Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Freebies

A little bit of everything today!

• At Nightmare Magazine: "The Sign in the Moonlight" by David Tallerman. Horror.
     "You will have heard, no doubt, of the Bergenssen expedition—if only from the manner of its loss. For a short while, that tragedy was deemed significant and remarkable enough to adorn the covers of every major newspaper in the civilized world."

• At "The Hanging Game" by Helen Marshall. 
     "Sometimes a game, even a sacred game, can have far-reaching consequences. In bear country young Skye learns just how far she is willing to go to play the game properly in order carry on the traditions that came before her and will most likely continue long after she is gone."

Flash Fiction
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Audio Fiction
• At LibriVox: "Jetta of the Lowlands" by Ray Cummings. Science Fiction.
     "And the depths between? Unreal landscape! Mysterious realm which now we call the bottom of the sea! Worn and rounded crags; bloated mud-plains; noisome reaches of ooze which once were the cold and dark and silent ocean floor, caked and drying in the sun. And off to the south the little fairy mountain tops of the West Indies rearing their verdured crowns aloft."

• At The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: "All That Glitters" by Dan Rabarts. Steampunk.
       "Agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko, the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will test both agents and their equipment sorely."

• At Nightmare Magazine: "The Sign in the Moonlight" by David Tallerman. Horror.
     Described Above

• At StarShipSofa: "Jackie’s Boy" Part 1 by Steven Popkes. Science Fiction.
      "Michael fell in love with her the moment he saw her.The Long Bottom Boys had taken over the gate of the Saint Louis Zoo from Nature Phil’s gang. London Bob had killed in single combat, and eaten, Nature Phil. That, pretty much, constituted possession. The Keepers didn’t mind as long as it stayed off the grounds. So the Boys waited outside to harvest anyone who came out or went in."

• At Dragonsfoot: "F3: Adventure in Skull Pass"
     "While trading had been robust, the caravans have recently come under attack in Skull Pass by humanoids and their ogre leader Roark. The word has been put out for adventurers and for a bounty on the humanoids! This adventure is suitable for a party of 2-4 level adventurers and is a continuation of the Filbar series."

• At DriveThruRPG: Pathways #24.
      "a FREE collection of Pathfinder templates, encounters, variant monster rules, alternative racial traits, and favored class bonuses? If you say no designer Steven D. Russell and artist Ian Greenlee will send a Lustful Rakshasa after you (though you might like that)!Rite Publishing brings you Pathways, a free 'zine packed with plenty of Open Game Content for you to take to the table."

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