The Unbendable Heart
Published on 2021-04-09
For Issue 02 of DreamForge Anvil, we start off with a poem by Mary Soon Lee, then bring you excellent stories by Wulf Moon, Bo Balder, Edward Ahern, Jonathan Mast, and Ville Meriläinen. We also take insightful journeys “Behind the Scenes” with entertaining looks at the development of Wulf’s new story “Shaken, Not Stirred” and Henry Gasko’s wonderful novelette “Flight of the Brolga” from Issue 7 of DreamForge Magazine. And, of course, there’s much more!
Welcome to Issue 2 of DreamForge Anvil
From soaring celestial ascendants and a patient with broken wings to an ill-tempered nature spirit and a child who can shape the future with a sharpie, we take you on imaginative adventures where stro...
It Takes a Modern Society to Save a World
Humans have been causing the extinction of other species for over 100,000 years. While the pace may be increasing, only in our modern society has awareness, technology, scientific insight, and interna...
Add a Little Character
With many beginning writers, it’s difficult to tell the characters apart without a score card, or more importantly, why we should care about them. Every hero doesn’t need to save the world. They m...
Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS: How Driving to the Story Creates Accidents
What is an inciting incident? How do you know when your character has “crossed the threshold?” And why does “driving to the story” create a 12 car pile up every time? With this essay from Wulf...
Science Fiction, Far Future
Shaken, Not Stirred, by Wulf Moon
The peoples of Earth are newcomers to the celestial order in more ways than one, just ask Cassie, our first homeworld ascendant to the Intergalactic Holistic Organization for Accumulation and Redistri...
Shaken, Not Stirred | Author's Notes
One way to learn useful writing techniques is to have the author of a well-crafted tale walk you through the mechanics of a story from the opening scene to developing a high stakes gamble that leads t...
The Flight of the Brolga | Author's Notes
Henry’s “Flight of the Brolga” first appeared in Issue 7 of DreamForge Magazine near the end of 2020 and quickly made Tangent’s Recommended Reading list for the year. Here we go Behind the Sce...
The Flight of the Brolga | Line Edits
Subscribe or support us today on Patreon to unlock this feature. Get a look at the correspondence between author and editor to see how publishing concerns and editorial compromise, as well as the auth...
Mythic Book Emporium, by Mary Soon Lee
In this poem, the seven times seven kinds of beings all frequent the most exotic of book emporiums, where there is something for every interest and the most diverse of mythic characters may chance to ...
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, Magical Realism
Tjikko, by Edward Ahern
“You can’t cut down the tree. Or trim it,” may sound like the opening of a conservationist’s tale, but when Charles Martyn buys his own piece of heaven along the Humber river, the property com...
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy
I Will Never Fly Again, by Jonathon Mast
In “I Will Never Fly Again,” author Mast posits a world where we all have wings and flight is as natural to humans as walking, running, or even singing. For those with broken wings, can the loss o...
Fantasy, Magical Realism
Ava Paints the Horses, by Ville Meriläinen
In this reprint, originally published at CastofWonders.org, Ville Meriläinen explores how grief can take an oppressive hold on the imagination as well as the healing power of art as we create— and ...
Science Fiction, Humorous
Shape the Future with a Sharpie, by Bo Balder
When an astronaut in an orange space suit crash lands amid the squash and zucchini plants, Zofi believes it must be a Real occurrence, or at least she can’t tell which parts of this story she may ha...
Sovereign Ice, Part 2
Six more chapters of the 200,000 word saga to take you deeper into the world of Sovereign Ice. What is the mysterious object the zombies have unearthed from beneath the glacier, and can its power brin...
Thank You Anvil Issue 2
We have so many people to thank! Founders, Kickstarter Heroes, Contributors, Friends, Family, and First Line Readers.
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