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Maintained By: The Custodian

As of June 1, 2013, The New York Magician's first volume is available for sale as an ebook! You can find it at Amazon, Kobo and Nook so far; should be on Apple soon! Sales of this book will serve as motivation to finish the second half of the second one :-) :-D

Michel Wibert was raised by his grandmother. He's well off, stubborn, independent, and has strong ideas about what goes in his hometown of New York City.

He can also see Gods.

With little to no magical talent of his own, Michel instead treats with the Elders, bartering for favors and trinkets. He started out doing so because his Nana taught him to. As he gets older, though, he comes to realize that he might in fact have a reason, a role - one he himself doesn't understand.

Yet.

Michel is the central character in an ongoing story called The New York Magician. Thanks for reading, and feedback is always welcomed.

-The Custodian

Note: I have removed several episodes of the NYM from E2. This is because I'm in the process of completing the story arc they began as a fully-fledged novel; they're required a bunch of rewriting and polish, and I'm hoping to publish them before the end of 2013 as the complete book. One-off stories (and those which became the first book) remain on the site, and any new shorts that aren't part of the current novel will probably get posted here as well. Thank you for your understanding, and your patience. -TC

  Title by Type
1 Weak and desperate from decades of commuting the djinn would barter all for coffee and a friendly ear (fiction) The Custodian writeup
2 Old Country migratory observation with familial duty (fiction) The Custodian writeup
3 Lost and Found in Gunflight Metaphor (fiction) The Custodian writeup
4 Someone to Pull the Trigger (fiction) The Custodian writeup
5 Yet The Sun Still Rose (fiction) The Custodian writeup
6 I want to reach my hand into the dark and feel what reaches back (fiction) The Custodian writeup
7 A thousand winding stairs lead down before us (fiction) The Custodian writeup
8 Making islands to have new seashores (fiction) The Custodian writeup
9 game mechanic (fiction) The Custodian writeup
10 There was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard (fiction) The Custodian writeup
11 No cure for emptiness on East 14th (fiction) The Custodian writeup
12 The Draughtsman's Contract (fiction) The Custodian writeup
13 Gas pressure disequilibrium among the urban rejecta (fiction) The Custodian writeup
14 Huddled shoulders and bent backs, like so many shadows (fiction) The Custodian writeup
15 the slow creeping menace of masked justice along Manhattan depths (fiction) The Custodian writeup
16 Evolution unfolding in Queens, New York (fiction) The Custodian writeup
17 So there is death in my voice; what of it? (fiction) The Custodian writeup
18 every statue in town came to life, but they'd been watching long enough to know better than to ever move (fiction) The Custodian writeup
19 There was a man who lived a life of fire (fiction) The Custodian writeup
20 Death may be the only goal you ever achieve (fiction) The Custodian writeup
21 if one of us should flicker and vanish, mid-drag, don't bat an eye. claim a spot on the curb and never give an inch. (fiction) The Custodian writeup
22 Deal with the flames on their terms or yours (fiction) The Custodian writeup
23 The bullets sang softly in their strait prison of steel and brass (fiction) The Custodian writeup
24 Between the Hunger and the Light (fiction) The Custodian writeup
25 the power failure is a sudden sea. the wail of the tornado siren thrashes in the slack of the sail. (fiction) The Custodian writeup
26 March 4, 2009 (fiction) The Custodian writeup
27 Coco Loco Underground (fiction) The Custodian writeup
28 Higher New York City Gazetteer (fiction) The Custodian writeup
29 Lower New York City Gazetteer (fiction) The Custodian writeup
30 First Words and Ashes (fiction) The Custodian writeup
31 To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, even for an eggshell (fiction) The Custodian writeup
32 Back Forty on the server farm (fiction) The Custodian writeup
33 Fugitive within a prison of flesh and bone (fiction) The Custodian writeup
34 Gevonden op de Ondermarkt (fiction) The Custodian writeup
35 Death, made safe (fiction) The Custodian writeup
36 Know the mute by finding their storyteller (fiction) The Custodian writeup
37 Wisdom and Whisky in Equal Measure (fiction) The Custodian writeup
38 Midnight and Midtown in Alter New York (fiction) The Custodian writeup