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Hercules Was a Dangerous Drunk (9 Cracked Retellings of Classic Greek Myths)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this collection of nine very short stories, both popular and obscure Greek myths are retold with an often humorous twist. First, Hercules invites himself to the palace of King Admetus and drunkenly attempts to bring his wife back from Hades. The next eight tales cover a host of fantastic failures, including scandalized goddesses, fallen heroes, overworked demons and very naughty sculptors.
Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Death is wicked . . . Follow Yetunde as she narrates her mother's ode to her grandmother. It is the Yoruba praise poetry for a mother known as Oriki Iya This is a short story dedicated to past, present and future mothers. A perfect mother's day present The book is mostly in English and any Yoruba words are translated, so everyone can enjoy the book fully
Weird Flashes: A Collection of Strange Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 9,810. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
What kind of stories come from strange flash fiction word prompts like "blubbery steel kisses"? A collection of weird and unusual stories featuring phrases like "She was okay with the spaceships, the robots...hell, even the elephants were cool with her, but when she spotted the lovely Lorraine she lost it."
Scribbler Tales Volume Five
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Volume five includes: Bloodlust, Illusion, Manhunt, Pandemic, Revenge
The Maestro & Other Stories (three free flash fictions)
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
In December 2015, I started a free monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in around 500 words. The three pieces published here are the winning prompts from the Jan / Feb 2016 competition, as well as those that came second and third. The prompts submitted can be found at the end of each story.
Cinque brevissimi racconti
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: Italian. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Cinque fulminanti brevissimi racconti. L'idea condensata all'essenziale in queste short stories (alcune già apparse su riviste e giornali) dove il superfluo è deliberatamente tralasciato. Il nucleo del racconto è un gesto, una parola, un sentimento. Cinque flash accecanti che fotografano l'animo umano.
The Complications of Life
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Complications of Life is a collection of short stories that remind us of just that, the complicated nature of life. These stories are a peak into the world of men and women in the hereafter of their lives, doing the best with what they have left.
Fiction Addiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here are still more (71 more!) tiny tales in a variety of genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Fairy Tale and Other—Speculative Fiction. Flash, micro, nano, drabbles and dribbles. Short (very short, really really short) tales, from the author of Flush the Fiction and Unwashed Fiction.
To Live is to Fight
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
To Live is to Fight is a collection of four fictional short stories that have been written throughout Amber's college career. The short stories range from horror and uncertainty to self-motivate and insecurity. They're brought together by an underlying theme in each of the stories: The unexpected struggles that life can dish out and how one's actions can determine the outcome.
Memory Is Desire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Memory Is Desire is the first of a series short fiction singles. This collection contains stories about a love that could never be, a Bukowski-esque ramble about getting drunk in an airport bar, a meditation on everyday wisdom, and first love--lost and found.
The Passion of Jazz and Other Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
This collection of short stories by Nicholas Bridgman delves into finding beauty and love in unexpected places, including when young classical musicians develop a passion for jazz and for each other, vacations to the Grand Canyon and Ireland go horribly wrong, a grandfather sends his grandson a gift from beyond the grave, and a man with schizophrenia finds himself incarcerated.
A Novella Idea
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Agent A~O (Al Nino) texts Agent 33 (the author) out of the blue on an overcast February day in Charlotte, requesting 'ideas'. He then calls Agent 33 to learn more about an upcoming novella involving sex robots. Al seems to be high on something and is very intrigued by the whole concept of sex robots. He keeps up the questioning, interspersed with zingers, to fish out Agent 33's 'angle' of attack.
Time Is A Pool
You set the price! Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Everyone has a defining moment in his or her life; most of us have several. Sometimes, we recognize them when they occur; sometimes, we only recognize them in retrospect. Some are never known to us. Time Is A Pool is a collection of ten flash fiction stories in which the main character in each experiences a life-defining or life-affirming moment.
Fiction Abomination
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Need a few tale tales to kill time while you're stuck at the airport or in a queue? Flash Fiction is the answer! Tiny tales suitable for a quick read on the bus, the laundromat, whenever the boss isn’t looking. Pocket fiction for your phone, any time. Enjoy quick shots of my favorite genres. All tales are between 40 and 500 words.
Flash! Vol. 1
You set the price! Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Brady Koch's abbreviated murders, tiny apocalypses, and weird happenstance are all collected in Flash! Vol. 1. These 50 stories are exercises in horror, sci-fi, crime and the unusual all distilled down to the essential components of storytelling. Cannibals, criminals, and the curious will all find something to like in these brief, dark tales.
Valley of the Damned
Price: Free! Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Sol Invictus. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Flash fiction compilation spanning multiple genres such as high fantasy, historical fiction, and even a satyr play!
Bedtime
Series: Flash Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
The fourth entry in the "Flash Fiction" series tells the story of a father putting his son to bed.
Seventeen: A Collection of 7 Teen Love Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Best friends who fall in love with each other. Best friends who don't. A teenage journalist who's investigating her dream guy's secret identity. And the perennial "heroine's best friend" finally gets her own love story. These stories remind you of when you were seventeen, and love was the biggest adventure.
An Arduous Task
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In an African village setting, Katanga was charged with a crime he committed (and admittedly guilty) some twenty years earlier as a rebel fighter during his country’s civil war. Now forced as a sober adult to confront one woman who has the courage to summon him before a somewhat new generation of villagers as they discuss reconciliation.
Second Chance
Series: The Alethean Legacy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: British English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A death during an alcohol and drug fuelled evening leads to Chris Howells’ arrest in Las Vegas. Facing a possible death penalty for his crime, his father sees no alternative but to send Ryan Marshall, a soldier of the British SAS, to break Howells out of jail and smuggle him out of America.