A. E. Mableson

Biography

Writer of both fantasy short stories and novels the bulk of A. E. Mableson's tales deal with the magical realm of Island World. The epic adventure fantasy series Tales of Island World relates the history of this unfortunate world. Island World lives under the curse of the evil creature Gwaum.
Born of fire in the ancient realm of Napoli, Gwaum grew in power until he became stronger than his master, the Wizard Darnay. His first meal was to devour an unfortunate young woman. This fueled a desire for the taste of human flesh that consumed the monster.
The epic fantasy adventure series Tales of Island World begins with the novella, Wizard of the Golden Star. Arii was the greatest Wizard of the Golden Star of all the ages. He arises in the forests of Island World as the monster Gwaum holds sway over the land. As a young boy he watched, horrified, as Gwaum devoured his family as he picked red berries for his mother to turn into a delicious pie.
His uncle, sensing a premonition that something was wrong, finds the young boy hiding in the forest. He adopts Arii and teaches him wizard craft. Thus begins the epic struggle as Arii seeks to destroy the monster that destroyed his family.
The first phase of the history of Island World continues with the next three tales of this series. These include The Rise of Gwaum, The Promise of the White Rock and The Covenant. Bound together in a single novel, these novellas form The Tale of the White Rock.
The Tale of the White Rock is the beginning novel in the series Tales of Island World. The series chronicles tales that which encompass the history of that faraway, mystical land.

J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterful Lord of the Rings books captured A. E. Mableson’s imagination. He then sought to create his own fantasy world. This culminated in the writing of Tales of Island World. Mossy Feet Books hopes that you will enjoy the epic adventure fantasy creations in the novels of A. E. Mableson.

Smashwords Interview

What was the first novel that you wrote?
The Magic Pipe. In many ways it is still my favorite.
How did the idea for the book come to you?
I like an occasional cigar. One day I was enjoying one and the smoke was curling around. I got the idea that the smoke could contain a magic spell. My dad and grandad both smoked pipes. Somehow the story about a wizard that wanted immortal life could construct a cursed pipe that would ensnare those that smoked it. I just started writing. The character Boaz and Sarna suggested themselves.
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Books

