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We Stand at the Gate
Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
Beyond a mythical kingdom's southermost borders sits the supernatural wasteland known as the Blight. Two soldiers, members of a garrison charged with protecting the kingdom's borders against the horrors of the Blight, are on sentry duty one dark night when one regales the other with a very strange tale. His tale hints at what lurks at the very heart of the Blight.
Free Writer
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
A novelist learns how the publishing business really works.
Searching for the Tree of Life
Price: Free! Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
Book 2 of the Silent Lady series. Join Captain Ellie and her first mate Raven for another adventure. As they search their world trying to find life and their lost memories, they soon find that something else is searching for the same thing, but for entirely different reasons.
Obsolete Protection
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
The year is 2044 and it is a grim time in America. Hundreds of California refugees are dead and Commander Marcus Adario finds himself jobless and outcast from society. Can an obsolete protection officer find a reason to go on living in a world where society rewards and punishes people by casting “Positive” and “Negative” votes on the Cloud? Perhaps this despised hero has one more adventure left.
A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans is cute and quirky list of guidelines every ghost in the afterlife should practice.
Noticing Jamilla
Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Cassy Mae thought she escaped danger of the Santos Francisco slums when she moved to her GrammyJo’s after her mother’s death, but an evil stalker haunts Cassy in the small mountain town in spite of GrammyJo’s protective magic.
Fantastical Stories (Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Three stories from three different times and places, dealing with the same problem, which is, the end of existence. "Phoenix" is a story about an extraordinary elderly woman set in a fantasy world, "A change of heart" follows steps of a deep-space mining engineer and "Perseverance" is a dark comedy about a girl who becomes a vampire against her own will.
Things that Go Bump in the Night
Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Yon 'fore the now, the then was a'here. The beasties, an' ghoulies, an' ghosties ran freer. Amok an' away, we hid from the day. Runnin' at night, we doled out our fright. Twas not of our own strife; we were spoken to life. I be one o' the beasties what goes bump in the night! A short single.
The Red Man
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Frith Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.59 from 22 reviews)
An archaeological dig unearths an ancient Celtic secret that should have stayed buried.
Six Impossible Things
Price: Free! Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
A new father is visited by his childhood imaginary friend. A woman falls in love with a cartoon character. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up at a big-box retail chain. Sometimes humorous, often poignant, and always memorable, the six short stories in this collection may just make you believe impossible things.
How I Saved Humankind
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Armageddon. There are as many stories about how it will happen as there are cultures on Earth. What if it started to happen, and then, just as startlingly, stopped? And how would you respond if someone told you he was responsible for stopping it? Here’s a thought: have a seat; grab a cup of coffee or tea; and settle back to listen to his story. Then decide.
Aquasynthesis
Price: Free! Words: 61,170. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
aqua (n) - water, used in compound names, or substances in water. synthesis (n) - The combining of elements into a unified entity. aquasynthesis (n) - a combining of worlds within a pool of water; an anthology of short stories from Splashdown authors: Fred Warren, Caprice Hokstad, P.A. Baines, Adam Graham, R.L. Copple, Travis Perry, Mike Lynch, Keven Newsome, Kat Heckenbach and Ryan Grabow
The Wizard Takes a Holiday
Price: Free! Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A much-loved wizard takes a vacation to rural, fantastical Indiana, where he finds getting away from his work is harder than he thinks.
Inn The Laughing Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Three mercenaries meet at an inn. During the telling of tales all turn out to be dragon slayers. And outside a storm rages...
The Blessing of Krozem
Price: Free! Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In this fantasy novelette a spirit being called a Troi suggests to the Headman of Greivat Fastness that he might ask the Dreamers for immortality. But when the Headman approaches the aged Shrine Guardian Gilzara with a request for help in summoning the correct Zem, things do not turn out quite as planned.
A Gift of Thorns
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Meet a race called the Kin. Forced to live in harsh conditions, the Kin have become a hard and vicious race who must constantly fight, not only for their own survival, but that of their entire race. Even more so with their only true enemy, the Sakti, ever planning their extermination. This is a brief glimpse into a day of their lives.
A Turn of Curses
You set the price! Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2009 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Nineteen year old Selina has a life many would love–praised, served, and spoiled. The only problem is she didn't choose that life, because it comes with a heavy price. She will soon die, like all Healers, when the mark of Y'dom completes its pattern around her neck, and hers is nearly complete. She has one chance for adventure, one that could save her life.
Regenerated
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Cela had always hoped she'd find Jorgen again someday...but was this really Jorgen? A tenderly bitter tale of love and changes first published in Quantum Muse, and part of the collection PENTANGLE: FIVE POINTED FABLES. Carolyn Kephart is the author of the acclaimed epic fantasy duology WYSARD and LORD BROTHER, available in a single volume as THE RYEL SAGA: A TALE OF LOVE AND MAGIC.
Seeds of Healing
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story Zalista is determined to save her people at whatever the cost and the cost may be healing someone who doesn't deserve it.
To Rule by Right: A Dark Tale of Fantasy- 2nd edition
Series: Dark Tales of Fantasy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Tasmorea had lost two kings, one after another.Now after fifteen years, the Heir Apparent was about to come of age.And the young prince wanted the throne.His uncle Oril, just wanted the best for everybody.But Oril will soon be faced with a decision.It was his, “To Rule by Right,” so Oril’s nephew claimed