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Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Sixth of the Dusk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Finding Home
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Main Character is Georgia. Georgia's father finds an epic gaming computer for sale at the local flea market. He was told the couples son moved out unexpected after his father yelled at him about all his gaming he has been doing lately. He decides to buy it for Georgia. They take it home and hook it up.
People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors
Series: The Foxwick Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,530. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The kingdom hangs in the balance. Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.
Eruption Event
Series: Eight Factors, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Eruption Event is a tale of courage in the face of impossible odds and the surprising things that happen when we stand up for ourselves. Also included in this edition is the first chapter of Inina's Blessings of Joy, another story of discovering one's true strengths in the midst of life-threatening danger.
The Lake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In a world of violence and danger, five women must use nurturing magic to overcome an army. As they strive for the safety of their families and neighbours, they discover that all is not as it seems. This is a 3300-word short story, and this e-book includes the short stories "Masks" and "The Pint of Innocence."
The Greying
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
LANDLAND CRIES OUT FOR A SAVIOUR…   Upon the death of her mother, Meah is pulled across the boundary that separates this world and another time and place where the dog-like Firbog have brought the mists of the greying. Battling lurking homunculi and the horrors of the many-headed-winged-thing, they set out to recover the only thing that will save Landland …her mother's Book-of-Colours!
Shadow Dreams
Series: Eight Factors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Shadow Dreams is an enticing short story that opens the book on the Eight Factors universe where near death incidents can cause incredible gifts to erupt. Join Corey as he navigates the treacherous currents of the Gifted while hiding his true potential. If he fails, freedom won't be the only thing he loses.
Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From fantastical tales to razor-sharp observations, Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head is an eclectic collection of stories by award-winning editor and writer, Annetta Ribken. Continuing in the twisted tradition of Not Nice and Other Understatements, Ribken expands her world to reveal hard truths, side-splitting humor, and a peek into the odd and weird places in her brain.
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.”
Hard-Boiled Immortal
Series: The Immortal Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The year was 1942, there was a war on, and Adam the immortal man was having a lot of trouble avoiding the attention of some important people. The kind of people with guns, and ways to make a fella disappear. He was caught somewhere between the mob and the government, and the only way out involved a red-haired dame he was pretty sure he couldn't trust.
The Wages of Salt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
New Persia is a city surrounded by salt pans and beset by theriomorphs. And Alessa Kinshin, an archaeological anthropologist at the University of New Persia, is determined to learn why the creatures first haunt and then abandon the salt. "Stories of children lost to the theriomorphs were like the ammonite fossils: everyone had their own."
Entangled: Broken Fairy Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A foster mother is torn between loyalty to the sea-girl she raised and the people she left so long ago. A runaway daughter receives help from her mother's love reaching across the sea. A woman who lost everything to a curse of thorns is given another chance to love. ENTANGLED: BROKEN FAIRY TALES explores the relationships between mothers and daughters in three short stories.
A Centaur's Solstice Wish
Series: Rifts, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ronin can’t believe his good luck when Sedgewick saves his men. It also gives him a chance to do more than light candles for his injured friend. Ronin takes the chance and invites Sedgewick to spend the Solistice holiday together. Just the two of them. And a pack of hungry dire wolves who’d like to put Sedgewick on the menu. Who says Solstice can’t be exciting?
A Short Trilogy of Quiet
Series: Cady and Sam. Price: $1.98 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All three Cady and Sam stories now in one book... "Interruptions" - An unwanted visitor makes for some equally as unwanted excitement. "Living in the Moment" - An unexpected visit from the in-laws can cause problems... "A Blankie for Baby" - Making a baby blanket for an unusual friend could be more than bargained for!
The Assassin's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
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.
Dark Fantasies and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This collection brings together five dark fantasy stories. From old castles to the jungles of Guinea, through cemeteries and Hell itself, you can find here a bit of everything.