Short Story: "Changeling"

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Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby Alicorn » Tue May 19, 2015 11:19 pm

Changeling. Fantasy, same setting as Visitor and Queen, < 7,800 words. Thank the randomly selected Patreon user for this setting choice. Now to go get Patreon to drop a bag of gold on my head.
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby Anya » Wed May 20, 2015 1:00 am

I liked that a lot. It being set in Australia pleased me too. :)
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby Bluelantern » Wed May 20, 2015 1:22 am

"Fair's fair"

That was great and horrible. I loved it
Sorry for my bad english

"Yambe Akka take the stars, they’re zombies!" - Isabella Amariah
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby Tulip » Wed May 20, 2015 7:47 am

This universe continues to be great. Is there any name for its stories as a group, or should I keep thinking of them as "the stories set in the Visitor universe"?

The word count is wrong on the index, by the way. It says it's < 1900 words, rather than < 7800.
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby Alicorn » Wed May 20, 2015 9:53 am

Fixed wordcount.

I don't have a significantly better name for the setting (I mean, "Fairyland", but I've got more than one fairyland). I do plan to bundle up the three of them as a Kindle edition entitled "Tales from Fairyland".
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby jalapeno_dude » Wed May 20, 2015 1:51 pm

Thank you for this. This was by far my favorite of the various Fairyland stories.

(I started getting tense at "Bree picked a curly-petaled yellow something and tucked it behind her ear" and was presently surprised that there was no horrible payoff for that at the end of the story...)
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby DanielH » Wed May 20, 2015 2:32 pm

And even if Trinket and Chloe shared a language, Chloe couldn’t order Trinket away.

I hope Visitor fixes this.
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby anthusiasm » Wed May 20, 2015 5:02 pm

Oh man I was honestly holding my breath until the last sentence. That was excellent.
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby DanielH » Wed May 20, 2015 5:06 pm

So are all glowgolds changelings, or is this some sorcery that stays working in the mortal world?
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Re: Short Story: "Changeling"

Postby Alicorn » Wed May 20, 2015 5:19 pm

Glowgolds are not all changelings, although more than just Pyrite probably spent some time thereas, longer ago. Glowgolds have a kind magic which allows them limited shapeshifting sufficient to pass for human indefinitely. Kind magic is not sorcery and does work flawlessly in the mortal world.
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