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Ouroboros Ouzo by Jonathan L. Howard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What if you could see the future? What if the future could see YOU? Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has discovered a way to give some insights into how he should conduct his future researches; by drinking a glass of the legendary "Ouroboros Ouzo." Rare and precious, the liquor is reputed to give a once in a lifetime glimpse into what may be.
Ten Dark Enchantments by Daniel R. Robichaud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
In these ten powerful stories, Daniel Robichaud reveals himself to be a masterful storyteller, finding surreal, magical, and moving touches in the world we know and the world to come.
Seeking Veritas by Marie Brown
Price: Free! Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Sin, or love? Dorian seeks to rid himself of sin, to purify his soul, leaving him free to pursue a socially acceptable life and marriage. But can he? His only hope is to leave the world of the living and walk the Path of Redemption. He knows he can make it on his own. But Osval, his closest friend, insists on accompanying him. How can he expiate the worst sin of all with Osval by his side?
Flee Markets by William Mangieri
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Small town summer doldrums can leave your imagination wanting to flee away with you, taking you to far-away places - or maybe even bringing them to you for a time. Samantha Sanger has a chance encounter with a slightly disreputable merchant and learns that the limits to what you can be sold go beyond cold heard cash. Purveyors of controlled artifacts must choose their customers carefully.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014) by Bards and Sages Publishing
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1983 by Juliet Boyd
Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world. Rag’s on a big night out, but it doesn’t go quite as planned. For a start, the bouncer won’t let him into the nightclub and when he does eventually get to the dance floor, not everyone is pleased by the way he acts – they’re not keen on his feeding habits. The evening ends in one big fight. Nothing new, then.
Blue Caladium by Nila N Brown
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Well of Mladris has been poisoned by the apprentice wizard Galzuth and the Eloen Witches are dying. If the Three Moons of the Nerinx dies, Nafelahar will plunge into darkness. Queen Halaema sends Nissa and Sir Darcassian on a perilous journey to find the black unicorn and extract a cure before it's too late.
An Anthology of Blades by C.M. Simpson
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Axes, swords, knives, cursed, blessed or from the Otherlands, this anthology is all about things that cut, slice, dice or amputate. From a buried blade housing one of the protagonists of an ancient battle, to axes wielded by a barbarian at the crossroads of destiny, all the short stories and poems contained in this anthology have one common theme—they are some kind of blade.
Infant Insomnia by Annaliese Lemmon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ama’s six-week-old daughter is failing to thrive, and the doctor doesn’t know what to do. Sacrificing her sleep, she looks into the future to see if she can figure out how to help her baby. But while a few futures show that her daughter lives, many show her passing away within the month.
Anna (a short story) by K.S. Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Once upon a time a little girl woke up in the dark and thought to herself, 'I seem to have forgotten something.'" And so Anna's quest for what she has forgotten begins... 'Anna' is a short, dark fable that can be enjoyed by all ages.
The Icit (a short story) by K.S. Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Icit is a short, fairy tale story. In the middle of dark, snowy woods, that have never known the warmth of spring, lives the Hunter and his daughter Rina. When the Hunter does not return one night, Rina knows her father has been stolen by the Icit - a terrible creature who roams the woods. With the help of three magical coals, Rina sets off to save her father.
Someone's Been Sleeping In My Bed by Steven Zelko
Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mashups(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Skye's life is exactly where it should be at her age; several rungs up the corporate ladder, a vegan boyfriend whose looks are only matched by his naivete, and a yoga-toned body draped in natural blonde locks. Life is going well, that is until her grandmother dies and she has to go look after her cottage.
Half Sour, Half Sweet by S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
David Brown is a lonely 70 year old man driving into the country to fish in a trout stream behind the house he grew up in. A place he hasn’t seen in a half-century or more. But of course, there’s more to it than that. While fishing, he notices something that he should have found when he was a child, and it opens up a whole new range of regrets to David… and magical opportunity.