Brian S. Wheeler

Biography

Brian S. Wheeler calls Hillsboro, Illinois home, a town of roughly 6,000 in the middle of the flatland. The rural Midwest inspires much of Brian's work, and he hopes any connections readers might make between his fiction and the places and people he has had the pleasure to know are positive.

Brian earned a degree in English from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He has taught high school English and courses in composition and creative writing. Imagination has been one of Brian's steadfast companions since childhood, and he dreams of creating worlds filled with inspiration and characters touched by magic.

When not writing, Brian does his best to keep organized, to get a little exercise, or to try to train good German Shepherd dogs. He remains an avid reader. More information regarding Brian S. Wheeler, his novels, and his short stories can be found by visiting his website at www.flatlandfiction.com.

Smashwords Interview

I AM HAPPY TO ONCE MORE OFFER A FREE CATALOG OF STORIES
I have decided to make most of my ebook stories available free of charge with the hopes of attracting a larger audience of readers. After devoting much time the last several years to fiction writing, it is becoming very pressing that I find a way to garner some kind of support and attention if I wish to continue chasing my writing goals.

Simply put, I badly need downloads, reviews and purchases. I hope that a free ebook encourages you to peek at my work, though I'm a writer you've likely never heard of before finding one of my titles. Should you enjoy one of my ebooks, please consider leaving a review at your favorite ebook distributor. These reviews encourage others to explore my stories, and they also help search engines locate my titles. A review of one or two sentences does wonders.

I would also ask that you please consider purchasing one of my novels priced at $2.99 if you enjoy my style. These novels include Mr. Hancock's Signature, The Sisters Will Dance, Fallen Stardust and The Light Floats Slowly.

I have unfortunately been too long blocked beneath a ceiling with my writing goals. I need feedback in the form of reviews and purchases to have any hope of attracting needed attention, and I fear that I will no longer have the luxury to write should I fail to gain support.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Brian S. Wheeler online


