"A Happy Birthday" by Will Shetterly
"Before the Paint Is Dry" by Kara Dalkey
"The Rat's Alley Shuffle" by Charles de Lint
"Dry Well" by Nathan A Bucklin, with lyrics by Alison Bucklin
"Choice of the Black Goddess" by Gene Wolfe
"The Ballad of the Quick Levars" by Jane Yolen
These stories were first published in 1986 in Liavek: The Players of Luck, edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull.