First Meeting

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This collection of short stories has 25 different friends in 25 different urban fantasies.
Okay, not completely. Some of the stories take place in the same world even if the main character changes.
And some of the stories are using my family versus my friends.

Still the concept stands. 25 stories where a human gets to deal with fantasy for the “first” time. Some are less the first time, but would hold as a prologue to a longer work.

  1. AMANDA THE DEMON
    Amanda is her mother’s demon, so why then another demon coming by her human work place?
  2. BRIAN AND THE WISE OWL
    A mythical owl found a new owner. Does Brian accept?
  3. LEEANN AND GEORGETTE
    Georgette loves working with Leeann. If only the owner knew about her.
  4. WILLIAM AND SNOW
    Working during a snow storm. Great. Is that a white sled?
  5. DAVID MEETS AN ELF
    Can David help an elf while at work?
  6. JAY JAY’S LONG DAY
    Children are worth it. Jay Jay needs to remind himself that often.
  7. DOROTHY’S SPIRIT FRIENDS
    Seeing spirits for Dorothy is normal. They could be nicer though.
  8. GEORGIANN AND THE DOLLS
    What if dolls could speak and act? Is Georgiann a believer?
  9. HEATHER AND THE GNOME
    Fraise lives on the property Heather just moved to. Is that good or bad?
  10. PATRICK AND THE LEPRECHAUN
    Patrick is Irish enough to understand the dangers of Leprechauns.
  11. JOHN, AKA BATTLING ROCKER
    Imagine if you could play music that draws angelic and demonic forces into play. John doesn’t have to imagine.
  12. LINDA’S WOLF, LIAM
    When a wolf with a wound asks for Linda’s help, she can’t refuse. Who is this wolf?
  13. CARMINE MEETS A WOLF
    Did Mom seriously find a werewolf? She deserves the sun; I hope he can deliver.
  14. JOHN HATES THANKSGIVING
    A thanksgiving fairy?
  15. KELLY FINDS SOMETHING
    A beautiful “rock” in the woods. Kelly takes it home to admire forever.
  16. MEGAN’S KITTY CAT
    Everything is falling apart. Where is this cat taking me?
  17. KEVIN AND BLAZINE
    Hottest day of summer and a fairy is born.
  18. VAMPIRE DAUGHTER: LUCY
    Lucy can only hope she carries the vampire genes.
  19. JAY PRESENTS TO ZOMBIES
    Presentations do better when the audience gets involved. What are these guys? Zombies?
  20. SUCCUBUS JOHNI
    A thief with touch, Johni worries about working as an adult.
  21. VAN GOGH AND THE FULL MOON
    Why does Van Gogh not want to come to the evening meetings?
  22. AIMEE’S ALLIES
    A safe haven for the night.
  23. SHELBY’S MARK
    “I’d kill for a…” can lead to a weird situation. Please refrain.
  24. SKELETON SANS MEETS VAPPY
    Can a skeleton who used to own the home be called a trespasser?
  25. DRAGON OWNS JOHN
    What nest could be that size? Are those animal bones?

The stories sometimes border on triggering, but not enough to need Tod Leben marks, so Cat Hartliebe will keep First Meeting. More shorts will be written (or have been written) for the series. I cannot say whether the next book will be Second Meeting or First Meeting II or some other wording for the series. There are lots of options out there.


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