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Plasma Frequency Issue 6 June/July 2013
By Plasma Frequency
Price: Free! Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this Issue: Fiction By: Jeff Bowles,Siobhan Gallagher,Ryan Harvey, Brent Knowles, Sara Puls, Brynna Ramin, Adam C. Richardson, and Rebecca Roland Cover art by Luke Spooner And Interior Art by:Laura Givens and Tom Wieja Book Review: Rogue Hunter: Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson
Dying to Forget, Book 1 of The Station Series
By Trish Marie Dawson
Price: Free! Words: 46,750. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain.Does Piper have what it takes to save a life?
Tiny Tales of Terror
By Louise Ann Barton
Price: Free! Words: 36,560. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This collection of tiny, terrifying tales features ravening werewolves, prowling vampires, marauding mummies, vengeful ghosts, murderous spouses, wandering gypsies, and gobbling ghouls. Each tale is different, each is set in a different place and time, and each ends with a twist.
Dark Side of the Moon
By C. Sean McGee
Series: Rock Book, Volume II. Price: Free! Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rock Book Volume II: Dark Side of the Moon. Set to the music and lyrics and music of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, this is the story of Theodore the disenfranchised rabbit; working tirelessly on the moon to dig a hole from one side to the other to let the sun through; playing in a mundane rock band and having sex rampantly but without much zest.
Nenfari: an Assassin's Flower novella
By Lionrhod
Series: Assassin's Flower, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,640. Language: American English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a city of political intrigue and betrayal, assassin-in-training, D'hara trusts only her beloved born-for slave, Aldrar. A disappointment to her parents and herself, without the mysterious "Change," D'hara can't follow the path of her High Assassin mother. With Aldrar's newborn chosen for sacrifice, D'hara braves the wrath of the Prophet God's priests and the hazards of the city Below. Dark S&S.
Seven True Lies
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 89,080. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Seven True lies is a collection of five stories and two novellas. It includes: “Beast,” “Angels,” “Hell’s Father,” “I Killed Hemingway,” “Bristlecone Buddha,” “Boil a Manchild for Odin,” and “Only the Albatross Remembers” — please see my individual stories here in Smashwords for more details.
The Vullens' Curse (Book 1 of the Jade Series)
By Natasha House
Price: Free! Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There is a myth on Jade, of a creature that can boil your blood. King Lowen's wife, Gal'adryl, has fallen under the spell of a disease with no cure. He will stop at nothing to restore her, even if that means capturing the deadly creature, the Vullen. Travel into the world of Jade where Deities roam, Seers hide, and blood thirsty creatures lurk in the darkness.
Lightspeed Magazine, August 2012
By Lightspeed Magazine
Price: Free! Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Plasma Frequency Issue 5
By Plasma Frequency
Price: Free! Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is Issue 5 of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of speculative fiction. It includes stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes fabulous art and a book review. Plasma Frequency ISSN 2168-1309 (Print) and ISSN 2168-1317 (Electronic), Issue 5: April/May 2013. Published bimonthly by Plasma Spyglass Press, Vacaville, California Copyright 2013 Plasma Spyglass Press
Splintered Lands Volume One
By James Tallett
Price: Free! Words: 29,820. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fryca wanted to be left in peace to experiment with technology. Inswán hoped for a quiet life overseeing the growth of his barony. And then Fryca was persecuted by frightened bigots, while Inswán's lands were invaded by his one and only neighbour. This is their story. Splintered Lands Volume One is a twenty one thousand word short story collection by James Tallett.
Dúranaki Chronicles, Volume 1
By Justin Beghtol
Series: Dúranaki Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 127,350. Language: American English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dúranaki Chronicles features five short stories revolving around T'vance Arain, a hot-headed drug addict, assassin, and aspiring mage.
Three of a Kind: Tales of Luck, Chance & Misfortune
By C.J. Pinard, Kristen Middleton, & LR Potter
Price: Free! Words: 45,810. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~The Coin Collector~ The strange father of the hot girl across the street from Trent's house is suspected to be behind the rash of missing children. ~Lucky Strike~ Chance has never been lucky, but her fate may change in A.C. when someone from her past appears. ~Leprechaun~ Noah Graham wants a divorce but doesn't want to give her half. A strange man in a bar offers him a solution, for a price.
The Winter Beast and other tales
By James R. Sanford
Price: Free! Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
Five stories of horror and dark fantasy by James R. Sanford. In "The Winter Beast," a Russian aristocrat's oath casts him into a living nightmare with a creature he cannot fight. Also in this collection: "The God Stone," "Blood Bond," "A Family Tradition," and "The Exalted."
In A Season Of Dead Weather
By Mark Fuller Dillon
Price: Free! Words: 20,810. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
In a season of dead weather, the mind clutches at reality; but what does it find instead? Madness, or monsters? Ghosts, or things more terrible than ghosts? Illusions, or invasions? Dreams, or the darkness at the end of all nightmares? One thing is clear: these are tales that echoes tell, in a season of dead weather.
Skywren and the Riders of Sythe
By Heather Choate
Price: Free! Words: 38,410. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Skywren's life was like that of most boy's his age. He played pranks with his friends, tended to his uncle's flock of sheep, and tried to stay out of trouble with the bullies that Sull now allowed to rule the land. That all changed, though, when Skywren unexpectedly came across a Tor: a highly-intelligent reptilian creature with a knack for bursting into flames when provoked, previously thought
Time Trance of the Gods (Book Two)
By Linda Talbot
Price: Free! Words: 55,420. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Book Two of Time Trance of the Gods, the past, with its mythical characters and events, is freed to influence the present and future.These stories re-iterate the power of myth created by man and explore its potential for disquieting parallels through the movement of time.
Plasma Frequency Issue 4
By Plasma Frequency
Price: Free! Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 4: February/March 2013 In this Issue: Fiction By: S.R. Algernon Ronald D. Ferguson Julie Frost Sean Patrick Hazlett Michael Haynes Beth Powers Mark Wolf Mathew Wuertz Art: Cover art by Tais Teng And Interior Art by: Eleanor Bennett Richard H. Fay Book Review: Snake Oil: And Other Tales of the Weird West by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks Danger Close By Robert D. Marion
Bloodaxe
By James Tallett
Price: Free! Words: 31,800. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Bloodaxe thought he was in for a nice relax. He was, after all, dead. And then some jumped up prick of a god told him he had to rescue a kingdom. His own kingdom, in fact. So Bloodaxe grabbed his, well, axe, and leapt back into the fray. First, though, he had to be born. And learn not to crap his pants. Then he could get to the killing. Lots and lots of killing. This is his story.
The Colour of Dishonour: Stories from the Storm Dancer World
By Rayne Hall
Series: Storm Dancer (Dark Epic Fantasy), Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 42,380. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Six short stories from the mystical Bronze Age world of the dark epic fantasy novel Storm Dancer. Kin, Greywalker, The Water of Truth, Each Stone a Life, The Colour of Dishonour, A Horse for a Hero. The stories span the fantasy and horror genres, varying in tone from light to dark, from quirky to disturbing. Some have been previously published. British English.
The Greylands: Volume I
By Susan Skylark
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 85,270. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.