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And Pretty Maids All In A Row
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A novelette of 15,000 words, sequel to the Windrose Chronicles series by Barbara Hambly. The head of a Los Angeles criminal gang seeks out exiled wizard Antryg Windrose looking for wizardly advice on his love life - and Antryg suspects there's more to the situation than meets the eye.
Ghosts of Wind and Shadow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,990. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the restrictions and strife of her home life finally become too much, Lesli Betterberry runs away from home. But the freedom she hopes to find on the street is an illusion and she soon finds herself in far worse circumstances. Featured in this story are otherworldly musicians Cerin and Meran Kelledy, who must use their gifts of music and magic to try to find the girl.
Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang is an original short story and is available here for the first time in any format. Ever since an explosion killed his father, Dan has been salvaging parts of animatrons from the ruins of Showdown Ranch to put them back in working order. But there is a greater reason to make them operate once more—something that threatens the Cutler family's very lives.
Lynching Jimmy White
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A woman invites evil into her life. Will her guardian angel be able to save her soul?
Long Ride Home: A Cambio Springs Short Story
Series: Cambio Springs Mysteries, 0.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jena Crowe escaped the Springs ten years ago. Now, she’s heading home with two boys to start a new life. With her husband’s ghost keeping her company on the road, Jena will learn that moving back and moving backward aren’t necessarily the same thing, and sometimes the places you try to escape are exactly where you need to fall.
Dharma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story Dharma first appeared in Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy, edited by M. Gerry Weiss & Helen S. Weiss; Tor Books, 2007. Set in Newford during 1967's Summer of Love, Beirut-born teen Dharma, runs away from his Muslim home and reinvents himself as a hippie poet-musician.
Inner Potential
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Horace Beasley is lonely, irritable, and desperately in love with a receptionist who has no idea he’s alive. When magic starts dribbling out of his elbow, he discovers that he might have the world’s lamest superpower. Can he find his inner potential and win Marci’s heart? Find out in this black comedy short story.
That Was Radio Clash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story that first appeared in Taverns of the Dead (Cemetery Dance 2005). Written as a memorial to The Clash’s Joe Strummer. Set in 2002, guitarist Sarah Blue meets mysterious trumpeter Eddie Ramone in a bar and is given a chance to return to a pivotal moment in her life to correct one of her deepest regrets.
Christmas in Celestin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Anthologies » General
An anthology of stories from Zoe, Evie, and Ethan’s point of view about how they celebrated Christmas. Zoe’s quiet night at home quickly gets interrupted by a killer posing as Santa Claus. Evie is in for a big surprise when Caleb arrives. Lastly Ethan tries to honor his wife’s wishes for Serena to have the perfect Christmas experience.
The Dragon Incident
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Jesse doesn’t know what kind of performance enhancing drugs fellow WWU college student Ariana Grace is selling, all he knows is that they work. And that’s good, because he’s in a whole lot of trouble. From his stripper girlfriend, to a Mexican gangster, to a killer game of soccer, Jesse’s in over his head and he’s going to need all the help Ariana can give him.
Companions to the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story Companions to the Moon first appeared in Realms Of Fantasy, June 2007. Set in Newford in 2007, record shop owner Mary begins to suspect her common-law partner is cheating on her. Edric is a musician whose out-of-town concerts happen to coincide with every full moon.
Ace It
Series: The Adventures of Jill & Gigi, Book 1 · Romantic Comedy · science fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Finn meets a new wavelength girl in the "get acquainted" virtual reality booth. Her name is Glorista McPink, and she says she has a nice figure. He'll see about that--he hopes.
Coventry House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,150. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Coventry House in England contains many mysteries and Molly Ladanyi, the new caretaker, finds herself in a battle that will determine not only the fate of all those who live there but the world as well.
Yew Manor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Little does Robert DeMolay know that the manor he inherited is in a reality a bridge between worlds.
Crow Roads
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short story Crow Roads first appeared in The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Viking, 2007 Set outside of Newford in 1967, Annie lives in Tartown with the rest of the poor kids. When a handsome, longhaired hippie shows up outside Ernie's Poolroom, Annie is smitten by his exotic good looks and long black hair.
The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dumdie Swartz knows ghosts walk among us. She’s seen them since she was a little kid. Dumdie does her best to avoid them--harmless or dangerous, alike--even though she annoys her family when she does. Now, with her unwanted ability growing stronger, a demon possessing a mundane boy notices her special talents and has plans that will change her life forever.
In The Land Of The Missing Socks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In the short story, The Land of the Missing Socks, Goss Simnick is dealing with a problem as old as the history of laundry: where did my socks go? But while most of us are left to ponder without solving the problem, Goss has stumbled upon a secret: a tunnel behind the family dryer leads down into the earth. Is there a connection between the missing socks and the tunnel? There's only one way to fin
Key Connections
Series: Novellas, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What would you do if you found a key that unlocks any door? Where would you go first? Frank Matthews can't do much about losing Traci to a star athlete—until he receives a Key that opens any door. Frank hands the key to Traci, hoping to win her back. But the door she enters unlocks a side of Traci, even she didn't realize was there.
The Butter Spirit's Tithe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story. The Butter Spirit’s Tithe first appeared in Emerald Magic, Tor Books. Conn O'Neill has run afoul of a vengeful spirit. With his soul promised as a tithe to the fearsome Grey Man, Conn's only hope lies Miki Greer. Miki knows a thing or two about Irish spirits, having lost her brother to them in de Lint's novel Forests of the Heart. She's not about to let them claim someone else.
Yellow Dog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Yellow Dog is a short story set near de Lint's fictional desert town of Santo del Vado Viejo, where his novels The Mystery of Grace and The Painted Boy take place, and where some of his recent short fiction has been set.

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