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Purple Gobblin' by Rich Feitelberg
Series: Tales of Marngol, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Brashani and a group of four other wizards arrive in Marngol hoping to rebuild the town after an invasion many years ago. But the ghost of the town’s former mayor, Archimedes Orin, objects and gives them the task to remove the Purple Gobblin’ from the old inn’s basement as a test. Can they coax the creature out of the basement or is the task too much for them?
The Fifth Di... June 2014 by J Alan Erwine
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Thomas Canfield, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Robert P. Hansen, and many more.
Larco Builds a Bok Bok by Brian Cain
Series: The Snub Nubbins, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Larco, a scientist on the planet Snub, continues his quest for knowledge and is determined to visit the planet Plop Plop.
Inkebarrow by Victoria Goddard
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
William Shakespeare takes a wrong turn going beyond the fields he knows — and in the Black Bull of Inkebarrow, he finds a turn from history to magic.
Escaping Treachery by Chloe Grimshaw
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Erin has just recently been crowned Queen. Everything is going well until one cold night when an attempt is made to assassinate her and what remains of her family.
Christina's Inferno by Zachary Hull
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once every one year and fourty-three weeks (Or one year, fourty two weeks and six days if it is a leap year) along with a near death experience Christina is able the make the journey to Hell. There she will find those suffering eternal tormend based on their sins on earth, along with her close friends Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus Christ and the fallen one himself, Satan.
The Remaining by Cinnibar Rose
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: Australian English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
1941, the Antrim Hills, Northern Ireland: Ciara Owens lives apart from the rest of Baile Elunae, the survivor of an ancient ritual to seal away the village's curse: the mental disorder, Sleep of the Moon. Then Fionn and Rian Tierney come across her cottage: twin brothers, one with a rare and burdensome gift. Now Ciara sees her story repeating again - how will this one end?
For Cats Only: How to Train Your Human and More! by fun books
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hello my little kittens and those cats who have not yet mastered the art of training your human. I, Miss Kitty, will guide you through the world of humans and how to train them. You see, humans don’t come with manuals. However, they think they have cornered the market on manuals on how to raise and train us feline masterminds.
The Cephalopod Maid by Kat Micari
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
K'mana, a half human creature living beneath the sea, lives her life a distant observer of humanity. Finally growing bored, she transforms herself to spend a day on land and learns what it means to be truly human.
MirrorHive by Essie Zins
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
MirrorHive is a world where men greatly outnumber women. To lower the population, the human inhabitants of this world follow a gruesome tradition; every two years, boys from 12 to 14 pass a Coming of Age ceremony where they are given a deadly quest. Those who complete their quest are welcome to become citizens of their nation, but the chances of success are low.
Praetorac: A Spiritscape Chronicles Short Story by Doug Romig
Series: The Spiritscape Chronicles Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Praetorac is the second short story in The Spiritscape Chronicles. Zeke, a hunter angel, and Arino, a healing angel, have a new assignment. Darius is a human spirit who has discovered a way to remain on Earth. Zeke and Arino must find him to save humans from appetite. There is one problem. The Praetorac can hide from angels and this one is hiding in 1944 at Normandy,
Interzone #251 Mar - Apr 2014 by TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mar-Apr 2014’s ebook issue of the 2013 British Fantasy Award winning magazine has new stories by Greg Kurzawa, John Grant, Suzanne Palmer, Karl Bunker, Tracie Welser, Gareth L. Powell plus the usual features; Ansible Link; Mutant Popcorn; Future Interrupted & Laser Fodder. Book reviews have Simon Ings, Joanne M. Harris, Ian McDonald, Tim Lees, Greg Egan, Gareth L. Powell and Peter Watts in focus.
Other Realms: Volume One by Shaun Kilgore
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Other Realms: Volume One is the first book in a new series that collects original short fiction by fantasy and sci-fi author Shaun Kilgore. In this volume, ten new tales will send you to far off fantasy worlds filled with magic, adventure, and the games of noble houses and the plights of brave warriors.
Cold (Based on “Thor” by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz) by C.A. Villeta
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After losing his brother due to the Allfather's banishment, Loki sets out to find the answers to the running questions in his head. "Cold" is a short story fanfiction about Loki's discovery of his true parentage from the view of the God of Mischief himself.
Doctor Edmund Huntsfee’s Perilous Expedition into the Heart of the Flood Plains by Diana Parparita
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: British English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Doctor Edmund Huntsfee of the Daring Mythologists Society of Eritia is on a journey to study and capture the ellusive bog elf, but he never expected what he discovers in the dangerous swamps of the Spider's flood plains.
'In That Number' by Brad OH
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
‘In That Number’ is a story about change, and one man’s uncertainty as he heads irrevocably towards a reckoning that will leave his world unrecognizable. It’s not up to him who goes with him and who stays behind, and as he heads towards the unknown, he reflects on what’s come to pass, what may yet be, and the weight of the choices which have led him to this junction.
Things that Go Bump in the Night by Tim Baer
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.