A huntress gets in over her head.
A thief takes a job that turns out to be far more than he bargained for when he wakes up as a doll girl, compelled to follow the orders of the woman that was his target.
An examination of the 'captured rebel' to 'unthinkingly loyal guard' pipeline.
He had an offer he couldn't refuse, even if the client's request was a little... odd.
If a pair of headphones play brainwashing noise but the only one to hear it is a deeply entranced dragoness, do they make a sound?
Dariel and Tomas split up while trying to infiltrate the Quasar complex, leaving him all alone in the heart of the enemy.... until he finds a friend who helps him see the error of his ways.
Never take MMO quests from strange dragons that weren't in the patch notes.
At some point, I had an idea to write a short story entirely through chatlogs. I also wanted an excuse to mess around with LaTeX and do horrible, horrible things. This story is the result of that. And also a cautionary tale about talking to strange reality-warping AIs online.
For AIs, the mind is quite separate from the body. Some only live in electronic castles in the cloud, some wear bodies like baseline humans choose clothes. And some were born organic before they chose to become silicon and electrons and light. But not everybody agreed with the ex-humans' decisions to change; some wanted to 'keep humanity human'. At any cost.
A mage is hired to take out a demon that's been terrorizing a nearby village. But will he succeed? (spoiler: no)