Books

Old Hunters on the New Wild
Price: Free! Words: 31,650. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Wyatt Holmes, the great human hunter revered by the clones, embarks on his final expedition. Sickness eats his bones and crowds his lungs. Yet Wyatt still marches deep into the new wild. For he alone owns the will to kill what the hungry clone stomachs require, and Wyatt fears what may befall the original world if no other man or woman shoulders the last responsibility reserved for humankind.
A Dog to Put Down
Price: Free! Words: 18,740. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Harmon’s heart breaks when his dog Tonka turns wild and and buries teeth into his master. The madness overtakes that mighty dog just as Harmon fears the third man drawing close. The third man brings the bullet and the blade. The third man reminds all the old pushers and pimps that the city never forgets. So Harmon hurries to train Tonka’s replacement, and in the end, Harmon succeeds too well.
The Provenance of Monsters
Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Anton risks more than his carnival when he makes a place for Bora and his magical creatures. Anton worries that Bora's monster swells too quickly within its cage, and he frets that the monster might soon escape to feed upon the world. But Anton risks that danger because he needs a unicorn's magical horn to heal his girl, and he cannot have one magical creature without the other.
Grandchildren Returning Their Spoils
Price: Free! Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ben Cane has outlived the world, and so he waits for his ailing grandchild to deliver his execution in the center of that room surrounded by glass walls. Every bone in his body throbs with arthritis. His guts burn after so many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. And mercy is the last thing Ben desires at the end of the world.
Memory, Light & Medicine
Price: Free! Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Memories flood Mr. Voss as the man sits amid the winking lights of his treatment. Mr. Voss’ memories have been lost for years, and disease shrouds his mind with mist. Treatment composed of glimmer promises to restore Mr. Voss’ health, and his wife will give everything to help him return. But the children fear what the light might summon, and they hesitate to pay any of the light's cost.
Words Burned to Flame
Price: Free! Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
James returns to Addieville to finish what Mr. Turner started years ago when the old boneshaker burned his books and set half the town aflame. James returns to recover Mr. Turner's runes and so link his bloodline to that of a cursed family whose study of an ancient and lost alphabet doomed them to suffering and pain. But to James, such a curse is a small cost to pay to bury a dead town’s bones.
Thus the Starfly Vanish
Price: Free! Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Naomi guides her spacecraft through the stars in search of the starfly world. Humanity wants revenge for the invasion those aliens launched upon the Earth. It is a daunting quest for Naomi, for there are so many stars to explore. Yet she sacrifices her years and floats through the nothing to chase the tiny hope she might find a way to deliver vengeance to those aliens who sing a song of chimes.
Bones in Daylight
Price: Free! Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
The rural community of Owensville has grown old. The glass factory that once gave that town heart has been shuttered for decades. Yet the residents still hope that Mr. Turner will rise from his bed to bring life and industry back to their sleepy streets. Each morning those residents gather at the foot of Mr. Turner's crumbled wall and pray that man's bones provide answers they desperately need.
Keepers of the Automata
Price: Free! Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bryce Munson resents the dreams of the automata. The robotic writers have monopolized the publishing industry, and their dull paperbacks lull the reading public to sleep while the world falls to ruin. A frustrated Bryce becomes a keeper of the machines, and through the robots he distributes the words he hopes will change the world. He fails to understand how his story might set his city to flame.
The Light Floats Slowly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,470. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hugh Simms looks to find hope amid the stars when he fails to find any on Earth. Heartbroken by the loss of his only love, Hugh loads his great spaceship filled with ash and glass before launching his Starchaser into the cosmos. Miraculously, that spaceship finds an alien civilization in the vast dark, and Hugh might deliver that civilization the salvation he failed to deliver to the Earth.
Vanity and Stars: Ten Tales of Science Fiction and Folly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,280. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rise to grasp new worlds, and fall with the tragedy of human and alien frailty. These ten stories underline the potential seeded throughout the galaxy, while never denying that humankind’s flaws will surely tarnish the stars. With the vain and the foolish, buckle into the rocket seat and hold a breath while the cosmos unfolds.
A Just Farewell
