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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.
A Killing Moon: The Outsiders, Part One
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Series: The Outsiders, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by WPF Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If you look up "backwater" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Grayson, Indiana. Everyone knows everyone else's business, and all the cool kids hang out at the Save-N-Go grocery store. Sara Moon once had dreams, but found herself working the register at Bubba's Chik'N Hut... until the night the Outsiders came. A short story.
Dinner With Grandma
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
On a visit to Grandma, Red discovers that not everything is as it seems. A Fractured Fairytale.
The Voices of the Dead: Dark Tales and Lost Souls
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,110. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Insane Angel Studios. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
These six tales of dark fantasy are woven from the shadow and mortality of the Endlands -- an epic-fantasy realm in which nothing is ever what it seems, and where only the purest hearts survive the touch of all-consuming darkness.
Nightmare
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Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young mother wakes in the middle of the night from a nightmare...or into one.
Tiffany
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Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
I saw Tiffany... once. I kissed her... once. Then I lost her... Forever. A piece of flash fiction by David Blake.
Apex Magazine - Issue 50
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,770. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue 50 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains work by Rachel Swirsky, Sarah Monette, Kelly Link, Sarah Kuhn, and Catherynne M. Valente.
Feeding Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,290. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man suffering from insomnia witnesses a brutal kidnapping and rushes to try and help, feeling that there is no time to call the police and too little information to help. What he finds is far more terrifying than anything he could have imagined.
The Storyteller's Wife
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Janie’s life comes crashing around her when she finds the suicide note her husband left. But when the paramedics come, it’s not her beloved Tom they wheel out on the gurney but a wooden changeling left by the faerie folk. What do the fey want with Tom and how can Janie get him back? To find the answer to both questions, Janie must confront the Queen of Faerie and make a heartrending choice.
Pale Eyes: Song of Teeth 2
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Series: Song of Teeth, Part 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Sandra Ross. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Mark and Tatiana’s discovery of a strange, clear-skinned crocodile quickly expands into a discovery of an entirely unknown species living deep beneath their city of Fontel. Hidden, they evolved into an intelligent race—and are hostile to anything or anyone who may threaten to expose them. Can they help protect this species from Science, especially now that they’ve become friends with one of them?
Wendigo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An accident on a dark deserted highway shows one woman the truth behind an old Native-American myth.
Duel at Strolling Ponds
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Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Duel at Strolling Ponds is the second installment in The Tales of Katsume Shogoro, masterless samurai, and last surviving member of his family. Shogoro’s quest is to restore his clan’s lost honor, and undo the shame that burdens his soul.
Everything Sucks #5, Tea & Victory
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Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
First, he was terrified. When the terror wore off, annoyance filled the vacancy. From pitiful life to no life at all. Wonderful. But, a few days later he realized being turned into a sentient . . . dead . . . thing was, without a doubt, the most fortunate event of his life.
A Vision for the Future
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Price: Free! Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Elaina Johnson was born with a vision of her own death. It was something she had accepted, but as the end moves closer, she learns that seeing and knowing are far different things. This is a short story of approximately 3600 words. Additional content includes a free three chapter preview of Bound by Prophecy.
Body and Soul Art
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the dim shadows of the Garden of Earthly Delights tattoo parlor, immortal players of an ancient story continue their feuding, caught in a perpetual web of jealousy and betrayal. Russell hopes a new tattoo will symbolize a turning point in his nondescript life, but he finds more than he bargained for when his skin becomes canvas and battlefield for their unending strife.