Posts Tagged Short Stories

“Gravity” by Shani Greene-Dowdell

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Gravity

by Shani Greene-Dowdell

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Short Stories

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Keno Knight can’t stop the pull he feels when he’s around Laney Morrison. Something tugs at his heart when he sees the sadness in her eyes, and even in her smile. He wants to offer her more than her man is giving her, but not before she’s ready to accept it.

Laney Morrison made the biggest mistake of her life when she dropped out of college her senior year and married Barron. It didn’t take long for his possessive ways to turn to physical abuse and isolate her from everyone she knows and loves.

When Barron and Keno meet, it won’t be pretty. The battle for Laney’s heart is something both men are ready for, but is Laney willing to start all over again, or will she stay with what she knows?

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Revisiting The Writer’s Games

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Do you like to write short stories?

You do … but can you follow a prompt and write a story in 72 hours?

No, it’s not a trick question.

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“Tales of Ever After: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology”

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Tales of Ever After: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

by H. L. Burke, Alex McGilvery, L. Palmer, Kristen S. Walker, Gretchen E.K. Engel), Ashley Capes, Annie Louise Twitchell, Arthur Daigle, D. G. Driver (Author), J.M. Hackman, Sarah Ashwood, Savannah Jezowski, Kendra E. Ardnek, Emily Martha Sorensen, Lia London, E. J. Kitchens

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Mythology & Folktales/Fairy Tales/Short Stories & Anthology

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Rescue a princess, meet a mermaid, win your reward.

The authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy tackle fairy tales from once upon a time to happily ever after. Explore twists on old tales and brand new magical stories. Meet feisty mermaids, friendly lampposts, and heroes who just might be monsters themselves.

This fourth anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy will lead you on a quest for entertainment and storm the castle of your imagination. So make a wish and enter the deep dark woods to find stories that will make you laugh, shiver, and maybe even fall in love.

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“The Birthday of the World: And Other Stories” by Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Birthday of the World: And Other Stories

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Short Stories/Anthology

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For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity.

Here are stories that explore complex social interactions and troublesome issues of gender and sex; that define and defy notions of personal relationships and of society itself; that examine loyalty, survival, and introversion; that bring to light the vicissitudes of slavery and the meaning of transformation, religion, and history.

The first six tales in this spectacular volume are set in the author’s signature world of the Ekumen, “my pseudo-coherent universe with holes in the elbows,” as Le Guin describes it — a world made familiar in her award-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. The seventh, title story was hailed by Publishers Weekly as “remarkable . . . a standout.” The final offering in the collection, Paradises Lost, is a mesmerizing novella of space exploration and the pursuit of happiness.

In her foreword, Ursula K. Le Guin writes, “to create difference-to establish strangeness-then to let the fiery arc of human emotion leap and close the gap: this acrobatics of the imagination fascinates and satisfies me as no other.” In The Birthday of the World, this gifted literary acrobat exhibits a dazzling array of skills that will fascinate and satisfy us all.

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“Dark Designs from Kyrobooks: Spring 2017 Flash and Short Fiction Collection” by K.T. Rose:

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Dark Designs from Kyrobooks: Spring 2017 Flash and Short Fiction Collection

by K.T Rose

Genre: Horror/Suspense/Short Stories/Anthology

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In the Spring 2017 collection of dark short fiction from Kyrobooks, accidents happen and kids go without sleep. Myths are tested and victims are sought out.

A woman and her sister crash into a river. A boy dreads the visit of an unsolicited being.

Two brothers test a Christmas myth and get more than they bargain for.

A new mother takes a driving gig only to find herself at the mercy of a deranged gunman.

A couple have a much anticipated talk and a would-be serial killer stalks his next victim.

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“Even Salt Looks Like Sugar” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

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Even Salt Looks Like Sugar

by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

Genre: Genre Fiction/Short Reads/Coming of Age

99¢ PreOrder at time of posting! Releases 10/2/18!

Wanda wants nothing more than to escape the oppressive upbringing of life with her abusive foster mother. Miss Cassaundra manipulates the system by bringing lost children into her home turned whorehouse and collecting the money. Wanda knows what it’s like to be abandoned and has no doubt that Abby is Cassaundra’s next case. When an opportunity arises that could save them both, Wanda must find a way to get the paperwork that will secure their freedom. But Cassaundra’s got eyes everywhere and no one can be trusted when even salt looks like sugar.

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“Shaken: The Martini Lounge” by Ursula Sinclair

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“Shaken: Young Guns Book 1.5”

by Ursula Sinclair

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Suspense/Short Story/Erotica

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There’s something to be said for lust at first sight.

Redd wasn’t looking for Mr. Right but Mr. Right now. But the moment Nikko walked into her bar she felt that first rush of need. She wasn’t shy about getting what she wanted even if only for one night, which was all her chaotic lifestyle would allow. Besides, not many men wanted to date a woman who worked in a nightclub, even if she were the bartender. It tended to make them sneer. She didn’t know which was worse. When they found out she was part owner or when they found out she was a law student. That intimidated some. She didn’t really care.

Nikko wasn’t looking for anyone. His life was full as the senior associate at a law firm and he just found out he was being considered for partnership. His life was about to become even busier. Then something happened that left him shaken. What should have been one night of uninhibited pleasure became a weekend, then it became more. How did that happen? And did he want it to stop?

Shaken was previously part of the Club Prestige Collection. It is also book 1.5 in The Young Guns Series.

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