Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories

A Series by Douglas T. Vale

The Freckled Barons
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,520. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Caroline, a high school girl, expects a normal school day. Instead she begins a strange and fantastical journey through the landscape of an alien mind. A fantasy story.
Brainwave
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Chris Anders seeks a haven from the dangerous wastelands of his world. He finds an underground city. But a psychic killer hides among the citizens, and if Chris doesn't catch the killer he faces exile. Or worse. A science fiction short story.
Red Nova
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gomin wants off the space station because a local star will explode soon. But the space station workers recently decided to rebel. Now the rebels don't want Gomin or his daughter to leave.
The Sting of Love
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Two women lost in a desert just want to survive and get to safety. But after a scorpion stings them their lives take an odd and surreal turn. Are they merely delusional, or cursed by some magic? A fantasy short story.
Macaroni, Sheltie, Chase
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Amber contends with her gifted Sheltie Sunny for ownership of a Macaroni noodle. But what starts as a little game gets interesting when Sunny begins to talk, and even more interesting when he transforms Amber into a cat to even the odds of their game. A fantasy short story.
Dinner For Two With Drama
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Don prefers not to go out for dinner because he tends to provoke strange reactions in people, but his date Elizabeth insists. Soon one thing goes wrong after another, and Don fights to keep the date from becoming a disaster. A humorous short story.
Genghis Cosplay
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Genghis wants to win first for herself in the virtual cosplay competition, but someone sabotages it. Genghis struggles to triumph despite the difficulties. A science fiction short story.
Last
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Jesse always feared that after the sun went down it wouldn't rise again. She feared the dark would devour everything around her. And leave her for last. Now it seems her fear might come true. A horror short story.
The Carters
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Carters receive a special pie from Mrs. Carter’s mother that tests their marriage. A horror short story.
Lady of The Phoenix
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The old lady just wanted to watch the goldfinches and quail eating in her back yard. But something always seemed to disturb the peace of her home. Can she defend the peace of her back yard? A short story.
Butler Jem
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A mischievous robotic butler angers his master one time too many. A humorous science fiction short story.
The Garden of Earth and Sky
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A man finds himself born in a strange garden, and seeks to understand his place in the world while dealing with both monsters and angels vying for his attention. A fantasy short story.
My Wild Heads
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An idle heir finds three alien heads on a distant world, and wants to bring them back to Earth as trophies to prove himself. But the heads have different ideas. A science fiction short story.
Medusa Shampoo
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A vain man tries a new shampoo that transforms his hair into snakes. But the shampoo's effects don't stop there. A horror short story.
The Road and Other Stories
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Jim waits to be God after winning the privilege in a lottery. Maynard suffers through his worst job interview ever. A confused man tries to keep balance as he walks over a tightrope with no safety net in sight. Read these gripping short stories and more in this collection.
Adam Meets Donkey Sue
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Adam helps his friend Lew by asking a Chinese student to a school dance for him. The girl thinks Adam is taking her to the dance, and accepts. But Adam already has a girlfriend, and doesn’t know enough Mandarin to make the Chinese girl understand. What’s more, the Chinese girl feels very possessive towards her unwitting new boyfriend. A short story.
The Disease
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A sickly high school student catches a strange disease that makes him healthier. He just wants to live his life and benefit from the lucky coincidence. But others have different plans for him. A science fiction short story.
Unseen Eyes
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A Horror Short Story. EXCERPT: Edward puffed on his cigarette and squinted across the turbulent waters of the bay at the approaching storm clouds. The cigarette smoke blew back and over his head, seeming to mingle with his windswept, sparse gray hair. I shielded my eyes from the sun with a hand and waited. He puffed on the cigarette again, then sighed. "I found something," He said.
The Company Is Always Watching
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An unemployed man gets an interview with the Company which offers him his first chance at a job in a long time. But he has little idea what kind of work he’ll really have to do, or how involved in his life the Company will become. A science fiction short story.
