Welcome to the Realms of Imagination

Official website of Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Carol Hightshoe
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Legends Reborn
and other stories
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Midnight Song
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Leathan has been forced to live for centuries as he sings of a deep painful loss. One night he is visited by a priest and a ghost who will change that existence forever.

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Snipe Hunt
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When a group of aliens land in the backwoods of Louisiana -- a trio of "country boys" decide to take them on a snipe hunt.

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Life in the Shadows
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A Sorceress finds the fabric of reality changing around her, but she is the only one who notices. Is it all a result of an overactive imagination or is something more sinister trying to control her existence?

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The Final Blessing
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Hope -- The most precious of all the gifts from the gods and the only one saved when Pandora lost the others. But, how will the world cope when a major disaster strikes and it seems that hope is finally gone?

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The Sword of Power
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The Sword of Power, Excalibur, was given to Uther Pendragon to heal the land not divide it. Now with Uther's death and no apparent heir to claim the throne and both the Christian Abbott of Glastonbury and the High Priestess of Avalon claiming the sword as theirs how will it serve to heal when it appears to be dividing those who should seek to heal the land and their people.

 

QUARTER-FINALIST - WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST - DEC 2004

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The Asylum Wall
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A former mental health worker returns to the abandoned asylum she once worked at to lay to rest the ghosts of her past and finds an unexpected welcome from one of those ghosts.

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The Gift of All
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A former mental health worker returns to the abandoned asylum she once worked at to lay to rest the ghosts of her past and finds an unexpected welcome from one of those ghosts.

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Adrift
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Dewi Fokke comes from a family with a long history of ties to the sea. However, instead of sailing oceans, she now sails among the stars. She knows the legends of her ancestor, Bernard Fokke, Captain of the Flying Dutchman, but she never dreamed that she would one day have to stand in his stead and face the ghosts of that infamous ship.

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The Second Horseman
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James Smallman is a devote man of GOD, or so he thought before his sudden death during a Sunday morning service. Everything Reverend Smallman thought he knew about GOD will be challenged when he is chosen to be the Second Horseman. Some things must be believed before they can be known.

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The President's Meow
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Being the most powerful country in the world will not necessarily protect you from a Goddess who has decided its time for you to be treated as prey just as you have treated others.

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Cave of Sorrows
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Two archaeologists have a chilling encounter with the past when they visit a former tourist attraction in Colorado.

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The Last Defenders
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During General Woll's invasion of Texas the phrase 'Remember the Alamo' is a powerful bond for some of those who face him and his army at the Battle of Salado Creek.

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Legends Reborn
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In a world that was destroyed by war over two centuries ago, humanity is losing the struggle to survive. Gwendolyn Robbins - Senior Geneticist for the World Wildlife Foundation risks her own life to violate the laws set forth by the World Council to find a way to return Balance and Hope to the world.

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Time of the Month
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Looking forward to a little time alone before the full moon, a female warrior is called on to confront a dragon that has been terrorizing a village for several years. According to a wandering sage, the dragon will be at its most vulnerable during the two days prior to the full moon. Cursing the timing of the commission, she sets out to confront the dragon and finds out certain times of the month are worse than others.

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A Story of Inyudo
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A mischievous Kappa sets out to steal the Tidal Jewels from the Dragon King but it is others who will suffer because of his actions.

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Mr. Zombie Goes to Washington
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What happens when a small town, rural zombie ends up being sent to Washington DC as a member of Congress?

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The Cup of Life
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The Holy Grail - The Cup of Christ - The Cup of Life - said to grant one who drinks from it immortality. A Roman soldier steals the Cup of Life from a small church in Britannia - seeking to carry the Cup to Rome as a prize, but finds himself tempted by the legend that those who drink from the cup will have eternal life. What the legends don't talk about is the price of that eternal life.

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Wolves of the Comancheria
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Wolf Shadow is a daughter of the People. One who is given a mission to avenge the wrongs done to those who roam the Comancheria--but as a girl she is not raised to be a warrior. How can she serve the spirits who have called her since birth?

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A Game of Marbles
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A look at the creation of the Asteroid Belt, and it all begins with a simple game of marbles.

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Eternal Escapes
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Cemeteries have always been consider places of eternal rest - but this cemetery offers those who need it an Eternal Escape - just be careful that you actually look before you leap as what you are escaping to may be a fate worse than the one you are escaping from.

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To Live
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We all know the story of Adam and Eve and the 'Apple' - well it's time Eve told her side of the story.

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Pawn's Gambit
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A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty legend told from the perspective of the "Evil Fairy" - a woman who should have been the heir to the kingdom as the eldest, but was overlooked in favor of her brother. Is she out for revenge or does she perhaps have the best interest of the kingdom at heart in casting her spell to make the princess her pawn in this game of power?

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Third Time's the Charm
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A 200 word flash fiction piece about evolution and extinction

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Midnight Ritual
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Adaria is promised to Leathan, but Harailt is determined to steal her away. His desire for her as well as for power will bind all of them to this world in life, unto death and life again.

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