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Flash Fiction 40 Anthology - July 2009
By Flash Fiction 40
Price: Free! Words: 33,600. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009 by Mark Coker. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In May 2009, Editor Unleashed and Smashwords co-sponsored The Flash Fiction 40 Contest. Writers submitted stories of 1,000 words or fewer on the Editor Unleashed forum. Maria Schneider, with the community's input, selected the winners. More than 280 writers took up the challenge and posted a story. Here, for your reading pleasure, are the top 40 stories.
A Brief Conversation with My Hair
By Russell Bradury-Carlin
Price: Free! Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of forty short literary humor pieces that have been featured on McSweeney's, Opium, and other websites. Titles include "The Calls of Cthulu", "Diary of a Grocery Cart", and "Dionysus: Party Clown". If you ever wondered if Allen Ginsburg could have put his talent to writing pay-per-click ads or how Calvin and Hobbes may have responded to reading Hemingway, you will find the answers.
Ensemble
By S. P. Elledge
Price: Free! Words: 68,330. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thirteen short stories, comprising Mummified Couple Found in Peatbog, Wordblind,Mona and the Witchdoctor, After Ovid,Frog Baby,The Last Day of June (The Old Ones,Quintana Roo,from Impossible Musics I: The Omniphonium, Kisses, A Fever of Unknown Origin, Lazarus Risen, Game Over,and The Flight.
24:01 One Minute After
By Eric Diehl
Price: Free! Words: 62,260. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
An anthology of horror, science fiction and fantasy short stories, some dark and some light but all challenging the bounds of your imagination. You will begin with an experiment in nano-biotechnology gone very wrong, end with an alternate reality on Olde Aearth, and in between experience everything from dragons and wizards to a hurricane and misadventures in space!
Savage Glen and Other Stories
By Ron Sanders
Price: Free! Words: 102,890. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A soul’s trove of stories. Twenty-nine of ’em, running the gamut from sci-fi to human interest. Horror, humor, philosophy, madness. And a special treat for all you cat lovers.
A Sprinkling of Lesbian Short Stories
By Q. Kelly
Price: Free! Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Three of Q. Kelly's previously published short stories come together in this collection, which is free in ebook form. A fourth story is "Welcome to Paradise," which has never officially been published and which serves as the basis of Q. Kelly's novel "Third." In "The Old Woman," Rachel asks an old woman out on a date because of a dare.
Headshots
By Idabel Allen
Price: Free! Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story collection is loaded with shotgun blasts that deliver the goods on life in all its pain and glory. Inside, a boy learns how hard it is to be good in post war Mississippi, a father teaches his beloved daughter her place in the world, and an elderly doctor makes the ultimate sacrifice on a dying planet. All this, plus plenty more to keep an avid reader’s head engaged.
Episodes of Ecstasy
By Jeff Tikari
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2008. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Thirteen ecstatic stories. Stories that will leave an after-taste like that which lingers in your mouth hours after a particularly tasty meal.Stories to mull over, to assimilate, and to enjoy. All in all, a grand read!
Just Another Day in Paradise
By Katherine Tomlinson
Price: Free! Words: 55,720. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
0.5 star(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Life in the big city is not for the faint of heart. Shadows lurk in sunlight; blood spills on floors; hope and dread are just two sides of a neon sign; and loneliness is a paper cut on the heart, an invisible wound that eventually kills. In these stories, Katherine Tomlinson explores the dark heart of urban living. It is what it is...Just Another Day in Paradise.
Off The Edge
By Rahul Sharma
Price: Free! Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A collection of assorted Short Stories by an Indian Teenager
To Sweeten Boredom
By Jeff Tikari
Price: Free! Words: 23,610. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2008. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Crisp, enthralling, and well written short stories to lighten your leisure hours or shorten a long journey.
For The Love Of God
By Francis W. Porretto
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
For intelligent, literate Christians who dislike the bombast and apocalypticism of most religious fiction, and for Amiable Agnostics who occasionally feel the urge: Ten journeys in faith, replete with miracles, mysteries, gentle preachments, and the occasional what-if. Unlike other establishments, the doors of the church are never locked. All are welcome. All ye that labor, come unto Him!
This Is Not the End
By Caleb Hildenbrandt
Price: Free! Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A couple decide to divorce themselves from mainstream culture in an attempt to find food and life for later years, a family watches home movies when all else has been taken, the mentally ill are guided by the voices of folk music, and a man discovers a life on a city bus that he’d never thought possible. Plus six more.
A Peculiar Collection
By Lisa C Hinsley
Price: Free! Words: 20,200. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From best-selling author Lisa Hinsley comes this peculiar collection of short stories with dark themes.
Tales of Ancient Rome Volume 1
By S.J.A. Turney
Price: Free! Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of bite-size stories of varying styles all based in the world of ancient Rome. 12 tales of the ancient world, plus a bonus tale to finish. The second edition contains two new tales not told in the 1st.
The Honey That Came From The Sea
By Sheena Blackhall
Price: Free! Words: 90,260. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here is a selection of short stories, drawn from collections of prose by the author. Best known for her Scots writing, here her work in English is presented, with a smattering of Scots dialogue. The tales deal with the mysteries of life, religion, ageing, birth and sex . There is humour, mystery and intrigue, from Maharajahs to Shortbread, and always the often dark dynamics of human relationships.
Romance, Crime, Good Food: The Kathleen Valentine Sampler
By Kathleen Valentine
Price: Free! Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From Kathleen Valentine, author of the Amazon Top Ten Bestselling horror/psychological thriller, “The Crazy Old Lady In The Attic”, this sampler contains four complete short stories, two full essays from her Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook/memoir, plus eight recipes in their entirety. Each story is complete, not a partial sample.
A Darker Shade of Bright
By Merlin Douglas Larsen
Price: Free! Words: 121,850. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Stories within a story of one man's immortality, glory, fall, and return to grace: and finally, to Joy everlasting. A middle-aged cop on enforced leave kidnaps his analyst and compels him to listen to his stories of former lives. The cop is convinced that his memories are real and not mere dreams or imagination. "PTSD", is the analyst's diagnosis. The outcome is undiscovered country...
Sage: Tales from a Magical Kingdom
By Maria E. Schneider
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,060. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Sword and Sorcery meets Agatha Christie: Three novellas introduce the Kingdom of Sage and those who protect its boundaries. Toil, Trouble and Rot: Sage is under attack from a deadly and mysterious enemy. Dungeons and Decay: Find out how far a mother will go when her child is in danger. Call to Arms: Every hand is needed when a ghost invades the kingdom demanding old wrongs be righted.
Midnight on Halloween
By AD Gentle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
31 very short stories for those Halloween lovers counting down the days until midnight on Halloween. Find tales of living dough men and their pumpkin pets, marketers gone mad, the post-apocalyptic mosquito city, extreme gaming gone wrong, snake women and werecats, and more! Something for everyone. Perfect as a gift or for reading on the bus. Strange and provocative -- not your everday stuff!