Strange & Unnatural Tales

A Series by Kevin L. O'Brien

A Fidus Aranea
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,000. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Wendy Stroud is afraid that her mother's abusive boyfriend will hurt the members of her family. She wants him to go away forever, but she can't make him do so on her own. So she decides to ask a friend of her uncle for help. And all she has to do is recite a magic spell. This is a short story.
Disposable Commodities
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 15,180. Language: American English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Guy Trousseau, Hollywood agent, doesn't much care how his clients make use of his stable of luscious young "actresses"; to him, they are nothing more than disposable commodities. But when he gets a chance at the The Big Time, he finds that Lily, his very silent partner, no longer wishes to remain quite so silent. This is a short story.
Do Unto Others...
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 16,550. Language: American English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Jack the Ripper had found Paradise when he went into the future. Humanity had evolved into people who knew no violence, hatred, or fear, who were governed by only two laws: Do As You Will and Do Unto Others. He believed he could slaughter them all with impunity, and no one could stop him. The problem was, he hadn't thought through the implications of the laws far enough. This is a short story.
Far-Sight
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
All scientific research has an element of risk, especially investigations that advance beyond the edge of the known into the unknown to probe the limits of what is possible and what is not. Jeremiah Arkenton must keep this in mind as he and his wife investigate the mysterious disappearance of a colleague while trying to avoid the same fate. This is a short story and a Cthulhu Mythos tale.
Inseparable
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 20,910. Language: American English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A horde of the walking dead is ravaging ancient Ireland, and only Donall the Red knows that they are being led by his long-dead friend Somhairle the Black. The Morrigan, the goddess of war and death, has charged him with destroying Somhairle, or the whole of the land will be scoured of human life, but Donall loves Somhairle more than life or honor, and he cannot do it. This is a short story.
In an Octopus's Garden
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 26,610. Language: American English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Joshua and Victoria Matisse take an extended vacation cruise in the South Pacific, hoping to conceive a baby. However, beings older than Man target them to be the surrogate parents for the physical incarnation of their alien eldritch god, a fate they cannot escape. This is a short story. It contains foul language, sexual situations, and scenes of intense violence. Reader discretion is advised.
Redshirt
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 22,610. Language: American English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Ted was only looking for a good lay, to help a boring afternoon pass more quickly, and he thought he had hit the jackpot: a practicing witch who liked to perform fertility rites. Unfortunately, he didn't inquire about just what kind of rites she participates in. This is a short story.
Felis ex Machina
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 22,510. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
January Ian Mariposa is a time traveler who studies the effect of the Cthulhu Mythos on Victorian England with his feline familiar Bastet. To support himself he poses as a consulting detective in the manner of Sherlock Holmes. He expects most of his cases to be fairly mundane, but occasionally he gets a weird one, such as when Scotland Yard asked him to examine a body.... This is a short story.
Pyrrhic Victory
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 25,870. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A zombie apocalypse has nearly wiped out Mankind. One of the last intact Marine platoons protects a self-described wizard as he summons an ally that can destroy all zombies for good. But is the enemy of our enemy really our friend? This is a short story, with a Preface and Sample Excerpts.
The Surrogate
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 30,280. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Shasta Taffaday, a streetwalker, is hired by Clarissa MacCandels, a rich Denver socialite, to seduce her son and initiate him in the ways of the flesh, so to speak. But Shasta soon realizes that something about the whole affair is decidedly off, and she can't be sure what Ms. MacCandels really intends. This is a short story, with a Preface and Story Excerpts.
We Deliver
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Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 25,100. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Checkers Pizza feeds the appetite of the college students of Keekishwa University in Delasalle, Illinois, by offering guaranteed 30-minute delivery or the order is free. The delivery drivers often see some weird people and happenings, but nothing tops the night they delivered 24 pies to a haunted cemetery. This is a short story, with a Preface, a Bonus Story, and Story Excerpts.