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Aurealis #74
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Strong Armed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Balvoc had always earned his bread with blood on his hands. But when he is forced to protect an amoral merchant to keep his wife safe, he must decide whether his wife's life is worth the havoc caused by Sin-sim's greed.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
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.
The Kitchen Imps and Other Dark Tales (A Fire-Side Tales Collection)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short tales of mayhem and mischief. Naughty imps, missing socks, cunning thieves and baffled gods feature in this collection of short fantasy fiction.
When Winds Blow Cold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Go north, little human. Go north until the winds blow cold and you walk on water. Go north, and there you will find her. With the Dragon's prophecy ringing in his ears, Danis travels from town to town, seeking a wife. But at every stop, he is turned away, until he enters the City of Winter itself...
Mist Boats
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Will the young tribesmen rise to the challenge and cross over a mythical mist that appears once a generation and leave the plateau?
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised...
Haunting 101
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Being a ghost is tough. Spiritual guides are currently under siege, too busy to help everyone who dies. When I passed, no one came—no mentor, personal trainer, not even another disembodied spirit with a word of advice. I'm on my own, a self-made ghost and don't mind saying I'm struggling. Thus far, I haven’t found my way. And yet the urge to go 'bump in the night' is impossible to resist.
A Treat for Halloween Tricksters
Series: L.A. Metro, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Halloween has always been Jess McKenna’s favorite holiday. She jumps at the chance to guide a group of foster children through a community haunted house—never suspecting that her partner Kim will provide her with a trick and treat of her own.
Fairish & The One-Eyed Goatherd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Beauty(of 'and the Beast'-type fame)'s okay-looking older sister Fairish gets her own potential fairytale. It doesn't go too well. Featuring a heroine who really likes to say 'screw you,' a hero who knows how to rock an eyepatch, adventure, danger, random dragons, and all the goats you could possibly dream of. And then some. Seriously. There are just too many goats.
Princess Sky and the Vampire
Series: Princess Sky of Berhelen, Adventure #2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Princess Sky of Berhelen is the errant daughter of King Olvik and Queen Joy. In this adventure, she has to overcome her fears in this new twist on the classic tale. This is a work of short fiction.
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.
Aurealis #63
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: Australian English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This month's Aurealis brings on the aliens with Gerry Huntman's 'The Pillar of the Small God', an alien contact story featuring communication problems with an intriguing race, and a translating device that doesn't work perfectly. And Liam Pieper’s 'Prophet' provides the sort of world-within-a-world-within-a-world immersion that you may never disentangle yourself from.
Dreamer: All the Tea in Chinatown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Stuart, temporarily lost Prince of the Dreaming, is assigned to a case of peculiar disturbances in Chinatown. Together with his frequent partners, the ever-jaded vampire Daniel, and the persistently hungry spiritualist Mei Lin, Stuart is faced with mystical beasts that may only be figments of his imagination, a missing baby, and the harrowing prospect of bad tea.
Degrees of Delusion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. This is a 9,000-word short story.
Fairy Debt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
This a short comedic fairy tale, coming in at just under 5000 words. In it Gail gets up to her usual silly tricks, tea saturated prose, and food driven biting wit.
The Greying
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,560. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
LANDLAND CRIES OUT FOR A SAVIOUR…   Upon the death of her mother, Meah is pulled across the boundary that separates this world and another time and place where the dog-like Firbog have brought the mists of the greying. Battling lurking homunculi and the horrors of the many-headed-winged-thing, they set out to recover the only thing that will save Landland …her mother's Book-of-Colours!
Insignia: Chinese Fantasy Stories
Series: The Insignia Series, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,900. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
INSIGNIA Vol.2 includes 7 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Rated 13+
Henchmen (Novelette)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An ancient evil, a beautiful sorceress and a tribe of savage Orcs guard the sinister secret of the lost city of Komoria. Goran and Malik must find a way to steal the Spheres of Doom from under their noses and survive to tell the tale. Henchmen is darkly comic sword and sorcery novelette from the bestselling creator of Gotrek and Felix. (Approximately 9000 words.)
Island of the Sorcerer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A longship of giant warriors missing at sea. An ancient island of alien magic risen from the sea. Long dead wizards returned from beyond the grave. Kormak must cope with all thre