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The Empty Hills
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Series: The Hounds of Annwn. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A Short Story from The Hounds of Annwn. George Talbot Traherne shows a bit of the human world to family and friends, hoping to share some of the sense of wonder he discovered when he encountered the fae otherworld. He’s worried about discovery by other humans, but things don’t turn out quite the way he expects. This short story takes place during the events in King of the May.
The Call
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Series: The Hounds of Annwn. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A Short Story from The Hounds of Annwn. A very young Rhian discovers her beast-sense and, with it, the call of a lost hound. It’s not safe in the woods where cries for help can attract unwelcome attention, but two youngsters discover their courage in the teeth of necessity. This short story takes place before the events in To Carry the Horn.
Cariad
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Series: The Hounds of Annwn. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Short Story from The Hounds of Annwn. Luhedoc is off with his adopted nephew Benitoe to fetch horses for the Golden Cockerel Inn. He’s been reunited with his beloved Maëlys at last, but how can he fit into her capable life as an innkeeper? What use is he to her now, after all these years? Luhedoc needs to relearn an important lesson about confidence.
The Necromancer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When the loner mage Kyreeth Ralor is driven out of his village, he takes refuge in the wilderness and stumbles across a long-lost underground city. But he quickly learns all is not well. The very walls seem to hum with power, and nameless whispers lurk everywhere. Something has disturbed the souls of the departed. And when the dead can find no rest, what hope do the living have?
Valentine's Dance
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Series: From the Life and Times of Gilbert MacD. Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
At the end of a bad day Gilbert's still got to help David Liffey at a Valentine's Rave?
Fix It
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Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Making wishes is like any other industry, full of bureaucracy and terrible customers. Be Careful what you wish for.
The Bride's Shadow, Part 11 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: British English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Her life on hold, Jaid is forced to return home at the one time she needs to stay in her new life. Even with personal matters weighing so heavily, can her curiosity resist political intrigues in her homeland? Maybe, if they don't hide things from her. A 9,000 word fantasy novelette.
Tales from the Deepening Woods: Book I
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Tales from the Deepening Woods, Book I includes 11 dark faerie tales written by Evan Hughes. Written in the original spirit of faerie tales but with a modern spin, they really have no happy endings.
Pentagonal: A Guide to Geometry for Students of Wizardry
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Why should geometry be an important subject at a school for wizards? Pentagon, pentagram, what's the difference?
The White Steed
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Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man is carried on a magical journey by a white winged horse to the brink of a historic battle only to end up in an unexpected place.
NCSI: Nursery Crime Scene Investigations
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Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In debt and with marriage troubles, did Humpty Dumpty commit suicide... or was it MURDER?!
My Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
After a near fatal accident a man finds himself in a majestic green meadow overlooked by a magnificent mountain peak where he meets his guardian angel.
Lab Rats
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Price: Free! Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Fennel is a lab rat with a (strong) mind of his own. Part of an experiment to isolate the precise pheromones that drive rats to procreate, he decides to not cooperate, at all. To go on a mating strike. And not only that, he enlists the agreement from his lab-rat friends to do the same. With some interesting fallout.
Zomb Valley
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Dissension is brewing between the clans in Zomb Valley. The Dactyla’s, a once peaceful herd of mystical herbivores are willing to starve in order to break the curse. On the other hand the Polycerate clan is willing to kill in order to keep the curse alive.
For Valor, Fly
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Price: Free! Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
What if you had one chance to get it right? One chance to fight for an ideal that would bring freedom from the enchanted prison of honor lost. But what is that ideal—championing a cause, a fight for love, or finding valor and true nobility of spirit in a stranger? For Valor, Fly is a compact short story about the search and the measure of that one true cause.
Another Path to Infinity
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Series: Infinite Horizons, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Magic let Exie travel between worlds after her beloved wife died but she never found a replacement for Tivian. Instead, a mistake on the paths to infinity dropped Exie in a world that could spell her doom. Was this world the last Exie would see or was it the starting point for a path to Exie's true home?
The Pocket Watch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A young soldier fights to protect his father during of the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles. He learns that love is a family bond not easily broken. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Civil War Fantastic (DAW Books, July 2000).
First Tilt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It's tournament season in Vera'Gon, and all across the land knights are vying for honor and glory. Young Galiford has dreams of winning the main prize, but will it be glory or disaster for him?
There Are No Children In The Castle
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Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short story. Receiving news of a child-eating ogre, the young knight errant Cedric embarks on his first quest. Alas, things are not as straightforward as they might seem….
Siege of the Bone Children
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
When his son dies in a terrible accident, Malcolm retreats behind the walls of the fort his son built, but those walls were more than a child's game, they served a purpose. When monsters begin showing up he realizes that when you hide behind walls to keep out the bad, you must always leave a door for the good. This story, along with others, is collected in The Long Fall Into Midnight Vol. 1