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Apex Magazine Issue 70
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Life Portrait
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Count Felipo’s daughter, Ursula, becomes ill, her father is desperate to find a remedy, so much so that he is prepared to hire the artist who previously painted her portrait to transform the girl in the picture to a sorry, ailing creature, in the hope that the life from the original portrait will somehow be transferred to the dying girl. What will be the result of his gamble? A short story.
Apex Magazine Issue 73
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Justice
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Zaqain's life had been a sham, now he needs to make amends. But will he survive justice? (originally published in The Sword Review, November 2006)
Interzone #259 Jul - Aug 2015
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
High summer, low price. Much cheaper than usual, the July-August issue of Interzone contains cutting edge science fiction by E. Catherine Tobler, Chris Butler, Sara Saab, Richard W. Strachan, Rich Larson, plus the 2015 James White Award winning story ‘Midnight Funk Association’ by Mack Leonard.
Apex Magazine Issue 72
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Uneasy Alliance
Series: Tales from Seelie High, #4. Price: Free! Words: 15,300. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After their first meeting, it seems unlikely that Kira Nichols and Leena Wallace will ever be friends. After all, Kira did open the magical door to another realm that Leena had worked so hard to close forever. But then a stranger disappears through the door and the girls must work together to keep everyone safe. Can the New Girl and the Lady Reborn settle their differences before it’s too late?
Prisoner 500 - The Crymson Guard Storysode #01
Series: The Crymson Guard, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
“Prisoner 500” is the first in the line of short story episodes, or “Storysodes” in The Crymson Guard series. A team consisting of an Agent, a Wizard, a Knight, A Fairy, and a Healer is brought together to save Earth from enslavement and slaughter by Demons.
Mist Boats
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Will the young tribesmen rise to the challenge and cross over a mythical mist that appears once a generation and leave the plateau?
Stalking the Shadows
Price: Free! Words: 30,390. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
An assassination attempt is made on the Burghermeister of Werpenstad, leaving the city stunned and in shock. As the atrocities continue it is up to Vice-mayor Karl Kreigel to take the reins of the Stad, but can the rumours of inhuman monsters stalking the sewers be believed, or are they simply the fears of a frightened populace and the ravings of a madman? A fantasy novella.
Three Short Fairytales
Price: Free! Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ‘The Dwarf’s Heart’, a dwarf decides that the best way to deal with the heartache of loneliness is by removing the offending organ. In ‘The Leaving Of Princess Laellinon’, a goatherd must explain to the rulers of a neighbouring kingdom that their daughter has abandoned her world for another. In 'Butterfly', a solitary creature who believes she is ugly meets one who views her quite differently.
Tristen's Time
Series: The Guardian Star's True Mark, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,500. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tristen had a good business going until he rescued the slave girl, Asha. Now, life just got really complicated. Tristen is a short story that is great alone, but to fully enjoy it, it is recommended to be read as the final book in The Guardian Star Series, because the majority of the story happens during the time frame of The Guardian’s Star’s True Captain.
The Kingmaker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The daughter of the High King has a regal name, but she is small and plain, so everyone just calls her Wren. As a mere girl, she is not her father’s heir; her cousin Korbye is. But Wren’s infallible sooth-sense tells her that Korbyn would make no good king. Nor is sooth-sense her only fate. Wren is the Kingmaker. When a dangerous ring of power finds its way to her, how should she use it?
Nel paese di Magàri
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: Italian. Published: July 12, 2015 by ZeugmaPad. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Racconto fiabesco di un posto magico dove vorremmo trovarci tutti.
Il Sogno di Vincent
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: Italian. Published: July 12, 2015 by ZeugmaPad. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mise la mano sulla fiamma: sentì il dolore. Quell'incubo era reale, poteva scottarsi.
Netara Blue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The birth of a hybrid child is considered an abomination to the spirits and something that they fear. So, a disimalin spirit beast, Saurus, is assign to protect the birth of this hybrid from the wrath of the spirits.
Death Waits
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hovering near death, Angus wars with the agony which grips him. He sees her waiting patiently. When the nurses and doctors leave him alone, he begs for her to take him but she denies him the release. He has things to do before he can be released from this life. Letting go his stubbornness, Angus has a nurse call the only person he cares for while Death Waits.
The Present
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The girl named Saffron knows family and clan the way she knows earth and sky, as absolutes. Of course, after a separation of four years, she looks forward to seeing her grandmother again, and makes a gift for her, a clay spindle. When Grandmother doesn't know who she is or what her gift is for, Saffron’s world is shattered. What good is a circle of clay now? How can anything ever make sense again?
The Dragon Tempest: Tales of Fantasy & Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,880. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Kathryn. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Dragon Tempest offers a collection of short stories in a variety of fantasy genres, including dark, light, adventure, and epic. Creatures from all worlds abound: dragons, angels, centaurs, witches, gods and goddesses, and those lurking below the water’s surface.
Welcome Droplet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
At the speed of light, a lady looks down upon streams and flowers. Close by, another listens to her words as they gently come to rest upon the petals. What subtle message do those words impart?