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Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue contains twelve original tales of dragons, zombies, and exotic places and bizarre mysteries.
Blood & Guts & Hexes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the Crystal Kingdom, magic never lies far away. And neither does death. Five short stories of blood and guts and hexes: B’lubbid the Bone Fetcher, Onderswort, The Hobblesman, Dawn’s Siren, The Threaded Pit. Blood & Guts & Hexes: A Crystal Kingdom Short Story Collection.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume V)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fifth installment in the series presents award-winning stories by Craig Comer, Jamie Lackey, David Lawrence, Viktor Kowalski, Viktor James Night, Lynn Veach Sadler, Chad Strong, and George S. Walker. Each installment in the series presents the winners of the annual Bards and Sages writing competition, as well as winners from our annual Readers' Choice Awards program.
B'lubbid the Bone Fetcher
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Series: The Crystal Kingdom. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An outcast in an outcast land, B’lubbid the Bone Fetcher rides the tails of twilight to carry out his glum weekly task. That of his namesake. Only this time, a group of tormenting children stand in his path. Will they force him to make his work a whole new shade of gruesome? A dark account of a grim night-time occupation. B’lubbid the Bone Fetcher: a short story set in the Crystal Kingdom series.
The Cart Town Swindler's Sweep
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Schwyn: a world parallel to our own. A world aflame with intrigue . . . and magic. And a world torn apart by curiosity. When one of his own race shows up dead, Sheriff Diff Andchek takes it upon himself to solve the case, and bring the killer to justice. The Cart Town Swindler’s Sweep: A Guynur Schwyn Short Story.
Stranger in the Hills
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Tine: a simple carpenter. And he strives for only a simple life. Free from superstition, the unexplained. But, as he shall learn, sometimes escape is not an option. A story of mystery and raising the dead. Stranger in the Hills: A Dante Gobornik Short Story.
Parliament of the Streets (Tales of the Thief-City)
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Series: Tales of the Thief-City. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With gang tensions approaching breaking point all over the city, the last thing Rax wants is to be caught in the middle. When a debt comes due he doesn't have a choice, and the only solution may be to find the person responsible, or at least to survive the changes to the city. Sixth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 7,000 word short story.
Nigel's Holiday
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 10, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bestselling romance writer Nigel Hawthorne, brought low by writer's block, seeks inspiration in a walking tour of Romania, and finds more than he bargained for.
Onderswort
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Series: The Crystal Kingdom. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A moody and gloom-ridden journey in the gaoler’s wagon. Rocking back and forth over the stodgy path to Onderswort. Edmund, a prisoner, protests his innocence, but to deaf ears. And he finds himself rendered powerless, riding onwards to the edge of the kingdom. A story of defeat and irrepressible longing. Includes the bonus story ‘The Bloodied Snow.’ Onderswort: a Crystal Kingdom short story.
Divus & Doris
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Series: Ethereal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Literally together for all eternity, Divus and Doris take care of the End of Time: a big graveyard, for want of a better description. They form a loving man-and-wife team dedicated to scrubbing the gravestones up to a shine. But when Divus gets an inkling for some time off, maybe even a career change, it throws the whole deal into the balance. Divus & Doris: an Ethereal short story.
Bald Poet
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Series: Ethereal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the court of King Fredrick, poetry comes far down the entertainment totem pole. But, on the other hand, an especially rainy day means he must scrape the bottom of the barrel.Enter Sydney: the Bald Poet. No pressure. Just entertain the king. Not like he’ll chop your head off. A far-fetched story of how poetry can get you into a whole load of trouble. Bald Poet: an Ethereal short story.
The Docks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Schwyn: a world parallel to our own. A world aflame with intrigue . . . and magic. And a world torn apart by curiosity. Though many see Guynur City as a prison, Rumpard Snohands sees it as the opportunity of a lifetime. If only he could get past the City Gates. A story of triumph in the face of rejection. The Docks: A Guynur Schwyn Short Story.
Tiny Tales of Terror
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,560. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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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.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,390. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners.
Salvation of Sam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,240. Language: British English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The recently bereaved Jonas heads back to his forest playground to grieve. However, he stumbles across the unlikeliest of beings in his path, an abandoned dolphin. The discovery sets him off on a mission of redemption and salvation, but all that he finds along the path are obstacles which require him to dig as deep as possible as he tries to deal with the loss of Jolene.
Invite Them In
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Aerius knows she’s not cut out for a career in a magical library. But what else can she do? And as she prepares for another Monday morning, she resigns herself to yet more failure. Her life’s task eluding her once more. Or, perhaps, she can hear it knocking . . . if she’d only listen hard enough. A story which deals with magic and fate. Invite Them In: A Short Story.
Without Mercy
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Series: The Lost Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As a man who escaped death and overcame great adversity in his mortal life, the opportunity to become a God offers Sunjata a new outlook on life and a chance to bring peace to Cerebes. When Sunjata receives special project, his beliefs about himself and his colleagues send him on a wild journey that sets the stage for an epic clash that threatens the balance of power forever.
The Grotesque
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Series: Ethereal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
On market day, John Stonefield plays hide and seek with the other children. But as he sets out down a dark alley in search of one of his companions little does he know of the unseen danger which lurks in the shadows. An extraordinary tale which sets blood and bone up against something much sturdier. Magic. The Grotesque: an Ethereal short story.
Correct Think
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Series: Guynur Schwyn. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Schwyn: a world parallel to our own. A world aflame with intrigue . . . and magic. And a world torn apart by curiosity. Jasmine Balderbaxter dreams of finding a steady job. Just something respectable. Something which pays the bills. And so she hangs all her—ever-dwindling—hopes on Correct Think, the latest bright hope for the future she craves. Correct Think: A Guynur Schwyn Short Story.
Crumble: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Helen’s life is over. A painful breakup with her husband looms. She knows, when she returns home, he will be gone forever. However, with the aid of a simple snow globe, Helen comes to realise she still has a lesson to learn: That when life seems over, often it has only just begun. A story of internal peace found; and external pain cast-off. Crumble: A Short Story.