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The Lost Mine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Asfiel's only goal in life was to prove to her father that she was as capable as the son he never had. But when their hunting trip is cut short by a fierce storm, they are forced to take shelter in an abandoned mine high in the mountains. Something is stirring in the deep places of the world, and Asfiel must quickly take up a new goal - survival.
Aurealis #63
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: Australian English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This month's Aurealis brings on the aliens with Gerry Huntman's 'The Pillar of the Small God', an alien contact story featuring communication problems with an intriguing race, and a translating device that doesn't work perfectly. And Liam Pieper’s 'Prophet' provides the sort of world-within-a-world-within-a-world immersion that you may never disentangle yourself from.
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.
Final Flight
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Adeline Ve’duer Remenon has been on the run for ten years. Framed for the murder of her entire family, and hunted by an elite force of warriors from the warmongering kingdom of Varscodia, she finds herself at the limits of her emotional resilience. On the night marking the tenth anniversary as a fugitive, Adeline's past finally catches up with her, forcing her face-to-face with her destiny.
Viridian Tide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Selk law has protected Selk people for many years and now because of one Selk, that protection is in danger. Selk-La must discover why Selk law was writen before she brings destruction to her people.
40 Cuentos incompletos
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: Spanish. Published: July 31, 2013 by Editorial Amarante. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
40 fotografías del cerebro de Miguel Borgas. ¿Incompletos? Acaso apuntes, bocetos, garabatos afinadísimos de un artista que está insatisfecho con la mera fotografía realista y desea adentrarse en la cloaca urbana
Grand Canyon Lament, A Fateful Lesson in Extraordinary Measures
Series: Short Stories, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
I wrote this short story for a class in intermediate fiction at the University of Colorado back in 1987 after reading a short story by John Ashbery titled, "Description of a Masque." I wrote it during the spring semester and just before I attended the Aspin Writers Conference, a life-altering event for me.
The Magical Island
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Henry Handover's perfect day navigating the waters of beautiful San Diego Bay is spoiled by a sudden horrendous storm that crashes him on some rocks rendering him unconscious. When he awakes he is on a beautiful white sandy beach of a mystical island where he meets some bizarre but endearing friends who help him to find his way back home.
Berserkly
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of short (for free ebook) Fantasy stories that competed in several struggles including "The Two Wishes of the Devil" that ended on the 3rd place in the contest Thor Wereldbibliotheek. Enigmatic thrillers flavoured by fantasy and fable, slightly dressed with supernatural activity and a grim and unhappy atmosphere. So the name is: Berserkly
Forgotton Souls of the Abyss, Part 1 in The Velipian Series
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,180. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It’s always interesting when there’s an evil Sorceress that wants to rip out your soul. Dive right into the unusual world of New Velipia as Velondra find that having two purple suns in the sky isn't the only odd thing about this world. Novella length Approx 49,100 words
The Goldfish Pond
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short fantasy story about a boy who disappears while sailing across a goldfish pond on an old barn door.
Short Trip: A Tale of Taloria
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Flash fiction from the world of Taloria. James takes fate into his own hands when he chooses to ignore everyone's warnings about going out alone. This trip may be shorter than he anticipated.
In Defense of Honor: A New Original Fairy Tale
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A new, original Fairy Tale by up-and-coming author Sarah Alyssa McCown! The daughter of Goodness and Strength has always wanted just a little bit more than the village of Hesitation. When she is the only one standing between Malady and the people of the village, will Honor give into Fear?
Flamechild
Series: Children of the Vortex, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,240. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Too many partners complicate an arranged marriage. Murder preempts peace negotiations. A stable boy discovers a long lost evil. A duel of honor descends into the absurd. And war looms on the horizon. Flamechild offers four stories introducing the world of Children of the Vortex where lace drips freely over rapier hilts, intrigue hides behind impeccable manners, and magic is feared.
Plasma Frequency Issue 7
Price: Free! Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fiction By: J. W. Alden Milo James Fowler Julie Frost K. S. O'Neill Nanci Schwartz Steve Simpson J. S. Watts Eleanor Wood Art: Cover art by Laura Givens Book Review: Mermaid by Kate O'Connor
A Hunt for Shadows, Part 9 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Grace of Spirits returns from death to confront a rakshaa hiding within the Prince's entourage. Even if he can find it, will he be in time to stop its plans? A 13,000 word fantasy novelette.
NeoExodus Legendary Tales: The Shield of Ignorance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Scholar Riss Al'adon will not be dissuaded from finding her lost mentor and uncovering the secrets she risked her life to learn. But when Riss plunges into the Wildlands of Bal, she discovers a secret that will shake her to her core, and may leave her wishing she'd hidden behind the shield of ignorance!
Alabaster Emissaries
Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story four. Price: Free! Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony forgot. But when his adventures began again as an adult, he found his life getting more complicated. Queen Allasande of Kellen has come to see her Champion's world, but after a riot Anthony must find and save her.
Supernatural Sleuth, Case File #1
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paige Benson, an investigative journalist, tackles a mystery of missing pets in a quaint Seattle neighborhood. The investigation should be easy, but things are about to get messy when Paige realizes there may be a supernatural component. Throw in a confrontation with a blast from her vampire boyfriend’s past, and Paige finds herself in the middle of a supernatural showdown.
The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,060. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Be prepared to explore the Everyday with a macabre, decidedly weird twist. The landscape of their collective imagination allows the mundane world to transcend into a place where humans aren’t the only ones who bring their children to work, storms can become creatures with their own appetite, and the titular piece, “The Friendly Horror” is a contemporary post-script to “Shadows over Innsmouth.”