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Twenty Minutes Later
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story about mustering up the courage to be able to cross over into something new. There are always obstacles on the road to change, but it doesn't mean that there are not ways to overcome them and be able to cross, in this case, Pevensey Bridge.
The Princess Collection Volume 1: The Princess on the Glass Hill and Other Fairy Tale Retellings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,940. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
New life is breathed into 3 classic fairy tales with fleshed-out characters and heightened suspense. Experience the quest to reach the Princess on the Glass Hill, witness the scheming of Rumpelstiltskin, and feel the dauntless spirit of Cinderella as you’ve never experienced them before. The first volume of The Princess Collection is a must-read for every fan of fairy tales.
Interzone #257 (Mar - Apr 2015)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Interzone’s Mar–Apr 2015 issue has new stories from Alastair Reynolds, Tendai Huchu, Fadzlishah Johanabas, Rich Larson, and Aliya Whiteley. Cover art is Martin Hanford’s ‘Rime’. Features include news, book reviews (Justina Robson’s latest + more), film reviews (Jupiter Ascending, Ex Machina + more), and comment. Andy Hedgecock interviews Helen Marshall and Peter Tennant interviews Aliya Whiteley.
Teddy's Escape
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Teddy is missing and nowhere to be found. After searching every corner of the antique shop, Martha and Elmer report their beloved pet missing. Will Teddy be found? Was he kidnapped? Or did something else inspire Teddy to run away? This is a short story, 3300 words long.
Presos por um Cabo
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Maria subia os 283 degraus da Rua da Bica enquanto António a descia. Apaixonados cruzavam-se todas as manhãs, do lado oposto do passeio, sem nunca trocarem uma palavra. Até que o guardião, cansado de assistir aquele vai-e-vem sem fim decidiu juntá-los…
The Cyborg's Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short story. 16 pages. Michael 64, a winged cyborg, is hired by Thurston, Director-General of Genetic Engineering, to guard Azuria 27, a famous cyborg dancer changed at her request into human form - an illegal procedure in 2175. Azuria thinks she is changing for love. When she becomes pregnant, she and Michael unwittingly find themselves part of Thurston's plot for cyborg supremacy. 6,350 words
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In this SF/Western spoof, seven wary men make their way on horseback across a severe desert in Mexico. They come upon a village where they are certain they'll find villagers who need to be rescued from banditos or some other malady. What they find is a great deal more.
A Child's Nightmare
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Something goes bump in the night, and little Tommy must learn to fight his fears or run from them. Which will he choose?
Rent A Dragon - Part 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Our hero Rain and his family go on a vacation. They travel by flying on a dragon. Come follow his adventure
The Interdimensional Dilemmas of IAN and Betty
Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Interdimensional Dilemmas of IAN and Betty is an episodic SFF story that reads like a cross between Doctor Who and Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. Betty Mortimer is a theoretical researcher who one day meets the man she'd thought only existed in thesis. He takes her on an adventure through dimensions and what's waiting for them on the other side will be the challenge of Betty's life.
Court of Echoes (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Strange beings searching for something is hardly unusual in the city of Nexi. When they intersect with a murder Rax is investigating, he can't ignore them, leading him to an unsettling new world, and a theft that may not even have happened yet. Eighth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. An 11,000 word novelette.
Memories of Fire
Series: Infinite Horizons · Tales of Unification. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Youneda's life was as comfortable as it could be for an aging dragon with a horde of pottery. One day he received a message that drew him out of his suburban lair and down to the glittering magical city of Belleview, WA. Once there, he confronted his own past and memories of a fire that had haunted him for decades. Memories of Fire is an urban fantasy focused on memory and the persistence of fear.
JESUS & Co. (#5): Space Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Paul and Timothy hijack and space ship for a top secret space mission for honoring Jesus.
All The Better
Series: Niteblade Magazine, Issue #31. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Niteblade's special dark fairy tale issue containing strange and unusual high-quality speculative fiction and poems that will make your heart skip a beat.
The Snow Bear
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
For hundreds of years the Snow Bear has guarded the valley from the monsters still roaming Outside. But when the Snow Bear chooses Leri, she finds a different reality than what she’s been taught all her life. Can Leri do what must be done to enable the Snow Bear to continue protecting the valley? And what will happen if she can’t?
What Hope Will Come?
Series: Hope. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The race of mankind was all but forgotten until it was discovered again by two demonic brothers engaged in a power struggle. They have unwittingly reintroduced mankind to the known universe and doomed their fates to rule it. With mankind unleashed once again, is the universe ready for its return?
The Dark and Shadowy Places
Price: Free! Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
This book is a collection of short stories or ‘flash fiction’, inspired mostly by author Chuck Wendig's weekly writing challenges on his Terrible Minds blog. Most of the stories are based on these challenges and can be found on my short story blog, Under A Starlit Sky, with a few unpublished ones thrown in. Now, please, won't you journey into the dark and shadowy places?
Grubby Maids and Glass Slippers: An Opinionated Essay on Cinderella From a Disgruntled Narrator (Snarktales From Fairyland 1)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
...Does Cinderella ever strike you as a slightly dull Goody Goody? ...Do you ever suspect she is Not Exactly The Sharpest Knife In the Drawer? ...Have you ever thought that perhaps the fairy godmother would have been more help with the housework than with Finding a Prince Charming? You are not alone. The Snarky Narrator feels the same way.
An Undulation of a Shadow’s Edge
Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dark creatures writhe in the city’s shadows, Claire has seen them and seen their hungry eyes watching her… and waiting.
Vermelho Carmim
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
António é funcionário de uma empresa que todos os anos promove encontros motivacionais, com o objectivo de tornar as suas equipas de trabalho mais unidas. Este ano não é excepção e o Sanatório de Valongo, palco de jogos de estratégia, foi o local escolhido. Mas o Sanatório esconde uma realidade oculta por detrás das suas paredes em ruínas...