Lady Beard
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 20. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A female college student wakes up one day with a beard, and can’t get it off. At first she thinks it’s a prank, but she discovers that the beard is far from ordinary. A fantasy short story.
The Fog
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A respected craftsman in a river village struggles to adjust after the death of his father, and becomes obsessed with the afterlife. A fantasy short story.
The Bear and The Travelers and Other Stories
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 22. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A bear menaces hikers. A man walks out his front door and discovers honey has drenched his house. A teacher finds a tattoo growing on his arm. These are some of the fantastic short stories you'll find in this collection.
The Slave and The Lion and Other Stories
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 23. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A lion surprises a runaway slave. A lonely girl relies on the power of her TV to help her forget. A man meets a knight in an unexpected way. Find these stories in this collection.
The Keeper of The Sunset Lamp
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 24. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
She had a long eventful life, but now she's old and tired and afraid her kids will stash her in a nursing home. Then, one night, she gains a mysterious second youth. Her new vitality comes at a terrible and unanticipated price, and attracts unwanted attention. A dark fantasy.
When Jerry Built A Woman
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 25. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A lonely and industrious young man brings a woman back to life, expecting gratefulness and eternal romance. But the woman gives him some unpleasant surprises.
Multitudes
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 26. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Drinking coffee with a colleague one minute. In a chair with his arms and legs strapped down the next moment, not sure how he got there and at the mercy of a madman.
At The Lodge
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 27. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The eyes of two young strangers meet. Sparks fly. Then, odd and supernatural things happen. A fantasy story.
Comfort Shackles
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 28. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Another meeting with the boss. Nothing to worry about, he thinks, but he still fears getting let go from his job. Losing his job is worse than death. A science fiction novella.
Betty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 29. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A depressed high school girl who feels trapped by life tries to kill herself, and fails. Afterward she's forced to learn a lot about herself and the world around her. A short story.
Ernhart
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 30. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Ernhart, an old ghost, explores the modern world and discovers unsettling things about one young woman. A short story.
The Wandering Pedestrian
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 31. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Rebecca's just walking along a street minding her business when a policeman stops and arrests her. Declared a criminal and put in a brutal rehab center, she struggles to make sense of things and gain her freedom. An SF horror story.
Cherries
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 32. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,250. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A weary nameless man enslaved since birth by sentient machines and confined to work in a cherry-sorting plant is freed by rebels. He must adapt to the strange and unknown human world the rebels introduce him to. An SF horror novella.
Know It All
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 33. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
An overworked student discovers an educational shortcut that turns out to have a dark side. A dark fantasy short story.
The Great Library
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 34. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Lost in a strange library, an explorer tries to escape and to understand why the library was abandoned. But things are not as they seem, and time is running out. A science fiction short story.
The Bite
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 35. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Driven from his father's house, a young man tries to fend for himself on the monster-infested streets just before nightfall. A horror short story.
Lady, Bread Roll, and Giant
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 36. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
His girlfriend called early in the morning babbling about bread rolls and giants, and he thought she was crazy or pranking. The phone died, and he shrugged it off and went back to sleep. But then she goes missing, and things really get weird--not to mention bad for him. He's the prime suspect in her disappearance. A dark fantasy short story.
The Old Tree
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 37. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An elderly tree tries to find meaning and its place in a changing world. A fantasy short story.
The White Sands
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 38. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A hedonist discovers that too much of a good thing becomes a curse, and looks for a better way. A dystopian short story.
Tasha and Janelle
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 39. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
While trying to relax with a cold beer after a hard day's work, Tasha notices a young woman getting mistreated. Tasha rescues the woman, and develops an attraction in the process. A dystopian short story.
The Bay
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 40. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A retired man moves to a secluded bay to escape his past, but discovers some things will keep hounding him even from beyond the grave. A horror short story.
