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Norfolk Twilight
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Price: Free! Words: 11,640. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
A short but haunting tale of adventure, love and loss.
Stone Guardian
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Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the yearly ritual for the Cireara, protectors of the standing stones, Sila’s big sister will make an extraordinary sacrifice. When during the ritual the yellow haired men attack, the future of Sila’s people and of the standing stones is seriously jeopardized. The story is inspired by the Avebury stone circle and the West Kennet Long Barrow burial mound.
Steenbeschermster
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Price: Free! Words: 7,200. Language: Dutch. Published: February 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tijdens het jaarlijkse ritueel voor de Cireara, beschermsters van de staande stenen, zal de grote zus van Sila een buitengewoon offer brengen. Als tijdens het ritueel een aanval van de geelharen plaatsvindt, komt de toekomst van Sila’s mensen en de staande stenen in groot gevaar.
Story 31: A Dwarf
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. Broomhandle Books has edited the stories to provide modern punctuation and styling so as to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
The Last Kobzari
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Kobzari, or "those who play the kobza", were once itinerant, usually blind, Ukrainian minstrels whose purpose was to preserve the Ukraine's rich oral folklore. Thanks to the vile machinations of Stalin, they have become all but a foot note of a shadow in history.
The Hanging Tree
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Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
In the old west punishment comes swiftly. Especially when the crime is murder. Mort Clancy - a pathetic drunk - had one to many drinks at the local watering hole and he did something stupid: he shot the sheriff. Now there's a new law in town, and Mort's on his way to the hanging tree. But the hanging tree has a terrible reputation, and what dies on the tree doesn't always stay dead.
The Song of the Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: British English. Published: March 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
An ancient evil lurks in the sea off the Cornish coast. "The Song of the Sea" is a free short story of approximately 2,800 words.
Skeletons in the Rum
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Skeletons in the Rum - 4746 words - When alcoholic, Victor Birdsong's life falls apart and leaves him with nothing but his bottle of rum, he unknowingly finds himself in Pieter Bruegel's painting, Triumph of Death. This horrific tale takes you through the dark side of art, depression, alcoholism, and redemption.
Story 22: The Boon Companion
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. Broomhandle Books has edited the stories to provide modern punctuation and styling so as to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
The Cross and the Black
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Series: The Cross and the Black, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,590. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Amid the squalor of Renaissance France, the brash and beautiful gay prostitute, Claude Severin, is struggling. Debts multiply, homelessness looms, the one-eyed monk ever spits of his reprobation. When a mysterious stranger offers him a golden chance, Claude, desperate, ignores the shadowy nature of payment. He's happy enough at the chance to raise his station, but at what cost to his soul?
Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions
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Series: Secrets of the Lion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012 by Inked Paws Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
"Father has started keeping secrets so deep and so large that he has locked himself in his study..." so starts the series of letters that Hannah Hunt sends to her best friend in America. With her friend's encouragement, Hannah teams up with her younger sister in hopes of solving the mystery surrounding their father. But what the girls are unaware of is just how dark and deadly his secrets are.
Story 3: The Painted Wall
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. Broomhandle Books has edited them with a more modern format, including punctuation and styling, to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
Story 2: The Talking Pupils
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. This publisher attempted to edit them with a more modern format, including punctuation and styling, to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
Story 1: Examination for the Post of Guardian Angel
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. This publisher attempted to edit them with a more modern format, including punctuation and styling, to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
Dice, Drink, and Ghosts
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
''It is a barely describable thing, to feel what a gambler feels. A man of gambling cares not, not really, for shiny jewels or sparkling riches. He is a man of sentiment. He is a man who does not want, but longs to feel.'' Returning to the age of the Restoration, Jake Murphy celebrates this Halloween season with a tale about gambling with ghosts in Charles II's bankrupt and drunken England.
Defender of the Departed
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When Kassandra Leyden begins seeing the ghost of her mother, she decides to investigate the circumstances of Anastasia's disappearance. Kassandra's mentor is not what he seems, her father is drinking himself into oblivion, and she's developing the ability to commune with the dead. Finally, someone has discovered how to interrogate the departed...(steampunk short story)
The Army of the Night
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Price: Free! Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
It’s 1813. Napoleon’s army has to retreat from Spain to France, but the main pass across the Pyrenees is within reach of the British forces. In his search for an alternative route, Alaine Bellanger discovers more than just an ancient mountain trail. High in a cleft between two peaks, he finds something very strange — and someone even stranger. But who can he tell? And who would believe him?
Revived: Part XI - Kammani Unravelled
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Series: Revived. Price: Free! Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part XI - The hypnotist, Ilkay, probes deep into Kammani’s mind and long forgotten memories are dredged up, including some unwelcome flashbacks. With Kammani entranced and vulnerable an opportunistic schemer decides that this is the perfect time to strike...
Novela de Jarabo
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Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: Spanish. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
«Debería haber escrito un tratado sobre el arte de la violencia. Siempre tan limpio. Pero no soy un hombre de letras. Aunque tenga estudios, no lo soy. Nunca me han ido los libros...
The Future is Now: An Alternate History
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Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Future is Now is a short, mind-bending alternate history about the nature of time and how we all have the power to change the future - how one single act can literally change the course of history. Set in today’s world, but with a twist, if you’ve ever pondered the ideas of alternate realities, parallel worlds and alternate timelines, you will love this piece of alternative fiction.