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There Are No Children In The Castle by Hank Florentine McLoskey
Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: 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 by Erik Lynd
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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
Legends of Lasniniar: What the Cat Dragged In by Jacquelyn Smith
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
To an intelligent wildcat like Sinstari, most bipeds are loud, overcomplicated creatures, who don't bathe nearly often enough. Despite these faults, he has chosen Barlo as his companion. Barlo is decent enough, but communication with him can be a challenge. Now death stalks the halls of Dwarvenhome, and getting Barlo to understand him is only the first of Sinstari's problems.
The Iridescent Rose by Bill Pottle
Price: Free! Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Would you brush your teeth if it was your last day alive? In this 10,000 word short story a man searching for flowers for his daughter's birthday boquet stumbles on the rarest flower of all, yet what he finds calls into question everything from his day to day life to the very existance of his soul.
Black Static #35 Horror Magazine by TTA Press
Series: Black Static Horror & Dark Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fiction from Daniel Mills, Steven J. Dines, Steve Rasnic Tem, Michael Griffin, Caspian Gray, Jason Gould & Carole Johnstone, Columns from Lynda E. Rucker and Stephen Volk: on Dennis Potter's oeuvre. Peter Tennant starts his Case Notes with a close focus on ghosts, reviewing 66 ghost stories and a non-fiction book in the first 8 his of his 28 book reviews. Tony Lee reviews other ghastly events.
The Last Lock In by M.W Adey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of short tales wrapped up in short story... It’s a wild and windy night and a group of regulars seek shelter in the village pub swapping dark tales and rhymes. As the wind howls outside, does one of them have a story darker than the others could possibly imagine? Will that black soul ensure that this ‘lock in’ will be the last?
Tales of a Mossy Heart by Paulo J L Mateus
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
A collection of unique short stories bound together by love. Each story has a different subject such as bullying, alienation, slavery, homosexuality and of course love. And just like life itself, the happy endings are few in number but not in significance. Some of the stories are autobiographical while others draw the reader into a vivid yet concise fantasy where anything is possible.
A Pirates Life for Me by Grayson Queen
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
A modern pirates tale-- complete with monkey sidekicks-- where the life at sea once again calls to the misfits of society.
Savage Justice, Part 10 of Shadows of the Heavens by Gareth Lewis
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With no memory of his life, and a burning rage driving him, Xao comes into conflict with the harsh imperial law. He's not alone, but is everyone in his resistance cell truly on their side? Is Xao? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
Monster Shark - Zombie Shark - Twofer by Stephen D. Sullivan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Twice the Terror! In MONSTER SHARK, the outcast triton Umira tries to protect a shipful of ungrateful treasure hunters from a ravening monster. While in ZOMBIE SHARK, a young mage tries to protect her lover from the undead tool of warlock’s revenge. Both novellas are rip-roaring summer reads--and suitable to heat up cold winter nights as well. You’ll be hooked from the first lines!
Zombie Shark by Stephen D. Sullivan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lovers Nissa and Arzu are running for their lives to escape a warlock’s revenge. The trouble is, Scaletown doesn’t have many places to hide. Worse, the floating village is uniquely vulnerable to the ravages of an undead megalodon. Zombie Shark is a rip-roaring summer read--and suitable to heat up cold winter nights as well. You’ll be hooked from the first line!
Land of the Moajinns Episode I: The Awakening by Emperor Halo
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dare to venture into this otherworldly society of a humanoid species, chronicling their encounters with humanity as they share Mother Earth...
Imperiata and Other Stories by Trevelyan Cooper
Price: Free! Words: 28,050. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories. Imperiata: Ishta’eth, demon-slave of Eternal Imperium, kept the empire safe for a thousand years. Now the empire has fallen, and she faces one last, great battle, to restore the throne once again. The Prince of Fey: Prince Ribeag is bored. His world is cruel and violent and bloody, but that is no longer enough for him. He seeks ways to entertain himself.
The Coming of the Fellwraith by A. T. Ross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The oldest document in Numalorian history is nothing but a fragment dating to the middle of the First Age. It contains an account of the man widely considered to be the first Hero and the struggle which the human community encountered in the early years after their arrival on Numalorian shores against a foe known only as the Fellwraith.
The Lost Mine by A. T. Ross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Asfiel's only goal in life was to prove to her father that she was as capable as the son he never had. But when their hunting trip is cut short by a fierce storm, they are forced to take shelter in an abandoned mine high in the mountains. Something is stirring in the deep places of the world, and Asfiel must quickly take up a new goal - survival.
Aurealis #63 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: Australian English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This month's Aurealis brings on the aliens with Gerry Huntman's 'The Pillar of the Small God', an alien contact story featuring communication problems with an intriguing race, and a translating device that doesn't work perfectly. And Liam Pieper’s 'Prophet' provides the sort of world-within-a-world-within-a-world immersion that you may never disentangle yourself from.
Final Flight by N. R. Eccles-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Adeline Ve’duer Remenon has been on the run for ten years. Framed for the murder of her entire family, and hunted by an elite force of warriors from the warmongering kingdom of Varscodia, she finds herself at the limits of her emotional resilience. On the night marking the tenth anniversary as a fugitive, Adeline's past finally catches up with her, forcing her face-to-face with her destiny.
Viridian Tide by Nate Hawks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Selk law has protected Selk people for many years and now because of one Selk, that protection is in danger. Selk-La must discover why Selk law was writen before she brings destruction to her people.