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Shadows of the Empire, Part 6 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: British English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Another murder in Water Dances on the Rocks threatens serious political repercussions, especially when it appears one of the Prince's entourage may be involved. An 11,000 word fantasy novelette.
Short Stories from the World of Ethereal
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Series: Ethereal. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ethereal: a land far, far away . . . as luck would have it. Includes five short stories from the world of Ethereal: ‘Dishwaster,’ ‘Bald Poet,’ ‘The Grotesque,’ ‘Prince Courtney’ and ‘Divus and Doris.’ A collection of light-hearted stories from a place that, most likely, doesn’t exist. And that’s probably for the best. Stories from the World of Ethereal: a short story collection.
Sir Dudley Tinklebutton and the Dragon's Lair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sir Dudley is a shining example of true knightliness- he is always chivalrous to the ladies (provided they are young and attractive), he keeps his boots polished at all times (his squire’s job), and he never says no to a free drink (he deserves it). He has the perfect career- until one day when he steps foot in Candon, a village besieged by a vicious dragon. *A 6200 word short story*
Puppet Theatre
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Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Mesa City, there’s one hero you can count on to defend justice. Okay, two: the mysterious Shadow Puppet and that show-off, Mr. Wonderful. After his last tragic encounter with the villainess Kitty Kat, the Shadow Puppet is thought to be dead. And the man behind the mask would almost prefer that, but can’t let the Mr. Wonderfuls of the world get the best of him. Tonight he returns from the grave!
Pen-Ultimate: A Speculative Fiction Anthology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,940. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Icelandic coast of Vík, where a Troll ship waits entombed in stone for the hand of the artist to free it, to a boy who, with the help of his alien friend, learns to create entire worlds, the stories in Pen-Ultimate showcase tales of fantastic visions, alien perceptions, and emerging awareness.
Blood of Isis: Family Bonds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
It was meant to be a relaxing, quiet week at an old country inn. Gavin Stowe hated the very idea of his best friend, Jaxson's, dream vacation. The only thing that interested him was Isis... “We could have gone to Vegas.” “And lost all our money in casinos and then probably wind up married to some toothless strippers with a fat Elvis conducting the ceremony."
Everything Sucks #6, Easy.
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Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Moonshine, mayhem, poachers, and dead people. Bitsie could handle it all.
Aurealis #62
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Remnants' by Dan Rabarts, and 'The Leaves of the Manuka Tree' by Phillip W Simpson. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Yet another serving of quality fiction.
Enchanted Globe: A Collection of Fantasy Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Janitor’s Painting: Josh is a washed up graveyard-shift janitor battling depression. Once a promising painter, repeated rejections of his work still sting his pride and thwart any motivation to try again. He is challenged to continue his work when an unlikely inspiration manifests itself, communicating a messaging that is hard for even Josh to ignore.
Living On Reputation
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An ordinary bus journey into the city takes a turn for the strange. Rothschild's past catches up with him when he is confronted by an unexpected foe.
Mistaking the Dragon Mage
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Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Bards and storytellers all say "It is never wise to anger a Mage, even if you believe you have the upper hand." It is a lesson that many still never take to heart, especially the mercenary dragon hunter Abarkis who confronts the legendary Dragon Mage.
Beginner's Luck
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
None of Anders Regans' colleagues in Demonology would have voted him most likely to become a god, but what did they know? A mild-mannered botanist finds himself embroiled in plant pornography, dryad rights, and the theology of conference door-prizes. Illustrated by Georgie Schnobrich.
The Curse of Valassa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Pestilence, god of plagues, curses a small village. His dire priest ruins the fields, fouls the water, and transforms innocent villagers into rancid ghouls who crave human flesh. Enter two farmers, displaced by years spent fighting their baron’s war. They escort a priest of the Green Lord who might cure the village, if they can first brave the afflicted and overcome the deadly plague master.
The Past Is Far Away
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sci-fi short: Six ships land on the first moon they came to in the Andromeda Galaxy. A group takes over the supply ship and plants bombs on the five colony ships. One man survives the massacre and is marooned on the moon when the supply ship blast’s off for the planet above. He discovers an alien woman with a secret. She helps him get revenge and then they explore the universe together.
Fight Like a Girl
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 136,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
More than just weapons in hand, we explore just what a girl's got to do to make her way in the world and through some hairy situations. This fantasy short story anthology explores the strong female protagonist in a genre where the female is typically the 'damsel in distress'. From warriors to librarians, mothers to thieves- they all have what it takes to fight like a girl.
Better the Devil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,490. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A revised edition of a collection of stories totalling 100,000 words of fiction that span the entirety of the career of cult author Rhys Hughes.... Ghosts, vampires, mythological beings, eccentrics, mad inventors, demons and other strange beings can be found cavorting here, sometimes seriously, sometimes comically, with original and unique results.
The Strangeling's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A tale of magic and adventure, drawing seven very different people together in a quest to destroy a sphere of malevolent power. At the heart of the tale grows the Story Tree, with a mysterious prophecy written around its papery trunk. Seven adventurers find their paths converging on the tree and its mysterious inscription, each with their own reasons to uncover its message and complete the quest.
Games of Shadow, Part 5 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As Tsotu is unwillingly drawn into imperial political intrigues, the Bride of Shadows begins her indentured service to Hagga. While the examiner hunts a stolen object in an armed camp, the Bride must find a way to fulfil her debt without the wrong people learning her secret. A 12,000 word fantasy novelette.
One Place
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sometimes there's nothing you can do but accept it, and move on.
The Edge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A young man must quickly come to grips with the prospect of his own end and what it all means as the world around him slowly vanishes, consumed by a ravenous, seemingly sentient darkness.