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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
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.
Meldom, thief, cutpurse and occasional assassin, is one of those who are snatched off the streets and put on trial by the Night Court. The accusation: murder. But while Meldom may have done many questionable things in the past, he knows that he did not commit this particular murder.
However, the Night Court is not inclined to believe him and so it’s up to Thurvok, Sharenna and Lysha to save him from the gallows.
This is a short story of 7100 words or 25 print pages in the Thurvok sword and sorcery series, but may be read as a standalone. Includes an introduction and afterword.
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.
Caught in a supermarket, when the alarm goes off, Luke and David admit some unspoken truths to each other before the bombs fall.
Four Minute Warning
Tracy and Jimmy know you can't survive a nuclear war, even if civil defence leaflets and radio broadcasts claim otherwise. So they head for the seaside to wait for the end of the world.
These are two short apocalyptic tales of 5700 words or approximately 20 print pages altogether.
Warning: These stories are very dark and contain quite a bit of swearing.
But life is dangerous in the ballet company of the Countess Rashkova, for even the slightest misstep is punished most harshly. And so Natasha and Irina find themselves thrown into a rat-infested cell deep beneath the elegant Palais Rashkov in St. Petersburg. But the dungeon is only the beginning, for the sadistic Countess Rashkova and her pet, the torturer Dimitri, are about to subject Natasha and Irina to the knout, that fiendish Russian whip whose caress was once considered a death sentence.
Warning: There is quite a bit of violence in this story, so sensitive readers should tread carefully.
This is a short story of 4600 words.
But on his way to his date, Richard happens upon a mugging in progress. Can he save the victim and make sure that young Thomas Walden has the chance to propose to his girlfriend? And will he make it to dinner with Constance on time?
This is a short Valentine's Day story of 7200 words or approx. 24 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.
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
Thurvok and his friends want to help her and save Tali. But slaying a dragon is difficult, not to mention dangerous.
This is a short story of 4500 words or 18 print pages in the Thurvok sword and sorcery series, but may be read as a standalone. Includes an introduction and afterword.
This is a novelette of 10500 words or approx. 35 print pages in the Thurvok sword and sorcery series, but may be read as a standalone. Includes an introduction and afterword.
You thought President Donald J. Trump was outrageous? See 13 fictional Trumps combat absurd enemies in these amazing 16 short stories — the BEST ever.
Some classy but most downright ludicrous, these tremendously winning stories are going to take care of your need for entertainment, Little Reader Man. Believe me!
We’re making fiction great again for billions and trillions of incredible readers just like you. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. Grab your copy now!
These stories are imploding, and soon will explode. To miss out would cause an absolute and total catastrophe. Buy the book now before the price goes up!
WARNING: Not suitable for low-energy types, weak men, losers, lightweights, zeros, Crazy Megyn, Crooked Hillary or Lyin’ Ted!
What are you waiting for? Do your thing, Little Reader Man!
But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is sceptical. Would a skilled herbalist like Eudora Pembroke really make such a beginner's mistake? And who might have had a motive to poison her?
This is a mystery novelette of 12500 words or approximately 45 print pages.