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A Spice Most Demanding

Uncollected Anthology: Warlocks

A Spice Most Demanding

A Spice Most Demanding

Uncollected Anthology: Warlocks


Short Story by Robert Jeschonek

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ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY


Most guests at The Unicorn’s Egg in downtown Philadelphia come seeking shots of magic—just one more belt to satisfy their addictions to spells and sorcery. Newcomer Oliver Box breaks the mold, though, coming to the pub to help others—bringing old-timers to warlock bartender Homan Teatree to restore ruined memories in minds burned by dementia. But when those memories connect to each other and an ancient mystery in unlikely ways, Teatree suspects a game’s afoot, and he’s a loser in the making. Layers of lies peel away to reveal secrets undreamt of, as Oliver’s shocking true agenda points to the miraculous restoration of a flavor of the world long thought lost…and a piece of his heart lost and found along with it.

ABOUT ROBERT JESCHONEK


Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning, envelope-pushing author whose fiction and comics have been published around the world. His urban fantasy novel, Earthshaker, features an edgy heroine with the power to control the substance of the Earth itself. His young adult fantasy, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, was named a Top Ten First Novel for Youth by Booklist magazine. Robert’s work has appeared in Fiction River, PodCastle, Pulp Literature, Galaxy’s Edge, and other publications, and he was nominated for a British Fantasy Award. He has written official Doctor Who fiction, as well as comics for DC Comics and others. Robert has also won an International Book Award and a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Visit him online at www.robertjeschonek.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.