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Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
A Baker's Half Dozen. Seven Light Fantasy Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A BAKER'S HALF DOZEN is a new collection of flash and short, short fantasy tales for all ages. Seven stories, including three award winners, deal with life in the weird lane. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, but all odd. Something not quite right this way cometh.
Once Upon A Quest: Fifteen Tales of Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,020. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fifteen brand new fairytale twists from bestselling and award-winning authors. With inspirations ranging from The Ugly Duckling to Snow White, and everything in between (including trips to Camelot and Oz), these fabulous tales are full of adventure, magic, and a touch of romance.
Aurealis #107
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a showcase for the latest science fiction and fantasy from around the globe. Each issue features new fiction from emerging and established writers as well as news and reviews, and up to the minute non fiction related to the speculative fiction genre.
Aurealis #89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
All Downhill From Here
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a diplomatic conference gets derailed by an avalanche, native groundskeeper Leif and visiting knight Thorn end up buried together in the snow. The good news: Leif knows how to survive in the wilderness, and Thorn knows enough of the language to take directions. The bad news: a concussion, divided loyalties, malfunctioning magic, and any vampires that find them are legally allowed to eat them.
Insignia: Chinese Fantasy Stories
Series: The Insignia Series, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,900. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(3.00 from 1 review)
INSIGNIA Vol.2 includes 7 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Rated 13+
The Lair of the Twelve Princesses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A soldier and her genie must solve the mystery of the twelve dancing princesses in three days or face the chopping block for their failure. Unfortunately, that's just what the princesses want. 9000-word novelette.
Chupacabra's Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story introduces Nicola Pallas, a teenage girl new to magic and unfamiliar with her potential. When a woman brings a strange creature to Nicola's father, the local veterinarian, that injured animal leads Nicola into a larger world of magical poachers, supernatural creatures, and danger. It also offers the possibility of a life-changing friendship. Assuming Nicola survives.
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.
Me, My Elf, and I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Eric Margrave has a policy regarding elves, and that policy is to avoid them if possible and charge extra if not. But when a case lands him smack dab in the middle of them, with only his wits and a very weird new acquaintance between him and certain death, that policy will change. In the sense of charging even MORE money, for the sheer annoyance.
Betwixt a Wolf and a Hard Place
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What do you get when you mix a witch, a were-hamster and a sinister vampire? Just another day in the life of Megan Stephens. She may be a witch-for-hire, but the snark is all free.
Chrysalis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A retelling of Kafka's Metamorphosis set in the internet age.
Grandma's Trunk
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young girl spends her summer with her Grandmother. They are talking together and find that the girl must write a story for school. She has no ideas as to what to write about. A strange trunk is delivered without warning, and her Grandmother has it put in the attic. The girl writes about what is in the trunk. This story teaches faith in our children as a moral.
(G)Astronomic Disaster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Following a catastrophic event, a lone wolf astronaut on a mission to Mars regains consciousness to find he is the only person left in existence. Met only by the pitch of black and a deafening silence, he reflects on the life he thought he hated. Just as his oxygen supply runs out, an astonishing turn of events presents him with an ultimatum that would change the nature of everything he ever knew.
Four Crazy Short Stories
Series: Short Stories · Books in Print · Literary. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Who is out of control, the crazy government or the citizens telling their tales of woe? Absurdity versus reality—is there a difference? These four widely read stories will have you scratching your head and wondering what the author might have been smoking. But don’t worry it’s all in his head and it’s all a matter of time before you hear the news and go, “Hey wait a minute, I read that somewhere.”
Aurealis #105
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis has been publishing quality speculative fiction for over 25 years. It has won numerous awards, discovered major new talents and provided an outlet for established writers from all over the world. This issue of Aurealis provides more of the quality writing, art, reviews news and humour that our readers have come to expect.
Jade Spider
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An old wizard named Danfast realizes in his final days that life is it's own magic. A terrible end has come and he fights with his last breath to prevent it and live on. Magic comes with a cost and there is always a payment to be made of some kind. It is what we do with our life while we are here that makes the difference between living and just being alive.
Aurealis #102
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features Marlee Jane Ward’s ‘The Great House Thrippet, Season 246, Episode 12’, a tightly written story set in a chilling reality show of the future, James Rowland’s ‘The Planck Harvest’, a beautiful story of subtle stillness, and ‘Pretty Little Ones’ by Leigh Harlen, a powerful and disturbing tale of alienation that somehow manages to be both sad and terrifying.
Aurealis #103
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a speculative fiction magazine that has been published continuously for over 25 years. Aurealis is published ten times a year and features new fiction, non fiction, humour and reviews that will appeal to all lovers of Science fiction and Fantasy.