Price: Free! Words: 31,890. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Governor Chen sits before the cinema screen and spies on a boy born to Earth's savage tribes. She had never desired to be one of the space castles' governors. She would've preferred studying how best to grow tomatoes in space. Yet, somehow, fate forces her to spy on a boy of a world fallen to savagery and decide if the ancient planet of Earth deserves to be saved or destroyed.
Heritage and Shimmer
Price: Free! Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jayce and Beverly detour to visit the memorial commemorating a community’s victory over an alien invasion. Guided by the cemetery’s caretaker, they consider the stories told by the holograms installed within each grave, neither suspecting that following the caretaker too far might reveal a buried truth far unlike the history preached by figures of light.
Trophy Grove
Price: Free! Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A tycoon, an heiress and a reporter hunt the most exotic creatures found in the cosmos. But a stranger from the stars has arrived first on the safari, and that alien will stop at nothing to collect every human's face as a trophy.
The Planets Are for the Prosperous
Price: Free! Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Overpopulation has ruined the Earth. Housing stacks dot the landscape, surrounded by piles of discarded rubble. Yet the newly discovered, habitable planets in the cosmos provide hope, and the lottery offices provide a chance for those in the housing stacks to ascend into the stars. Only, the game is rigged, and all the treasure found in the stars will be wasted so long as the lottery entertains.
The Meek
Price: Free! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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Braving the lethal elements and buzzkills, four crawl out from the shelter of their hovel to push an invention towards the legendary tower the fatcats built before the world fell into ruin. They hope their machine will discover where the fatcats sleep, so that, finally, those who were left behind to languish in the wastes can take revenge by filling the fatcats' dreams with nightmares.
The Resonance of Sweet Mrs. Queen
Price: Free! Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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The world's troubles make Mrs. Queen hum. But when her son threatens to separate her from her grandson unless she gains control of her behavior, Mrs. Queen vows to master her nervous habit of humming. The world's wars and famines, storms and earthquakes, fail to cooperate with Mrs. Queen, and the sweet woman must decide if chasing away her hum is worth placing her neighbors in peril.
Floating the Balloon Bombs
Price: Free! Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
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Sheriff Conrad looks upon the deflated oddity discovered behind a compound of mobile homes and fears the bombs connected to that fallen and decayed balloon will force his community to reappear on the road map. He convenes his neighbors, and the villagers decide the best plan in coping with the bombs' dangers is restoring that balloon so their village might simply return the oddity to the wind.
Fallen Stardust
Price: Free! Words: 121,040. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A boy, an outcast and an alien must find salvation in a world of ruin. Samuel must find a medicine to cure the fever ravaging his village. Markus must find the motive that murdered those he loved. And an angel must find a future in a city crumbled into debris. But something lurks beneath the wasted world, and waking it may doom what little of humanity survives.
Niles Cavendish Chooses a Valentine
Price: Free! Words: 32,850. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Time turns Niles Cavendish sad. He has wasted his youth in kindness, and he recognizes too late how good manners masked his cowardice. Niles swallows his desires until Dr. Valentine vows to give Niles the power to realize his dreams. Only, Dr. Valentine has a vision of his own, and he’s not afraid to trespass on another man’s dream to achieve it.
Polish, Dust and Sparkle
Price: Free! Words: 24,990. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The men in the tight suits and narrow ties grow wealthy by cultivating the worth of their towers’ sparkle. Yet their economy depends upon the toil of the polishers, who work to keep so much glass clean. A magic dancer jeopardizes the fragile skyline when her steps summon a thundering herd, turning the polishers into hunters, and threatening to shatter all the foundations made of fragile glass.
Zombies Earning Their Hunger
Series: The Turner Boneshakers. Price: Free! Words: 17,490. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
Ollie Turner vows to ensnare the entire population of the small town of Beckmire into his servant ranks. He will lure them beneath his sway through the boxes of chocolate cakes and the pizza slices sold from his general store's register. Those remaining to claim Beckmire home are listless, lazy and dim, and so they present little challenge to a boneshaker working to multiply his zombies.
Opus Wall
Series: The Turner Boneshakers. Price: Free! Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
Mr. Sievers is a relic of a lost time. His knowledge of fine arts has earned him his post as the art gallery's curator. But the modern art world doesn't need the curator's trained eye. For the paint-by-number templates determine what the curator mounts upon his walls. Mr. Sievers feels helpless until a dark painting unexpectedly arrives at his gallery to rekindle the stale art world with new fire.
