CM's stories are divided into the "Sorcery Patrol" series
and others. The amount of imagination used to create all of the stories is considerable.
Look at the "Sorcery Patrol series.
The easiest way to think of this is an alternate universe or parallel world where magic
is real and available to the common person. As in any society there are laws that govern
the sale and use of certain types of magic. And the laws cover who can use what level of
spell. Naturally there is also the licensing of spell caster such as wizards and witches.
Who enforces these laws? Who else? The police division known as the Sorcery Patrol.
The four stories tell of encounters that Officers Mark Chandler and Emily Fae have
while on patrol. Mark is a normal human with some magical training but Emily is a pixie.
Just to make sure what she might be I did a little research and found if she was indeed a
pixie, she was from England. As are brownies and buccas, other countries have other names
for fairies. To better visualize Emily, think of Tinkerbelle from Peter Pan. CM tells us
she is about six or seven inches tall with wings. She has a special seat in the patrol car
so she can watch what is happening around them.
The first Sorcery Patrol, The Ring of Thieves, involves stolen magical items and one in
particular that causes a body swap between the partners. This one is told from Emily's
point of view. It takes good imagery to describe the differences Emily feels while in
The second story, Domestic Upset, involves an involuntary body swap between a wife and
husband. Now that she is ready to swap back, he refuses and they have a big argument. The
argument is what involves the two officers. The way they handle the situation only helps
to make the story better.
The third story, The Independent Businesswoman, involves another forced change but this
time it is from male to bimbo whore. The patrol suspects something is up when they find a
number of low intellect whores while on night duty. The outcome is different than it might
have been if Emily wasn't alert.
The last Sorcery Patrol story, so far, is titled City Living. Mark and Emily are sent
to check out a complaint of a drunk causing trouble. They are surprised at what they see
as they approach the scene of the disturbance. It could only mean that the drunk was an
amateur wizard. The pair is able to subdue the man and everything works out in the end.
The combination of fine writing, good imagination, an eye for detail and a little
knowledge about police work enables C.M. to make these stories enjoyable while being
The other story C.M. has given us is called "A Small Accident". After reading
it, one has the feeling that it is a misnomer. Again we are working with the premise that
magic is real and exists except this time it is hidden and only practitioners of it know
about it. The "small accident" that gives us the title is a portion of a love
potion worked by the strange Goth girl down the hall. We follow the paths of the four
people affected by the potion. The original purpose of the potion was to unite the two
arguing lovers but an oops causes the roommates of the couple to be involved. Then the
professor of the sorcery trainee is involved and it just takes off from there. Again, the
quality writing and detailed descriptions make it easy to visualize the scenes of the
I would encourage anyone who enjoys magic based stories to at least give C.M. Ellis'
work a try.