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Horrible Horace and the Slug
Price: Free! Words: 9,470. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One wonderfully damp and drizzly cold morning, a slug called Reilly wandered away from the confines, the safety of his garden. Sliming his way under the garden gate, he pointed his stalked eyes, one in each direction, along the busy street outside, wondering which way to go. “This is indeed a fine place to begin my travels,” he said to himself.
House Of Pryce
Series: Long Shadows on a Wide Plain. Price: Free! Words: 34,610. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The nobles are dead, the gods have abandoned their people and shock has taken the realm. In the chaos at the end of world Nerys, Valtteri and Sayjin sit around the table of the rulers and struggle with their place in the new order. With the gods they despised gone and the guards of the Lesser Men missing in action the three decide on a new path that goes against everything they held to be true.
Ten In One Scopes
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The toy from my childhood days that I loved the most was my Ten In One Scope. These instruments, these scientific instruments (printed upon each box, it stated, ‘scientific instrument, not a toy’) were everything us boys wanted, and then some. The girls in our school had no interest in them, and that suited us boys just fine. Another MAD story, an eBook from the Crazymad Writer.
Goody Alice
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Goody Alice is a witch who spends her time trying to get revenge on her sister.
Different Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mr. Sandman has been busy the past year or so, leaving grains of sleep in the corners of my eyes. Dreams from my sleepy mind.
The Air-Raid Shelters
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: British English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
At school, playing inside the air-raid shelters was expressly forbidden, on orders from our headmistress, Sister Alexis. Whilst most of the time we obeyed this rule without question, realising it was there for a good reason, because the air-raid shelters were is a bad state of repair, we sometimes found it impossible to fight the temptation, the urge to go inside and explore...
Tìoraidh Ma-tha (Cheerio then)
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story set on Hirta, an island in the archipelago of St Kilda, Scotland. This is the second short story in a trilogy about these majestic islands. On the 29th of August 1930 the last remaining inhabitants left their homes for good, this short story is based at that time.
Hobnail Boots
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In school there was a pupil, a boy called Tony. Let me tell you about him… Although baptized Anthony, everyone knew him as Tony. Although he wasn’t a bad child, not really, he was always doing something that he shouldn’t be doing, to divert people’s attention from the bugbear of life – his height – or lack of it. You see, Tony was small.
Princess Cressida Paints the Dawn
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Each morning Princess Cressida paints the colors of the day. But this morning she wakes up and all her paints are missing. What will she do to ensure the day has a yellow sun and a blue sky and green trees? And will she ever find her colors? Or will all the days be forever gray?
Twenty Minutes Later
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story about mustering up the courage to be able to cross over into something new. There are always obstacles on the road to change, but it doesn't mean that there are not ways to overcome them and be able to cross, in this case, Pevensey Bridge.
Presos por um cabo
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Maria subia os 283 degraus da Rua da Bica enquanto António a descia. Apaixonados cruzavam-se todas as manhãs, do lado oposto do passeio, sem nunca trocarem uma palavra. Até que o guardião, cansado de assistir aquele vai-e-vem sem fim decidiu juntá-los…
Stories from the War - Part 1: First Meeting
Series: Friends of my Enemy, Part 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,070. Language: American English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Arinna and Michael Prescot are just two of the many former soldiers sent to embassies in the hopes of strengthening faltering US alliances in 2055. But as the US becomes embroiled with new internal terrorism, its agents in Europe are offered intimidation, lies, and deceit rather than explanations. And the price of seeking answers is steep. Begin the new dark fantasy series Friends of my Enemy!
A Child's Nightmare
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Something goes bump in the night, and little Tommy must learn to fight his fears or run from them. Which will he choose?
The Interdimensional Dilemmas of IAN and Betty
Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Interdimensional Dilemmas of IAN and Betty is an episodic SFF story that reads like a cross between Doctor Who and Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. Betty Mortimer is a theoretical researcher who one day meets the man she'd thought only existed in thesis. He takes her on an adventure through dimensions and what's waiting for them on the other side will be the challenge of Betty's life.
JESUS & Co. (#5): Space Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Paul and Timothy hijack and space ship for a top secret space mission for honoring Jesus.
The Dark and Shadowy Places
Price: Free! Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This book is a collection of short stories or ‘flash fiction’, inspired mostly by author Chuck Wendig's weekly writing challenges on his Terrible Minds blog. Most of the stories are based on these challenges and can be found on my short story blog, Under A Starlit Sky, with a few unpublished ones thrown in. Now, please, won't you journey into the dark and shadowy places?
A Cinderella Short Story: A Grubby Maid, Some Magic Slippers, and a Midnight Ball (Snarktales From Fairyland 1)
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A Snarky Narrator, incensed by the inherent lack of common sense found in Fairy Tales, launches into a tirade of lively retellings, chalk full of opinions and frequently breaking the fourth wall. When Cinderella defies her wicked stepmother to attend a ball, the Snarky Narrator questions whether Magic can really turn A Few Hours Dancing into Love that will Outlast The Ages.
An Undulation of a Shadow’s Edge
Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dark creatures writhe in the city’s shadows, Claire has seen them and seen their hungry eyes watching her… and waiting.
Vermelho Carmim
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
António é funcionário de uma empresa que todos os anos promove encontros motivacionais, com o objectivo de tornar as suas equipas de trabalho mais unidas. Este ano não é excepção e o Sanatório de Valongo, palco de jogos de estratégia, foi o local escolhido. Mas o Sanatório esconde uma realidade oculta por detrás das suas paredes em ruínas...
O Outeiro das Três Cabeças
Price: Free! Words: 6,540. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Belinda Sofisma procura um lugar para ficar. Um lugar onde a aceitem como é. Mas quando chega a Outeiro das Três Cabeças e se apercebe que a sua presença desencadeou novamente alguns fenómenos junto dos seus habitantes, percebe que, uma vez mais, será forçada a partir. Com uma ajuda inesperada, conseguirá ela desta vez encontrar uma forma de criar raízes?