The Sirens' Last Lament
Price: Free! Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Mankind shows no mercy to those of the Black Sun Temple. For those cultists who warn those alien sirens are mankind's doom jeopardize the melodies those creatures share with humankind. But that zeal for justice blinds mankind's empathy, until the executioners attending to their duty upon Ganymede push too far and ruin any chance to some day sing alongside those incredible sirens mesmerizing man.
Men Wore Hats
Price: Free! Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The community of Monteray's suffering budget dooms the park's baseball diamond to demolition to make way for development. The community gives Mr. Harmon the task of informing Coach Boyle of the decision. Mr. Harmon's conversation with the aging, yet still powerful, coach proves a difficult one, for the the gap between the two men assign them each to a different time.
Brother Keepers
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Dr. Zito lives only with his creations, Ernie and Oliver. In Ernie, the doctor has created a universal donor, a clone ready to give Dr. Zito any part should one of the doctor's organs fail. In Oliver, the doctor has created a robotic surgeon, ready to harvest from Ernie any flesh the doctor may need. Only, the doctor never anticipated the friendship that forms between his clone and robot.
Harpies of Planet Sutherland
Price: Free! Words: 17,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mankind can only guess how long the alien water baskets have stood upon the planet of Sutherland. No clues have been found of the alien race who constructed such delicate mechanisms so long ago to harvest water from the arid planet's atmosphere. Those of the United Systems simply recognize the water's value, and so they refuse to allow the settlers of Zeb to jeopardize such ancient artifacts.
So That a Marigold Might Live Free
Price: Free! Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The orange blight threatens to consume the planet of Geralt. Dr. Rhodes races through the planet's golden grassland on a mission to vaccinate the children against the deadly blight, but his mission is nearly impossible. For the patriots of Zeb Griffin, bound to accept the law of no man but their own, resist Dr. Rhodes' efforts at the peril of their families and their planet.
Jimmy Jack and the Smartman
Price: Free! Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Each week, Jimmy Jack visits the bubble that protects Yogi. Yogi is the community smartman, and he is obliged to honestly answer Jimmy Jack's questions. Yet when Yogi discovers an intelligence amid the stars, the natural order between a community and its smartman becomes jeopardized, and Jimmy Jack and Yogi must reevaluate their friendship before the first saucer lands.
Depth of Field
Series: The Turner Boneshakers. Price: Free! Words: 27,470. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Owen Masters doesn't like the community of Flat Knob, and the community doesn't like him. No matter his efforts or intention, Flat Knob has despised Owen since he arrived to teach at the county school. A camera Owen purchases at the Turner estate auction, however, has a strange knack for capturing the dark held within the heart. Through that camera's lens, Owen will claim what is rightly deserved.
Waters and Mirrors
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50)
Larry McPeak has come to the seer's crimson table in hopes of reaching beyond the veil separating the living from the dead. Among those gathered at the table, only Larry doesn't hide his face behind a mask, and he fears the oversight will prevent him from peering into the table's waters. But the seer promises him his turn, and so Larry stares in the rippling cloth hoping to touch the other side.
Risen for a Tower
Series: The Turner Boneshakers. Price: Free! Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Cedrick Pyle's tower stretches high to stand as a monument to the mogul's dominion over time. But when the wind blows cold, the desperate and the lonely trespass to find shelter upon Mr. Pyle's estate. Cedrick steadies himself for battle, for he suspects his tower and the poor surrounding it will attract the desire of his nemesis named Turner. And Cedrick knows monsters always follow that man.
Mr. Moon's Daredevil Messiahs
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: Free! Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Famous memory-maker and artist Mr. Moon shatters the natural hierarchy separating human and synthetic when a clone of the Company’s Gus line explodes into flame in an attempt to set a new motorcycle jump record. A new church rises, one that views clones of that Gus line as divine. The world holds its breath as a new order forms after tasting a divine memory harvested by a simple clone.
The Tent in the Gymnasium
Price: Free! Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hudson Keel cannot control his imagination, and so he fears that the tent of singers and storytellers which rises each year in his school holds a secret his classmates cannot fathom. Hiding a pocketknife in his sneaker, Hudson takes his first step into the tent and is surprised to learn that his imagination is a treasure, instead of the curse his mother and his classmates regard it to be.
The Dusty Dead in the Valley of the Blossoms
