Sunday, October 14, 2012

Free Fantasy and Horror Fiction and more

Some free items that are just too good to wait until Monday. Art from the latest Black Gate offering.

At Black Gate: “The Whoremaster of Pald” by Harry James Connolly. Fantasy.
     "My prison cell stank like a bird cage. It was terribly dark, and I listened for the sound of rats. I despise rats. I lay down on the wooden plank that would serve as my bed for the night. My bruised back throbbed, but at least I could still breathe. It’s always nice to breathe after a beating."
At L5R: "Seeds of Decay: the Mantis" by Seth Mason. Fantasy.
     "Daidoji Tametaka stood at the fore of Doji’s Virtue as it cut through the thickening sea air. The weather had been poor all day, and many of the Crane’s vessels in the sea south of the Colonies had returned to dock." 
At Mindflights: "The Cloak" by Davyne DeSye. Fantasy.
     "I love my grandmother dearly, despite the fact that, for quite some time, she has been possessed. My mother, who is a witch of an entirely different sort, has long since disowned Grams and forbidden me to see her."

Now Posted: Black Petals #61 featuring
  • Thoughts from the Road-Kenneth James Crist
  • Mars-News, Views and Commentary-by Chris Friend
  • Apt. 1B-Fiction by Brad Nies
  • Arkham-Fiction by Benjamin Blake
  • Blood-Fiction by Skadi meic Beorh
  • Comics-Fiction by Skadi meic Beorh
  • Elizabeth, the New Cassandra-Fiction by Corey Powell
  • New Glasses-Fiction by Kenneth James Crist
  • Piggies-Flash Fiction by Rob Bliss
  • Ronnie Earl Jenkins, Sanitation Engineer-Fiction by Kevin Meyer
  • Snail Mail-Fiction by Mayjor E. Johnson
  • The Thin Veil-Fiction by T. C. Clark
  • Poetry-Michael Mulvihill
  • Poetry-A. M. Sticke

Audio Fiction
At Beam Me Up:  "Welcome to Skull Island"  by Bart Meehan.
     "A bit of alternative timeline story in which Kong is real and resides on of course Skull Island in a very Juassic abode."
At Cast of Wonders: "Empty Pockets" (Part 1) by James Isaac. YA Fantasy.
    "Many of us have worked in a shop at some point, often as a first job. I worked in one of those shops where nobody came in to buy anything, yet somehow it stayed open. Mafia front? Eccentric millionaire owner? Doubtful. Probably it was due to extra dimensional magic. And that’s where ‘Empty Pockets’ comes in."
At LibriVox:  "Pariah Planet" (version 2) by Murray Leinster. Science Fiction.
     "When the blue plague appeared on the planet of Dara, fear struck nearby worlds. The fear led to a hate that threatened the lives of millions and endangered the Galactic peace."
At Atomic Kommie Comics: "Vampires of the Void" Sci-Fi. and "Moon Justice" Sci-Fi. Text.
At The Comic Book Catacombs:  Torga in "Bride of the Devil-Beast" Adventure 1953.
At The Horrors of It All: "Ghoul of the North / Return of the Ghoul" Horror.

At Dragonsfoot: "Shipwreck at Har's Point" by R. N. Bailey.
      "A few weeks ago a ship was wrecked off the hamlet of Har's Point. Rumours abound that the ships was carrying wealth, and the unhappy spirits of the dead sailors walk the nearby beaches. A 1st edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure designed for 4-6 player characters of levels 2-4 (about 12-16 character levels)."

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