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Off His Leash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Short Story Press Presents Off His Leash by Brandon Dowless The story focuses on a young man named Randall, or Rand for short, seeking to find his canine friend Ed, or Eduardo the Magnificento for long. The story strives to keep you entertained with action, suspense and twists, with just enough irony and humor to keep you smiling as you read.
Innocent in the Afterlife
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Pope Innocent XIV drops dead three days into the job. But the afterlife, much like his reign, proves a bit of a disappointment. First, his guide, winged hat aside, is practically naked and thinks everything's a bit of a joke. The Lord God calls him goy and tells him to bugger off; and come the day of Judgement his judges turn out to be human, and not even remotely saintly.
Zactainian Fairy Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Land Literature, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Remember those old fairy tales your mother used to read to you at bed time? Remember how warm and safe they made you feel while you were snug in your bed? Well get ready to read em’ again in a whole new way! Join the rough and tough new alien race of the Zactainians as they give these old stories a hilarious twist! You’ll get that nice nostalgic feeling with a kick of excitement. BAM!
Widdershins
Series: Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Roland's daughter and his wife Berdine disappear into thin air right in front of his eyes in his own back yard he is shocked. When his eccentric old neighbor comes around and tells him his family has been taken to Elfland he is skeptical at first, but he will go there if he must and face the Goblin King to get his family back. (This story is a modern retelling of an old English folktale.)
Duty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Hali was a child, he'd held his father's absences against him. Now that he was Lord Warden, he understood. When the God-Emperor called, he must answer or suffer the compulsion.
Lies For A Liar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Wyrd Walker Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Three lighthearted short stories, featuring Loki, Thor, Sigyn, the king of the dark elves, and a giant chicken.
Wishes and Regrets
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Born with a gift that no human should possess, Darrel has lived a life of wonder. Now terminally ill, he has one last desire. While Darrel’s gift has allowed him to fulfill so many of his wishes, it also caused an unspeakable tragedy that left him forever filled with regret and cost him his true love. Is it too late to find closure, or has fate conspired to do Darrel one last favor?
End of the Line (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cassie wants to die. When midnight rolls around, she stands on the tracks waiting for the train to come. She loses her nerve the first couple of times but returns to try once more. After all, third time's the charm.
A Wizard's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 18,620. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about the life of a Pixie in a fictional world.
The Vanara
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
And lo, the Vanara came into the Firmament, born of treachery and hope, and from them sprang dragons and god-fire.
Stripes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Blade might have named Tomello to run the Fins' day to day operations, but that didn't mean the older rogues respected him. Alziri had wanted the job and many thought it should have gone to him.
Perspectives on a Dragon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Perspectives: In this pair of short stories, the same event is narrated from two very different viewpoints. The Last Dragon: An old king with three sons. A dragon menacing the farmlands. A noble quest. One son is strong, one clever and the other one is Lorn. Which will defeat the dragon and inherit his father's kingdom?
Masks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Devotees aren't born, they're nurtured. When Renjarro Palluri, a legionnaire in the God-Emperor's elite guard saves a red-haired woman, he has no idea how much it will change his life.
Snake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Fins have had a stranglehold on Sangrithar's black market since Blade founded the guild a century before the God-Emperor exiled Hali. Blade has led them all this time and many have stood at his side as guild second. The latest, Kaizal, died recently and Blade has just named young Tomello to replace him.
Untitled: A Fairy Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,130. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Princess Amber disappears suddenly while playing in the Forbidden Garden, it's up to Prince Andrew to rescue her ... ten years later. Okay, so he's a little slow. Surely the princess won't hold it against him. Right?
Intruder
Series: Thief, Part 3. Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: British English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A new threat arises, but one from within. This danger, however, is not one that will not succumb to any normal solution. Tirnam must rely on friends old and new if the threat is to be overcome.
Aurealis #58
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Australian English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis #58, edited by Dirk Strasser, opens with Steve Simpson's 'Apartment on Copernicus Street', an alien invasion story that's authentic, powerful, full of surprises, and more than a little chilling. And hold onto your horses for a tough and raunchy Wild West fantasy, with Chris Large's 'The Red House'. Whoa, boy! And if you're still hanging on, the usual reviews & news round off this issue.
Witch Hunt: A Retold Fairy Tale
Series: Legends of the Fairytale Kingdom, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by WPF Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
When it comes to witches and their houses, sometimes it really isn’t about the candy. Sure, no one will pass up food during a kingdom-wide famine. But Hansel and Gretel really want their drugs, and the Wicked Witch is their chief supplier. If they can get their hands on the white powdery stuff, they can forget their stepmother troubles. But the Wicked Witch has something more sinister in mind.
Dueling Magics: A Kat, Incorrigible Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fun short story of sisterly rivalry and Regency magic, set in the Kat, Incorrigible universe.
Tales from Frewyn: Volume One
Series: Tales from Frewyn, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,690. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Paper Crane Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In between the business of the books, the commander, Rautu, Otenohi, Unghaahi, Leraa, Kai Linaa and Alasdair enjoy some time together in Diras Castle, but as the stories portray, mischief lies in every corner of the keep where spiders, chocolate pies, petulant giants and grouchy cooks abound.