Below is the collection of the original stories currently published on Fanatic Musings.
At Helheim's Gate by E.J. Wolfe
On the island of Calder, names were chosen based on the time of the year a person is born. If your birthday coincided with someone of your family line, you were named in their honor. Unfortunately, the closest ancestor in a young man’s line is a name that will haunt him for his entire life and all the superstition that came with it. No matter how his mentor and father figure claims that it is a name to be worn with pride, he knows that the look in his father’s eyes, the hilmir of their island and leader of the Rekkr Vinfengi, is everything but pride. He only had to hold out until he turned twenty years old so he could be legally old enough to travel beyond the archipelago and maybe leave the horrible name behind. Unfortunately, nothing is ever that easy.
Raison D'être by E.J. Wolfe
All of his life he’d been searching for it, and now, here on this little blue marble of a planet, here at what could be the end of everything as he knows it, he finds it; however, it isn’t nearly as simple as the stories say it should be.For one, she’s black with more curves than his mind can handle at one time.For two, she’s human, and for three, and most importantly, she’s really stubborn.Thera, help him and the entire universe.
The Black Forest by E.J. Haven
When the winter that has held the Black Forest hostage for years begins to advance, the truth of what happened when the forest was quarantined will have to be revealed, but there is only one question to be asked: What do you know of the wolf in the mountain?