24
Jul

Meeting the New Princess

by Iron Eater   Read this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.

24
Jul

Picked Up Along the Way

by Okō ( 織工) Morgan’s present caught up with him one afternoon while he sat in the local park and watched a pair of old men play chess, studiously ignoring the hipster moms and their screaming children on the tiny jungle gym to his left. The neighborhood was gentrifying slowly enough that Morgan could still […]

24
Jul

Totally Stoned

by Houndstooth illustrated by Iron Eater   “I know, I know, I’m trying to relax,” Bryce muttered, grinding the palm of their hand across their temple. “I wasn’t expecting… God, there are so many people here.” Truth be told, Aadyl wasn’t feeling completely confident either. Only a couple thin layers of velvet curtain separated them […]

24
Jul

The False Prince and the True

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by beili The throne room looked different from this angle: an inch or so off the floor, with a guardsman’s shiny leather boot pressed against the back of his neck. It was a fine angle from whence to observe the delicate work and mother-of-pearl inlay. It was a terrible angle from […]

24
Jul

Inherit, Imbue

by TK Hoshikuzu (TK 星屑)   His parents had warned Mir not to stray into the origin forest. Though it was the source of all magic, like the sun, it was dangerous in proximity. He hated disappointing his parents anyway, but he had seen the horrific results of the travelers that dared to enter it. […]

24
Jul

Home from Abroad

by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ) “Good god,” I said as I stepped through the door and put my briefcase down. “I never thought it would end up finding being bowed to tedious.” I collapsed heavily onto the sofa, loosening my tie and rolling my neck. “Not that all the bowing in return made it any better. […]

24
Jul

Unlocked

by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三) Jai let his overnight bag bounce on the bed with a careless jingle of souvenir charms as he darted across the room to the wall of windows. “Will you just look at that. Isn’t it spectacular?” Alyxi closed and locked the door and waved a hand over the light holo. […]