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Haunting 101
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Being a ghost is tough. Spiritual guides are currently under siege, too busy to help everyone who dies. When I passed, no one came—no mentor, personal trainer, not even another disembodied spirit with a word of advice. I'm on my own, a self-made ghost and don't mind saying I'm struggling. Thus far, I haven’t found my way. And yet the urge to go 'bump in the night' is impossible to resist.
Grimsdalr
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the spirit of the epic poem, Beowulf, a renowned hero travels across the whale-road to defeat a monster that plagues the land of Croune.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
Shadows In Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Trips through time and a shadow that writes, this is a twist on a tale that we all know and love.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 (volume 1)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 161,790. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by Ticonderoga Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have selected 33 tales of fantasy, dark fantasy, horror and paranormal romance for this volume. The editors also present an overview of the genre in Australia in 2010, including noting significant works, events, and the results of the major awards. Together with a recommended reading list this is both a book to be read and a valuable reference work.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
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.
Aurealis #83
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #83 contains the best new speculative fiction from exciting new authors. This issue has fantastic new fiction as well as reviews and articles, stunning artwork and even a bit of light-hearted fun.
Princess Sky and the Vampire
Series: Princess Sky of Berhelen, Story #2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Princess Sky of Berhelen is the errant daughter of King Olvik and Queen Joy. In this adventure, she has to overcome her fears in this new twist on the classic tale. This is a work of short fiction.
Aurealis #85
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #85 features Peter Hickman’s “Dreamscribe”, a terse evocative world-creation with complex character motivations in a tightly woven story, and “The Events at Callan Park”, a creepy asylum-set historical tale from Erol Engin which has unnerving implications for today. Reviews include latest releases from Justin Woolley, China Miéville, Brian Catling, Joe Abercrombie and John Birmingham.
Pretty Things
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Maddie's father catches her with a boy, he hauls her into town in a pig wagon and finds her a husband. But Peter's cabin in the woods promises something very different than Maddie's happily ever after. Pretty Things, a retelling of "The Robber Bridegroom," is the first novella in the Grimm Chronicles series. Warning: not your granny's fairytales!
The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,120. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this collection, follow the adventures of the beloved tabby cat Shreddy as he faces off with zombies, ghosts, gryphons, foolhardy dogs, and all sorts of household appliances. Then meet a series of cats whose stories will take you from heartbreak to joy, showing the magic in our own world through the reflection of a cat's eyes.
Fairy Tale Fusion
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
Princess Sky and the Unicorn
Series: Princess Sky of Berhelen, Story #3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Princess Sky of Berhelen is the errant daughter of King Olvik and Queen Joy. In this adventure, a dream turns into a nightmare. And she shows her skill at running in the woods to save her life.
Strong Armed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Balvoc had always earned his bread with blood on his hands. But when he is forced to protect an amoral merchant to keep his wife safe, he must decide whether his wife's life is worth the havoc caused by Sin-sim's greed.
A Black Hand For Franz Ferdinand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Franz Ferdinand, Reichsheir to the Four Thrones of the Osterreich, is about to visit Sarajevo. It's his wife Sofia's birthday and he wants the day to be memorable for her. Gavrilo, a Bosnian Serb committed to 'Union or Death', wants the day to be memorable as well. It is June 28th, 1914, and Gavrilo has his own present to offer . . . a Black Hand for Franz Ferdinand.
Aurealis #86
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the last Aurealis issue for 2015, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine goes out with a bang. Looking for some holiday period reading? Check out the Aurealis 2015 speculative fiction recommended reading list. Aurealis #86 features Janet Haigh’s moody and atmospheric “Potkin” and Lachlan Huddy’s comic seafaring science-fantasy “Adrift on the Smoky Sea”.
Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
Music's Price: An Urban Faerie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A modern-day tale of music and magic… Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it finally fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone.
Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Cover Art by Daniel Chon Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam. Short Story - Fairy Tale