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Dreamwalkers (Part One)
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Price: Free! Words: 12,700. Language: British English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Bullied and friendless, Callum Chase retreats every night into a world of his own making -- a world of his imagination, a world where he is master, a world of dreams. But then one day something happens that really shouldn't have happened: the girl from his dreams turns up at his school and turns his world -- both the waking and the dream one -- upside down...
Thief
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Series: Thief, Part 1-1. Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: British English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
There are many forms of theft, as young Tirnam is to discover.
The Golden Comb
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Series: The Wonder Tales, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Alt-World. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The cunning Goblin of the Crackling Mountain sets quest for the Princess Archer before he will answer the location to Baba Yaga’s door. Gwendolyn must find the Panda Chung and get his Golden Comb, so the Goblin may comb his one remaining lock of hair. The Princess and her companions Kurt the Werewolf and Tobisum the Inch High Samurai set out to find Chung in what seems a very simple quest...
Into the Void
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Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Have you ever wondered what happens to your soul after you die? This short story offers one explanation.
The Midnight Gate
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cold winds blow across the dark hills some miles north of here and brush chill lips against the scattered and yellow bones of my father. I picture them there, in the goblin-field of my memory, wind and beast-gnawed bones, and I mourn the loss of everything that I held dear. Lost so long ago to the sigh and sorrow of those cold dark hills.
Interruptions
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Series: Cady and Sam. Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Cady and Sam don’t like excitement. So, they have good reason to love their lifestyle in the small town of Matthews, N.C. They've got a cute kid, good jobs, great neighbors, and their home beats the wheels off their last address. Unfortunately, interruption rears its head when it's least expected, leading to that unwanted unrest they've been avoiding. What's a couple of homebody werewolves to do?
I Can Fly
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Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Warren's pickup line gets him nowhere—until he meets Edith.
Lost and Found
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Best friends Claire and Jasmine reunite after weeks of college have separated the two. What should have been a joyful reunion tuns into a night of terror after the girls get lost on a dark back road.
Sinking Among Lilies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A traveling mercenary, moonlighting as a bookseller, arrives in a village stalked by a supernatural threat... but the occupants don't want her help, and they refuse to tell her what is stealing their children. This story appeared on the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List.
Plasma Frequency Issue 4
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Price: Free! Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 4: February/March 2013 In this Issue: Fiction By: S.R. Algernon Ronald D. Ferguson Julie Frost Sean Patrick Hazlett Michael Haynes Beth Powers Mark Wolf Mathew Wuertz Art: Cover art by Tais Teng And Interior Art by: Eleanor Bennett Richard H. Fay Book Review: Snake Oil: And Other Tales of the Weird West by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks Danger Close By Robert D. Marion
Bloodaxe
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Price: Free! Words: 31,800. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Bloodaxe thought he was in for a nice relax. He was, after all, dead. And then some jumped up prick of a god told him he had to rescue a kingdom. His own kingdom, in fact. So Bloodaxe grabbed his, well, axe, and leapt back into the fray. First, though, he had to be born. And learn not to crap his pants. Then he could get to the killing. Lots and lots of killing. This is his story.
Promise
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The government controls the air, executing anyone who dares fly as "terrorists". But Guntarc has been hammering a plan together in his garage, and secretly knows he can escape his life amidst the clouds. Promise is a free short story (1,932 words).
Drive
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Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
I was never a nervous driver until my Becky got her license, what with all those wild kids on the road. But then I discovered a car is also a deadly weapon. Drive, a free short story (1,161 words), is both every father's nightmare and every mother's secret dream. Please note includes disquieting (adult) themes.
Follow
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Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: Australian English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Everything Mary had ever known of warmth, comfort and pleasure was wrapped tenderly in the memory of her man's skin and the mustiness of green wool. But now, adrift on frozen battlefields, Mary and Joe wander mournfully amidst corpses with only their memories to keep them warm. Follow is a free short story (1,045 words), and includes disquieting (adult) themes.
It Never Rains In Hammertown
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Investigator Sebastion Locke ends up in a position to help out the Dwarven Kingdom in its war with the Elven Nation when the resistance contacts him for help. In an effort to strengthen ties with the newfound allies, he finds himself searching for a runaway prisoner to save the life of an elven Taker.
Commitment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lovely Tiffany can hear the amorous folk upstairs, wistfully recalling when she and her boyfriend were just like that. Disturbingly, when the racket turns violent it's still just as she remembers. But what, exactly, does she remember? Commitment, a free short story (2,065 words), evolved out of many evenings in a thin-walled apartment. Includes disquieting (adult) themes.
Fantasy Tales - Two Short Stories by Elle A. Rose
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Price: Free! Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Stories by Elle A. Rose consist of two short stories that will pique both the sci-fi and paranormal reader. Come along as Verick experiences an alternate tradition of Halloween and share a day with Cyrene in the life of a soul collector.
O Soldado de Ragnarök
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ragnarök, a batalha final. É uma “short history” – história curta – com 50 páginas, numa leitura de digestão rápida e emocionante, com uma belíssima mensagem ao final, conta parte da vida de um soldado retirado que encontra uma missão paranormal no final da sua carreira.
Ingress: A Tale of Ranoa
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Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
- Short Story - When Daron’s father disappears through a mysterious Gate, Daron and his girlfriend, Avril, decide to risk their lives in order to search for him. But no one knows what lies on the other side of the Gate...
Aurealis #57
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Aurealis #57, edited by Dirk Strasser, features the near future sub-continental grunge of 'Where Colossi Sleep' by Daniel Baker, where heavy industry blends with a culture four thousand years old and is transformed by it. Watch out also for C S McMullen's 'Monday-child', a deceptive story that constantly defies your expectations and packs a real punch in the end.