Short Stories

  • Blood & Guts & Hexes: A Crystal Kingdom Short Story Collection

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    In the Crystal Kingdom, magic never lies far away.

    And neither does death.

     

    Short stories of blood and guts and hexes:

     

    • B’lubbid the Bone Fetcher
    • Onderswort
    • The Hobblesman
    • Dawn’s Siren
    • The Threaded Pit
    • Cloth. Skin. Blood. Bone.
    • Feast of Giving
    • The Eye
    • Village Of Ashes
    • The Whomping Whistle
    • Bloodied Snow

     

    Blood & Guts & Hexes: A Crystal Kingdom Short Story Collection

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  • Bullies, Snow and Magic: A Short Story Collection

     

    A gut-wrenching choice. Loneliness turned up to eleven. A snow-day revelation.

     

    And a mystical, long-haul flight.

     

    Stories to amaze, move and surprise.

     

    Includes ten short stories:

     

    • Graveyard Club
    • Nobody Ever
    • Rhys’s Friend
    • The Life Of My Night
    • Here But Not Here
    • Why My Parents Hate Me
    • Orphans
    • Alprisons
    • I Am NOT A Bicycle
    • Didn’t Know That

     

    Bullies, Snow and Magic: A Short Story Collection

     

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  • Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Five

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    Short stories to entertain, frighten and delight:

    Aliens. More than one parallel world. A manic, entertainment-driven civilisation. An automated hotel with a life-changing secret.

    And many more, including:

     

    • Suite Peace
    • Shallow Echoes Of A Dying Star
    • Copper World
    • Litters
    • Clearance
    • Other Lives
    • Colony C
    • Clean Teeth Of The Dispossessed
    • The Demented Puppeteer
    • Creeping Vines, Snagging Fangs
    • Last One Alive
    • Better Earth World BuilderTM
    • Beyond The Edge Of The Horizon

     

    Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Five

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  • Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Four

     

     

    CSFSSVOL4Cover-WebShort stories to beguile, confound and exhilarate:

    A regenerated human. A celebrity cult. A maniac on the Moon.

    And many more, including:

     

    • Intercepted
    • Smith
    • Population One
    • Rules Of The Tribe
    • Blood Storm
    • The Memory Farm
    • NukeTheWorld.com
    • The Meat Wagon
    • Music For Robot Lovers
    • The Church Of Ollie Field’s Double Chin
    • Symptoms Of A Disoccupied Mind
    • Last Page
    • The Transcendentalist
    • Encounter
    • Earthly Comforts

     

    Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Four

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  • Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume One

     

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    Short stories to entertain, frighten and delight:

    Aliens. More than one parallel world. A manic, entertainment-driven civilisation. An automated hotel with a life-changing secret.

    And many more, including:

     

    • Suite Peace
    • Shallow Echoes Of A Dying Star
    • Copper World
    • Litters
    • Clearance
    • Other Lives
    • Colony C
    • Clean Teeth Of The Dispossessed
    • The Demented Puppeteer
    • Creeping Vines, Snagging Fangs
    • Last One Alive
    • Better Earth World BuilderTM
    • Beyond The Edge Of The Horizon

     

    Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume One

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  • Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Three

     

    CSFSSVOL3Cover-WebShort stories to enrapture, astonish and elate:

    A far-future terrorist attack. A father making ends meet. Scared kids making a name for themselves. A doomed Martian expedition.

    And many more, including:

     

     

    • Every River Is A Road
    • T Is For Teetotalitarian
    • The Geyser Twirl
    • All The Right Friends
    • It’s Just Business, Baby
    • Martian Miracles
    • The End Man
    • Star Buy
    • Without A Summit
    • Bunker
    • Pickpocket
    • Soil
    • Protester
    • The Stars Are CCTV
    • The Steel Moon

     

    Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Three

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  • Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Two

     

    CSFSSVOL2Cover-WebShort stories to captivate, astound and satisfy:

    Reanimated dead. A citywide pursuit. A big sister’s nightmare. A political disaster in space.

    And many more, including:

     

    • A Modern Death
    • King Arthur’s Cosmic Quest
    • Cotton Wool Kids
    • The Chase
    • The Party Wall
    • Red Dust
    • Don’t Call Me Sci-Fi
    • Droning Conversations In Smoky Rooms
    • Heavenly Endings
    • Lunar Castle
    • An Open Letter To The General Populace
    • Birthday Party
    • City Of Penguins
    • It’s Not You It’s Me: An Intergalactic Break-Up
    • Interference
    • To Lunar Plains We Shall Go

     

    Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Two

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  • Crime And Creeps: A Short Story Collection

     

    Crime-And-Creeps-CoverWebMoney and miracles. Buried treasure. A spooky hotel.

    And a detective strives . . . for nothing?

