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Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Cover Art by Daniel Chon Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam. Short Story - Fairy Tale
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Kalla and the Abyss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With the ability to change the temperature around you and trapped in solitary how does one cope with life? For Kalla it has never been easy with no memory of any life before the prison cell. That is until the Myst, an organization that protects people like her, comes with a message that they plan on busting her out. She begins to learn the price of escape and sacrifice in her small world.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
Dragon Knight Chronicles: A Knights' Passage
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Our first contest year went off with a hit...throughout these pages are filled with talented writers. They created worlds that broaden the mind and help open their readers eyes. We here at DKC would like to invite you to read our winner's stories along with our judges. We hope you enjoy.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
The Snake Charm
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A prequel story to award-winning Pantomime & Shadowplay, starring Drystan the White Clown before he met Micah Grey.
Ouroboros Ouzo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if you could see the future? What if the future could see YOU? Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has discovered a way to give some insights into how he should conduct his future researches; by drinking a glass of the legendary "Ouroboros Ouzo." Rare and precious, the liquor is reputed to give a once in a lifetime glimpse into what may be.
Een Vleugje Eeuwigheid
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: Dutch. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Meesterparfumeur Don Laco treft op een nacht opmerkelijk bezoek in zijn vertrekken aan. Vavic Malvento is compleet geobsedeerd door Don Laco’s parfums en haalt alles uit de kast om hem zover te krijgen dat hij een parfum voor hem bereid. Een Vleugje Eeuwigheid behaalde in 1999 de eerste plaats van de Millennium Prijs (tegenwoordig de Paul Harland Prijs).
The Star Fire Gem
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
10,000-word novelette. In the hands of a peaceful and compassionate person, the Star Fire Gem is an instrument of good. That's how Terik Roemkal justifies to himself the use of such a powerful magic. But when he witnesses the murder of the healer who treated the spinal condition that has left him lame, he realizes that someone is after the gem... and will stop at nothing to get it.
Kalla Demented
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The clock is ticking for Kalla as she continues her run from Abyss and into a mind of insanity.
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.
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised...
Music's Price: An Urban Faerie Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A modern-day tale of music and magic… Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it finally fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone.
Blackbird
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Series: Mythos of Love, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Can love survive magic, transformation and betrayal? Is it possible to find a life after being transformed? Second of the Mythos of Love short story series
The Fisherman's Net
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The second of the Vestigial Tales, which tie into the award-winning Micah Grey series by Laura Lam. A fisherman catches a mermaid in his net and is unsure if he can let her go.
Retribution: Chasing Hearts and Minds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once upon a time, a bit of flooding, razing a few misbehaving cities, a smiting here and there, and the occasional miracle had been enough to keep the masses on the straight and narrow. In an age of endless entertainment and short attention spans, even an omniscient and almighty God was apt to have trouble getting His point across.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.