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Borrowed Strength
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Series: Flash Fiction Month. You set the price! Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Ranging from the silly to the serious, from the humorous to the horrific, from the speculative to the mundane, and from 55 to 1,000 words, these 31 very short stories include a little something for everyone. Written entirely in July 2014 as a part of Flash Fiction Month.
The Heart-shaped Box
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Price: Free! Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Meankitty Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Take one metaphorical heart-shaped box. Hand it to eleven authors as a story seed. What do you get? A porcelain music box. Magical stones. Love. Fairies. Demons. Brushes with horror. And cats. Of course, there are cats. The Heart-Shaped Box is an 18,000 word paranormal anthology with stories by the authors of the Beyond the Veil Blog. PG-13. Contains profanity and sexual references.
Electric Chair
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Series: Suicidal Intentions, Part Three. Price: Free! Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nathaniel and Karen are on a drive to escape life's problems for the weekend. Stopping at a secluded area the two meet a familiar traveler named Ashura, similar to Karen in many ways though not afraid to act on her desires. Bearing concealed features, she holds murderous intentions. A body of heavenly hosts with hellish stratagem will turn the couple’s camp destination into a scene of chaos.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 25
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 25” a single Korean guy living in New Zealand with a good job admits to letting others split up his relationship and his fixed ideas meant he gave up his sport. Has complying with others wishes and holding fixed ideas the best way to live? Now he is away from his home country does he still have to obey their rules? What has he learnt? Check it out.
Figments of Self: A Journey Through Depression
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Figments of Self: A Journey Through Depression is a collection of twenty-two poems written over the course of two years; chronicling the ups and downs of a long struggle with depression and the author’s own fears of publishing her own work. Sorrow, regret, love, hope, fear and fond memories are explored in poetic form as the author puts pen to paper in a quest to put emotions into words.
A New Day Begins
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A genie is tired of serving his masters and contemplates freedom. A man admires the mirror while another laughs at his quarreling neighbors. ‘A New Day Begins’ contains seven poems in which the characters experience happy, depressing and their last day.
Perfect and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Solstice Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Odd wanderings. Peculiar bosses. Mystifying gifts. Life on the edge of normal. Reality's not what you thought it was.
Al Sarrantonio's Book of Holidays
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
New in digital, a 5000-word collection of macabre holiday-themed short stories from Al Sarrantonio. Spend the Holidays — all the Holidays — with horror master Al Sarrantonio! In this very special little book, Al Sarrantonio presents a battle between Mr. Old and Mr. New Year, a bizarre love poem for Valentine's Day, a St. Patty's Day from hell and more! Easter, Halloween, and others.
Salle des Pas perdus
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Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: French. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Cinq nouvelles très courtes sur des êtres que vous auriez pu croiser un jour au détour d'une rue, d'un couloir. Leur dénominateur commun ? L'errance, le questionnement et le tragique de leur situation. Au sommaire : Une rencontre, T'es où ?, Le banc, Mirakel-Man et Stockholm.
Rumour
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Three terrific stories starring sarcastically humorous protagonists. From the emergence of enduring insurgency in the sub-Sahara, to the live in bomb-ridden cities and the fun of an adventure dream within another dream, the book promises a delightful read.
Old Blood
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Series: Old Blood, The beginning. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Imagine your life as a vampire. How would you survive? What would you eat? How could you handle yourself around other humans who have beating hearts? How would you face the one you really love? Would you tell them that you are a vampire? Would you change them? Or would you lead them on with a web of lies?
Chocolate for Scorpions: 11 Neofolkloric Stories from Coastal Oaxaca
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Follow author BF Jelen as he re-tells 11 folkloric tales as told by a local of rural coastal oaxaca. The eclectic mix of magic, legend, and ideology found in these stories give an interesting insight to a worldview that is seldom seen in our modern, sanitized world.
Nine Weeks of Tweets
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Series: Tweets by @C_Brand_Author, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 43 #vss tweets from @C_Brand_Author. #vss is the hashtag for 'very short stories'. There are several different prompts tweeted daily or weekly on twitter by different people. Some invite poetry as well as very short stories and some have a word limit.
Insignia: Chinese Fantasy Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
INSIGNIA Vol.2 includes 6 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Rated 13+
World Cup Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
World Cup Dreams is a challenge that author Chris Harvey set himself during the FIFA World Cup of Brazil in 2014. To bring together his love of writing and football he decide to write a short story or poem of between 300 and 500 words every day of the World Cup. The challenge was successfully completed and this book contains all thirty two short stories released durng the World Cup.
Memorable Days
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
A man remembers the evening when a storm hit his neighborhood, another man wants to look at the girl in the neighboring window but creepers obstruct his view. The cold winds torment Johnny to hide under the bed where he meets new friends. A kid watches a cat suffocate a pigeon to death and feels guilty for letting it happen. A man and his cat await Christmas.
You Can Get There from Here: Five Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Zack hides in his dreams. Gus walked away from his career. Jacquie blocks out what she loves most. Luke's stuck in a dinky little town. Brenda wants her husband back. They're all motivated to live a bigger, brighter life... but not all of them have what it takes to get there from here.
Marve Lane Parents
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Abhishek tries to get his molested son out of depression. Rajeshwari vouches for euthanasia for her mentally disabled child. 'Marve Lane Parents' contains five stories that show the necessity and effects of supportive guardians in a child’s life.
Twas Within A Minute
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In a black and white world where true colours show, a beautiful woman's fate is badly painted by the brush of soccer.
Short Ghost Stories: The Man with the Axe in his Back
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Bento Comics. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
*COMICS-PROSE+PROSE* Trapped in an elevator with a murdered man. A woman's foot savaged by something as she reads ghost stories late at night. A boy flees from a battlefield, only to be swallowed by a tree. A starving family struggles to stay civilised... and more. Here are 4 spine-chilling, 'Twilight Zone'-esque stories illustrated in COMICS-PROSE, with another 4 in PROSE-ONLY format.