     

    Mystery, suspense and horror short stories including:

     

    • Dragon On The Hill
    • Lodger
    • Voices From The Cornice
    • Invisible To The Night
    • Miracles
    • The Stoneman
    • Find Five Limbs
    • Tennis For Two
    • Nigel
    • Marsh

     

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  • Daymares: A Short Story Collection

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    Ghostly goings on. An interstellar war. Creepiness in the forest.

     

    And a matter of life or death.

     

    Stories from fantasy, and reality.

     

    Includes the short stories:

     

    Where Dreams Come From

    In The Shade

    Captain Lou & The Flatulent Cowboys

    Mistake

    The Suited Man

    Rebecca’s Party

    World Without Water

    Of Sand & Skulls

    Pirates’ Palace

    The Wispy Wail In The Midnight Glow

     

    Daymares: A Short Story Collection

     

     

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  • Dressed to Kill: An Anna Harris Collection

     

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    Snarky, ill-tempered and alone:

    Anna Harris kills for money.

     

    Weightier paycheques. Bigger risks. Longer bills.

    All in a day’s work for an assassin.

     

    Packed with suspense, thrills and murder, Dressed To Kill includes the short stories:

     

    • Drinks Cabinet
    • Hate Mail
    • Blood. Snow.
    • Domestic Goddess
    • The Range
    • Blue Lights
    • Hotel Paraiso
    • Hear Me
    • White Out
    • Vial Debt

     

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  • Eleven: A Short Story Collection

     

    Eleven-CoverWebA fledgling private investigator. Terror from the past. A remote, and mysterious island.

    And a killer loose on a submarine.

     

    Eleven short stories of crime, suspense and outright horror:

     

    • Submarine
    • The Man In the Murderer
    • Polar Hell
    • Life’s Little Miseries
    • Never-Ending Tree House
    • Leaden Fingers Twisted
    • Snail Trail
    • Scrape
    • Snapping Teeth
    • Turbulent Strides Dandy
    • Avenue Of Broken Glass

     

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  • Getting into the Game: A Zak Steepleman Short Story Collection

     

    Zak Steepleman discovers a world beyond.

    A world of fantasy, magic and virtual reality.

    A world hidden within his video-game console.

     

    Hell Spawn. Fairies. Frustration.

     

    Cutting-edge gameplay.

     

    And a hero bites back.

     

    Includes the short stories:

     

    The Gatling Gun of Hell

    Whistling Kingdom

    Bubbling Morons

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    Dust Devil

    Chess Knight

    The Fourteenth Floor

    Elven Hour

    Mr Tuxedo Man

    The Chill

     

    Getting into the Game: A Zak Steepleman Short Story Collection

     

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  • Guynur Schwyn: A Short Story Collection

     

    GuynurSchwynCover-WebSchwyn: a world parallel to our own.

    A world aflame with intrigue . . . and magic.

    And a world torn apart by curiosity.

     

    Tales of morals, destiny, and crooked lives.

     

     

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  • Heart of Flame: The Fifth Crystal Kingdom Novel

     

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    Great danger lurks at the fringes of the Kingdom of Shellacnass.
    A danger which even Hilda—daughter of Ma’reygar, the most powerful mage of his time—would be foolish to ignore.

    And it would be more foolish still to believe she has escaped the past.

    Because it’s one thing to run, and quite another to hide . . .

     

    An action-packed fantasy adventure.

     

    Heart Of Flame: The Fifth Crystal Kingdom Novel

     

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  • Kindness And Happenstance: A Short Story Collection

     

    KindnessAndHappenstanceCover-WebA brother-sister dilemma. Ill-thought-out male-bonding. Bizarre events at the football. And time well spent, alone.

     

    Fifteen oddball and heartfelt short stories from the muddled mind of TJ Bainz, including:

     

    • The Sister, She Approaches
    • Heavy Hangs The Hammer
    • Return Unopened
    • Last Giant
    • You Are Not Gladiators
    • Nobody Likes A Quitter
    • When The Prime Minister Sneezes
    • Match Of The Season: His
    • Match Of The Season: Hers
    • Another Night, Another Occasion
    • Operation
    • Don’t Tell Me I’m Not Okay
    • Tiny Chow
    • All These Adoring Multitudes
    • Uncle Victor

     

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  • Letters To Another: A Short Story Collection

    LettersToAnotherCover-WebA rotten business scheme has its advantages. Traditional bails out modern. One last payday . . . one last humiliation. And a classic example of passive-aggressive parenting.

     

    Seventeen oddball and heartfelt short stories from the muddled mind of TJ Bainz, including:

     

    • The Lunch Crowd
    • The Divisive Chorus
    • Why Pigs Don’t Fly
    • Gotta Have Clean Teeth
    • Nobody Thinks About Factories
    • Another Month, Another Death
    • Bleeding Hearts Club
    • Nothing Perpetual
    • Whereas
    • The Unlikely Bibles
    • Sports Agent
    • St Clerk’s
    • Wrecking Ball
    • The Hamfists
    • Death To Reductionist Cinema
    • Speaking Of Angels
    • Five Suits & A Coffee Cup

     

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  • Lost In The Dark: A Short Story Collection

     

    Lost-in-the-Dark-CoverWebMissing people. A broken brain.

