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The Presley Brothers A Rock and Roll Fable by Dwayne Phillips
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
On January 8, 1935, Vernon and Gladys Presley became the parents of twin boys. They named the first Jesse and the second Elvis. That isn't true, but here is one version of what might have happened.
Lethargy - a Princess and the Pea story by Sonya Writes
Series: Fairy Tales Retold. Price: Free! Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nicholas is ready for marriage and tired of his mother sending away princesses for the silliest of reasons. So when he learns that Princess Penelope has a rare allergy to peas, he comes up with a plan... This novelette is approximately 40 pages long.
Feelings by Aisha Saqib
Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For Felicity Parker water is her friend and her enemy, it washes away her emotions. she is used to feeling nothing. All this changes when she meets Michael who shows her life has more to offer than she ever thought, but this comes with a hefty price. Torn between love and pain; she must make a decision.
The Troll Wedding by Lisa Nixon Richard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
The fate of a Gefur rests in his ability to cast spells. The magic manipulates an entire community, helping him come closer to marrying his true love. Gefur's rival tries to stop him. Alton plans to win the girl's hand for himself. Which man will win in the end?
Courtley's Weird, Vol 2 by Christopher Courtley
Series: Courtley's Weird. Price: Free! Words: 23,640. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
"Bride of the Chapbook!" The second volume in a series of free ebooks edited by Christopher Courtley. This issue contains some of his best fiction and poetry and also features two short story submissions by fellow Smashwords author Shana O'Quinn. Genres: Weird fiction, horror, D&D fantasy, fairy tales, poetry, LotR fan fiction.
The Warrior by Paul Jackson
Price: Free! Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The underground sanctuary has fallen, ravaged by famine and war. Our hero’s life is now an uncertain one. He could either stay and fight to the death or venture into the unknown. The Journey to the second city would be fraught with danger. Will his destination prove to be worse than his homeland or will his luck change? Join the desperate warrior as he takes on his perilous trek to find out.
Le Pietre di Talarana- Il Cacciatore di Pietre by Alessandro H. Den
Price: Free! Words: 7,950. Language: Italian. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In questo breve prequel inedito a L'Ombra del Tiranno e, per estensione, alla Saga Le Pietre di Talarana, vengono ripercorsi i fatti precedenti l'inizio dell'avventura di Greg e dei suoi compagni in un ricco mix di intrighi ambientato tra Selthon, Naren e Renodia. Lettura ideale per ingannare l'attesa prima dell'uscita di Le Pietre di Talarana IV.
Descent by Jonathan Mason
Series: Brotherhood of the Rose, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Corin was chosen to endure the Descent to become a paladin of his Order, he didn't know what to expect. The test was a mystery nobody talked about, but he was hoping the Goddess would protect him on this journey. However, what he didn't know, was that the apparition accompanying him during this time would force him to confess his deepest secrets, and feelings for his student, Walkar.
Black Static #38 Horror Magazine by TTA Press
Series: Black Static Horror & Dark Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,270. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This 1st 2014 issue is dedicated to the memory of Joel Lane, and Nicholas Royle pays tribute in 'The Conscience of the Circuit'. The issue’s new horror/dark fiction is by John Grant, Tim Waggoner, Andrew Hook, Maura McHugh, Danny Rhodes and Malcolm Devlin. Cover art is by Joachim Luetke. Plus columns by Stephen Volk and Lynda E. Rucker; Tony Lee’s DVD/Blu-ray reviews, Peter Tennant’s book reviews.
Echo - Projet Bradbury, #47 by Neil Jomunsi
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: French. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Norma est aux anges : pour cette fan du célèbre Basile Finch, chaque sortie est un évènement. Se précipitant au magasin, elle met la main sur le précieux sésame vers les contrées narratives de l'auteur et rentre chez elle pour en profiter en toute sérénité. Sitôt plongée dans les histoires du maître, elle en oublierait presque que le monde existe.
Curelom Riders by Annaliese Lemmon
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The king has been captured and sentenced to death, but Prince Omer isn’t ready to rule the Jaredites yet, let alone win a civil war. So he plans a rescue mission using the only way to reach the prison in time – riding across the sky on the backs of leathery-winged cureloms.
A Forest Tale by Henri Bauhaus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Forest Tale is a modern day adaption of Little Red Riding Hood that is set in some fog-shrouded mountains of the Orient. Follow a fully-mature lady in red as she decides to take a long walk in the forest on a balmy, autumn day.
Land For Peace by Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The oldest war story of all, revisited from a radically different perspective: One that assumes nothing about the attributes or characters of the combatants. In any war, it’s not the propaganda that matters but the outcome of the final battle. Don’t be alarmed. It's just a fantasy. No statement of belief about...well, anything...is expressed or implied.
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy by Harry Connolly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
Ravenfire by Tracey Renae
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Magic lives in exile from our world, in a Realm called Meard, peace a delicate thread among the races of myth. Sienna and Alex, who know nothing of Earth, face a destiny that will shape the very end of our world. Will their love be enough to save us all? Or will the ancient evils of greed and power destroy them before they even have a chance to grow up?
Interzone #252 May - Jun 2014 by TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
May-June 2014’s E-issue has 6 new stories. Authors: Neil Williamson – who is interviewed and has his new novel reviewed, Katharine E.K. Duckett, Val Nolan, Oliver Buckram, Claire Humphrey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. Readers’ poll results for our 2013 British Fantasy Award winning year are included among the regular features. Art from Wayne Haag, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, Warwick Fraser-Coombe.
Other Worlds: Tales of Scifi, Fantasy and Horror by Chris Lundy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With humanity rebuilding after a zombie apocalypse, a prosecutor suspects foul play when a wife kills her husband, claiming he was turning. An apprentice is sent to kill a great swordsman, but can he do it with his loved ones all around? Mike and Eva have a voyeur. They put on a show, where Mike pretends to kill Eva. A writer/musician dips into fantasy worlds, but he doesn't watch his own ending.
Rook by Victoria Goddard
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Prince of Fairyland is out looking for mischief. That's not quite what he finds. A short story in the Tales from Ysthar collection.