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Women and Monsters - Free Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This sampler of a collection of stories from Rhysling and Crawford Prize-nominated fantasy writer, J. M. McDermott embraces the surreal and hallucinatory traditions of Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, and The World's Wife by Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history. Sing, Muse, for yourself.
Dead Limbs and Leaves
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Price: Free! Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of a variety of short short stories, and essays that may stir and warm your hearts. Although they may be short, they still bring a powerful message and an enduring ending. The stories are fun with plots that takes the reader on a journey of words fulfilling a message unto an enjoyable evening of reading. It is a short book with high hopes.
You Dirty Rat
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Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Laoshu can tell you the true story, for he was there. You see, the story of the Chinese Zodiac is not what we have been told, and Laoshu is here to set the record straight with wit and keen insight into all things Chinese. This short story comes from The Zodiac Schmodiac Story Cycle, 1st Course: Kung Pao Flavored Short Stories by Adam Tervort and is free for download.
GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: The Battle Begins (Story #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
(4.00 from 1 review)
Bird and Grandpa stay home in Massachusetts while Mother, Father, Joseph and Maya head south for a winter holiday. When Grandpa determines to set tropical Bird free in freezing February, Bird must use every bit of bird brain power to outsmart him. Here come Bird and Grandpa in the hilarious first short story in the Grandpa Hates the Bird series!
Around the World in 80 Pages
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Price: Free! Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Author Sharon E. Cathcart presents ten short stories of various genres, each taking place in a different location. With subject matter ranging from paranormal to historical fiction, urban fantasy to literary fiction, there is something in this sampler for everyone.
Tea. Drums And Speed
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Price: Free! Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six short stories offering a surprising range of topics, this little group sets out to make the reader think a little. They range from deliberate rumour-spreading, the tale of a 1960s pop band, the interesting world of a vicar's wife and her sisters and a sporting tale. Add in a couple of other very short works and the whole becomes worthy of its description – 'thought-provoking'.
The Black-Eyed Susan
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Series: Parallels. Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A short story from the world of the "On Dark Shores" fantasy series. Ten years before the action in that novel, a ship's captain goes to Scarlock to see the moneylender Copeland, pleading for more time to pay off his debt. 1.5k words
Double Dog Dare
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Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
What do you do when your best friends dare you to kiss the prettiest girl in school?
Strange Fruit: Prologue
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Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Everything that falls, quietly or crashing, no matter how far, or how fast…lands. The pieces are in place. The War is coming.
All Night Long, I Remember You
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Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(3.25 from 4 reviews)
They fell in love when their past wouldn't have allowed them to. Two friends crossed the boundaries of a horizon where only a few had gone. Those who survived vowed never to return again. Will the future be kinder?
Von Störchen und Kindern
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Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: German. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Glaubt man Disney-Filmen wie Dumbo, werden Kinder (auch die von Tieren) vom Storch geliefert. Ziemlich viel Arbeit für den armen Kerl. Und sicherlich hat sich in den vielen Jahrtausenden die Arbeit auch ganz schön geändert, oder? Länge: 4 Seiten (+Titel, Copyright, etc.)
To Read or Not to Read
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Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011 by Hobbes End Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 1 review)
'The Hour of the Time' is a short story by Vincent Hobbes. It was first published in 'The Endlands' (Jan. 2011) Gunter von Strauss owns a small bookstore. He carries something for everyone’s taste. He also carefully inspects each book, making sure they are safe to read. Who knew that choosing the wrong book could carry such a consequence.
Thirty More Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 21,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Jenius Publishers. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Gil's second flash fiction anthology adds more spice to the mix, especially when it comes to time. (You'll see what that means.) From horror and science fiction to comedy and romance, dive into 30 stories you can read quickly anytime, anywhere.
Tales From Under The Bridge
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Price: Free! Words: 53,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
All you ever wanted to know about trolls, and a few things you probably didn't. Life and death, myth and legend, magic and mayhem, all rolled up into six fabulous stories that lift the lid off their dark world. With a supporting cast of drunken gnomes and angry fairies, Tales From Under the Bridge drags trolls kicking, fighting, biting, drinking, belching and farting, into the light of day.
Instant Karma
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Price: Free! Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 1 review)
Free for a limited period only. A rip-roaring collection of short stories about life in India and its quirks. Whether you are from India or elsewhere in the world, you are bound to enjoy this humorous take on the world's largest democracy. The anthology is a celebration of the Indian way of life, one that defies definition, eludes stereotypes and refuses to stay within boundaries.
Yesterday and other stories
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Price: Free! Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of compelling and exciting short stories from author Simon Broom covering a variety of themes: love, romance, humour, suspense, fantasy and crime. Look out for the twists in the tale!
Carried Away a series of short stories Volume I
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Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Come ride the rails with me as we get to learn a little about the lives of our fellow train passengers. You may notice a few things about this train. It’s bigger and comprised of private compartments of various sizes, most which come with their own bathrooms. Consider this twist literary license. Some of my characters are quite insistent upon their right to privacy.
Eddie's Shorts - Volume 2
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Series: Eddie's Shorts, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
A second pair of my old shorts. By which I mean they were written back in the halcyon days of grunge and flannel. Way too much flannel.
Underheroes: Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 28,100. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In Underheroes, various underdogs and antiheroes grapple with life’s beasts. A few sense something like hope, if they play it right. Anderson wrote most of these eight fiction shorts and two essays in the early 2000s (as "Stephen F. Anderson"). They were published in Exquisite Corpse, Elimae and 3AM Magazine among others online and in print. Two stories appear here for the first time.
Thistles and Thorns
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Price: Free! Words: 38,890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Thistles and Thorns is the third collection of stories by Bobby A. Troutt. The stories take you through New Orleans, Charleston, South Carolina, to Windle, Missouri. Each story has its thistles with a pretty bloom along with the thorns of life. Life has its thorns dressed in pretty flowers. Even the prettiest roses have thorns.