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Escape Plans by David Sakmyster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Escape Plans is a collection of 19 mind-bending and adrenaline-fueled stories from the award-winning author of THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE, BLINDSPOTS and CRESCENT LAKE. Ranging from dark fantasy and horror to mystery, science fiction and suspense, in these tales you’ll encounter a chilling cure for cancer, a demonic GPS device and a ghost marriage to a jealous and deadly bride.
13 Strange Short Tales by Charles Wells
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,900. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
13 short sci-fi/horror stories with twisted endings similar to the old Twilight Zone styled entertainment. These are easy reading, fun and enjoyable shorts that end in "wow" and "whoa" moments for the readers. "Some of the best in its class"
A Short Walk to the Other Side: A Collection of Short Stories by Matthew J. Pallamary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,900. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
*Award Winning Finalist - International Book Awards* "Bravo! More!" from Ray Bradbury for Matthew J. Pallamary's short stories. A Short Walk to the Other Side is a second short story collection of supernatural, science fiction, and horror stories following "The Small Dark Room of the Soul" by multiple award winning author Matthew J. Pallamary, which examines the shadow side of human nature.
The Small Dark Room of the Soul - And Other Stories by Matthew J. Pallamary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There can be no light without darkness. The sun cannot rise without night preceding it, and the setting sun of the day must inevitably fade to black. If life were all sunshine and roses, there would be no contrast. Perpetual sunshine would be both blinding and devastating. We need the darkness. It is an integral part of the whole. Part of us. Horror stories are a reflection of our darker side.
Coyote Cal - Tales from the Weird West by Milo James Fowler
Price: $2.99 $2.50 USD. (16% off!) Words: 50,110. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In these thrilling tales from yesteryear, Coyote Cal and his trusty sidekick Big Yap encounter a wizard able to change his shape at will, a scheming witch, a confused zombie, la chupacabra grande, bloodthirsty vampyres, and other sordid fiends. Our heroes will have to rely on their wits, skills, and loads of hot lead to ensure justice prevails. Short Stories - Weird Western / Horror / Humor
Courtley's Weird, Vol 2 by Christopher Courtley
Series: Courtley's Weird. Price: Free! Words: 23,640. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
"Bride of the Chapbook!" The second volume in a series of free ebooks edited by Christopher Courtley. This issue contains some of his best fiction and poetry and also features two short story submissions by fellow Smashwords author Shana O'Quinn. Genres: Weird fiction, horror, D&D fantasy, fairy tales, poetry, LotR fan fiction.
Shelley and Stoker by Frankie Lassut
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Mary Shelly and Bram Stoker, two great icons who had the human ability ‘afforded’ to some ... the ability to love what they did. Writing though, to both of them was a beloved hobby. Mary Shelley was a maker of things such as tissue boxes, from seashells, so she was self employed and wasn’t normal because she didn’t have a proper job. Her seafront shop was called Shelly’s Shelly Stuff.
The Monster War by Bob Cram, Jr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,750. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
First there was bigfoot. Then the ice monsters. By the time the aliens invaded in March, JT and Steve were pretty sure something weird was going on. That was just the beginning. Before the year was over they would face insect swarms, giant monsters, zombies, and the one thing that could destroy their friendship for good. A girl.
Vistaria by Teresa Vanmeter
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
Could you live with yourself after killing a man? or would all sanity go to Hell? Zayne is accidentally propelled into a world he can't understand, and since that fateful moment he has been seeing things that can't be possible. Things that bring him closer to death, unless he can discover the secrets of the beast.
Lakeside Motel by Rik Hunik
Series: Short Stories, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(3.50 from 2 reviews)
(2970 words) When Dwight has an argument with his wife and storms out of the house he is forced to take a motel room for the night. All the motels in the small town are full but at the Lakeside Motel he finagles his way into a room reserved for someone with a similar name. Later that night he has an unusual visitor.
The After: Odd Tales of the Afterlife by L.L. Sanders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Leslie Lee Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Explore interpretations of the afterlife by traveling alongside a few unfortunate souls. In this collection, three odd tales are twisted with bits of sci-fi and horror that will leave you deep in thought long after The End.
Unconventional by Rish Outfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Divorced and about to lose his son, Tom decides to take the three year old to his first comic book convention. He wants to create an experience that will last in the little boy's memory long after he's gone . . . and that certainly happens, though not in the way he would have planned. Also includes an author's note.
Deception For Dessert by Taylor Lachina
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(4.40 from 5 reviews)
After a typical meatloaf dinner, Susan Spencer reveals to her growing family a secret that ignites something fierce within her husband. After a strange turn of events, the surprise turns deadly and the Spencer household is no longer as picture-perfect as they let off.
The Buyers by Mitchell Nelson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Teddy knows houses. And this house, the one on Bracken Street, it's a guaranteed, money-in-the-bank sale. Except, maybe, for that one rumor going around that the place is haunted. But Teddy doesn't believe in ghosts. Why would he? What's haunting the house on Bracken Street is hardly a ghost, after all. It's much worse.
Final Draft by Christopher Robin Negelein
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In this short story, Jenny is ready to leave her husband -- not because he's getting back into the writing business, but because of how he's getting back in.
Cazadores de monstruos El primer encuentro by Steven Hughes III
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: Spanish. Published: June 19, 2014 by PÚLPito. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General(5.00 from 1 review)
El soplo es bueno, la mision sencilla y las armas estan listas. Nada va a poder detenerles en su camino: ni una casa deshabitada en medio de ninguna parte, ni una banda de moteros hasta arriba de drogas, ni una mujer desnuda salida de la nada, ni la Luna llena,... Ellos son profesionales. Ellos son cazadores de monstruos.
Scenes from the Secret History by F. Paul Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Running nearly 100,000 words, SCENES FROM THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE WORLD acts as a sampler and organizer of F. Paul Wilson's thirty-plus novels and various short stories that trace the events, the conspiracies, the human and non-human forces that have shaped civilization - a glimpse of the huge mosaic Wilson has assembled. It includes unseen artwork and a new timeline available nowhere else.
Lost Man's Parish by C R Richards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(5.00 from 1 review)
Sentenced to life imprisonment for murder at age fifteen, Bill Dolan has become one of the most feared convicts in the Lost Man's Parish Territorial Prison. Devoid of hope, it is a place of survival of the meanest and most amoral. For thirteen hard years, he has survived and thrived among other violent offenders.
Tra-Con-Per-Ski! by H. M. Reynolds
Price: Free! Words: 17,370. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(3.00 from 1 review)
This is a sampler of four of my short stories. Please leave a review if you like it. If you like them, I have other books available online. These include: The Eight Hour Hell - a paranormal action thriller Emergency Protocol Nine - a collection of science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories Ecocide - an ecological sci-fi thriller
Scaring Fields by Wren Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror(4.00 from 1 review)
Matilda thought she had gotten away with breaking the rules. But when her name appears in blood on a rock, her village elders send her out as the monthly sacrifice. Armed with a steak knife and a flash light, Matilda's not sure she's ready to die. Supposedly the scarecrows will eat her, but she's pretty certain the mayor has something to do with it.