Monday, September 8, 2014

"Images? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Images!"

QuasarDragon is still recovering from the power surge that destroyed many items here, but the free fiction will not be restrained, Here are some good freebies, though without the images this time. And for many that were missed during our down time, be sure to check out Regan Wolfrom's most recent roundup of free fiction at the always awesome SF Signal.

• At HiLobrow: "King Goshawk - part 37" by Eimar O'Duffy. Science Fiction. 1926.
"Now amongst the other women who loved Cuanduine (and whom, for the appeal in their eyes, he kissed, and then forgot) there was one Eulalia, fifth and eighth wife of Lord Waterfall, the milk monopolist. In the bloom of her youth this noble dame had been engaged to Goshawk, then a rising young financier not yet of royal rank, who had wooed her with a promise that when he should have come into his kingdom he would give her all the humming birds in the world to trim her hats with"

• At Mad Scientist Journal: "Diaries by Heloise Ezra" by Marcelina Vizcarra. Science Fiction.
"We have nearly cleared Room 24, noting nothing of significance thus far on our study of the hollows, though Dr. Margliss’s enthusiasm remains intact. One would never know we were nearly half a mile below the arctic permafrost."

• At Phantasmacore: "Have You Seen Her?" by Karen Pullen
"I remember every detail of that last morning. I’d fixed pancakes and bacon for the three of us. Our seven-year-old, Connor, rocked in his squeaky chair, humming, lost in his crazy-boy thoughts. When sunlight struck a crystal hanging in the window, scattering rainbow flickers around the kitchen, he reached out his hands to catch the flying jewels. He hooted his excited-monkey noise until I silenced him with the last piece of bacon."

• At The WiFiles: "The Sky People" by Alex Hardison.
"Lily’s playing with my hand again, tugging and twisting at the fingers. I don’t mind, because it keeps her near, though I try to stop her from putting the tips of them in her mouth. The metal is supposed to be safe, and I’ve had no ill effects since my original hand was replaced, but when it comes to her health I tend towards the overprotective."

Flash Fiction

Audio Fiction
• At Cast of Wonders: "Flotsam" by Rebecca Schwarz, read by Jeffrey Hite. YA.
"I’m about to blast a Grunt when the game freezes. Mom’s commandeered the link, and now she appears, in her old chinos and a tee-shirt, among the rubble of the Axis bunker." Audio and text,

• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Brrroughs: "Episode 06 - Tarzan The Terrible"
"Tarzan is hot on the trail of the missing Pan-at-lee. He has traced her to the Kor-ul-gryf, where she has taken refuge in a cave in the cliff face. Tarzan observes a shadowy manlike figure moving in the direction of her cave, and then hears a piercing scream!" Prior episodes here.

• At Tales to Terrify: "Tales to Terrify No 138 Tour of the Abattoir Coope" Horror.
Mike Allen’s "Tour of the Abattoir" and James Cooper’s "In Fetu."

• At Crime City Central: "Unknown Caller" by Alex Grecian, read by David Cummings.


David Scholes said...

Hi Dave
My "Soldier of the Brell" novella will be free on Amazon for 3 days from 12.01am 12 September 2014:

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