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Gravity, Restraint, and the Reason Icarus Fell
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
It's just another boring night shift at the mental hospital. Until the old man with crazy eyes changes everything....
Some Girlfriends Can
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's hard enough trying to be the perfect girlfriend. But how is Lauren supposed to compete when her boyfriend's ex is a literal goddess? "Some Girlfriends Can" is a sparkling short story for adults that mixes chick lit humor and mythic fantasy. It was originally published in the speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons.
The Briarwood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The prickly evergreen vines behind the childhood home of Martin Luske-Sanders rise and fall in great dunes of black-tipped thorns. There are hidden things here, inexplicable and monstrous things, lost shards of time. And it stretches before him, a dismal reflection of his future, a haunting memory of his past. A lost brother, a final truth lurking amongst the bloodthirsty thorns of the briarwood.
All My Nocturnal Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man, inexplicably afraid to sleep,trades jobs with the Queen of the Night.
Do-Over: a short story about a man and a second chance at life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Crescere Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One change. One chance. If you had a chance to change one thing in your life, what would you do over? One man gets a chance to answer that question, a chance for a second time around...or does he? One change. One man. One shot.
Imaginary Maid Forgets She is Late for a Banquet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Bianca's had about enough of Paulette, the school bully. But when she calls up magic to help out, both girls are in for more than they bargained for. Much more. A magic-fantasy short story from the author of "Akio Draws Manga"
Give the Devil his Due
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Michael was given the best deal one could imagine. Fame, riches, and no strings attached. The contract laid it out plainly. He would get everything he wanted, along with a "Get out of Hell Free" card. What could possibly go wrong? Along with this story are two of the most popular short stories written by Brand Gamblin: "Worse than the Disease" and "Snake Skin".
The Wizard Takes a Fitness Class
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
You asked for more Wizard, and you got it. The mysterious Wizard is back, and this time he's brought his demons--literally. What's this about a nemesis, and a gambling addiction? Can't an old man just grab a cone of Ben & Jerry's without Chinatown's zombies getting in the way? You don't have to be an LGBTQutie-patootie to shake your booty in The Wizard Takes a Fitness Class.
Star
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
On the night Anna’s boyfriend tried to kill her, Anna’s badly injured cat Star disappeared. Now, half a continent away, Anna’s neighbor tells her about a white cat with unusual markings haunting the neighborhood. Do cats have ghosts? Or has Star herself somehow made her own incredible journey across the country to be with the only person she’s ever loved?
The Wife Who Never Was
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
What happens when a truly super hero loses the love of his life in the continuity overhaul of his fictional universe? Pinnacle's super memory won't let him forget his lost marriage to Doris Dane, and his heart drives him to search everywhere for a way to bring her back. But his power might not be enough when he runs up against a force from beyond his world, an enemy with the key to his suffering.
Magic Days
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Glenn Lockwood has made a new friend, a man by the name of Vernon Hudspeth. Today Vernon is seventy. Tomorrow he'll be sixty, and fifty the day after. Who knows how this is happening? Who knows why? Maybe these are just magic days, when impossible wishes are granted, dying loves are restored, and hints are everywhere that the cosmos is a far grander thing than anyone can imagine.
The Butter Spirit's Tithe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story. The Butter Spirit’s Tithe first appeared in Emerald Magic, Tor Books. Conn O'Neill has run afoul of a vengeful spirit. With his soul promised as a tithe to the fearsome Grey Man, Conn's only hope lies Miki Greer. Miki knows a thing or two about Irish spirits, having lost her brother to them in de Lint's novel Forests of the Heart. She's not about to let them claim someone else.
That Was Radio Clash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story that first appeared in Taverns of the Dead (Cemetery Dance 2005). Written as a memorial to The Clash’s Joe Strummer. Set in 2002, guitarist Sarah Blue meets mysterious trumpeter Eddie Ramone in a bar and is given a chance to return to a pivotal moment in her life to correct one of her deepest regrets.
New Never News: #1 Source of F***ed Up Fairy Tale News
Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
If you enjoy the Onion, you will love the New Never News. It brings all your favorite fairy tales together in a very f***ed up way. From the author of the award winning of the F***ed Up Fairy Tale series, comes the New Never News, the kingdom's best source of fairy tale news. News reports include: Agoraphobic Piggy Killed in Wolf Force Winds Dwarfs Arrested After S
The Dragons of Little Markhampton - Original Version
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A tale of friendly dragons who create a stir when they arrive in a small village looking for the eggs they buried 100 years previously. The young people of the village help to recover the eggs but can they find them all before the eggs begin to hatch?
The Incredible Shrinking Bogey Bear
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Mrs McGonagall collapses with the biggest nose bleed in the world, inventor Dad & his daughter, Morgan, have to come up with a plan. Dad miniaturizes Morgan's cyber teddy bear, Bogey, pops him in a techno-suit, & programs him so he can wield a laser glue gun. Inserted in Mrs M's nose Bogey has just 5 minutes to fix the nose bleed before he reverts to normal size & explodes Mrs M's Head.
Book of Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Years ago Eanid Dupuis’ husband stranded her in Paris while conducting research from the transitive dimensions. The discovery of the book that will send her home sets Eanid on a collision course with an African refugee, a book vendor, and the true meaning of freedom.
Chance Encounter
Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A loner with a troubled past, Brand has kept himself isolated from the brutal werewolf society he was born into. When he finds a female of his kind beaten and discarded, he endangers himself to help her. Short story of 2400 words. Also contains a sample chapter of Broods of Fenrir ~3300 words.
Soulmate From Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
For a low-level minion, Reba had a nice thing going, if you can call working the Soulmate Request Desk in Hell a nice thing. Then a pert young blonde named Paulette sent in a soulmate request the Boss decided to fill in a most unusual way. Reba's afterlife will never be the same again. This edition of "Soulmate From Hell" includes a complete BONUS story: "The Galaxy's Most Wanted."
Like Clara, in the Movie Heidi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A young pianist suffering from multiple sclerosis finds the ghost of Franz Schubert in her attic.