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All The Pretty Boys From Charm School
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Work hard at your studies and one day you too will make someone a wonderful husband. Unless you decide to smash the system from within of course.
Zeus
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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The bar was almost empty, as usual in a big storm. I had unplugged the jukebox earlier so it wouldn't interfere with the sound of the rain. The bald guy at the bar also seemed to like the thunder, but it never occurred to me that his interest might be professional...
Engraved on the Eye
Price: Free! Words: 38,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by Ridan Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A medieval physician asked to do the impossible. A gun slinging Muslim wizard in the old West. A disgruntled super villain pining for prison reform. A cybernetic soldier who might or might not be receiving messages from God. These short stories have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy Anthologies.
The Chosen Voice
Series: Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: Australian English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Journalism student Christine enters a tavern to conduct an interview with self-proclaimed wizard singer Darren Brown. Her goal: to unearth Darren’s hidden truths. Her obstacles: his annoying fans, and Darren himself. Her benefactor: a puzzling woman who will pay well to know why Darren fled their town when he heard an extraordinary young man from a temple far away had vanished.
A Slave To The Coin
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Emerson Cartwright is a wealthy, respected business man. He’s also a man with an obsession. Doctors, therapists, hypnotists, nothing seems to help him fight the compulsion to pick up found change, to hoard every coin he and his family has every held. When he discovers a hidden letter from his great grandmother, he begins to wonder if this family quirk stems from a sinister deal made long ago.
The Last Zoo, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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In a not-so-different future, an old zoo tended by a single janitor stands nearly empty and peaceful until a new intern arrives. He creates a few strange exhibits and shifts a paradigm or two in the process.
Echoes Of War
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Another short story in the Wolfcaller Chronicles promotional collection. When facing down a horde of undead, Zimbai remembers a similar event, an echo of a distant past.
Degrees of Delusion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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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.
Short Trip: A Tale of Taloria
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Flash fiction from the world of Taloria. James takes fate into his own hands when he chooses to ignore everyone's warnings about going out alone. This trip may be shorter than he anticipated.
Nymph
Price: Free! Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Rumors of a runaway carnival act lure three kids into the woods on a search for adventure. What they find there will change the destiny of all three and launch tomboy, Samantha, on a lifelong journey of empowerment, heartbreak, and femininity.
2AT0074
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Roy Lannigan works for the powerful Varcon Pharma corporation. Varcon workers are required to be "medicated" at all times, by law. Roy discovers the rumors about Varcon having secret research vans is true, and when his pet is stolen, he is changed forever. He begins plotting revenge on Varcon. Working secretly, and committing the crime of learning in his free time, Roy takes any chance necessary.
The Faeries
Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
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Her memories of the day before were scant, but vivid enough that fear had already settled in the pit of her stomach. She had heard music. Her father had not. She had followed after the music. He had screamed at her to stop. Helplessly. No one ever said Faeries were nice.
Blessings of an Immortal
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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For a time longer than he remembered, the immortal Gregory lived his life on a mountain far removed from the seasons, but his quiet existence takes an unexpected turn when a traveling stranger greets his door and asks for something extraordinary.
Stasis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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In this short story, Kurt Williams has spent the last twenty years as a Libertarian refugee from a collapsing society. On his return to civilization, what he finds is nothing short of devastating. In an America where big government has run amok and nearly everything is outlawed, will his defiance and courage be enough to restore sanity?
Nothing Altered: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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With the southern portion of the kingdom in rebellion, the Crown has begun accepting commoners as candidates for its elite fighting force, the Prince's Legion. Tyna decides to ask if they are also willing to take a woman.
Huff and Puff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Hortensia is a pig with the problem – she has to work as the big bad wolf's accountant to keep her brothers from being eaten. When the numbers start not adding up, however, she realizes she may be on the wrong side of the story.
Land For Peace
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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The oldest war story of all, revisited from a radically different perspective: One that assumes nothing about the attributes or characters of the combatants. In any war, it’s not the propaganda that matters but the outcome of the final battle. Don’t be alarmed. It's just a fantasy. No statement of belief about...well, anything...is expressed or implied.
Keep Friends Close...But Enemies Closer
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Two wizards. Two lovers. Cala and her husband Ronen. Prince Vayel and his betrothed Malen. But who are the which of the what?
A Hero's Quest
Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Set in a magical land, three young woman have escaped their village after it was ransacked by ogres and are on a quest to bring three magical items to the wizard in the east.
Wyrd Worlds II
Price: Free! Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by WyrdStar. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy. Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original WYRD WORLDS rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!