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The Soul in the Sword
By C.M. Simpson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When an Arach raiding party attacks a wagon train and moves on to take on the next town, Dannon is part of the out-riders who must clean up in their wake. The dead girl on the wagon is just one of many reasons he doesn’t like spiders, or the elves that ride them. The Soul in the Sword is a short tale of fantasy battle, which will be incorporated into An Anthology of Blades.
Bite!
By Muppy Heingardt
Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A witch named Natalie relies on her unreliable friends to solve her vampire problem.
The Watcher
By Hamish McKenna
Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A quick read about what is experienced when left on the shelf
Wishing For Truths
By Jemma Weir
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you had a wish, what would you wish for? Vanessa is about to learn the true meaning of ‘be careful what you wish for’ when on her doorstep, appears a Genie’s bottle.
Hide and Seek
By Meyari McFarland
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aravel had planned on knitting his mother socks but Anwyn's temper tantrum made concentration impossible. Instead, he proposed a Clan-wide game of Hide and Seek through the Dana Clan house. While hiding Aravel saw the opportunity to right a wrong and make Uncle Athol and his best friend Ruark happy. All it would take was convincing Mother that a marriage would seal the trade deal perfectly.
In Robert's Memory
By William Mangieri
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It happens to us all – one day we discover we’re not as perfect as we thought we were, and we have to learn to function with that fact. An interplanetary tourist ship runs into it's own version of an iceberg; it's up to R0B3rt to ensure its passengers’ survival. Careful - you spend enough time around people and they’re bound to rub off on you. "In Robert's Memory" is a short speculative fiction.
Slice of Life
By Alexis Kypridemos
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In 'Slice of Life,' nine ordinary, everyday events spin out of control into the absurd.
13th Hour - Tales from Light to Midnight
By Tammie Painter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,770. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From light tales of legends and love to dark stories of ancient beasts and angry wives, the 13th Hour's award-winning stories will delight you, mystify you and perhaps make you cringe. For a full description of the book and to read a free story from the 13th Hour, please visit: TammiePainter.com/13th-hour/
The Magical Cases of Gwen Conner
By Robert Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,820. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Gwen Conner solves mysteries in a land where magic is used to create telephones, dictation machines, and streetcars. In this collection she has to deal with sleazy journalists, corrupt politicians, and a scheme to rob a payroll delivery.
The Witch and the Fiddler
By Sophia DeLuna
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Life is good for Zsálya the witch until one day her friend Gyárfás surprises her with an unpleasant revelation.
Alyxa - Dragon Charmer
By Linda McNabb
Series: Dragon Charmers, prequel - short story. Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by Southern Star Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to the world of Shanoria, Kingdom of the dragons where Alyxa is the daughter of the Dragon Charmer. Join her for an exciting day in her life with dragons, danger and a hint of magic. A short story based on the magical dragon series - Dragon Charmers
The Vullens' Curse (Book 1 of the Jade Series)
By Natasha House
Price: Free! Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There is a myth on Jade, of a creature that can boil your blood. King Lowen's wife, Gal'adryl, has fallen under the spell of a disease with no cure. He will stop at nothing to restore her, even if that means capturing the deadly creature, the Vullen. Travel into the world of Jade where Deities roam, Seers hide, and blood thirsty creatures lurk in the darkness.
Creepy Crystal Tales, Volume 3
By Roger Neal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The stories that are included in this book are about prehistorical plants that devour animals; murder by dismemberment; a cursed Indian burial site; a Rocky Mountain Bigfoot; and greed that leads to murder.
Chief - A Short Story (Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector)
By Lyle S Tanner
Series: Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector, 1.1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
CHIEF Gabe has nothing to go home to now that his wife is dead. He's spent every hour since the news in the office, burying himself in his work. He had a stack of case files on his desk full of incidents that he would have to deal with. Among them was also news of something new that had come into town that might be able to bring his wife back to him.
The Man Who Would Kill Death
By Geltab
Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Durel lived alone with his power for ages. He also lived among the people during other ages, hate was slowly consuming him. Until the day he found his little white dog, no magic could teach him to love the way she did. After fifty years death came despite his magical spells. From that moment on Durel vowed he would be the only human to contact and destroy death himself. The lies would be removed.
Lightspeed Magazine, August 2012
By Lightspeed Magazine
Price: Free! Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Flying Blind
By Paul Chester
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A 13-year-old legally blind boy is on his way to volunteering when the bus takes a wrong turn. The bus passes under a bridge, and into a world of dwarves and flying purple unicorns. He soon makes a shocking and satisfying discovery.
Mourning The Sun
By Melody Hewson
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The tarous are a peaceful and gentle race who unfortunately share their land with some not so gentle or peaceful neighbors. A clear and beautiful day is interrupted when a tarous village is a attacked, and a young calf gets her first glimpse of war.
The Dealer
By Jessie White
Series: West Lakes: Chaos Factor, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dealing with the living, judging those who should die: these are the tasks of the Giver of Life and the Dealer of Death. Drawn out by the suffering the Dealer will rampage through the small town of West Lakes, searching for the innocent and damning the guilty, but when the lines of guilt blur can she really be fair?
Rite of Passage
By Tamie Wiggins
Series: Pioneers of the Shattered Waters. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fahd grew up in a desert tribe that travels at night and shuns the burning day. But as children often do, he longs to disobey his elders, and see for himself just what it is that they fear so much. But when he has an accident shortly before a holy ritual, he may find himself learning more about the day than he ever wanted.