Stories, News & Gossip From Around the Netherworld
Stories, News & Gossip From Around the Netherworld

Witch’s Curse & Blessing

Did you break the witch’s curse? Or did you two fall in love and now it is a witch’s blessing?‬

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Depressed Mountain Dwarf

“Brain forge ain’ firing today,” the mountain dwarf grumbled into his beard as he poured two mugs of tea. “Do you want to talk about it?” the gnome asked softly, tilting his head. “Nope.” “Do you want to sit together for awhile?” Frowning in comfort, the dwarf quietly, gently, “Yep.”

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Dragoncoin

With barely held anger, the dragon asked, “But how does one roll around and bask in cryptocurrency? How does one hoard it in piles to sleep in? What happens when the power goes out?”

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The Holy Knight’s Sword of Cleansing Flame

“So your sword is a holy artifact?” “Yes.” “It burns eternally with the light of righteousness?” “Yes. Please stop asking —” “So it is a literal flaming sword?” “Yes. Stop asking questions. Please return to your cell—” “Can we make s’mores on it?”

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Dreams of Fire in the Forest

Red Kelp dreamt of fires raging through her home, eating it like candy. She dreamt of desperately trying to summon magic that would extinguish the flames — failing, making it worse by breaking up the fires into smaller chunks that quickly grew.

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Mermaid’s Foot Rub

The mermaid picked up her wife’s right leg with one hand and with slow, gentle circles, she washed. Its twin was given treatment next, the mermaid scrubbing the dryad’s left leg with tenderness and love.

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The Spell Failed and It Wasn’t the First

“I am fine.” Red shouted to a startled Strawberry, mermaid, her wife, her intensely magical wife, who had come to investigate the noise. Strawberry recoiled and said nothing. She turned around in the bubble of water holding her fish tail up and began to roll out of the room. “…Berry…” Red called out softly, her voice awash with deep regret.

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And, of Course, the Material Rewards

May loved the quiet solitude that came with a heist. Waiting for the wind to align clouds and moonlight, counting the steps of approaching and departing guards to assess their patterns. The challenge of finding then disarming traps, the thrill of successfully picking locks. And, of course, the material rewards.

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May the Best Slime Win

“Pumpkin Jaq,” Penny P. Post, vampire, said with a weighty finality. “And Anna Logarithm.” The crowd gasped in surprise as Penny announced the two semi-finalists of this month’s Simmering Slime Competition. Halloween magic versus Automation magic — and equally as dramatic — legendary rivals facing off at long last.

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Cat & Fish & Cream

“I like cream…” Strawberry, mermaid, mumbled, biting her lip in thought. “Do you… like cream? Do cats like cream? I saw that in a painting once I think.”

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