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The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
Aurealis #70
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: Australian English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This issue features 'The Stain on the Lake' by Matthew J Morrison, a dark, chilling piece with characters to die for, and 'Wrecked' by Ephiny Gale, a new twist on the reality television theme, which is sort of 'Truman Show' meets 'Survivor' meets 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. Don't miss Shane M Brown talking about how his Aurealis story is on the verge of making it to the silver screen.
Fairy Debt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
This a short comedic fairy tail, coming in at just under 5000 words. In it Gail gets up to her usual silly tricks, tea saturated prose, and food driven biting wit.
Aurealis #69
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The latest Aurealis features Richard Viskovic's 'The Electric Itch', which is guaranteed to make you scratch just thinking about the technology depicted, and Mick Spadaro's 'It Came From A Party Supplies Store', which is one of those rarities—an SF story that aims to be funny, and actually is funny. Don’t miss the Stephen Higgins’ archive classic: 'So, you want to be a science fiction writer.'
The Fisherman's Net
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The second of the Vestigial Tales, which tie into the award-winning Micah Grey series by Laura Lam. A fisherman catches a mermaid in his net and is unsure if he can let her go.
Enigma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
Tales from the Palace of the Fairy King
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from the Palace of the Fairy King is a book of new fairy tales from a time long ago, told in classic style. In seven interwoven stories princes do battle for honor and for love, princesses seek their destinies, and farmers' sons discover the world in an age of fairies and imps and real magic.
Orion's Arm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.
Aurealis #57
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Aurealis #57, edited by Dirk Strasser, features the near future sub-continental grunge of 'Where Colossi Sleep' by Daniel Baker, where heavy industry blends with a culture four thousand years old and is transformed by it. Watch out also for C S McMullen's 'Monday-child', a deceptive story that constantly defies your expectations and packs a real punch in the end.
The Passage of Pearl: Deluxe Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Pearl's days are made up of poetry and trying not to bite people for invading her personal space. When she finds a book that could make or break her career, Pearl throws all her cautious planning in the wind. But the book has secrets of its own and Pearl will make a very tasty snack. This deluxe edition also contains the original draft, an essay on the revision process and several other extras.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Betwixt Issue 4
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 4 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 4 includes original fiction by Sarah L. Byrne, Emily B. Cataneo, Nino Cipri, David Cleden, and C. W. Johnson as well as a reprint by Mark Rigney.
Shadows on the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Justin needs something to believe in. At a crossroads in life, he arrives in New York City reminiscing the past but uncertain of the future. Until he meets Wendy, who inspires him to take a leap of faith. But soaring into the unknown might prove harder than it seems. “Rusch is a great storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews
Sanctuary Tales, Volume One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,700. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The guild of Sanctuary is replete with an amazing cast of adventurers, wanderers and rogues. In their pasts linger secrets that define them and shape the course of their lives. For every one of them has a tale, each with something different to show - and even in the most honorable guild of Sanctuary, not everyone is exactly what they seem to be.
Legacy Hunter (The World of Lasniniar Book 0.75)
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Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
How do you trust a complete stranger? Barlo has never had to find out—until now. A mortally-wounded elf brings news of a relic that could change Barlo’s destiny, and Barlo has no choice but to put his faith in him, which is no easy task. Little does he know where the new relationship will lead him... This 7,700 word novelette is the first adventure of Iarion and Barlo, and leads into Soul Seeker
The Light, the Dark, and the Quick
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Light, the Dark, and the Quick. The collected short stories of Timothy O. Goyette. The light are humorous or lighthearted works. The dark are serious. The quick are flash fiction pieces that do not exceed 1000 words. They are sure to entertain. This collection of stories have been compared to The Twilight Zone.
The Secret - a Panamindorah Story
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Series: Short Stories from Panamindorah. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gwain is an 18-year-old half-breed, recently returned to the island of his birth. Maijha Minor is a secretive place, home to the despised and hunted fauns of his maternal ancestry. Gwain believes that the island holds the clues that will change the way fauns are treated. However, the island may kill him before he learns the secret. 10,000 words
Apex Magazine - Issue 46
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue 46 our the Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by Rachel Swirsky, Liz Argall, Tim Pratt, William Alexander, and Kelly McCullough.