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In Defense of Honor: A New Original Fairy Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A new, original Fairy Tale by up-and-coming author Sarah Alyssa McCown! The daughter of Goodness and Strength has always wanted just a little bit more than the village of Hesitation. When she is the only one standing between Malady and the people of the village, will Honor give into Fear?
Flamechild
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Series: Children of the Vortex, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,240. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Too many partners complicate an arranged marriage. Murder preempts peace negotiations. A stable boy discovers a long lost evil. A duel of honor descends into the absurd. And war looms on the horizon. Flamechild offers four stories introducing the world of Children of the Vortex where lace drips freely over rapier hilts, intrigue hides behind impeccable manners, and magic is feared.
Plasma Frequency Issue 7
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Price: Free! Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fiction By: J. W. Alden Milo James Fowler Julie Frost K. S. O'Neill Nanci Schwartz Steve Simpson J. S. Watts Eleanor Wood Art: Cover art by Laura Givens Book Review: Mermaid by Kate O'Connor
A Hunt for Shadows, Part 9 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Grace of Spirits returns from death to confront a rakshaa hiding within the Prince's entourage. Even if he can find it, will he be in time to stop its plans? A 13,000 word fantasy novelette.
NeoExodus Legendary Tales: The Shield of Ignorance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Scholar Riss Al'adon will not be dissuaded from finding her lost mentor and uncovering the secrets she risked her life to learn. But when Riss plunges into the Wildlands of Bal, she discovers a secret that will shake her to her core, and may leave her wishing she'd hidden behind the shield of ignorance!
Alabaster Emissaries
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Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story four. Price: Free! Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony forgot. But when his adventures began again as an adult, he found his life getting more complicated. Queen Allasande of Kellen has come to see her Champion's world, but after a riot Anthony must find and save her.
Supernatural Sleuth, Case File #1
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Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paige Benson, an investigative journalist, tackles a mystery of missing pets in a quaint Seattle neighborhood. The investigation should be easy, but things are about to get messy when Paige realizes there may be a supernatural component. Throw in a confrontation with a blast from her vampire boyfriend’s past, and Paige finds herself in the middle of a supernatural showdown.
The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,060. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Be prepared to explore the Everyday with a macabre, decidedly weird twist. The landscape of their collective imagination allows the mundane world to transcend into a place where humans aren’t the only ones who bring their children to work, storms can become creatures with their own appetite, and the titular piece, “The Friendly Horror” is a contemporary post-script to “Shadows over Innsmouth.”
Delayed Action Mind Bomb & Other Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What do you do when the lizards have landed? Who was the third man in Dr. Gonzo's suite? What happens to artificial intelligences? Are dragons edible? Why are there no more leprechauns? What did Fu Manchu do when he got back from hell? How are phoenixes born? And what, exactly, is a "Mind Bomb"? These and sundry other timeless questions asked & answered in this collection of thirty-one new works.
Fractured Neverland: We Are The Pickwicks
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Have you ever wondered about the neighbours of Wendy Darling and her brothers? Each Spring, when the Darling children flew off to Neverland with Peter Pan, what happened to their neighbours THE PICKWICKS? Find out in this short, illustrated prose story!
Big Game & Other Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An extraterrestrial contact specialist makes a wager... An unethical biotech firm makes a breakthrough... A computer becomes self-aware... An alien tyrant is deposed... The zombies attack... Two dragons meet on a hillside... from these and various other unusual premises, unexpected developments arise, in this collection of twenty-two stories.
Darius - Episode 1 (Through the Rift)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
During a sudden attack on his homeland, a young sorcerer is forced through a magical rift. When Darius awakes he finds himself on a mysterious world called Earth. To his amazement the people of this place seem to know him. Soon he discovers a horrible truth; there is no magic in this alien place. Worse still - he has traded places with his Earthly counterpart.
Interzone #247 Jul - Aug 2013
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
High summer 's line up: L.S. Johnson, Russ Colson, Jacob A. Boyd, V.H. Leslie, Rebecca Schwarz, and Philip Suggars, whose story placed 2nd in 2013's James White Award. Cover art by Jim Burns +: David Langford's Ansible Link (news & obits); reviews: Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (movie); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray); books, including collections from both Chris Beckett & Mercurio D. Rivera.
The dragon is SUPPOSED to win
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Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short recollection of a D&D campaign I ran years ago. Really. Attacking a dragon you don't have to is a bad idea.
Coin of the Realm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rosalind, a princess of Orsem, believes the kingdom values her less than a coin of the realm. Her father the King confirms her belief when he decides to marry her to a prince from a neighboring kingdom, despite the threats of assassination that pour in. Her father doesn’t see her value; the assassins do, leaving Rosalind with several dilemmas: Marry? Flee? Or stand and prove herself?
Equador Morto
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Price: Free! Words: 8,280. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Muitos anos depois de criaturas lendárias terem surgido na Terra e dominado todo o hemisfério norte, a Humanidade vive apenas no hemisfério sul, escudada por uma barreira construída à volta do mundo, sobre a linha do Equador. Uma equipa de reparações é atacada numa missão a norte da barreira e o capitão Marco, o único sobrevivente, só quer regressar a casa.
Red Hair and Gold: St. Van Helsing University
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Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Demons, vampires and elementals swarm through Britain--held in check only by the faculty and students of St. Van Helsing University. In this short story, author Vanessa Knipe tells of the run-in between one young student and the forces of evil.
Ghost Memory, A Thulukan Chronicles Story
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Price: Free! Words: 14,450. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dead clients? Not a problem. Thulu and La Fi regularly deal with the supernatural. La Fi sees the dead and Thulu can find anything that's lost. When an amnesiac ghost hires them to find money he stashed throughout his home, the couple is more than up to the task. Until they discover some of the cash is long gone, and recovering it could prove tricky in more ways than one.
The Dam: A Story of the Forgotten
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,270. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Del can’t believe his assignment. He deserved punishment, but to have to work out in the sweltering heat, cleaning up the sewage mess the fat idiot Trean made? Trean keeps rambling about something in the water—water that the town needs to survive.
Vem är rädd för Saga Torstensson?
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 81,070. Language: Swedish. Published: July 25, 2013 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Hej, jag heter Saga Torstensson. Jag är tjugofyra år och bor i Halmstad. Det är första gången jag är här, så jag tänkte inte orda så mycket utan mest lyssna. Jag vill bara säga att jag är glad att ni har välkomnat mig här i er lilla skrivarcirkel. Jag märkte när jag började skriva att jag hade rätt mycket ilska inom mig. Mycket mer än vad jag själv visste."