Gabby Palladino believes in magic.
Her parents always tell her that magic is nothing more than foolish superstition. But she grew up reading ancient fairy tales known as the Fables of Arcana, which filled her mind with wonder and mystery. When those myths and legends start to come true, Gabby learns that real magic is far more dangerous than the bedtime stories she always believed in.
When people begin manifesting the powers of arcana, Gabby finds herself surrounded by dangers on all sides. She encounters people who can melt steel with their minds, create earthquakes, and summon flames from their bare hands. She must struggle to survive in a city gripped by chaos and destruction, while trying to discover why people are manifesting abilities that have been lost since ancient times.
What she learns will make her question everything she believes in, about the world, her family, and even her own self.
Radiance, a short story in the Arcana Revived series, is available as an ebook:
You can buy Radiance for just 99 cents. The ebook contains the 3000 word short story, plus a poem, “Frozen Petals,” which was inspired by events in the Arcana Revived series. The ebook also contains a preview chapter of Manifestation.
(Note that the above links and prices are for Amazon.com US. To purchase the short story in other countries, you may need to add visit “amazon.ca” for Canada, “amazon.co.uk” for the United Kingdom, “amazon.in” for India, and so forth. Price in other countries is based on the $0.99 US price, converted into the appropriate currency).
Flash Fiction Pieces:
These stories were posted as part of flash fiction events for blogs run by friends of mine.
Maternal Instincts, a vampire story on Elise Valente’s blog.
Crying, a ghost story, and There’s No Such Thing As Monsters, a horror story, on Ravenheart Press.
Glassworks Magazine, Spring 2014, Issue 8, Poetry Editor: Jason Cantrell.
Drama & Short Attention Spans: An Interview with Author Chris Rakunas, published in Glassworks Magazine.
“Rising Up and Shouting,” Review: Brassbones and Rainbows, The Collected Works of Shirley Bradley LeFlore, published in Glassworks Magazine.
Google Poetry, Authorship, and Copyright, published in Glassworks Magazine.