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Ink Stains, Volume 6: A Dark Fiction Literary Anthology
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,690. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Occult
In life, we draw many lines — between good and evil, guilt and innocence, real and unreal, life and death. And having drawn these lines, we cross them because humanity is curious, careless, devious, and, sometimes, downright wicked. So what happens if you cross the line? Does it change you and what is waiting on the other side?
Hard Luck: Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Hard Luck is an evocative collection of seventeen stories that glimpses into the lives of the often broken and downtrodden people in small-town southern Indiana. Some residents escape while others are consumed by their drug-fueled, crime-ridden environments. The stories within spring in and out of the gritty country noir genre and often land in steamy piles of contemporary and dirty realism.
To Brave the End - A Tale of the Blackshield Dogs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,960. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As winter falls over Caermark, Harruvard finds himself injured and left for dead in the closing days of a bitter conflict. Fevered and stricken with illness, his life is saved by the kindness of a stranger. But as the past catches up with Harruvard, that same kindness soon is stained red by the cruelty of men. Amid snow and ice, the monster known as Red Harry is born from blood, battle and death.
The Good Sister: A Novelette
Price: Free! Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Twenty-year-old Emilyn prides herself on being good—a good girlfriend, a good daughter, a good sister. But when her manipulative, drug-addicted sister makes a wild accusation against their father, Emilyn’s safe and predictable world explodes into turmoil. Torn between her devastated parents and the sister she could never understand, she’s forced to make an impossible choice. Who will she betray?
The Shadow of the High King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 224,920. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A ravaging threat sweeps through Caermark out of the north, bringing devastation to King Aenwald's already troubled lands. While the King's wrath is turned outward the mercenary lord, Arnulf, seeks a better life for he and his men, no matter the cost. As war rages, a young warrior called Harlin picks through the ashes of his past, seeking the truth of the evil done upon him, haunted by memories.
Under a Thousand Stars
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,630. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015 by Katie Kay. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Graphic novel, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Based on a true story this about young girl from a small town in England who finds herself losing her mind after the death of her Mother and the terrible pregnancy with her second child. Post natal depression coupled with the loss of her Mother saw this lively, attractive, friendly girl succumb to the demon drink as she tries to blot out the reality of her life. Over 18's only
Bite Size
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Crunch is always hungry. Massive and mean, he wanders the streets just trying to survive. While it has always been easy for him to victimize the weakest street dwellers, normal folk like you and me are beyond his grasp. Until one day he finds a way to punish everyone, ranging from the poorest to the most privileged ... and he has perhaps bitten off more than even he can chew.
Misdeeds
Series: Death Dwellers' MC. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can she and Johnnie have a future together or has their love been doomed from the beginning?
Day In & Day Out
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Our would be hero is off to a terrible start. Waking up hung over, heading to work like a zombie, and talking to people he doesn't like; a call center customer service rep. Usually, he deals with upset customers, taking insults and angry outbursts with an almost stoic attitude. Until one day, he gets a call from a strange woman claiming to be from another world, and that his world will soon end!
How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,500. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All, Hell is where you find it and Joe Riley (a twenty something writer) is your guide. There is authority in his sparse direct language no matter the ambivalent situation. It is the ride—the journey, the gift of being here—that is its own reward.