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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?
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.
Tempo
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: Spanish. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Una fascinante historia de iniciación donde palabras como espiritualidad o amor adquieren todo su sentido.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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
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
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 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
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Dragon Knight Chronicles: A Knights' Passage
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Our first contest year went off with a hit...throughout these pages are filled with talented writers. They created worlds that broaden the mind and help open their readers eyes. We here at DKC would like to invite you to read our winner's stories along with our judges. We hope you enjoy.
Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Feral women challenge men, beasts, the elements and their own inner demons in these six short stories from award-winning fantasy author Satyros Phil Brucato.
The Lair of the Twelve Princesses
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A soldier and her genie must solve the mystery of the twelve dancing princesses in three days or face the chopping block for their failure. Unfortunately, that's just what the princesses want. 9000-word novelette.
Danika's Surprise: A Kingdom Series companion Short Story
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Series: Kingdom Chronicles: Part 2, Book 3 ยท Kingdom, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Author's Note: This is a companion short story to the Kingdom Series. It is not a full length novel, this is a novelette that bridges the Bad Five storyline to the new Kingdom Series (Dark Princess) storyline coming out around Christmas! Danika has a secret. One that will forever alter the course of those she loves...
The Isadora Interviews
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,800. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Isadora is an old witch with great magical power living alone in the fog-strewn forest of Letum Wood. As a Watcher, Isadora has the ability to see into the heart of any witch, a talent that makes her the perfect guardian of the prestigious Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. Join Leda, Camille, Michelle, and Priscilla, as they encounter Isadora on their quest to join the respected magical school.
Kalla and the Abyss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With the ability to change the temperature around you and trapped in solitary how does one cope with life? For Kalla it has never been easy with no memory of any life before the prison cell. That is until the Myst, an organization that protects people like her, comes with a message that they plan on busting her out. She begins to learn the price of escape and sacrifice in her small world.
Degrees of Delusion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. This is a 9,000-word short story.