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Isaac's Bible (a flash fiction story)
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Series: Weird Supernatural Horror, Story 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Why is it every fifty-five and a half years on the solstice, children in Florence Parish start to go missing only to turn up with no memory of the event on the day after? (Addressing some of my initial reviews, I have updated the story. The sentence structure and astromathematics remain unchanged but my misleading descriptors are updated or properly hyphenated. My thanks for the suggestions.)
Botched: A Tale of Taloria
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Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Flash fiction from the world of Taloria. When a hero hears of the plight of a small town in the clutches of evil nothing can stop him from riding in to save the day. But of course it helps to have your story straight.
Of Lives and Luck: A Broken Worlds II Tale of the Thornes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story re-visiting the not so happy home of the Thornes from Broken Worlds, Book II. Warning - This story takes place after the events of Broken Worlds II: Doorways and Despair, and should not be read out of order. It has been three months since the mysterious Maggie crossed their threshold. Things were bound to have changed for Thaddeus and Emily Thorne.
A Judgement of Shadows, Part 15 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: British English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The rakshaas cannot be killed. They cannot be long contained. How then can their threat be dealt with, or are they destined to always plague mankind? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Four
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Eighteen more short stories of literary adventure fantasy from the Hugo Award-finalist online magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Authors include Richard Parks, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald, and Chris Willrich. Includes four stories named to Locus magazine's 2012 Recommended Reading List and “The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman, a finalist for the 2013 World Fantasy Awards.
A Sprinkle of Murder
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Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Vallon Drake once more discovers a dead body on the grounds of the AGS Academy. When no one calls the police to investigate it looks like the powers-that-be are going to sweep the whole thing under the carpet. Enter one-person-investigative-team Vallon. But finding the truth in a school filled with secrets can be a dangerous game—especially when you can’t tell friends from enemies.
Hunting The Horned Bandit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Short Story Recommended Ages: 14+ When his lands are ravaged by an unstoppable horned bandit chieftain the Duke hires the former bridgebuilder, Leonidus. The architect's new specialty? Find trouble and seperate its head from its shoulders.
Nipped in the Butt
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Series: Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
More intrigue as a familiar hallucinogen finds its way into Ramses society. Are their long-time adversaries behind it? Time for Major Tom to save the Empire again… “Nipped in the Butt” is the 2nd story in William Mangieri’s “Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire” series.
Wyrd Worlds
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Price: Free! Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
An anthology of short stories by an international collection of science-fiction and fantasy writers, covering a wide range of what is known as ‘speculative fiction’, from slices of fantasy and time travel to steampunk and science-fiction. The tales vary widely, yet are all born from the same drive to create, share ideas and above all to entertain!
Fairy Debt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
This a short comedic fairy tale, coming in at just under 5000 words. In it Gail gets up to her usual silly tricks, tea saturated prose, and food driven biting wit.
Oath Breaker Part 1
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Series: Halflord, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Basileus Ondraedon, the world's most feared warrior, is also a reclusive, self-centered, arrogant jerk. Known as the Halflord for his half-elven heritage, Basileus recounts the tales that made him the man he is today, in lecherous, back-stabbing and glorious detail.
Thief
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Series: Halflord, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Basileus Ondraedon, the world's most feared warrior, is also a reclusive, self-centered, arrogant jerk. Known as the Halflord for his half-elven heritage, Basileus recounts the tales that made him the man he is today, in lecherous, back-stabbing and glorious detail.
Dancing In The Dark
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Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A whimsical tale of fantasy and love, that may be wrapped around a dream. And, if not a dream, which part is real? Is any of it real?
The Stregony Sequence Book 2: Memory Charmer
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Series: The Stregony Sequence, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three daring, forbidden romances steeped in fantasy, adventure, and mystery weave together in this second instalment of The Stregoni Sequence, in which everyone must learn the meaning of true, self-sacrificial love. Though, none must learn this lesson more so than the one whom these stories stem from and around whom they all ultimately entwine...
The Lonely Professor's Guide to Myths and Legends
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Price: Free! Words: 13,540. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you teach a course named Myths and Legends, you shouldn’t be surprised what shows up for class.
Soul Mates
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Price: Free! Words: 15,570. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If you are considering a contract with a demon's online dating service, read the fine print first. Otherwise, the results could be hell.
Apex Magazine - Issue 52
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month we feature work by Margaret Ronald, Anaea Lay, Hal Duncan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Maurice Broaddus, and Deborah Stanish.
Once Upon a Time: The Villains
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Series: The Villains. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,170. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Short Fuse Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Once Upon a Time... We all know the time-honored fairy tales of Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Hansel and Grethel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and King Thrush Beard. Or do we? Not everyone gets a happily-ever-after. What about the villains? Why were they so mean? And how did they turn out this way? Author Shea Berkley always wondered about the other side of the story.
A Cure for Nel, and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,040. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Peach Tree: Lonely seamstress Sula will do anything to gain her greatest desire. You Can't Take It With You: Uncle Morgi, the richest wizard in the city, has died, and his most valuable possession is missing. A Cure for Nel: When Leya's daughter falls ill, their only hope is the man who abandoned them years ago to pursue his dreams of magic.
Tears of the Gods, Part 14 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Deep in the heart of the Forest of Tears lies the domain of the rakshaas, the ruins of heaven. None who venture there are heard from again. Yet four paths seem destined to converge there. And possibly to end there. A 16,000 word fantasy novelette.