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Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
The Granny Root Chronicles Book One Root Wisdom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Root Wisdom is a short collection of Granny Root's original stories, illustrations, and words of wisdom.
The Fox's Tower and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,330. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Science-minded fox spirits, tiger wives, books that can be read by anyone but their owner—these and more appear in Yoon Ha Lee's flash fairy tales. Previously available online, they have now been collected in this volume along with four new stories and an introduction by the author.
A to Z Flashes of Foxwick
Series: The Foxwick Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Draw back the curtain and glimpse the extraordinary world of Foxwick and their neighbors! Twenty-six flash fiction pieces give a glimpse to the characters, magical creatures, and lands in the fantasy world of the Kingdom of Foxwick.
Enigma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
Knights of the Iron Dragon: A Steampunk Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Iron Dragons: flying, steam-powered battleships. Used by knights to fight the dragons that dwell in the sky. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Symphony of Humanity.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
The Lady's Kiss (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: British English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Even knowing his client's lying, Rax can't resist the opportunity to deal with a long-standing mystery of the city. Enchanted lovers, an evil sorcerer, and a mysterious woman who could be the death of them all. Will Rax's obsession prove his undoing? Ninth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 7,000 word short story.
Court of Echoes (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Strange beings searching for something is hardly unusual in the city of Nexi. When they intersect with a murder Rax is investigating, he can't ignore them, leading him to an unsettling new world, and a theft that may not even have happened yet. Eighth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. An 11,000 word novelette.
The Assassin's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
The Curse of the Sea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: British English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It was self defence. I never meant to hurt anyone. I wasn't that kind of person but when she...it...attacked me, I acted instinctively. Now here I am, guilty of taking a life, hunted for what I am becoming and cursed to be something I never thought was possible. I don't want to give in to it but it is getting harder and harder to avoid the curse of the sea.
Empires Falling, The Land of the Khan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Within the world Of Empires Falling there are three rival empires. The Land of the Khan is the once great Eastern Empire. Decaying from within and losing territories to younger stronger kingdoms that were once part of it as this story begins the empire is facing an ending if not for the presence of a child born to change its fate.
The Last Titan: A Short Kaiju Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In a forest that lurks at the edges of civilization, lives a prehistoric beast. Each night, he leaves his forest to wreak havoc on the cities of man. This is one of those nights. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Symphony of Humanity.
For a Few Faeries More (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: British English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As his machinations rebound on those closest to him, Rax must travel to the hostile lands of faerie. An unwilling observer to the intrigues of the faerie court, he must navigate their treacherous waters in the slight hope of ever leaving again. Eleventh in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 5,000 word short story.
Heart of the City (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A familiar mystery brings Rax closer to the secrets of Nexi than he's ever been. But he's not the only one on the trail, and his competition may follow him into the heart of the city itself. Tenth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 6,000 word short story.
Ravenfire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Magic lives in exile from our world, in a Realm called Meard, peace a delicate thread among the races of myth. Sienna and Alex, who know nothing of Earth, face a destiny that will shape the very end of our world. Will their love be enough to save us all? Or will the ancient evils of greed and power destroy them before they even have a chance to grow up?
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 2 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.
Teddy's Escape
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Teddy is missing and nowhere to be found. After searching every corner of the antique shop, Martha and Elmer report their beloved pet missing. Will Teddy be found? Was he kidnapped? Or did something else inspire Teddy to run away? This is a short story, 3300 words long.