I started my writing career by writing short stories. One even one an award. Unfortunately, none of them were published. (At least in any professional publication.)
Still, I think some of them are pretty good, so I'm presenting them here for you enjoyment.
A children's story about a fierce dragon who's not fierce,
a brave magician, who's neither brave, nor a magician. See
Clyde is No Name for a Dragon.
Clyde encounters a problem that even he can't solve. His sister
comes to visit.
A war, a ring of truth, and the biggest liar in the seven kingdoms.
An interesting combination.
Little White Truths
The story of a deaf boy who wants to be a magician.