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A Baker's Half Dozen. Seven Light Fantasy Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A BAKER'S HALF DOZEN is a new collection of flash and short, short fantasy tales for all ages. Seven stories, including three award winners, deal with life in the weird lane. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, but all odd. Something not quite right this way cometh.
Grandma's Trunk
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young girl spends her summer with her Grandmother. They are talking together and find that the girl must write a story for school. She has no ideas as to what to write about. A strange trunk is delivered without warning, and her Grandmother has it put in the attic. The girl writes about what is in the trunk. This story teaches faith in our children as a moral.
(G)Astronomic Disaster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Following a catastrophic event, a lone wolf astronaut on a mission to Mars regains consciousness to find he is the only person left in existence. Met only by the pitch of black and a deafening silence, he reflects on the life he thought he hated. Just as his oxygen supply runs out, an astonishing turn of events presents him with an ultimatum that would change the nature of everything he ever knew.
Aurealis #102
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features Marlee Jane Ward’s ‘The Great House Thrippet, Season 246, Episode 12’, a tightly written story set in a chilling reality show of the future, James Rowland’s ‘The Planck Harvest’, a beautiful story of subtle stillness, and ‘Pretty Little Ones’ by Leigh Harlen, a powerful and disturbing tale of alienation that somehow manages to be both sad and terrifying.
Familiarity: A Winston & Ruby Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,650. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Winston: A kind and quiet wizard possessed of small magic. Ruby: A familiar with a big mouth and even bigger heart. Together: Two of masterful author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s most beloved characters. Included are five Winston & Ruby stories: “Familiar Territory,” “Saving Face,” “Searching for the Familiar,” “Disaster Relief,” and “Un-Familiar.” “Rusch is a great storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews
The Lair of the Twelve Princesses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A soldier and her genie must solve the mystery of the twelve dancing princesses in three days or face the chopping block for their failure. Unfortunately, that's just what the princesses want. 9000-word novelette.
Aurealis #103
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a speculative fiction magazine that has been published continuously for over 25 years. Aurealis is published ten times a year and features new fiction, non fiction, humour and reviews that will appeal to all lovers of Science fiction and Fantasy.
Jackalope Wives & Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,260. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Winner of the Nebula and WSFA Short Fiction Awards From award-winning author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of short stories, including "Jackalope Wives," "The Tomato Thief," "Pocosin," and many others. By turns funny, lyrical, angry and beautiful, this collections includes two all-new stories, "Origin Story" and "Let Pass The Horses Black," appearing for the first time in print.
Not So Secret Origins
Series: Box Sets. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This “box set” book contains the teaser stories from the Wizard of New Town, Life of Ace Journeyman, and Dogboy Reborn series. Find out how it all began for Max, Ace, and Joe.
Betwixt a Wolf and a Hard Place
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What do you get when you mix a witch, a were-hamster and a sinister vampire? Just another day in the life of Megan Stephens. She may be a witch-for-hire, but the snark is all free.
Jade Spider
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An old wizard named Danfast realizes in his final days that life is it's own magic. A terrible end has come and he fights with his last breath to prevent it and live on. Magic comes with a cost and there is always a payment to be made of some kind. It is what we do with our life while we are here that makes the difference between living and just being alive.
Toad Words And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
From author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of fairy-tale retellings for adults. By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," along with an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples." Author's Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author's blog.
Forest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,330. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
'Forest' is a collection of stories by exciting new writers. Within the arboreal theme you will find romance, horror, mystery and fairytales reflecting myriad aspects of forests as we know them. Contributors: Helen Kenwright, Susi Liarte, LH Annable, Cathryn Burge, Ekaterina Fawl, Megan Elizabeth Allen, KJ Lowe, Emmalynn Spark.
Me, My Elf, and I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Eric Margrave has a policy regarding elves, and that policy is to avoid them if possible and charge extra if not. But when a case lands him smack dab in the middle of them, with only his wits and a very weird new acquaintance between him and certain death, that policy will change. In the sense of charging even MORE money, for the sheer annoyance.
Chrysalis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A retelling of Kafka's Metamorphosis set in the internet age.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2018)
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 34,250. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed.
Chupacabra's Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story introduces Nicola Pallas, a teenage girl new to magic and unfamiliar with her potential. When a woman brings a strange creature to Nicola's father, the local veterinarian, that injured animal leads Nicola into a larger world of magical poachers, supernatural creatures, and danger. It also offers the possibility of a life-changing friendship. Assuming Nicola survives.
Bounty
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Six stories of adventure, magic, chaos and chainmail lingerie, where fairy tales are bad for your love life and shoes can solve anything.
Aurealis #101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,730. Language: Australian English. Published: June 13, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis features Allan Chen’s taut ‘A Cold Heart’ which depicts a brutal order of monster killers who are more hired assassins than mythic heroes, Adam J Limbert’s unsettling ‘Carbon Copy’ which taps into classic SF themes of doppelgÓ“ngers, manufactured memories and identity theft, and Raluca Balasa’s intriguing ‘Perfect Assassin’ which puts a literal spin on the idea of love being dangerous.
All Downhill From Here
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a diplomatic conference gets derailed by an avalanche, native groundskeeper Leif and visiting knight Thorn end up buried together in the snow. The good news: Leif knows how to survive in the wilderness, and Thorn knows enough of the language to take directions. The bad news: a concussion, divided loyalties, malfunctioning magic, and any vampires that find them are legally allowed to eat them.