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From the Rock Stars by Ellen Curtis
Price: Free! Words: 62,600. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020 by Engen Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
With COVID-19 in full swing and the world in isolation, we thought of no better time and way to show our thanks than to offer this collection of short fiction for free during the course of the crisis, and at no more than cost for the print book. Please enjoy these stories at no cost, and we hope that the worlds they bring you to is a brighter one. Enjoy this free collection from our best authors.
Fireworks & Aftermaths by Andrew Wilson
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 22,700. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2020 by Jasami Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Although these poems are a reflection of his personal life, the sensitivity, creativity, and artistic originality reveal the feelings common in humanity. The poetry will evoke a myriad of emotions and that is so important to each of us at this point in time, as they illustrate the resilience of human nature and that we will not only persevere and prevail but flourish and prosper.
Tales From the Squirrel Garden by Jason A. Adams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,920. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
When Jason A. Adams puts fingers to keyboard, the reader never knows what’s coming. Come climb the squirrel tree of Jason’s imagination. Among its branches, find adventure in the future, the past, and the present. Join galactic billionaires, Appalachian lawmen, mythical monsters in modern cities, and ancient warriors in the first collection of short fiction from Jason A. Adams
La guerra oculta by Guillermo Samperio
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,180. Language: Spanish. Published: March 22, 2020 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
En estas historias, lo imprevisto aparece a cada momento, convocando nuevos recuerdos, plenos de ironía y nostalgia. Un hombre que pasea su insomnio en una clínica mental de Buenos Aires. Las meditaciones de alguien que desde la ventana de su muerte observa cómo el mundo lo mira a él por última vez...
Widely Scattered Ghosts by Malcolm R. Campbell
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 40,870. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A readers’ advisory for this collection of nine stories forecasts widely scattered ghosts with a chance of rain.
Paranormal Oddities 11 Short Stories, Live Your Life, Die Your Death Collection by Martha Henley
Price: $9.99 $4.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 30,640. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2020 by Pace Bend Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The odd and fearsome are not always evil. A blind date might be fearsome to most, but a woman with a collection of dolls, a group therapy session, pancakes for breakfast, or a Halloween party? They all could rate as average or terrifying. Read all the tales in this collection from Martha Henley to determine for yourself which are of the paranormal or just include an oddity in life.
From the Abyss by Tessa James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,060. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2020 by Black Velvet Seductions Publishing Company. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This is a collection of mental thrill rides mixed with the terrifying prospect that these things can happen to anyone.
The Adventures of a One-Dollar Bill by TJ Yeomans
Price: Free! Words: 54,700. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These 53 short stories about a one-dollar bill that travels from one person to the next were first released on Wordpress.com in 2019. They now have been collated in one book for you to enjoy
The Swamp Killers by Sarah M. Chen (editor) & E.A. Aymar (editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,620. Language: American English. Published: March 16, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From the team that brought you THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD comes a new novel-in-stories that blurs the lines between what's true, and what we think is true…THE SWAMP KILLERS, edited by Sarah M. Chen and E.A. Aymar.
Days of the Dead Presents Nevada Necromance by Joe Moe
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2020 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
Editor Joe Moe has partnered with Days of the Dead Horror convention promoter Bill Philputt, and Nicholas Grabowsky, publisher of Black Bed Sheet Books, to inspire participation for a new generation of fans.This ongoing series of anthologies is designed to engage fans and to promote creativity and literacy by offering an opportunity for new writers to be published and read.
Watering the Garden by Steven Wilson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2020 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Urban
Wilson has crafted a series of snapshot stories about some of the people and places of Newcastle. In a mix of genres - some sad, some funny, some dramatic - we meet some familiar and not so familiar characters and get a feel for life in this part of the world.
The Jersey Devil: A Collection of Utter Speculation (Book 2) by River Eno
You set the price! Words: 40,980. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Jersey Devil mystery has endured for centuries, birthed from within the untamed acres of the Pine Barrens. Is it a monster? A man? Or a hoax? What does it want? Where does it hide? Five stories explore the origins of a mystery that preys upon our most primal fears. Is it utter speculation? Or do one of these stories hold the key to the truth?
Grow Your Own Man by Barnaby Wilde
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author(5.00 from 1 review)
Ten short stories illustrating the pleasures and pitfalls of growing men from beans. How do you get rid of a bean man when he's outlived his usefulness? Why do Emily's men seem to have an aversion to mushrooms? How does 'Spider' know so much about the moon? What's so special about Las Vegas? Find out in 'Grow Your Own Man', a humorous look at the pros and cons of having green fingers.
Short Stories V: Speculative Musings by Rich DiSilvio
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,600. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
DiSilvio continues his thought-provoking series of short stories in volume V, this time being a hodgepodge of speculative tales, a touch of sci-fi, and odd earthly reflections. Whatever the topic, DiSilvio always offers the reader something to mull over while being entertained.
Sixfold Fiction Winter 2019 by Sixfold
Price: Free! Words: 49,070. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical
Sixfold is an all-writer-voted journal. All writers who upload their manuscripts vote to select the highest-voted $1000 prize-winning manuscripts and all the short stories and poetry published in each issue.
The Island of Evil Chair by Jenna Katerin Moran
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,410. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Pandora’s jar contained all the evils once, but then she let them go. They flew out and assailed the miserable legions of humanity, harassed, murdered, and enfeebled them, and made humble a species that had once been rival to the gods. This proved unsatisfying to the evils. "What good is making everybody suffer," they asked themselves, "if it doesn't make us happy?"
A String of Stories: From the Heart to the Future by Ann Chiappetta
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 38,600. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A demon deer and a ghost cat. Sibling rivalry and sexual awakening. Self-image and self-confidence. The chance for an offworlder to breathe free at last on a new planet. Those are just some of the diverse themes of these remarkable stories. Some endings are happy, some are sad, and some are intriguingly open-ended. But once you step inside the author’s world, you cannot emerge unmoved.
Días terminales. Cuentos by Alejandro Ordorica Saavedra
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: Spanish. Published: March 1, 2020 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Coming of age
La experiencia de la vida tiene, indefendiblemente, su propia conclusión. Es muy razonable que cada ser humano haga un propio recuento de su paso por el mundo; cada cual tendrá una realidad construida, un mundo propio que fue conformado con vivencias y reconocimientos, así como con intimidades precisas, dulces y dolorosas.
We All Fall Down by Jessica Knauss, Katherine Pym, & Lisa J. Yarde
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,550. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Historical » General
Stories of Plague and Resilience. In this anthology, USA Today, international bestselling, and award-winning authors imagine a world where anyone—rich, poor, young, old—might be well in the morning and dead by sundown. Readers will follow in the footsteps of those who fought to rebuild shattered lives as the plague left desolation in its wake.