Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Free Fiction Links - Part One

More to come ASAP

• At Cast of Wonders: "The Dun Horse" by Edward Ahern.
     "Long ago in the Pawnee tribe there lived an old woman and her grandson, a boy of sixteen. These two had no living relatives in the tribe and were very poor. The rest of the tribe despised them for having nothing, not even family."

• At Daily Science Fiction: "Pythian Games" by Tom Doyle
     "At the first chill of winter in Delphi, Aristonike's husband was struck with fever and died. Aristonike washed his gnarled body with her calloused hands and placed one of their few coins in his mouth. Her two boys and their wives helped with careful piety, while her grandchildren squawked and squalled."

• At Night Shade Books: "In Metal, In Bone" by An Owomoyela.
      "That was the year the war got so bad in Mortova that the world took notice, after twenty years of a column inch here or there on the last pages of the international section. And that was the year Benine went to the front, to the dirt camp outside Junuus where Colonel Gabriel reigned."

Flash Fiction
  • At Every Day Fiction: "The Weathercock" by Christopher Owen. Fantasy.
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Containment" by Javen J. Science Fiction
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Fight Fan Love" by Michael F. da Silva. Science Fiction.
Audio Fiction
• At Cast of Wonders: "The Dun Horse" by Edward Ahern.
     Described Above.

• At Every Photo Tells: "The Last One To Leave" by A.F. Grappin.
     "A small being finds something worth living for in his deteriorating world. Or is it?"

• At LibriVox: "The Hour of the Dragon" by Robert E. Howard.
     "The long tapers flickered, sending the black shadows wavering along the walls, and the velvet tapestries rippled. Yet there was no wind in the chamber. Four men stood about the ebony table on which lay the green sarcophagus that gleamed like carven jade. In the upraised right hand of each man a curious black candle burned with a weird greenish light. Outside was night and a lost wind moaning among the black trees."

• At Pseudopod: "Bunraku" by David X. Wiggin. Horror.
     “’They make her look like just another beautiful young woman,’ the old man said, ‘but really she’s more beautiful than any woman could be. I suppose it wouldn’t be fair to expect a drawing to capture what even photograph couldn’t. She’s at her most beautiful when she’s moving. When she’s still, it’s like admiring an unbent bow or an unsheathed sword.’

• At Tales to Terrify: "The Indelible Strain of Company" by Gary Fry. Horror.
     No Description.

Other Genres


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Dave Tackett said...

Thanks Paul, you made my day!