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Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1983
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Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Rag’s big night out doesn’t go quite as planned. For a start, the bouncer won’t let him into the nightclub and when he does eventually get to the dance floor, not everyone is pleased by the way he acts. It all ends in one great big fight. Nothing new, then.(This 10,000 word short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world.)
Dark Reunion: Twenty Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dark Reunion contains twenty short stories that range from the paranormal to the poignant. Humour, horror, cunning, malice and forgiveness weave their various strands through these original plots. Individuals are faced with a variety of dilemmas, the outcomes of which reveals their true characters. There is compassion and there is revenge: paranoia and reconciliation.
Blue Caladium
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Well of Mladris has been poisoned by the apprentice wizard Galzuth and the Eloen Witches are dying. If the Three Moons of the Nerinx dies, Nafelahar will plunge into darkness. Queen Halaema sends Nissa and Sir Darcassian on a perilous journey to find the black unicorn and extract a cure before it's too late.
An Anthology of Blades
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Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Axes, swords, knives, cursed, blessed or from the Otherlands, this anthology is all about things that cut, slice, dice or amputate. From a buried blade housing one of the protagonists of an ancient battle, to axes wielded by a barbarian at the crossroads of destiny, all the short stories and poems contained in this anthology have one common theme—they are some kind of blade.
Infant Insomnia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ama’s six-week-old daughter is failing to thrive, and the doctor doesn’t know what to do. Sacrificing her sleep, she looks into the future to see if she can figure out how to help her baby. But while a few futures show that her daughter lives, many show her passing away within the month.
Anna (a short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Once upon a time a little girl woke up in the dark and thought to herself, 'I seem to have forgotten something.'" And so Anna's quest for what she has forgotten begins... 'Anna' is a short, dark fable that can be enjoyed by all ages.
The Icit (a short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Icit is a short, fairy tale story. In the middle of dark, snowy woods, that have never known the warmth of spring, lives the Hunter and his daughter Rina. When the Hunter does not return one night, Rina knows her father has been stolen by the Icit - a terrible creature who roams the woods. With the help of three magical coals, Rina sets off to save her father.
Someone's Been Sleeping In My Bed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Skye's life is exactly where it should be at her age; several rungs up the corporate ladder, a vegan boyfriend whose looks are only matched by his naivete, and a yoga-toned body draped in natural blonde locks. Life is going well, that is until her grandmother dies and she has to go look after her cottage.
Half Sour, Half Sweet
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
David Brown is a lonely 70 year old man driving into the country to fish in a trout stream behind the house he grew up in. A place he hasn’t seen in a half-century or more. But of course, there’s more to it than that. While fishing, he notices something that he should have found when he was a child, and it opens up a whole new range of regrets to David… and magical opportunity.
The Hobblesman
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Series: The Crystal Kingdom. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Mave’c, an orphaned and directionless man, strives to cross the Sable Mountains to reach the work promised him on the other side. Only, a brief encounter with the monastery at Ravensbark forces him not only to reconsider his destination, but his life itself. A heart-wrenching story of self-discovery and built-in, natural limitation. The Hobblesman: a Crystal Kingdom short story.
The Whistling Kingdom
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Series: Zak Steepleman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way: His games console. No longer can Zak put off that tedious-looking fantasy game. But perhaps he can make the experience more immersive if he goes to the actual Whistling Kingdom. The Whistling Kingdom: a Zak Steepleman short story.
The Gatling Gun of Hell
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Series: Zak Steepleman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way: His games console. Because, as Zak fires off on a speed-run of They Came from Hell!! 2, he realises that his games console holds the key to a whole other realm. The Gatling Gun of Hell: a Zak Steepleman short story.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Possession is 9/10th of the Law
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Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Marriage counselor Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and training an apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may be possessed.
Seren Draig
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Arwen Jones has secret, ancient powers. The Government knows and takes them from her. But when they do, they release a dragon bent on destroying us all.
[Dragon]
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Her father looked up, his smile like a forgotten promise. "Girls have to meet the dragon before they can become a princess." "I don't believe in the dragon," she said. "No one's ever seen it." "It lives forever, Gerty. It came a hundred years ago and it will come again tonight."
Herald of the New World
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A dynasty stands at the brink of annihilation. Its fate lies within the hands of one kunoichi, but not in the matter anyone suspects...
The Mystic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In the magical realm of the fairies, EL Tianne, queen of the fairies, is watching the sand of a young adept's life running out. The young man is about to die in the storm of his own power tearing him apart. Only one can be sent to save him. Only one has the power to bring him back alive. But the Mystic is late. He might not make it in time.
Devils, Death & Dark Wonders
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,940. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Comet Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Comet Press is proud to present the best writings of the inimitable Randy Chandler in one huge collection of over 30 short stories of horror, crime, fantasy and more. Include are notes for each story from the author. "She whispered to him and he wrote down her stories. Tales of dark wonder and awe. Of flesh and fantasy. Of black dogs and gargoyles and cranial holes opening upon other worlds. She
If Only, If Only: A Collection of Magical and Humorous Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
We at Ferly Media hope ― no, we know you will enjoy this anthology fiction by indie author, Lennox Mumpsfield. The only reason he's using a pen name here is because he doesn't want the legions of fans beating his front door down to force him into storytelling slavery. This is the only volume of humorous short stories in history to have sold trillions of copies on launch day. Join the craze!