Tale of the Crystal Eye
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Hoping to subdue even Gwaum, Gault readies his plans to subdue Island World. Tale of the Crystal Eye is the third part of the epic, high fantasy series, Tale of Tarque. This is Book IV of the longer Tales of Island World, an epic adventure high fantasy series.. In this fantasy series, the powerful Wizards of the Golden star use their magic to battle threats to Island World.
Flea Market Tales – Collection 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The old man had treasures to sell and a secret to keep. The short story collection, Ten Tales of the Flea Market will contain this group of stories as well as stories that tie them all together.
The Wine Goblet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Not all spirits the spirits in the wine goblet are good spirits. The warning from the old man she had purchased the wine goblet rang in her ears. The warning did not mean the alcoholic spirits of the wine. There were other spirits in the goblet. Spirits that granted wishes. Be careful what you wish for.
Box of Secrets
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Box of Secrets devoured secrets. The dark fantasy short story collections, Five Tales of the Flea Market, Volume 1 and Ten Tales of the Flea Market contain this short story.
Lament of Arii
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Series: Tale of Tarque, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Gault’s ambition to dominate Island World threatens the protective net of the Covenant. As Gault’s plan to replace the Quest of the Covenant comes to fruition, Aron despairs that he cannot train his young nephew to become the Guardian To save both the Covenant and Island World he must find a way.
Glade of Death
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Series: Tale of Tarque, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Only Aron could save his nephew Tarque from the viscous narls that had killed his parents. Glade of Death is the first part of the epic, historical fantasy series, Tale of Tarque which is Book IV of the longer Tales of Island World, an epic adventure fantasy series.. In this fantasy series, the powerful Wizards of the Golden star use their magic to battle threats to Island World.
Before the Storm
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Series: Tales of Island World, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,420. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Emerging forces thrust Island World toward a violent storm. In this fantasy series, the powerful Wizards of the Golden Star rise to use their magic and courage to battle the evil monster Gwaum. After his fall, they struggle against other threats to their homeland of Island World.
Gault
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Series: Before the Storm, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,850. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Forbidden magic fascinated Gault. Gault is the third installment in the Before the Storm series, a historic, epic fantasy novel.
The Order of Solaun
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Series: Before the Storm, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,860. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The scourges of war and slavery clouded Island World. The Order of Solaun is the third installment in the Before the Storm series, a historic, epic fantasy novel.
Radio Memories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The old radio played memories, memories that Billy Ferguson wished to erase from his mind. The dark fantasy short story collections, Five Tales of the Flea Market, Volume 1 and Ten Tales of the Flea Market contain this short story.
Seven Day Clock
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Once you wind the clock, you will have only as much time as the clock will keep. Seven Day Clock is a horror short story in which an old clock controls the life of those that wind it.
Revealed by the Light
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
When the lamp shines, it reveals darkness. The lamp, simple and beautiful, had the quality of revealing that which one might wish to hide.
Zerena
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Series: Before the Storm, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,140. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Torn from her parents and sold as a slave, Zerena swore to end both scourges of Island World, War and Slavery. Zerena is the first second part of the epic, historical fantasy novel, The Order of Solaun. In this fantasy series, the powerful Wizards of the Golden star use their magic to battle threats to Island World.
Restoration
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Series: Before the Storm, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,070. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Many sought the Star of Torne. Only one would find it. Restoration is the first part of the epic, historical fantasy novel, The Order of Solaun. In this fantasy series the powerful Wizards of the Golden star use their magic to battle threats to Island World. A. E. Mableson has done a masterful job of creating an imaginary world of wizards, magic and conflict in this epic fantasy series.
Time of Troubles
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Series: Tales of Island World, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 115,280. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Six Nations of Island World awoke from the nightmare of Gwaum to a time of troubles. War and chaos took Gwaum’s place as rulers of the realms as the kingdoms vied for domination.
War of the Crystal
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Series: Time of Troubles, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Wizard war looms over Island World. In the depths of the desert at the edge of the Oasis of Maru the battle raged, a battle that would decide the fate of Island World.
The Oasis
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Series: Time of Troubles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,340. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Sanctuary or trap, the Oasis could be either .Beymon Solaun sought a refuge for his wife, Rynn, the Tornese princess sought after by so many. There was a way to make the oasis safe for her, if only he could discover the secret before other forces moved against him.
Pillars of Borr
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Series: Time of Troubles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Predators are always predators; they can never change. The fall of Gwaum released the dreaded Raiders from his grip. Despised and hated, they wandered Island World in search of a new home. When they finally found one, Island World would once again feel their depredations.
Turmoil
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Series: Time of Troubles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The nations of Island World spiral to war. Turmoil is the second part of the epic fantasy adventure novel, Time of Troubles, the second volume of the epic, high fantasy adventure series, Tales of Island World.
Awakening
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Series: Time of Troubles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,570. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Gwaum vanquished, Island World awakens to war, discord and confusion. Tales of Island World. In this powerful fantasy series the powerful Wizards of the Golden Star rise to use their magic and courage to battle the evil monster Gwaum as well as other threats to their homeland of Island World.
Demon Soul
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,410. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Our most vulnerable moment is when demons strike. The dark fantasy, Demon Soul reveals the depths of depravity present in the occult world of the demon. It uses Jason’s body to engage on a murderous rampage.
Barn of Fear
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,380. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The old timers were wrong when they said evil couldn’t hide in a round barn. The dark fantasy novella thriller, Barn of Fear, tells the horror story of how evil can find anyone, anywhere.
Ten Tales for the Campfire
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,750. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Ten creepy stories that will turn you blood to ice. This dark fantasy horror collection combines Five Tales of the Campfire and Five Tales of the Campfire Volume II
Five Tales for the Campfire – Volume Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Five dark fantasy short stories of that will chill the blood in your veins. This is Collection Two of the Tales For the Campfire Series. Ten Tales For the Campfires includes these five stories.
