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Puss' Fortune
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
We've all heard stories about the old woman leaving her money to her cat, but you've never read what happens afterward quite like "Puss' Fortune." Satiric, chilling, heartbreaking, and mind-bending, Daniel R. Robichaud offers a fabulist vision tackling questions of responsibility in the form of a not-quite faerie tale.
The Challenge: A Short Story Collection
You set the price! Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mind-bending SF & Fantasy, with a bit of grit Ranging from "hard" science fiction to supernatural/paranormal fantasy to a gritty YA crime story, from wildly optimistic to goofy to downright pessimistic, these thirteen tales were published at the rate of one per week as a self-challenge by the author.
The Blue Hole
Price: Free! Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
While visiting the Bahamas, a vacationing couple goes off the beaten path to explore a blue hole and find the experience anything but serene.
Mechanized Masterpieces: A Steampunk Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Amid a cacophony of cranking sprockets and cogs, in chuffs of steam and soot, comes the expansion of classic literature into alternative Steampunk masterpieces. Follow nine skilled authors as they lead old friends and new acquaintances through Jamaica, Singapore, Cape Town, Denmark, Paris, London, and Geneva on a phantasmagorical Steampunk World Tour.
A Courtesy Call
Series: Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: Australian English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When privileged Darren Brown stumbles upon a body outside his apartment, the idealistic but naïve student attempts to do right by the victim. Unfortunately, in Oshi Daini, alerting police is not enough to trigger justice.
Sourceless Stone
You set the price! Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Pearls come from oysters in the sea Crystals come from mines in the mountains But some gemstones have kept their source a secret. This is the tale of one such stone.
Broken Sword of Night
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jamie was king, granted by the right of the Black Sword of Night. Except he wasn't king, not now that his Knight and lover Ainsley was dead. No one was until the Black Sword was restored. A year after the sword broke, Jamie ran to Ainsley's memorial. Finding the true king meant opening his heart and Jamie didn't think he could do that. Let him have one night to mourn. Then he'd find the true king.
Behind the 8-Ball
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The clock is running down as humanity struggles to find a new home; they've opened a gate into the unknown, but need evidence that their new world is on the other side before they go through. Moses can provide that proof, but how could anyone besides his wife believe him? Sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith. "Behind the 8-Ball" is a short, speculative fiction.
Strange Saga
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A group of friends got what they would never have bargained for as a result of their forgetfulness. The goddess was provoked and she needed to be entertained. Did the friends all live to tell the story?
Betwixt Issue 10
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 10 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 10 was guest edited by Julia Gilstein and Lisa Usani Phillips and includes original fiction by Giovanni De Feo, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Heather Kamins, Seth Marlin, Loretta McCormick, and Asia Nichols.
Old Tom and the Old Tome
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Old Tom is a mercenary. In his youth, he fought for Mordred in the war against King Arthur, but these days he prefers simple, low-risk jobs. When a witch asks him to find an old book in the ruins of a school of magic, Old Tom thinks it's going to be easy. He is wrong.
Service
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A preacher feels he should help an old woman, but he'll have to walk in the cold to get to her house. He goes anyway and meets a fairy on the road who is bent on stopping him.
Harrison Rush, New Beginning's With False Impression's
Series: Clevisky Trials. Price: Free! Words: 8,820. Language: British English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A brief insight in to Harrison Rushes world, to discover if life is as black and white as it seems. Why is he entering the Clevisky Trials, tradition? Vanity? Or does the emotion that he denies drive him?
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This anthologies features some of the best original short fiction we've published in Apex Magazine. The content include our numerous award-nominated works, our readers' Story of the Year selections, and personal favorites chosen by Apex Magazine editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner.
Um Brinde de Veneno
Series: Livro das Sombras, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Zemial resolve visitar um Cão condenado a morte. E lhe oferece um brinde de veneno como a unica escapatória de um destino pior que a morte.
A Tale of Two Deaths: Mercy and Vengance
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Bad things happen when a man decides to release his inner demons....
The Dragon's Boy
Price: Free! Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The last dragon is dying. She knows it. And she is almost glad: her life has been long, sad, and full of suffering. She is hated, hunted and harassed wherever she goes. And she wonders: what is the point of living when no one wants you to live? 'The Dragon's Boy' is a short fairytale about the last dragon in the world, an orphan named Jack, and faithful, persistent love.
The Red Unicorn
Price: $1.15 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Layra always knew she was different, ever since her birth people have treated her differently to the others. It was only during her candidacy to become a keeper of the unicorns that she realized why that was.
Remnant Memories
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: American English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is a single, 4-page story about a girl struggling to make a decision. It's not just any decision. This decision will determine her entire future. She's holding onto a rope, fearing the choice that she will have to make soon. What will she have to face? What choice do you think she'll make?.. I want to thank anyone in advance, if they downloaded this book, and sorry if it doesn't appeal to you
Strangelet, Volume 2, Issue 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Year 2 of Strangelet begins! Women Writing Women: Transformations. In this issue, you will walk with horrors, perform heart surgery, and transform into something strange. Featuring an all-female cast of contributors, the stories and poems here focus on women's transformations. This issue also features cover art by Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominated artist Galen Dara.