Short Story of the Week.
"The Skull" was originally published in If Worlds of Science Fiction, September 1952. Additional research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.
Original Story Spotlight.
Enter a world much like our own but one in which ancient powers are at play just beyond the reach of our temporal reality. Oracles wield magical abilities that can alter the course of history, but they come at a cost and are in servitude to an order with rules in place that cannot be broken. But what E is set on a collision course and forced to choose between betraying her lover or finally claiming freedom from bondage, she must make the ultimate decision - one that could have dire consequences for the entire world... ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A writer with a gift for sci-fi & fantasy world building, Stephanie sees story as a way to discover ourselves and find resonant connection with characters and each other. Story, imagination and fantasy are major influences that helped her overcome a severe eating disorder that almost took her life. The lessons learned from those experiences combined with dedication to her craft have helped her shape her own stories of characters overcoming adversity in fantastical ways through a psychological lens grounded in real world issues, specifically mental health. Stephanie knows what it’s like to hit rock bottom and rise from it, coming full circle from one who consumed stories to one who now creates them.
Because stories move us.