Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Freebies

Another roundup of great free science fiction, fantasy, and horror, as well as few from other genres.

• At Daily Science Fiction: "Never Leave Me" by Michelle Ann King. 
      "Katrine grew up with the stories, she knew them as well as her own name. First there was true love's kiss, then the fair maiden became the radiant bride, and she lived happily ever after."

• At Phantasmacore: "Alistair’s Magnets"  by Mathew Allan Garcia.
     "“This one’s amazing,” I said, the morning of the incident, and pulled the wooden magnet from the fridge. I turned it around in my hand."

• At The WiFiles: "The Exploding Capsule" by Lindsey Soltis,  Speculative Fiction.
      "Larkin knelt down beside me. Together we dug up what looked like a large blob of metal, but upon closer examination turned out to be some type of electronic devise, or a couple welded together."

• At Wily Writers: "Beached" by Nicole Feldringer,
      "When the last of the sea ice disappears, Nattiq must decide whether her future lies in her seal skin … or in a different form entirely."

Flash Fiction
Audio Fiction

• At Cast of Wonders: "Dragonomics" by Lance Schonberg. YA Fantasy.
     "A tiny echo of breath down one of the small ventilation tunnels pulled Kahruk from sleep. Keeping the cavern from becoming too stuffy in warmer months, the tunnels also had the disadvantage of being large enough to let in anything smaller than two cows walking abreast. But prey didn’t come to him very often so he kept his eyes closed, holding as still as possible. Something itched in the back of his skull."

• At Beam Me Up: "The Hunted" by Robert Lee Fraizier.
      "concerning a bounty hunter and his "prey" who develop a most unusual relationship."

• At Cthulhu: "The House on the Borderland, part 25 " by William Hope Hodgson. Horror.
     No Description.

• At Every Photo Tells: "The Lab (Part 2)" by Katharina Bordet.
     "Space travel, a run-down house in Milan, far too much laundry and a hot cup of coffee. What do these things have to do with the discovery of time-travel? Join the crew of The Robin to find out…"

• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs:   "Episode 14 - The Beasts of Tarzan"
      Chapter XIV – “Alone in the Jungle” 

• At LibriVox: The Gods of Pegāna by Lord Dunsany. Dark Fantasy.     
       "The Gods of Pegāna" is the first book by Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, published in 1905. It is a series of tales about Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. These freshly-minted myths offer thought-provoking perspectives on life and death, time and destiny, laughter and folly. Elegantly told, these little prose-poems evoke charm and wonder in equal measure.

• At Pseudopod: "Flash On The Borderlands XV: At Your Service!" Horror.
       “Last Waltz in Texas” by Bryce Albertson -   “Sterile” by Christopher Tepedino - “Meat” by David Steffen.

• At Selected Shorts:  "The Sun and the Moon"
     "Fantasy writer Italo Calvino offers a fable about love on and off the moon. The Distance of the Moon is read by Broadway star Liev Schreiber. And sci-fi master Ray Bradbury imagines life on a sunless Venus, where it has rained for seven years. Michael Cerveris reads All Summer in a Day."

• At Toasted Cake: "Sorceress Seeking Man" by Alexandra Grunberg,
    "I put out the ad so long ago I thought that no one was going to respond, I mean someone people did respond but they were all really weird and kind of crazy, and then you responded, and at first I thought it was a joke, but now you're here!"

• At Wily Writers: "Beached" by Nicole Feldringer,
     Described Above.

Other Genres
Audio at Craftlit: "Jane Eyre, chapter 32." by Charlotte Brontë.
Audio at Crime City Central: "The Murder Cache" by Beth Groundwater,
Audio at Selected Shorts: "Passion for the Park" and "A Richard Ford Odyssey"
Flash Audio at Every Day Fiction: "Oranges" by Gay Degani.
Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "Lucy’s Life" by Aaron Levy.
Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "The Sound of His Dying" by Rex L. Adams.

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