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The Witch and the Fiddler
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Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Life is good for Zsálya the witch until one day her friend Gyárfás surprises her with an unpleasant revelation.
Alyxa - Dragon Charmer
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Series: Dragon Charmers, prequel - short story. Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by Southern Star Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to the world of Shanoria, Kingdom of the dragons where Alyxa is the daughter of the Dragon Charmer. Join her for an exciting day in her life with dragons, danger and a hint of magic. A short story based on the magical dragon series - Dragon Charmers
Creepy Crystal Tales, Volume 3
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The stories that are included in this book are about prehistorical plants that devour animals; murder by dismemberment; a cursed Indian burial site; a Rocky Mountain Bigfoot; and greed that leads to murder.
Chief - A Short Story (Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector)
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Series: Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector, 1.1. Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
CHIEF Gabe has nothing to go home to now that his wife is dead. He's spent every hour since the news in the office, burying himself in his work. He had a stack of case files on his desk full of incidents that he would have to deal with. Among them was also news of something new that had come into town that might be able to bring his wife back to him.
The Man Who Would Kill Death
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Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Durel lived alone with his power for ages. He also lived among the people during other ages, hate was slowly consuming him. Until the day he found his little white dog, no magic could teach him to love the way she did. After fifty years death came despite his magical spells. From that moment on Durel vowed he would be the only human to contact and destroy death himself. The lies would be removed.
Lightspeed Magazine, August 2012
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Price: Free! Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Flying Blind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A 13-year-old legally blind boy is on his way to volunteering when the bus takes a wrong turn. The bus passes under a bridge, and into a world of dwarves and flying purple unicorns. He soon makes a shocking and satisfying discovery.
Mourning The Sun
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Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The tarous are a peaceful and gentle race who unfortunately share their land with some not so gentle or peaceful neighbors. A clear and beautiful day is interrupted when a tarous village is a attacked, and a young calf gets her first glimpse of war.
The Dealer
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Series: West Lakes: Chaos Factor, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dealing with the living, judging those who should die: these are the tasks of the Giver of Life and the Dealer of Death. Drawn out by the suffering the Dealer will rampage through the small town of West Lakes, searching for the innocent and damning the guilty, but when the lines of guilt blur can she really be fair?
Storm Front (Storm Force #0.1-#0.5)
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Series: Storm Force. Price: Free! Words: 14,150. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tina Storm has never been a normal teenager. She’s a demon hunter with the gift of a lightning vanquish – an inherited power from a long line of Storm demon hunters and researchers. Storm Front is the prequel to Storm of Blood and consists of five urban fantasy ultra-short stories (under 5k) that trace Tina’s adventures as she moves to a new town and starts a new school.
Rite of Passage
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Series: Pioneers of the Shattered Waters. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fahd grew up in a desert tribe that travels at night and shuns the burning day. But as children often do, he longs to disobey his elders, and see for himself just what it is that they fear so much. But when he has an accident shortly before a holy ritual, he may find himself learning more about the day than he ever wanted.
Regina Blunder, Ghost Hunter: a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Regina Blunder is a second generation Korean American just trying to make enough money move out of her parents house. Her job: Ghost Hunter. She's pretty good too. Thanks to her mom being from a long line of Korean shamans. With the help of her lazy, but pretty cool friend Sam, Regina cleans up all the ghouls and ghosts of Betterton, OH.
Son of the Green
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ian’s estranged mother walks back into his life with a simple request. At least it would be simple…if it did not require him to start believing in magic again. Like any sensible adult, Ian stopped believing long ago. But when bizarre events begin to occur at the same time as his mother’s reappearance, Ian is forced to wonder if maybe the impossible is a little more possible than he thought.
Stuff of Folklore
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Orphaned by a horror that most consider the stuff of folklore, Nidia has trained to be a hunter, motivated purely by revenge. Willing to use whomever she has to in order to accomplish her goal, she manages to catch up to one of the creatures she’s sought for so long. Does she have what it takes to survive the encounter? Worse, will it teach her things about herself that she’s not ready to face?
Plasma Frequency Issue 5
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Price: Free! Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is Issue 5 of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of speculative fiction. It includes stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes fabulous art and a book review. Plasma Frequency ISSN 2168-1309 (Print) and ISSN 2168-1317 (Electronic), Issue 5: April/May 2013. Published bimonthly by Plasma Spyglass Press, Vacaville, California Copyright 2013 Plasma Spyglass Press
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue features 21 original stories from Wil Ogden, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Jamie Lackey, Brenda Stokes Barron, and many others.
366 Squared Volume 2: February
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Series: 366 Squared. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This volume contains twenty-nine entries covering the month of February. It turned out to be a difficult month, and there are more mini-essays than I originally planned. There is also a lot more fantasy and less science fiction than I thought there would be. Oh well, I can only take this project where the source material allows me to. We'll see what happens in the next volume.
The War of Antiquities: Four
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Series: The War of Antiquities. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mage Council enlists outside help in the wake of recent assaults and murder. Therion continues to threaten everyone and everything around him as Duke finally takes steps to put him in his place. Catherine starts to break through Duke’s walls and learns about his past.
The Dryad's Forest
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Series: The Kingdom of Kaikara, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: Australian English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Orson arrives in Woodside he discovers that the dryads who have lived in the forest for centuries are being killed by the new Provost as penalty for vandalising the town. A young dryad, Darwei, pleads for Orson’s help to save his people and clear them of the charges laid against them – and he is prepared to risk his own life to prove their innocence.
The Red Spot
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: American English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story about one warrior's wounds and how he finds healing