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Beside the Sea
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 by NewCon Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A stunning, surreal fantasy that is at the same time a poignant rite-of-passage story; both moving and gripping.
Waking Up Naked On My Mother's Grave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Hesitation Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Before you get too excited, despite its title, “Waking Up Naked on My Mother’s Grave” isn’t a horror book. It’s just a short, surreal, coming-of-age novel about a young man who travels to Washington, D.C., seeking his fortune. In no time at all, he’s working for a contractor and living with a somniphobiac girlfriend.
First Hand of the Night: A Collection of Five Early Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What happens when Pandora finally catches evil ... in a suitcase? Can a zombie find love? Be there at the end of the universe when something new shines through the desolation. Take a journey through the odd and the fantastic in this collection of five stories delving from science fiction to slipstream, through urban fantasy and standard fantasy -- with a twist.
The Boviniad: Book I - The Injection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The Boviniad – a new verse translation of one of the most famous epic poems of post-antiquity. Join us in this new retelling of a classic UFO invasion as we embark upon an odyssey that takes us inside the body of a giant cow, with side trips to Venus, an alternate France, and worlds previously unconceived. Featuring eleven full-page illustrations by Maxwell Sebastian.
Smile: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A teenage girl's life falls apart as a stranger develops his secret photo of her.
BIG DREAMS little man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,530. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fist fights, a car wreck and being shot at have frayed 17 year old Daniel Crosscups’ nerves. He doesn’t want to kill anyone, but murder seems like the only way he’ll get any sleep. A drug dealer has threatened Daniel’s family and his best friend wants help committing suicide. A work of literary fiction.
The Tao of Flynn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sometimes, a liar can be the most honest man in the room. Magic surrounds us all the time, but Richard wouldn't have believed it until he met Flynn, a self-avowed lying salesman who makes his way in the world by giving people what they want. A novelette: 12,000 words. Originally published in the April, 2004 edition of Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
iDream Ice-Cream iScream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Somehow familiar yet… it’s long, sinuous, menacing. Strange… it looks like a poem… but it’s alive – it bites. A simple night’s sleep. Just the usual movements and sounds outside. The sleeper dreams… Enter his dream… a narrative in which a world of menace – natural, supernatural and unnatural – gradually unfolds within a whimsical stream of events.
Nursery Tale
Series: The Strange Seed, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Fiften years is a long time. Memories fade away, but the horror remains.Fifteen years ago, two newlyweds perished at the edge of the woods. Now a development of one-family homes stands where their farm once was. For Janice McIntyre and her husband, this new community by the quiet, lovely woods is a perfect place to raise their expected child. Except for the ghosts...
Women and Monsters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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This collection of stories from Rhysling and Crawford Prize-nominated fantasy writer, J. M. McDermott embraces the surreal and hallucinatory traditions of Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history. Sing, Muse, for yourself.