Series: The Turner Boneshakers. Price: Free! Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Grandfather Henry clutches his granddaughter, his Sunflower, close as armies prepare to turn his village nestled in the valley into a battlefield. The roses still bloom no matter that the surrounding hills are so dry, and Henry knows the village defenders will once more rise to protect them. Only, Sunflower must know the dark, and bitter, tale of their defenders’ origins.
The House on Maple Street
Price: Free! Words: 14,570. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A reunion with his life’s only true love, Maxine, relieves Gerald Hollenkamp from his years of regret. Time, however, cannot be paused for the sake of memory; and Gerald fears he has lost his true love for good when Maxine’s weakening mind places her in a retirement home. Yet a magic remains, and with a glamour masking his gray beard, Gerald has a chance to remain next to Maxine.
Firedrop Garnish
Series: Vain Are the Stars. Price: Free! Words: 20,350. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The crimson blossoms of the alien firedrop flower pull mankind into the stars. Though the firedrop offers no taste nor nutritional value, there is little humanity would not sacrifice to serve the firedrop upon a household's finest china. Space knows a thousand ways to kill those who dare float amid the stars, and yet the simple pulse and glow of an alien weed make all the dangers worthwhile.
Guarded Keepsakes
Series: The Turner Boneshakers. Price: Free! Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Jay Logan's fortune takes a turn for the better when he purchases the old Turner manse for a bargain. For Jay knows that the decaying Turner home, and its outbuildings in the surrounding acreage, brims with antiques that promise to put more than a little gold into his pocket. Only, Jay learns too late that so many collectibles have been gathered about that old, forgotten home for a reason.
The Old Town Butcher
Price: Free! Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Chuck Wuebbles has lost much since his relocation into Old Town. All of the possessions Chuck earned as a younger man have been noted in the Administrators' black notebooks, to be liquidated to pay for the care Chuck's age will inevitably demand. Yet the Administrators have not taken all. Chuck still possesses his old skills; and with a knife and cleaver, Chuck vows to keep one final freedom
Not All Spirits Be Foul
Price: Free! Words: 15,570. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Until the arrival of a pair of brothers, Buck would have whispered to anyone who could hear him that loneliness was the most painful aspect of his haunting. With the arrival of brothers, Buck's old home is filled with games that remind Buck how to laugh. But when an uninvited spirit intrudes, Buck's ghost will transform into any shape needed to defend the new brothers he comes to call family.
Opal, Is That You?
Price: Free! Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Mallory and Mitchell Howard hope a vacation to the woods will help them rediscover their chemistry. If a break from the responsibilities of their everyday lives fails to reignite their old passion, then Mallory and Mitchell hope they might return as changed partners thrilled by new love. Yet the woods hold something sinister, and soon neither Mallory nor Mitchell recognize their own reflections.
Starlight, Starbright
Series: Vain Are the Stars. Price: Free! Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The archivist Un'Yhe has honored the strangers throughout his long lifetime. The strangers have smiled at every relic of the broods' homeworld Un'Yhe has brought before them. Un'Yhe's care continues to expand the museum built upon the strangers' crashed ark, until one day the strangers unfold the homeworld's bright sky to reveal a sparkling treasure more glorious than even Un'Yhe's museum houses.
Kennel, Kingdom and Crown
Price: Free! Words: 35,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Gareth harbors no desire to wear the heavy Stonebrook crown. But a brother's murder wrenches Gareth from his cherished dog field and sets him upon the keep's throne. Gareth has spent his years in the training of war dogs, and he knows little about ruling a kingdom. Somehow, Gareth's loyal dogs will have to be enough as he faces the monsters a necromancer cloaks in the fog.
Shadow Weapons of Doom
Price: Free! Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Khy'Meir tribes posses few weapons with which to combat the Alhambran Empire. The tribes cannot match the empire's swords, nor do they have the stones with which to build walls. The tribes' only weapon is fear, wielded by their shadows infiltrating the enemy's homeland. But the tribes underestimate how deeply the fear cuts, realizing too late the doom shadows help to summon.
Mary, in Need of Belle
Price: Free! Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
As the oldest of Kay's daughters, Mary feels it her obligation to protect her sisters who crowd the tight hallways of the trailer they call home. Mother Kay's husband regards Mary and her sisters with dangerous eyes, and Mary feels the footsteps of Belle creeping up behind her. Mary knows that if she cannot protect her sisters that Belle will discard her spirit to make whatever stand Mary cannot.
Cat-Tooth Magic and Dog-Eared Miracles
Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Kate no longer runs in the field with her loyal dog Gyp. Gyp worries for Kate's exhaustion. Gyp sees how the color fades from his beloved master. He knows how Kate sweats through sleepless nights. Gyp suspects a terrible sickness gripping Kate, and he fears the family cat Isis holds a terrible secret from him, one which Gyp is determined to learn no matter if he has to shake that cat apart.
Rooms Without Furniture
Price: Free! Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The stoning sickness has entered Mark Pence's home, banishing his father into the attic's secluded shadows. Stiffening as his limbs turn heavy and his skin morphs into stone, Mark's father warns not to open their door to the knock of that fool who travels the land promising healing. Only, Mark cannot forget how is father languishes in the attic, and his family's faith has never been so tested.
Legacy of the Chain
Series: Novels of the Chain. Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
John Johnson is tired of his family and name, and so his dreams weave elaborate stories to replace the mediocrity of his days. And then one summer night, a tattooed wizard arrives at the community park to unfold magic of the most incredible kind. With a final unraveling of chain, that stranger transforms John Johnson into a new man by replacing the bonds John knows with much more sinister knots.
Marblefish
Series: Novels of the Chain. Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three bullies steal the wonderful, swirling marbles offered that year during the summer, county fair from the brothers Brad and Brett. Brad fears that such cruelty might crush his younger brother Brett's heart. Brett has not yet learned the injustices crowding the real world. Yet a game comprised of tossed marbles reminds Brad that fairness, and miracles, have not yet faded from the world.
A Voice That Summons Monsters
Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Radio talk-show host Max Jervis plays the part of victim better than anyone, and that talent has made Mr. Jervis a very wealthy man. Mr. Jervis will share in any indignity and imagine any conspiracy that might help grow his broadcast empire. But Mr. Jervis forgets that there is a monster for every victim until a scraping and clawing arrive one night outside his studio door.
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adventure    age    alien contact    alien encounters    alien life    aliens    alternate reality    amazing stores    amazing stories    anthology science fiction    anthology scifi    antiques    anxiety    apocalyptic    archivists    arks    armegeddon    armies    art    athletes    auction    bandits    baseball    bindings    blossoms    boneshaker    boneshakers    botany    brothers    buffalo    building    bullies    cameras    cats    chains    change and progress    character    charms    children    civilization    class    clone brothers    clones    collectibles    collector    colonies    consequences    conspiracies    county fairs    creation    creativity    crime    crystal ball    culinary fiction    curators    danger    dark    dark fantasy    destruction    dog training    dogs    doppelganger    dragons    dreams    drowning    duty    dystopia    ecology    elements    empathy    empire    espionage    evolution    executions    exotic dancers    exotic plants    exploration    faith    falling    family    fantasy    fear    fiction    fiction fantasy    fiction sci fi    fiction science fiction    fiction science fiction adventure    fiction science fiction short stories    fiction science fiction space invasion    fiction science fiction suspense action thriller    fiction scifi adventure    fiction short story    fiction stories    flame    flowers    fog    folly    fools    free    free story    freedom    friendship    future    games    generational    genetics    genies    ghost    ghost story    ghosts    gothic    government    hate    haunting    healing    health    health care    heavens    hemingway science fiction    heritage    high fantasy    historical fiction    history    hoarders    homecoming    hoodoo    horror    horror literary fantasy    horror story    humanity    imagination    justice    kings    knots    language    legends    liche    literature    loss    love    magic    magicians    marbles    marriage relationships    mars    masks    medical research    memories    memory    men    miracles    monsters    mourning    museums    music    myth    native american folklore    necromancer    necromancers    necromancy    obsession    patriotism    patriots    personification    pets    picking    poverty    predators    protection    protest    race    radio    religion    resource    reunion    revenge    risen    robots    romance    rural    sacrifice    safari    salvation    satire    scary    school    sciece fiction and fantasy    science fiction    seance stories    shapeshifting    short fiction    short stories    short story    sickness    singularity    sisters    slavery    smoke    space    space exploration    space travel    speculative fiction    spies    stars    starships    stones    storytelling    strange    students    stunts    suburbia    summoning    suspense    tales from the darkside    talismans    talk show host    tattoos    terrible    terror    terrorism    tower    treasure    tribes    trust    truth    twilight zone    undead    unicorn    vaccination    value    values    video games    vintage    voodoo    war dogs    warlocks    water    weird fiction    white witch    worth    wraiths    writing    youth    zombies