LL Watkin Stories

A Series by L L Watkin

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Festival
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: British English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The festival always brings crowds of tourists to Abatha, thronging the streets with their holier than thou attitude and easy to steal purses. Keldaren is about to find out the hard way that they're not all as harmless as she thinks.
The Harpers
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: British English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Lady of the Keep did not return to her people in the spring. The Lord reports that she is ill, too ill to even write. There is an heir, or so the Lord claims at court, but no one has ever seen him. No one brave enough to tell the tale, anyway. The Lord commands dangerous magics and keeps many secrets, but his Lady's people are powerful too and they are coming for answers.
Neon Lights
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: British English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
William has spent a century watching the city light up gradually around him as he hunted, not a bad occupation for a vampire all told, but a lonely one. Now the time is finally here for him to make the perfect partner, one who will dazzle their human prey even as she consumes them. His design has been long in the planning, which makes it a shame he didn't stop to ask her first.
The Siege
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: British English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Andy hadn’t wanted to be a soldier, but there was a war on and no one got a choice anymore. Like everyone else he was shipped off and lined up on an alien world, to stand his ground between the unstoppable guns and the impenetrable shields. Battles are unpredictable things, however, and a poor conscript might get lucky. Or die trying.
McGellen
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The crew were the best of humanity, supplied with the most sophisticated ship and sent off to find new technology to aid the war effort. McGellen herself was a mere add-on, “Test this new computer while you’re out there, kill two birds with one stone. Makes the whole thing more palatable to the paying public.” More palatable it may be, but not less risky.
The Blessed
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Marli was special. She was chosen to defend the faithful from the vampire pestilence. She had trained almost a year and she was ready, even if her teachers thought she wasn't. Besides, he was alone, hiding. Even his coven leader had no faith in him. It would be an easy kill.
The Faeries
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Her memories of the day before were scant, but vivid enough that fear had already settled in the pit of her stomach. She had heard music. Her father had not. She had followed after the music. He had screamed at her to stop. Helplessly. No one ever said Faeries were nice.
Faith
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Halan had always been told he was an angel, sent by the Gods to defend humanity from one particular demon - his brother Hadon. When they were children, this was easy enough to believe, but now they are almost grown his mind breeds doubts. It is time to choose between faith in the Gods, and love of his brother, and both their lives lie in the balance.
Mesrin Station
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eben had lost crew before. They skipped out at any space port. Normally they were easily replaced, but Jan was different. He was smarter, wiser and holding on to some of the most valuable merchandise Eben had ever managed to steal. He wouldn’t run. He was, however, definitely missing and getting him back was not going to be easy.
Love in the Dawn
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Shifter can be anyone you want them to be, in both body and mind, if you can afford the price – or at least they can pretend to be for a night. Most men are content to be seduced by the lie, but Huren wants the truth. For what he has planned, he’s going to need a Shifter he can trust.
The Drowned Leviathan
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Emma's just won salesman of the month and what does her manager do? Reminds her that she’s legally obliged to take vacation. Which is how she wound up here, in a beach resort which was sold to her as the most relaxing (i.e. boring) place to go. Lying travel agent. Why couldn’t they have said “Go here and get crashed into by a falling alien spaceship?”, then she’d have gone somewhere else!
The Boy in Blue
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Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: Free! Words: 6,580. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Half-gods are supposed to be heroes, the kings of legend and the doers of great deeds. Unfortunately, Daenan, despite his semi-divinity, is still just a boy and for him it isn’t going to be so easy to win the Games and succeed to his step-father’s throne. He will need all of his tricks, lies and bargains if he’s going to make it. He might even (whisper it) have to cheat.