Friday, July 15, 2011

Free SF, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction - 15 July 2011

Just some more great free fiction, audio fiction, and flash fiction.

Today's illustration is for the latest issue Theaker's Quarterly Fiction, which is linked below.

@Ray Gun Revival: "Godot Isn’t Coming" by Eric Del Carlo. Science Fiction.
"'Not a ship,' I pointed out, as we slogged on through damp, infested purple fronds. 'A bugboat. Godot is alive.'"

@Daily Science Fiction: "Filling up the Void" by Richard E. Gropp. "Caution Contains Mature and Potentially Disturbing Content."
"There were other genemods at my coming out party--a girl with blue skin and tentacles, an eight-foot-tall man with rippling muscles and violet eyes, a pristine-faced girl with angelic wings--but I got most of the attention."
Now Posted Theakers Quarterly #37. Fantasy. Horror. Featuring:
Apoidroids” by Douglas Thompson. “Make It Sacred” by Mike Sweeney. “The Last Testament” by Rafe McGregor. “Curios” by Ben Kendall-Carpenter. “The Model of a Boy” by Alex Smith. “Harrowing of the Barrow” by Skadi meic Beorh. “Devilry at the Hanging Tree Inn” by David Tallerman. “The Watchman” by Chris Roper.
Now Posted: Black Petals #56. Horror. SF. Weird. Featuring:
"Boxes" by Paul Strickland. "Catching Up with an Old Friend" by Paul Newman. "Harlot"by Gary Every. "Hopi Deer" by Gary Every. "A Walk in the Snow" by Paul Strickland & A. M. Stickel. "No Free Lunch" by Paul Strickland. "The Claeaner and the Collector" by Mike Mulvihill. "The End-Fiction" by Sally Angel. "The Shape" by Mike Aronovitz. "Time Share" by Cindy Rosmus. "Beyond the Falls & Blackrobe" by A. M. Stickel, "City Lights (Plus)-Six Poems" by Michael Mulvihill.
Serial Fiction
@Author's Site: "The Journals of Doctor Mormeck (Mountain)(Stolen Document)" by Jeff VanderMeer. Science Fiction.
"Travelers still cross over in a one-to-one ratio with bioneered neuro-controllers that ease the transition from devouring and into contamination and reconstitution. Walking ghosts. Zombies."
@White Wolf: "Silent Knife, part 13" by David Nurenberg. Horror. Urban Fantasy,
"Ariadne shook her head, white paint chips spraying from her hair. Instinctively, she reached to the guitar case that should have been on her back, only to feel her splayed fingers grasp air. Of course, she had left her sword back at the sanctuary. It had seemed so easy at the time, like discarding clothes that no longer fit. Now, she felt as if she were missing a limb."

@Escape Pod: "Stone Wall Truth" by Caroline Yoachim, read by Heather Welliver. Science Fiction.
"Njeri sewed the woman together with hairs from a zebra tail. Her deer-bone needle dipped under the woman’s skin and bobbed back out. The contrast of the white seams against her dark skin was striking."
@Pseudopod: "The Talisman" by Heather McDougal, read by Heather Welliver. Horror.
"They were no longer yelling, or even talking, but moved down the hill with a curiously desperate stride, their arms flung up as they slipped and slid in the leaves, their anoraks glaring harshly in the monochrome of the forest. There were people behind them, large shapes in odd colors, moving more carefully but just as swiftly."
@Lovecraft eZine: "Allure" by Josh Wagner. Horror.
"When the creature washed up on our shore, I was among the first witnesses."
@Beware the Hairy Mango: "Jimmy Holds the Line" by Matthew Sanborn Smith. Weird.

Serial Audio

@Classic Tales Podcast: "The Mark of Zorro (part 2 of 9)" by Johnston McCulley, read by B.J. Harrison. Adventure.
"Don Diego Vega seeks a wife in the spirited Senorita Lolita Pulido. But the senorita is not to be won simply by the promise of wealth and position. Perhaps Senor Zorro will have better success"
@Guild of Cowry Catchers: Cowry Catchers Book 3 – Episode 10. Fantasy.

@Daily Science Fiction: "Blink" by Carol Hassler.
@Daily Science Fiction: "Off the Shelf" by Gaea Dill-D'Ascoli.
@Eschatology: "Unsinkable Love Boat of Love" by Colleen Chen. Horror.
@Every Day Fiction: "For Better or Worse" by Carla Sarett. Science Fiction.
@Flashes in the Dark: "Frat Boys and Vampires" by Henry Gribbin. Horror.
@Flashes in the Dark: "Shutter Oyster" by Catherine Batac Walder. Horror.
@Flashes in the Dark: "It's in the Stars" by Lori Titus. Horror.
@Mindflights: [poem] "My Unicorn" by Martin Elster. Fantasy.
@365 tomorrows: "Cut Short" by Michael F. da Silva. Science Fiction.
@365 tomorrows: "Cryo Me a River" by Ossian Ritchie. Science Fiction.
@365 tomorrows: "Atmosphere" by Charlotte Lenox. Science Fiction.
@Weirdyear: "Airfare" by T F Rhoden.
@Yesteryear Fiction: "The Eight Thousand And Third Day" by Madeline Dyer. Fantasy.

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