Rosdan Press

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This is a micro press created specifically to republish stories by Michelle Sagara and Michelle West.
Turn of the Card
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A short story of 10k words, originally published in Tarot Fantastic, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Lawrence Schimel. Shelagh was a mother, living with a husband she adored. Now, she lives alone. Her husband remains convalescent in a care facility, wordless and unable to walk. All of the promise of life, of future, is gone, and she wants n
Choice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A short story of 9.5k words. Set in the expansive universe of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar. Kelsey works in an inn. She’s yearned and waited much of her life for a companion to walk past the gates, choose her, and carry her into a heroic, useful life. This doesn’t happen. It never has. But she does meet a companion and her herald, Carris—the latter injured, with a mission
When a Child Cries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A short story of 6k words. Originally published in Phantoms of the Night, edited by Richard Gilliam & Martin H. Greenberg. A lone man enters a church to confess: he has murdered his wife. Why?
Ghostwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Originally published in Enchanted Forests, ed. Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg. A short story of 9k words A young man is visiting his sister at her cottage—in the middle of a bitterly cold winter. Who does that? But he’s here, in a winter forest, with his sister … and shambling corpses that seem to follow him wherever he goes. What happened here? Why are they after him?
The Hidden Grove
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A short story of 5k words, originally published in Witch Fantastic, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg. A young office worker overlooks a standing grove of weeping willows. She can hear the weeping of children she can’t see, can’t touch, can’t reach. No one else can hear them. Who are they? Why are they crying?
What She Won't Remember
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
A short story of 6.5k words, originally published in Alternate Outlaws, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg. When the heart of her writing and her work is denigrated, a tired, exhausted writer is drawn into a game that feels like freedom by a man who says civilization is based not on civility, but fear. The fearless can do anything. Anything at all.
Winter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Originally published in Deals with the Devil, ed. Mike Resnick, Martin H. Greenberg and Loren D. Estheman. Short story of 6k words. Even devils grow bored, and Aazian is among the oldest. He is hunting unusual souls, and finds one. What will he do when a mortal asks of him something he's never been asked?
Four Attempts at a Letter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2020 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Originally published in Mike Resnick’s By Any Other Fame. 3k words. An alternate history, near the dawn of Israel, just after word of an assassination has arrived. Golda Meier must write one necessary, difficult letter.
Hunger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story of 4k words When he first saw the starving foreign child, he was five years old; the next time he saw her, he was six—and she was a ghost. A ghost who came at the start of every Christmas, lingering for twelve days before she once again left him in peace. Why did she choose to haunt him? And what, in the end, must he do to give the the peace they both deserve?
For the Love of God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A short story of 4.5k words A young Henry. A young Thomas of London. One, by politics, determination, and birth, the King, and one, a commoner, and outsider at Court. We know how their friendship played out, in the end: with the murder of Thomas Beket. But where would the friendship have ended had the murder not occurred, had there been no death in the cathedral?
Shadow of a Change
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A short story of 5k words. April Stevens works, day in and day out, in an office, part of the secretarial pool. There is nothing remarkable about her life; it is pristine, organized, ordered. She dislikes change, dislikes the unpredictable. But she is changing, and in ways that she can’t predict, doesn’t understand, and can no longer hide...
Gifted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story of 5k words. The third wish is always death to a Genie, and now only one Genie remains. He has hidden his power and denied the use of his wishes for millennia, because he wants to live. But one night, after millennia of care, he thoughtlessly grants the wish of an old woman...
Birthnight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story of 6k words On the night Christ was born, he received many visitors, and among those, unchronicled, the vast host of legendary creatures who still roamed the world: the dragon, the unicorn, the phoenix, and the Queen of all Faerie, to name only a few. Called by a strange, unknown constellation, they are drawn to the child whose birth would herald the start of a new age
The Memory of Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,790. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Novella of 21k words. Gilafas ADelios, the man who rules the Guild of Makers, is one of the most powerful men in the Empire. Cessaly is its newest apprentice, a wild, fey girl with a gift for creation. On the eve of the failure of the two great artifacts given the Kings centuries past, the fate of the Empire rests on the shoulders of Gilafas and a girl who can hear the voices of ancient stone.
Warlord
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Novelet of 12k words. Avandar Gallais is a domicis, and he has served Jewel ATerafin since she was sixteen. Long before he was a servant, he was known as The Warlord. He built and ruled empires--but there are reasons he chose a life of service. Those reasons are the core of this story, which takes place before and around the events of the novel House Name.
The Weapon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A novella of 13k words. Emily Dontal is the godborn daughter of The Mother—one of the only godborn children allowed to survive in the Barony of Breton. She prays to the goddess for a child. But the child she is given in answer to her prayers is not godborn; she comes not from the goddess but from the barony's brutal rules.
The Black Ospreys
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,850. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Black Ospreys were a war-time unit, created in the heart of the Dominion of Annagar at the behest of one of the Empire’s three Commanders. They did what the rest of the army couldn’t—or wouldn’t—do and their colors became the only ones feared by the Southerners. Framed by the events of the final battle in The Sun Sword, this is the story of the formation of the Black Ospreys.
Huntbrother
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
An old story: Girl who must marry for duty falls in love with boy who cannot fulfill that duty. The boy goes away to war, and war takes him; he never returns. But this story is slightly different. The boy was given leave to return, in the casement of his god’s flesh, and the girl, leave to spend one night with him. The night was glorious. The morning was terrible. And after? This story.
Echoes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by Rosdan Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Kallandras is a Master Bard, often sent by the Bardmaster into war zones - because he always survives. Set during the trek through the Sea of Sorrows, this is the story of Kallandras’ youth, in the labyrinths of the Brotherhood of Assassins.

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