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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 Star Fire Gem
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
10,000-word novelette. In the hands of a peaceful and compassionate person, the Star Fire Gem is an instrument of good. That's how Terik Roemkal justifies to himself the use of such a powerful magic. But when he witnesses the murder of the healer who treated the spinal condition that has left him lame, he realizes that someone is after the gem... and will stop at nothing to get it.
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.
Love Devours: Tales of Monstrous Adoration
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Love Devours is a collection of new fables for queer women, extracted from the bones of the dark: ominous fairy tales, sinister myths, dystopias rife with nightmares. But in the midst of monsters, love still struggles to find the light.
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.
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 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.
Ravenfire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,250. 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?
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.
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 3 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.
Dark Fantasies and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This collection brings together five dark fantasy stories. From old castles to the jungles of Guinea, through cemeteries and Hell itself, you can find here a bit of everything.
The Least of Elves: A Land of Fathara Novella (Prequel to The Azetha Series)
Series: The Azetha Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Toran looked on the Elves in Xanti with wonder. They all had at least one Gift, a trade, and they all knew their path in life. Why was he so different? On Toran's Naming Day, the queen had called him a harbinger — but of what? And now that he was entrusted with a delivery to the Human village of Kipra, he hoped great things finally lay in store — but feared his past mistakes might spell disaster.
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.
Blue Moon Café Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,020. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.09 from 11 reviews)
In a city where two shifter clans reside, the Mayor is struggling to maintain peace while keeping the population safe. Through a series of short stories, we discover what happens when intruders appear, humans get turned, the Mayor's reputation is at stake, an invasion is planned, and not everything is what it seems.
Saving Cinderella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,870. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aldonia. The Great Forest. Ella fires an arrow at a band of hunters and to her horror becomes the hunted. But the hunters are not Ella's only problem... Can Ella find a way to escape both the hunters and her evil family? Can Prince Charming save the woman he loves? And can the Fairy Godmother bring them together before the last fairy in the kingdom dies?
A Midwinter Night's Dream
Series: Fae of Calaveras. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
What if you could make all of your friends happy with one little spell? Rosa’s a teen witch, and she’s got a plan to use magic for something good. She’s already got an awesome boyfriend in Kai, but her friends aren’t so lucky. She plans to fix everything with a love potion, but love--and magic--aren't that simple. A short story between books 1 and 2 in the Fae of Calaveras series.
Above, and a Little Higher, and Over the Pavements…
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
On a warm dry day, a cool breeze blows. In new shoes, a lady puts one foot in front of the other, and hears a harmony in the distance. What does she remember when she casts her mind back through time and vast space?