Rachel's First Trip
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 41. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
On the day of Rachel's first trip to England, nothing seems to go right. Disaster follows disaster, and Rachel wonders if she'll ever reach English soil. A humorous short story.
The Mint
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 42. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A marginalized student struggles with a typical school day and frets about his place in life. A dark literary short story.
Unfulfilled Longing
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 43. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A female ghost hungry for the touch of the living tries to gain the attention of a handsome man. A ghost short story.
Purple Windows
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 44. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A boy explores fantastical worlds similar to and yet strangely unlike his own. A fantasy short story.
Doubting Day
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 45. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A faithful couple wait in fear and dread for the start of a day that only comes once in ten years, a terrible day in which doubt and chaos rule and bad things happen. A dark fantasy short story.
The Red Subaru
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 46. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
They thought they were driving their Subaru along the coast on a normal day, but then the impossible started happening. A dark fantasy short story.
Ghost Blanket
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 47. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A young woman finds a strange blanket in her deceased grandmother's attic that no one else can see. But she soon discovers that that isn't the blanket's only unusual property. A dark fantasy short story.
The Peat Bog
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 48. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At first she tried to be supportive when her husband lost his job. But his stubborn laziness forced her to consider a cruel and unusual remedy. A dark literary short story.
Red Wizard College
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 49. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A student at Red Wizard College explores the increasingly fuzzy line between dreams and reality. A dark contemporary fantasy short story.
Laneesha
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 50. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
A black girl suffering religious visions tries to reconcile her attraction to a white boy with her family and her heritage. A contemporary fantasy short story.
Ebon Marble
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 51. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
After school a young woman finds a black marble with unsettling powers. A dark fantasy short story.
The Pillow
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 52. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man looking for his vanished girlfriend discovers she left something behind. A dark fantasy short story.
Some Fables
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 53. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A small varied collection of fantasy and science fiction fables set in space, the mystical past, and a slightly off-kilter present.
Roaming
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 54. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An inhabitant of an amoral virtual reality is propelled by his own boredom to find an alien new world he's badly adapted for. A dystopian short story.
Night Music
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 55. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A man hears strangely beautiful and powerful music in the evenings, and tries to discover the musician. A horror short story.
Jacob
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 56. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A woman biking home stops a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge by convincing him to tell her his unusual life story. A dark fantasy short story.
Honesty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 57. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A small town suffers an outbreak of honesty, and tries to deal with the consequences. A fantasy short story.
The Brothers
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 58. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Two brothers poking around for secrets in their father's attic room make a startling discovery. A dark fantasy short story.
The Kissing Booth
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 59. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
An innocent-looking kissing booth opens at school to raise funds. Over time, though, the booth reveals darker and more sinister dimensions. A dark fantasy short story.
Kid Drug
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 60. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A student builds an unexpectedly profitable black market business among his high school classmates, only to find competitors and roadblocks all along the way. A literary short story.
What She Likes
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 61. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A young woman tests the limits of her taste for the dark and depraved through state-of-the-art and frighteningly vivid simulations. A horror short story.
An Old Man
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 62. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An old man wrestles with his own mortality, and the bumbling good intentions of his family. A literary short story.
The Appointment
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 63. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A devoted employee seeks a meeting with the charismatic boss he's never met or even seen or heard. A science fiction short story.
Doctors and Angels
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 64. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A husband agonizes over what to do after his wife falls into a long and costly coma. A dark fantasy short story.
World of Shadows
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 65. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A conflicted young woman fascinated by the dark and occult looks for her destiny in all the wrong places. A dark fantasy short story.
Josephal
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 66. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A tough sheriff and his lady friend seek to escape an alien-infested colony world. A science fiction short story.
Death's Game
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 67. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A young man plays a momentous game with Death. A dark fantasy short story.
Joe The Catman
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 68. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Joe, a harmless but bumbling young fellow, is sentenced for his own good to an unusual fate-- becoming a cat. A science fiction short story.
