I'm in a new piece that's growing within me. It's more Fantasy than anything I've written in the past. I've written other pieces that looked like Fantasy, but were really Science Fiction in disguise (think Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels or MZB's Darkover novels). I'm much more comfortable with Bussard ramjets than with spells and hexes. This piece isn't that. Not at all. It's an urban fantasy piece with magic that is really magic and otherworldly beings that are truly come up out of the mists of the forest and heath. The magic I am employing is very "soft" for lack of a better term. No wizarding schools. No magic wands. No faux Latin incantations. This is magic that could happen in front of mortal eyes. Jeans and tee shirt magic. Would you find this kind of fantasy story too pragmatic, too close to realism to be enjoyed as fantasy? Now add to this that the story is set against real world events, like a second layer of history that happens along with, but behind the history that is known so well. Does your answer remain the same? If beings of myth and legend look like ordinary people, get a coffee and donut like ordinary people and go clubbing like ordinary people, are they too ordinary for you? Discuss.