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Nettlefold Princess
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
All is not well in Nettlefold Hollow. Amity claims she see things in the shadows and refuses to go out at night. Her classmates laugh at her until she goes missing on the way home from school. When Samantha looks in her locker and finds her diary, she learns that Amity was being haunted by a fairy prince. Who can she rely on to help her with a problem like that? Included in an Anthology of Worlds.
The Ocean Won't Burn
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Price: Free! Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The death of Jack Winter's father sends Jack on a search for answers. Why did his father, a noted marine researcher, hate the sea? And why did Jack's mother disappear so long ago? Traveling east, toward the sunrise and the Atlantic, he finds the answers on the edge of the ocean. The Ocean Won't Burn is a short story of about 12,000 words.
The True Story of Jonathan Vera
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,410. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ex-soldier Jonathan Vera is having a tough year. Instead of despairing he chooses to barter his military experience for quick money. When his new potential employers tell him that the job involves hunting vampires, he suspects that perhaps they are not quite sane. Now Jonathan must decide whether his new employers are crazy or, much worse, telling the truth.
Ignatius Ignoramus, The Ill-Fated
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Teacher Ignatius has a secret desire and fire doesn't worry him; he believes he can outlive others by standing in the sun; he tells Tommy Tingles, Suzie Slurpkupp and other classmates. School's out for Christmas;Tommy invites him on an adventure stretching over the wildest boundaries; it's a race against time to save the planet. Ignatius's curiosity may be his downfall in this changing end time.
Everywhere
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A twisted fairy tale. The people of this strange kingdom must always think good thoughts, for their minds are monitored at all times by the Queen's beloved magical flowers, which grow out of every crevice in the land. The Queen rules over all, and hears all - all but one. The kingdom's Princess is the only hope in a world where all thoughts but hers are heard, and slaughter comes daily.
Follow Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,900. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Liam is a brooding young wizard whose home has fallen prey to the Dark Circle. Esma is a Story-traveler and also Liam's long-lost, truest friend. As friendship blazes into romance, Liam must make a choice which will place either his love or his family in danger. Can Esma use the last of her Story-traveler wishes to save both Liam and his family? If not, what--and how--can Liam possibly choose?
Starting Over
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
John Madison thought he had everything a man needed; money, thriving business and the freedom of bachelorhood. Until one young lady dared him to want more with her innocent question.
Witherspork
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In this short by Ben Ditmars, Jeff Witherspork has spent his whole life being different. The other kids made fun of his strange last name and that was the least of it. They never knew about the doors opening on their own or the paths appearing out of nowhere. He kept it completely secret, until adulthood when a mysterious email arrived, throwing him into an elaborate mystery with others like him.
The Summer Prince
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Price: Free! Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Niamh sneaks out to attend the festival of Beltaine and soon encounters a mysterious young man. When she has to choose between running deeper into a dark forest with a supernatural creature that shouldn't exist or facing an unknown threat chasing her, Niamh discovers she will have to rethink everything she knows about the Fae.
Second Life - The Dancer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Dariah was tall and blonde with a spectacularly perfect figure.She was a stunning looking woman,regardless of what world she was living in.Of all the things that she liked the most in her little world, Dariah liked dancing the best. She loved to go ballroom dancing, to be held in the arms of another, to look into their eyes, to feel the closeness - but finding a woman to dance with was not easy.
The Human Interface
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Customer support can be Heaven, but most of us remember when it’s like - the other place. We all have had to deal with difficult, unreasonable people in our lives. Often the system turns them into demons, but sometimes they start out that way. Possession may be nine tenths of the law, but not when it comes to software. Also available in the collection "More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
Dumbing Down the Ogre
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Series: Tales of the Lost and Forlorn, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“We’re here from the Abandoned and Forlorn Mercenary Company. We have information that is vital to your wellbeing and we need to urgently speak with you.” The mercenary company begin their latest mission: to liberate the ogre named
Drama
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
‘Am I doing it right?’ Alfred asked, his voice wavering. This is the story about how the dramatic piece of art you see on the cover actually came to be. This story (in the original Dutch version) won the very first Unleash award, which was then called the Santorian assignment. It was inspired by Broms piece of art, which now adorns this story’s cover.
Leathern Men
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Series: Kozef and Ceinan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Itinerant mercenaries Kozef and Ceinan – in a bid to earn food, drink and lodgings for the evening – inadvertently draw the ire of the Tanner’s Guild, the violent criminal syndicate that dominates the city of Thieudan.
A Joyful Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
This micro story follows a young man as he tries to discover the secret to happiness.
Still Life, With Cats
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After covering too many war zones, Joshua returns to his grandparents’ place to find the house neglect and the patio filled with cats. He wanted a refuge from the death he’d seen, but the cat yowls remind him of the cries of the wounded. No matter how hard he tries, the cats keep appearing. So he finally calls for help, help that’s a little weird, a little strange, and maybe just right.
Dramatiek
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Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: Dutch. Published: August 24, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
‘Doe ik het zo goed?’ vroeg Alfred met weifelende stem. Het verhaal van hoe het beeld op de cover van dit boek tot stand is gekomen. Dit verhaal won de allereerste santoriaanse opdracht (een voorloper van de Unleash award) en is gebaseerd op het getoonde kunstwerk van Brom. Voor meer kunst van Brom, zie zijn officiële website, genoemd in het colofon.
Confessions
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by Nicki Ivey. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The aftermath of a battle can be worse than the battle itself. After sending a troubled (read: murderous) imaginary friend back home for some much-needed help, Tess needs to clean up the mess left behind with her best friend Bet, and Bet’s brother, Sam. Only one of them is prepared to allow Tess back into their life, though, and Tess has some hard realizations to accept of her own.
Stray Dragon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: Australian English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An old man plays a vile piano, penance for a childhood mistake. But the piano is no longer satisfied. It thirsts for a new sacrifice.