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Aurealis #96
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis #96 features Patrick Doerksen’s ‘Extracts from a Life of Science Fiction’, a poetic meditation on the nature of science fiction and humanity, S G Larner’s ‘Searching for Cidalisa’ which explores a near future society of implanted memories and rogue databases, and Annika Howells’ eerie and lyrical ‘Obsidian River’ that will live with you long after you’ve finished reading.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrating our 9th year! Each issue offers readers a unique collection of original speculative fiction tales from both new and established writers. An interview with the authors of War of the Worlds: Retaliation. Fiction by Andrew Knighton, A.J. Flowers, Stephen C Evans, Taylor Harbin, Walter G Esselman, Steve Coate, Sean Garvey, PJ Keuning, Molly N Moss, B.C. Nance, Eric Lewis, & Josh Pearce.
The Towers, the Moon
Series: The Trifold Age, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
France, under the Court of the Moon, is a country of cyclical change, where the true rulers arrive every night to compete among themselves, and humans are backdrop, witnesses, inessential – and yet inextricably intertwined. It is the reign of the Gilded Tower, and fashions are daring. "Two Wings" is 7,500 words, "Forfeit" is 20,000 words, and "Death and the Moon" is 2300 words.
You Are Here - Tales of Cartographic Wonders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,550. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story collection contains eighteen story-worlds which are beautiful, frightening, alien, familiar - sometimes none of these, sometimes all. They cover every corner of the speculative map, featuring horror, science fiction, steampunk, high fantasy and more, in styles ranging from the literary and the lyrical to the pulpy and the thrilling.
Aurealis #56 Award Winners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Aurealis #56 is the second special Award Winners issue. Thoraiya Dyer's The ‘Fruit of the Pipal Tree’ won Best Fantasy Short Story. 'The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt', a raw autobiographical story, was joint winner in the Best Horror Short Story category. The author, Paul Haines, died in March this year after a battle with cancer, and didn't live to receive the Aurealis Award.
The Fox's Tower and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,330. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Science-minded fox spirits, tiger wives, books that can be read by anyone but their owner—these and more appear in Yoon Ha Lee's flash fairy tales. Previously available online, they have now been collected in this volume along with four new stories and an introduction by the author.
Five Tales from the Rusty Scabbard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Five short stories from the author's Ursian Chronicles series of epic fantasy tales: Deep in the Land of the Ice and Snow Road of the Sword Six Swords, One Skeleton and a Sewer Blade and Flame Kron Darkbow
Road Trip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: Australian English. Published: January 5, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Melange feels the pull of utter dread emanating from a road train parked at a rest stop near her home, she investigates. She has no intention of being trapped in the cab on the driver’s unexpected return, nor of being stuck in the truck when he is murdered . With time running short, she has to find a way to avoid capture, and summon help—and that means getting past the troll and human guards.
One Hundred, Ten, and One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
A Chimaera in my Wardrobe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,830. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of short fantasy stories for the 21st century, told by a gentle little monster with a penchant for happy endings. He introduces policemen, mummies, bikers, vampires, background artistes, a stage-struck devil and a successful author, plus an unusual take on some fairy stories you thought you knew! Each section is complete in itself, but the story of the chimaera will carry to the end
Salt Water
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Maris, a fifteen-year-old girl from Wichita, Kansas has never seen the ocean. Intentionally. Her parents have an unreasonable fear of the sea. When Dad allows Maris to accompany her best friend on a family vacation to Portland, Oregon, he has no idea that their ultimate destination will be Cannon Beach … and the wild waters of the Pacific Ocean. Maris is about to learn the family secret.
Set Ablaze
Series: Unbounded, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016 by White Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In and out. Do the job. Renegade Blaze Vincent has survived years with this motto. Barely. Plucked from death’s door and revived repeatedly with curequick, he’s developed an addiction that threatens to destroy everything he’s worked for. If you’ve enjoyed the Unbounded series, you will love this extra peek into Ritter’s family.
The Lord of Winter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A hundred years after the war against the Lord of Winter, Porl gathers a group of mercenaries together to search the glacier for treasure left there during the war. Instead they find the last thing they would have expected and it's up to Porl to get them home alive.
Stormrider and the Lady of Soul
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The glamour of living on his boat wears off for Earl James soon after he gets tossed off the police force. With winter storms brewing, the engine having fits, and a broken heater, he figures not much else can go wrong. Then otherworldly Sylvana Stormrider steps aboard and offers him the one thing he truly wants: redemption. Or maybe not.
The Art of Deception
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,190. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Niko Hrabanic was once a famous swordsman. But after a scandal-laden departure from his last job at a royal court, he's now hiding out in a rural inn...until a summons from the mysterious and dangerous White Library shakes up his life all over again. His landlady, it turns out, has secrets of her own - magical secrets. Now it's time for them both to learn the art of deception. A 12,400-word story.
A Treat for Halloween Tricksters
Series: L.A. Metro, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Halloween has always been Jess McKenna’s favorite holiday. She jumps at the chance to guide a group of foster children through a community haunted house—never suspecting that her partner Kim will provide her with a trick and treat of her own.
Enigma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
Protector of Oof
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016 and represented by TheBitzr Publishings™. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A fun indie comic by Kevin Okerhjelm, about a wizard named Dizza Dazza tries to track down a magical item before it falls into the wrong hands.
Starstruck: A Dragon's Tale
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017 by Truthian Inc. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once upon a time a dragon hatched in the human realm. Raised then forgotten by his human, the young dragon set out on a quest to find his true home - the Dragon Lands!
Stopwatch Stories Vol 4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fourth volume of flash fiction stories from M. Todd Gallowglas.

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