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Aurealis #105
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis has been publishing quality speculative fiction for over 25 years. It has won numerous awards, discovered major new talents and provided an outlet for established writers from all over the world. This issue of Aurealis provides more of the quality writing, art, reviews news and humour that our readers have come to expect.
Elsewhere
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A novelette of 15,000 words, sequel to Hambly’s Darwath series. An accidentally-activated transporter strands the wizard Ingold and his warrior-woman partner Gil Patterson in an unknown world, and at the same time that an army of ghosts appears within the now-wizardless Keep.
Of Dragons, Love, and Poison
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of three short stories (1st included free in sample) from Matthew D. Ryan. Of Dragons, Love, and Poison: The king’s family has vanished and the warrior Thrigon is tasked with finding them. The Red Archer: An exciting tale that pits the world’s greatest archer against a master thief. Fate Unchained: A young prince must confront his younger brother for the fate of a kingdom.
Four Crazy Short Stories
Series: Short Stories · Books in Print · Literary. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Who is out of control, the crazy government or the citizens telling their tales of woe? Absurdity versus reality—is there a difference? These four widely read stories will have you scratching your head and wondering what the author might have been smoking. But don’t worry it’s all in his head and it’s all a matter of time before you hear the news and go, “Hey wait a minute, I read that somewhere.”
Hazard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A novelette of 10,000 words. Untaught barbarian wizard Sun Wolf is asked to help a village maiden rescue her sweetheart’s soul – but Sun Wolf suspects this may be a trap set for him.
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.
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.
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 #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.
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.
Mother of Hope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The last of humanity is trapped on a set of ships that travel through time, waiting for the Earth to recover from a catastrophy. Hope is all the passengers have and all they ever will have. Two humans are left on the planet's surface with no hope, until by accident or fate they discover that Mother is wrong. This story is about love and hope.
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.
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.
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.
Changeover
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sharia wakes to find a gorgeous man cutting into her neck with the longest fangs she has ever seen. She screamed. But all is not what it seems. Sharia has been chosen by Shard, Lord of the Deep Waters to be his mate. But to do that, he has to make her one of them. Changeover has not been performed for centuries and very few survive. Shard desperately hopes she will be one of the few that does.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
INSIGNIA Vol.2 includes 7 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Rated 13+
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.