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Hugh Howey launched the idea on Kboards, a forum for Kindle readers, but also the meeting place of an active community of indie writers.
The result is this anthology of 101 very short stories by 101 authors.
To make it more attractive for you, the reader, we set ourselves a limit of a thousand words. You should be able to read each story in under five minutes — on your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet at home or in the office, but also on your smartphone, on the go, while you are commuting or waiting at a coffee shop for your significant other to arrive.
We included as many genres as we could. We hope that maybe, with only five minutes of your time on the line that would otherwise be wasted anyway, you'll be tempted to venture outside your comfort zone and try out some new genres and new authors.
Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd investigates and quickly realises that there is more to this case than meets the eye.
This is a mystery novelette of 8500 words or approx. 27 print pages.
Warning : There are some rude words in this story.
The Guardian is an anthology of eleven science fiction short stories by writers from across the globe. It is part of the Newcomer series of scifi anthologies.
The stories are:-
Awakening - Alasdair Shaw
The Lattice - Jeff Tanyard
Biting Shadow - C Gold
Gate of Dreams - Rick Partlow
The Following Star - Elizabeth Baxter
The Renewal - Zen DiPietro
Stowaway - Benjamin Douglas
Baptism of Fire - Cora Buhlert
Sleeping Giant - Andrew Vaillencourt
We Have the Stars - JJ Green
Warning Signs - Edward M Grant
It's Christmas time in the permanently fog-shrouded seaside town of Hallowind Cove, which is also known as the "Harbour of the Weird".
Rachel Hammersmith is new to Hallowind Cove and has recently taken over the bakery on Gloomland Street, after Marie Percht, the previous owner, retired.
However, Marie Percht didn't tell Rachel everything, when she retired. She didn't mention the fog, for starters, and she also didn't mention that her bakery plays a vital role during the Christmas season and not just as a provider of holiday cookies either.
For the Krampus, a yuletide monster from alpine folklore, is coming to Hallowind Cove. And the only thing that can keep him from wrecking the town and ruining Christmas are pastries baked according to a secret recipe. Unfortunately, Rachel has no idea what the recipe is.
However, with the help of fellow newcomer Paul MacQuarie, Rachel will bake up a storm to pacify Krampus and save Christmas.
This is a novelette of 9300 words or approximately 32 pages in the Hallowind Cove series, but may be read as a standalone.
24 Extremely Short Halloween Stories for your Briefest Moments
From a Hillary Clinton stripper to mythical beast-women in the harsh Scandinavian tundra and from an unusual band of steadfast teddy bears to the last man in zombie-occupied Chicago, fill your briefest moments with pulse-pounding frights and off-beat chuckles with this collection of 24 flash fiction stories.
Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.
You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.
Monster Maelstrom, the second anthology in the Flash Flood series, is a hand-picked selection of master works in humor, horror and fantasy themed for Halloween and guaranteed to keep you engaged.
Sign up now to get free copies of book 1, Bite-Sized Stories, and future flash fiction anthologies themed for Christmas, Valentine's Day, May the 4th and Independence Day.
Die kostenlose Selfpublisher-Anthologie: 84 Autorinnen und Autoren stellen sich anhand aktueller Kurzgeschichten von maximal 1.000 Wörtern vor.
Ideal zur Überbrückung kurzer Wartezeiten, im Bus, in der S- und U-Bahn, im Wartezimmer, in der Mittagspause ...
Unterschiedliche Schreibstile und verschiedene Genres laden zum Stöbern und Schmökern ein.
