehouse edited version in Fantasy More Like This
There were rumors about the warehouse. Some people thought that someone had placed a curse on it. Witnesses reportedly saw a child that had disappeared a year before snooping around it. Mr. Winters, a man in his eighties told everyone the curse got her. The police had investigated him and found no evidence to implicate him.
Soon, despite the irrational nature of it, everyone blamed the curse for her disappearing. The child's parents were mysteriously silent. However, the authorities could find no evidence they'd harmed her. Mr. Winters had begged the police not to investigate the warehouse and they'd called off the investigation shortly thereafter. Even the girl's parents had agreed to stay away