Welcome back to another day of freeness. While the e-fiction category is a bit small today, other categories make up the slack. The comics section is well stocked, as is the gaming section, non-RPG gamers might still enjoy the Agora boardgame, and the irregular category is here today. Also, I'm very happy to anounce the Flash Fiction category, a whole category dedicated to my personal hero Flash Gordon!
What? That's not what Flash Fiction means? Well flaming febelcarbs, what am I going to say about it? Well, whatever it is, it's here.
"The Enormous Room" by H. L. Gold and Robert Wilson Krepps, from Amazing Stories Oct.-Nov. 1953.
"The orange-blue rolling stock hit the bottom, slammed around a turn and shot upward again, the wind of its passage whistling boisterously. But by then there were none to hear the wind, to feel the gust of it in watered eyes or open shouting mouths. The cars were empty."
At Munseys HERE and Project Gutenberg HERE.
At Paizo.com, chapter two of "The Walkers from the Crypt" by Howard Andrew Jones.
"Elyana was eager to keep moving; she meant to lose the Galtans only after she'd led them deeper into the woods, but she hadn't reckoned on them pressing so close. Perhaps the sight of their quarry fleeing before them on the plain had excited them, for they were now crashing through the brush a few bowshots behind with almost reckless intensity."
At StarShipSofa, episode #179 featuring "The Sandal-Bride" by Genevieve Valentine, an interview with John Joseph Adams, and More.
Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.
At the Internet Archive, A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., dramatized by John Reed, and produced at WHA by Carl Schmidt and Marv Nunn.
"Set in a Roman Catholic monastery in the desert of the southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war, the story spans thousands of years as civilization rebuilds itself."
In ogg and MP3 download HERE.
Flash Fiction "He'll save with a mighty hand (he'll save with a mighty hand); He'll save with a mighty hand (he'll save us); Every man every woman every child; With a mighty Flash a-ah"
@Daily Science Fiction, "I is for Inertia" by Tim Pratt, Jenn Reese, Heather Shaw, Greg van Eekhout
@Every Day Fiction, "Will Work For Food" by James C.G. Shirk
@Flashes in the Dark, "The Priest and His Demon-Hunting Dog" by C.D. Goble
@Flashes in the Dark, "Second-Hand Soul" by Lori Titus.
@365 tomorrows, "The Mantinai" by Edd Vick
At A Character for Every Game, "Stag Centaurs" a monster for Labyrinth Lord (or early D&D editions).
"Although imbued with even more natural armament than normal centaurs, stag centaurs are at least as non-aggressive as their typical kin."
At Cheapass Games, four free games to download, including Agora "the ever-changing Ancient Greek Marketplace. It's a wide-open space filled with chaos and commerce. And it's what you're afraid of when you have agoraphobia."
In PDF downloads HERE [via freewargamesrules]
At Sham's Grog 'n Blog, "One-Hundred NPC Personalities" a nice little "on-the-fly random determination of NPC personality types/traits." Good for pretty much any RPG.
At A Hamsterish Hoard of Dungeons and Dragons, a pair of D&D compatible spells "Shining Tear of Time" and "Snapping Clockwork Teeth"
Online HERE or follow the thread for more spells here.
At Diversions of the Groovy Kind, a creepy, werewolf tale "A Change of Identity"
At Four-Color Shadows, a rare, made for comics Brick Bradford tale fron 1967. Bradford was a "second string version of Flash Gordon."
At The Comic Book Catacombs, The prehistoric adventures of Tor in “Isle of Fire” (May 1954)
At The Horrors of It All, "House for Sale" and "The Burning Flame" a pair of horror tales from Mystic #8 (May 1952).
At CrimeWAV, The Immortal Game by Mark Coggins is being serialized in audio format.
"It's a true find, a well-written and sophisticated addition to the heralded San Francisco private-detective story…a panoramic tour de force" and selected it as a book of the year."
In MP3 downloads, Parts ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR. (likely R rated)
At 19 Nocturne Boulevard, "A Jury of Her Peers" (adapted from a play and short story by Susan Glaspell, published in 1917).
"In the horse and buggy days, a sheriff probes the motive behind a man's murder. "
Audio drama in MP3 download HERE.
At the author's website, "Discovery" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, first published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, November, 2008.
"Pita Cardenas has taken the case of her life. The only attorney in small Rio Gordo, she has decided to fight the biggest railroad company in the state to get compensation for the widow of a man who may have raced a train. He’s guilty—or is he?"
Online HERE until 14 March 2011.
At the Internet Archive, The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935).
"A crooked nightclub owner (Lon Chaney Jr.), pretending to go straight, is forced to kill a henchman when the latter tries to run off with the gang's latest haul."
In ogg, MPEG4, and DivX downloads HERE.