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Aurealis #91
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis #91 The June 2016 issue of the award winning speculative fiction magazine is now available. This latest issue has all of the fiction, non fiction, news and reviews that our readers love and expect. Find out why so many people rely on Aurealis for their hit of quality Speculative Fiction.
Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Cover Art by Daniel Chon Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam. Short Story - Fairy Tale
Flights of Fantasy Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Flights of Fantasy, a fantasy anthology by Michelle Miles, introduces you to the world of Emhain, where dragons still fly the skies and Elves and Men fight against the darkness to win back their realm. Three new, never before published short stories include The Usurper, The Dragon Master and An Ancient Magic.
Relativity (A Lorcan & Lucia Novella)
Series: Ava Delaney World. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lorcan and Lucia return home to discover what Phoenix has been up to in their absence.
Aurealis #90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #90 is the latest edition of the award winning Australian speculative fiction magazine. Aurealis publishes new fiction and non fiction from around the world and has a reputation for showcasing the best new writing talent. This issue features stories from Marlee Jane Ward, Nick Nedeljkovic and Alex Hardison as well as reviews, articles, interviews and secret histories.
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 #89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
Aurealis #87
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
Ghastley's Book of Fairy Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,910. Language: American English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fantasy author Shana O'Quinn returns with this collection of fairy tales for young adults and anyone else who wants updated versions of some classic fairy tales. These stories offer twists, turns, strong heroines and clever heroes in a land where not everyone lives happily ever after, but there's never a dull moment.
Mistress of the Mirror and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Five short fantasy tales of strange things found in pawnshops... And things too strange for pawnshops.
An Unusual Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,950. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A series of short stories meant to inspire, scare, and - above all - entertain. Relive (and destroy) your childhood with twisted takes on fairy tales, original horror stories, science-fiction, and dystopian worlds. Come read and discover the stories that insomnia wrote.
The Creative Process
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
"Where do you get your ideas?" A simple question, but when you blink and find yourself crouching in the Martian dust, or staggering under the weight of new-found wings, the answers are far from simple. A short story.
The Body Morpher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual physiology
After a year in college in which Matt is bullied by some of the popular, attractive students, he devises a phone app that lets him alter people's body parts or swap them between people to exact his revenge.
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.
Spirits Abroad
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 85,170. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
Here there be dragons ... and aunties. Campbell-nominated author Zen Cho's collection SPIRITS ABROAD "refreshingly reimagine[s] the idea of home and tradition and family without offering tidy or pat resolutions" (The Star). The ebook features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain.
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.
Divine Blood: Smoke over Grimsvotn
Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 1. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lilitu Geisthexe's normal tasks are usually a bit more hair-raising than this was supposed to be. Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland was getting ready to erupt. This happened every so often, just like most active volcanoes. Most of the time it happened, it was over and everything was done, no harm done. But then there were things like Krakatoa. And...sometimes there were other things.
On Tollswitch Hill Stories from the Averraine Cycle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fans of “A Spell in the Country” and “Casting in Stone” will love these three stand-alone tales from the world of the Averraine Cycle Three stories of magic and mayhem in the kingdom of Keraine. An unholy brew of remorse and redemption in a world where the magic doesn’t always go the way you planned.
Coming Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Dark Fantasy Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The old plantation on the coastal marsh along the bayou of Louisiana reunites Lyn with the joys of a childhood long forgotten—until she finds herself in the middle of a mysterious war. Doors open and secrets are revealed, but will she be able to survive the nightmares she’d left behind as a child or walk away with more than she’d expected?

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