Mit Geschichten von:
Phil Humor · Melissa David · Michael Paul · K.C. Stevens · Carola Wolff · Rich Schwab · John McLane · Silvia Nagels · May B. Aweley · Karina Reiß · Bettina Kiraly · Frank Böhm · Katharina Cubin · E. Sawyer · Mike Scholz · Nessa Notedigo · Monika Baitsch · Beatrix Lohmann · Valerie le Fiery · D.C. Hubbard · Moa Graven · Sabine Schulter · Andalie Herms · L.R. Bäuml · Simon Savier · Jonas Kissel · Adelheid von Theilenberg · Markus Dittrich · G. Greschke-Begemann · Bettina Wohlert · Ilona Bulazel · Elfie Nadolny · Laura Mench · Marla Lovett · Shehera Connor · Dagmar Finger · Joachim Harksen · Maria C. Brosseit · Melanie Neubert · Sonja Rabaza · Burkhard Tomm-Bub · Nicole de Virgiliis · Martin Maier · Charlotte da Silva · Jörg Krämer · Sabine Hennig-Vogel · T. S. Bordemé · Katrin Lachmann · Tim Jöris · Birgit Otten · Peter Brentwood · Laura Gambrinus · Kirsten Harder · Klara Bellis · K.D. Hendriks · Henry D. Rottler · Ele Wolff · Angela Planert · Leo Tiresias · David May · M.P. Anderfeldt · Waltraud Lang · Katja Fischer · Robert Friedrich von Cube · Cora Buhlert · Jill J. Jenkins · Ludmilla Dümichen · Astrid Rose · Lisa Diletta · Haiko Herden · Sal Rowney · Cornelia Rückriegel · Erika Eisenlöffel · Jörg Luzius · Petra Arentzen · Sara Puland · Claudia Dahinden · Marcel Meder · Valerie Oak · Lefty E. Ria · Stefanie Droßel · Gabriele Steiniger · Stefanie Maucher · Mika M. Krüger
Space opera, military science fiction, alien invasions, hostile planets, sword and sorcery, pulp thrillers, men's adventure, murder mysteries, cozy fantasy, historical romance – we have all that and more.
Meet Anjali and Mikhail, soldiers on opposite sides of an intergalactic war, who fall in love across enemy lines. Follow along with the rebellion against the Fifth Human Empire. Explore what happened on June 9th, 1956, the day the saucers came. Follow the people on the planet Iago Prime as they try to maintain old world traditions in their new home. Watch Alfred and Bertha, an ordinary married couple, as they live their marvellous twenty-first century life. Follow Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd of the London Metropolitan Police and her team, as they solve crimes. Watch Two-Fisted Todd Donavan, international troubleshooter, as he travels the world in the 1960s to solve other people's problems. Meet Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp author by day and the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer by night, as he fights crime and corruption in Depression era New York City. Follow Thurvok the sellsword and his friends, as they seek treasures, fight monsters and help those in need. Visit Hallowind Cove, the permanently fog-shrouded seaside town, where strange things keep happening.
Enjoy twelve novellas, novelettes and short stories in five genres.
Contains the following stories:
• Evacuation Order
• Baptism of Fire
• Mercy Mission
• Acacia Crescent
• Valentine’s Day on Iago Prime
• The Four and a Half Minute Boiled Egg
• The Cork and the Bottle
• The Crawling Death
• Countdown to Death
• The Valley of the Man Vultures
• The Revenant of Wrecker’s Dock
• The Kiss of the Executioner’s Blade
Funny, touching, titillating and suspenseful, there's a story for every adult reader in For Whom the Bell Trolls, a unique, illustrated "antrollogy" by 24 international authors. Arranged from light to meaty fare, the book's "menu" offers up fanciful and farcical stories, family-oriented tales, romance, mystery, even magically surreal literary stories -- starring all sorts of trolls, from the all-too-real Internet variety to the man-eating, bridge-dwelling trolls of legend.
If you try to summon a demon to grant you your heart's fondest desire, you'd better get your Latin right…
When studying ancient grimoires, it's never a good idea to actually read the contents out loud or you might just cause the end of the world…
Following your grandma's heirloom recipe might just conjure up something other than marinara sauce…
Four short humorous horror tales of rituals gone very wrong by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert of 5800 words or approx. 20 print pages altogether.
The house at Green Corner has been standing there for fifty years now, surrounded by a tall fence and even taller hedges. And at dawn, bats flutter around the overgrown garden. No one has ever seen the owner of the house, let alone spoken to them. But early one morning, paper girl Maddie decides to venture beyond the tall hedges on a dare and finds something very unexpected…
Two modern vampire tales by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert of 5000 words or approx. 18 print pages altogether.
From childhood on, Ann has been told to never ever go alone into the woods. But when her little son runs away, Ann has no choice. She must venture into the forest to save Florentijn from the creatures that live in the woods surrounding the village of Doodenbos.
This is a historical horror short story of 3000 words or approx. 12 pages.
But on the day they are supposed to be evicted, a flying saucer from outer space appears in the sky above Willowbrook Farm…
This is a short story of 2700 words or approx. 10 print pages in the The Day the Saucers Came… series, but may be read as a standalone.