Childish Mortals
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 69. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A young woman struggles to escape the maternal clutches of an immortal who has adopted her against her will. A dark fantasy short story.
Island Prison Paradise
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 70. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A castaway questions which is better, the lonely privacy of the island, or the uncertain company of society. A dark fantasy short story.
The Frozen
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 71. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A troubled teen tries to deal with her mother, and with real and imagined ghosts and demons. A dark fantasy short story.
Jenny Yellow
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 72. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jenny Yellow, a strange young woman, struggles through a funeral and upsets people with her eccentricities. A literary short story.
Bend
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 73. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An aging man discusses some of the vexing disappointments of his life with his mistress. A literary short story.
The Quiet Rock
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 74. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The community of nature struggles after the appearance of a strange quiet rock that refuses to become part of society. A fantasy short story.
The Stone Grapes
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 75. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A new grape variety with strange effects changes the world. A science fiction short story.
Tidal Theater
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 76. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man in a mid-life crisis attends a special underwater theater to get away from his normal existence. A dark fantasy short story.
Coffins and Dreams
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 77. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien anthropologist brings to life a dead and mysterious species: humans. But he has no idea what he set in motion. A science fiction short story.
The Palace
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 78. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Two bums find an abandoned palace that isn't quite what it appears. A horror short story.
Lady In The Box
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 79. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: American English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A woman is cursed by a Jinni to be his slave, and looks for an opportunity to escape. A dark fantasy short story.
Child of Liberty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 80. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A man searches for a way to free himself from the chains of debt. A dystopian short story.
Shifter
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 81. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Shapeshifters disrupt the life of a troubled young woman. A dark fantasy short story.
Lost Princess
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 82. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,510. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A princess gets lost in icy tundra, and encounters many problems on the way back to a normal life. A dark fantasy story.
Da Vinci's Rolling Pin
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 83. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A seeker delves into an unknown part of history involving Da Vinci and a special rolling pin, and the modern conspiracies that obscure it. A humorous contemporary fantasy short story.
A Wake
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 84. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: American English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A confused man can't remember what his job is, and tries to find out. A dystopian short story.
Bertram
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 85. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An alien traveler develops an odd attachment to the latest species he is studying - humanity. A dystopian short story.
The Golden Womb
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 86. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: American English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The sisterhood cares for the golden womb, a source of great blessings, but soon they find themselves menaced by outside forces that don't understand their unusual kind of parenthood. A dystopian short story.
Question Everything
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 87. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A teacher and a student discuss important matters. A dystopian short story.
Cyborg At Farmer's Market
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 88. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: American English. Published: June 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
A cyborg examines the strange sights at that ancient and nearly extinct attraction, the farmer's market. A science fiction short story.
Quest of Croissant
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 89. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A mythical and colossal gentleman goes on the greatest and most absurd quest of his life. A humorous fantasy short story.
Math Wiz Bodybuilder
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 90. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: American English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A bodybuilder who's also good at math meets a girl who defies his expectations. A humorous romantic short story.
Bot Burgers
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 91. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: American English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Two workers experience the brave new world of automated business. A science fiction short story.
Tour Through The Warehouse
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 92. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: American English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A creative, introverted warehouse owner just wants to be left alone with his creations, but that's not enough for some people. A science fiction short story.
Doctor Dore
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 93. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An aging and accomplished man deals with his approaching end and what he must leave behind. A science fiction short story.
Dark Vineyard
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 94. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A young man wakes in a strange place, and faces many dangers and adventures. A dark fantasy/horror short story.
I, Werewolf
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 95. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A young man deals with the problems of being a werewolf. A horror short story.
Lord Fuzzy Meets The Queen
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 96. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: American English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A horny young man learns the drawbacks of being able to warp reality with his mind and objectify women. A horror short story guaranteed to give feminists nightmares.
Ghouls After Class
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 97. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
After school Josh has to deal with a series of unexpected and unpleasant surprises. A horror short story.