    And the past, present and future make a return.

     

    Short stories of mystery, suspense and horror, including:

     

    • Dragon On The Hill
    • Lodger
    • Voices From The Cornice
    • Invisible To The Night
    • Miracles
    • The Stoneman
    • Find Five Limbs
    • Tennis For Two
    • Nigel
    • Marsh

     

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  • Only The Moon: A Short Story Collection

    OnlyTheMoonCover-WebUndiscovered worlds, unknown beings, the supernatural:

     

    What dwells just beneath.

     

    A short story collection of moonlight and mania, including:

     

    • While You Were Sleeping
    • Kingdoms
    • Crumble
    • Dreamweaver
    • The Subconscience
    • Brothers Of Siege
    • My Mother, My Good Omen
    • A Bolo Tie In Time
    • The Beleaguered Butler
    • A Cup Of Smile
    • Happy Town
    • “Freedom!” The Toaster Replied
    • Do Not Speak Ill Of The Dead
    • Tick, Tick, BOOM!
    • Gurney
    • Underground Dreaming
    • What A Degree In Clemency Taught Me

     

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  • Starlight Tonight: A Short Story Collection

     

    A heart-breaking goodbye. Brother to the rescue. An interstellar recruit. Tragedy close to home.

    And an advertisement turns out to tell the truth . . . for once.

     

    Stories from this world, and beyond . . .

     

    Includes ten short stories:

     

    Farewell To My Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero
    The Devil Is My Leopard
    Nick’s Journey
    Fetch
    Mail-Order Martian
    Soldier To The Stars
    Identity Is Theft
    The Fight
    Zombies Are Overrated And Boring
    Invite Them In

     

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  • Stories from the World of Ethereal: A Short Story Collection

     

    002EtherealShorts3Web7Ethereal: a land far, far away . . . as luck would have it.

    Includes five short stories from the world of Ethereal:

    •     Dishwaster

    •     Bald Poet

    •     The Grotesque

    •     Prince Courtney

    •     Divus and Doris

    A collection of light-hearted stories from a place that, most likely,  doesn’t exist.

    And that’s probably for the best.

     

    Stories from the World of Ethereal: A Short Story Collection

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  • Tavern Tales: An Arkle Wright Short Story Collection

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    Meet Arkle Wright:

    Space smuggler. Ship lover.

    Body odour.

    And a life-long romance with the Quick Buck.

     

    In Tavern Tales, join Arkle in action-packed short stories from a seriously messed-up universe, including:

     

    • Morning People
    • The Tourist
    • Band of Liars
    • Lubbardly Cowards
    • The Disguised Sound
    • Lapland-18
    • The Lewd Larkhouse
    • Planet of Misery
    • The Specimen
    • Truthsayers Convention

     

    Tavern Tales: An Arkle Wright Short Story Collection

     

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  • The Mind’s Aspiration: A Short Story Collection

    TheMindsAspirationCover-WebAncestors, in the strangest of places. A furry miracle. Sports journalism logs a new low. And the perfect summer job?

     

    Sixteen oddball and heartfelt short stories from the muddled mind of TJ Bainz, including:

     

    • A Silent Company
    • An Invention Hopefully Not Too Late For Its Time
    • Fire In Autumn
    • Jumped-Up Kids Most Likely On Drugs
    • Library Of Love
    • Too Short, Too Tall
    • Playground
    • Mediterranean Arms
    • Love Should Never Wait
    • Pedestal
    • Father’s Watching
    • Blankety White
    • Only Playing Alone
    • Bless The Bunnies
    • Back In Touch
    • Boring People, Spectacular Clothes

     

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  • The Psychopathic Social Network: A Short Story Collection

     
    ThePsychopathicSocialNetworkCoverWebBad things happen with organisation.

    True evil comes with a network.

     

    With no one to stop them, no one shall know the depth of terror . . . and psychopathy shall reign.

     

    A series of five short stories:

     

    Mr Sorrow & The Idiot Box

    Mrs Dream & The Honey Pot

    Mr Elbow & The Sunshine Machine

    Doctor Rain & The Gutter

    Mr Doom & The Black

     

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  • Trench Coat Country: A Bradshaw Collection

     

     

    Trench-Coat-Country-CoverWebBradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind.

     

    He goes it alone to solve crimes which require more than mere common sense . . . and go beyond the remit of standard police procedure.

     

    A collection of mystery short stories, including:

     

    • Case Number One
    • Taking Care Of The Neighbours
    • Death & The Duchess
    • Tied To Life, United In Death
    • Breakfast Beyond
    • Lamping The Lunk
    • Dead Man’s Tale
    • The City She Stands Naked

     

     

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