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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.
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.
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."
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.
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?
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.
The Life of Death: Episode 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Death has it easy: A steady job, power most only dream of, and guaranteed immortality. With more than enough souls to guide to the afterlife, he doesn't have time to deal with the emptiness looming inside him. But when he meets Elsie Crane, a modern day Mother Teresa, the life of Death suddenly becomes much more complicated.
Degrees of Delusion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. This is a 9,000-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.
Telelee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
To bitter academic-turned-journalist Miller, Madame Dabrowski is just another crank to be mocked in print. Her machine for traveling to other worlds is as laughable as her theories. Until it works... This verse novel comes with a great deal of bonus material set in the same world.
The Call
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,100. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What most deem a curse another may insist an unrefined gift. Forced into choosing between a past only remembered in part and the promise of a future unknown, Sharene must decide to follow the magic, or continue ignoring who it seems she was born to be.
The Body Morpher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual physiology
After a year in college in which Matt is bullied by some of the popular, attractive students, he devises a phone app that lets him alter people's body parts or swap them between people to exact his revenge.
Trinket: A Feyland Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
High-tech gaming and ancient magic collide when a computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie ~ Violet Yamaguchi can’t wait to play the immersive new computer game, Feyland—but she doesn’t suspect the game wants something in return… A short story of approximately 5,00 words (20 pages)
When Flirting Met Zombies / Lifeless In Limbo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The apocalypse gets its romcom on! - Benjamin and Sarah meet cute while battling a legion of world-decimating zombies. Whether they'll survive long enough to make it to an actual first date is another question. (Okay, okay, they totally don't. And? Turns out it's crazy-awkward to live happily-ever-afterlife with someone you just met. Thank God there's couples' counseling in the great beyond ...)