Halloween Party
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
With a new boyfriend, new job and new best friend Kelly Dawes’s life was singing along, until The Gatherer came into it. Halloween Party is a dark fantasy horror novel that explores the nether regions of the Underworld. A. E. Mableson’s story will make you sit up and think while scaring your socks off.
The Dinner Bell Rings at Midnight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Did a ghost ring the bell that saved their lives? The dark fantasy short story collections Five Tales for the Campfire - Volume 2 and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this short ghost story.
The Sinkhole
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Whatever was in that sinkhole was hungry. The short dark fantasy story collections Five Tales for the Campfire - Volume 2 and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this supernatural fantasy story.
The Woman in the Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A snowy, cold night leads to a hot, flaming death. The short horror story collections Five Tales for the Campfire - Volume 2 and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this dark fantasy story.
Tale of the White Rock
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Series: Tales of Island World, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,610. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sometime in the misty past in the land of Island World a terrible confrontation loomed. The Tale of the White Rock is the first novel of the epic high fantasy series, Tales of Island World. In this fantasy legend the powerful Wizards of the Golden Star rise to use their magic and courage to battle the evil monster Gwaum as well as other threats to their homeland of Island World.
Field of Snakes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The snakes are coming. The short story collections Five Tales for the Campfire - Volume 2 and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this contemporary dark fantasy story.
What's in the Cooler, Mister?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
August Witherspoon’s life changed when his dog drug a human head home late one night. The short story collections Five Tales for the Campfire - Volume 2 and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this dark fantasy horror story.
The Covenant
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Series: Tale of the White Rock, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Standing atop the White Rock, High on Mt. Qui Bearl and Arii forge a Covenant to defeat Gwaum. A. E. Mableson has done a masterful job of creating an imaginary world of wizards, magic and conflict in this epic high fantasy series.
Five Tales for the Campfire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
These five short stories will chill your spine and flip your heart up into your mouth. Ten Tales for the Campfire includes the five short dark paranormal fantasy stories in this collection.
Promise of the White Rock
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Series: Tale of the White Rock, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,090. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Legend White Rock promised a refuge from pestilence and war; Bearl discovered that the Legend was wrong. The Tale of the White Rock is only the beginning of the fantasy series that chronicles the legends of Island World. Time of Troubles, Before the Storm, Tale of Tarque, The Pirate King, The Wizard King and The Search of the King all will follow as the history of Island World unfolds.
The Skull Garden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Craig Nunn awakened the Skull Master from an ancient sleep and now he seeks Craig out to add him to the Skull Garden. Five Tales of the Campfire, Volume One and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this story. Five Tales of the Campfire, Volume One and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this dark fantasy horror short story.
The Hungry House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy
People move into the house, but they never move out. One horrible day Sally Rews found out why. Five Tales of the Campfire, Volume One and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this short dark fantasy horror story.
Appointment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An appointment with Death is hard to break. Five Tales of the Campfire, Volume One and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this short dark paranormal fantasy story.
The Rise of Gwaum
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Series: Tale of the White Rock, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,480. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The rise of Gwaum ushered in an age of terror and destruction for the Six Nations of Island World. The Rise of Gwaum is the second part of the Tales of Island World epic adventure fantasy series and is included in the epic fantasy adventure novel, Tale of the White Rock.
Pets
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
What do you feed pet buzzards? Five Tales of the Campfire, Volume One and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this short fantasy horror story.
Footsteps
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With heart stopping slowness, the Walker thumped across the midnight floor. Five Tales of the Campfire, Volume One and Ten Tales for the Campfire include this short ghost story.
The Wizard of the Golden Star
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Series: Tale of the White Rock, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,970. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Gwaum emerged from the dark forest and devoured Arii’s family. The Tale of the White Rock is only the beginning of the fantasy series that chronicles of Island World. Time of Troubles, Before the Storm, Tale of Tarque, The Pirate King, The Wizard King and The Search of the King all will follow as the history of Island World unfolds.
The Magic Pipe
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,870. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The wizard Boaz broods in the darkness of the void feeding his immortality by sucking the souls from living men.
Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This collection of ten fantasy short stories covers the dark, the funny and the weird. The short story collection contains Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 1 and Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2. The full novella, Wizard of the Golden Star, is also included.
Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This fantasy short story collection covers the dark, the funny and the weird. Enjoy. The short story collection Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this collection as well as five other fine fantasy tales from A. E. Mableson.
The Man in the Window
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Do all houses have spirits? The short story collections Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2 and Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this childhood contemporary fantasy story.Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2 and Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this story.
The Hole
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If wishes were music then the devil would dance to them all night long. The short story collections Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2 and Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this dark fantasy story.
The Head in the Window
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ned fell in love with a mannequin’s head not knowing about the woman trapped inside. The short story collections Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2 and Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this paranormal urban fantasy story.
Don't Eat the Hole of a Doughnut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Surprises lurk inside the hole of a doughnut. The fantasy short story collections Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2 and Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this story.
Ashes in the Hearth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the ashes were cold, so was Conrad.y. The fantasy short story collections Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 2 and Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales both contain this low fantasy story.
Five Fantastic Fantasy Tales Vol. 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Five fantasy dark and humorous fantasy short stories. This fantasy short story collection covers the dark, the funny and the weird. Enjoy. The short story collection, Ten Fantastic Fantasy Tales, contains these five short stories
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