My story MaryLin’s Special Brand of Magic is up at Daily Science Fiction. Below is an excerpt and a link!
The magic appeared in 2019, when a rogue comet performed an impossible loop-de-loop while passing Earth. The strange astrological phenomenon was a sign, a sigil, a portent–or perhaps just a pretense. Whatever it was, the day after, millions of people around the world awoke to find themselves blessed–or cursed–with magical abilities. The magic appeared random, with no rhyme or reason as to why some people had received powers when others had not. Worse, the majority of the new warlocks, sorceresses, alchemists and whatnot couldn’t pin down the rules to their particular brand of hocus-pocus before things got out of hand.Luckily, MaryLin wasn’t like most people. She’d figured out her place in the new world right away. Having been raised by a professional poker player turned semi-professional con man, she’d learned early on: find an angle. All you need to survive is an angle..Well, she’d found her angle, and her powers had become the most desired around..Her brand of magic was… unique.