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Short Stories

A Touch of Noir

A Touch of Noir is a collection of short stories written in "noir" style, featuring immoral, desperate, and sinister characters set in the foggy, shadowy and hilly landscape of post-WWII San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Manhattan, and Chicago.  The stories are primarily told in first person, using language typical of 1940s-1960s.

**Update: A Touch of Noir was released in paperback and ebook format on Amazon (+Kindle), Barnes and Noble (+Nook), iBooks, Kobo and Googleplay. Six new tales not available on Channillo are available in this version.

Extreme Esteem

"Think of it as your weekly pick-me-up, with no caffeine added. Each week, Murray will provide thoughtful and practical insights and advice to help build your self-esteem and uncover your true potential."

A deep dive into the challenges of living successfully in our "overly processed" world with strategies, insights and secrets. Stop merely surviving, start thriving and begin living with Extreme Esteem.   

Ghosts of Eagle Valley

Ask anyone in Eagle Valley, Virginia, and they’ll be happy to tell you the history of their little town. After all, it’s a fascinating story. Way back in the 1700s, some of the town’s bravest young men marched off to fight in the Revolutionary War. Later, Eagle Valley’s mill brought the American Dream right to their doorsteps. During the Civil War, families were split between staying loyal to Virginia or re-joining the Union. Even as recently as World War II, Eagle Valley locals fought for victory half a world away. The town of Eagle Valley is proud of its long history, and even more proud of the ancestors that built their town.

Of course, if you ask the ghosts that still haunt Eagle Valley’s streets, you just might hear another side of the story. In this four-story collection, the ghosts of Eagle Valley set the record straight. Every town has its secrets, and these skeletons are ready to come out of their closets.

Ghosts of Eagle Valley is the companion short story collection to Ellen Smith’s debut novel, Reluctant Cassandra. Available only on Channillo for Charity, proceeds from Ghosts of Eagle Valley will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Tearing Down the Playhouse

Meet the Parkers, a family of four living in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.:

Michael, a Vietnam vet and artist haunted by the choices he's made;

Jean, a woman at the crossroads of feminism and traditional family values;

Nate, a comic-book-loving boy who just wants to be cool;

and Jen, a Generation-X girl trying to grow up gracefully.

This collection of interlinked stories of love, loss and coming of age are told in their voices, from Cold War America to current day. 

2015 Short Story Contest Finalists

This is a monthly series featuring the 12 finalists of our 2015 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Green Means Stop" by Opher Goodwin    

"Under the Cover of Dreams" by Lynn Forest

"Beverage Therapy" by Eliza Leone

"The Scar" by Tom Farr

"The Slush Pile" by Ryan Lackey

"Gas Station Flowers" by C.E. Stokes (3rd Place)

"Monster Mash" by Julia Patt (1st Place)

"New Age Digital Hero" by Joe Prosit (2nd Place)

"Hair Dying" by Melissa Algood

"Visitation" by Devan Burton

"The Cricket Breeder" by Justin Overton

"The Children of Muspell" by Katie Drake

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com

Waite Community Announcements (from a Neighboring Dimension)

"...the lab equipment is missing. A heavy, cloying smell chokes us as we enter the room."

It's 1922 and the school year has just begun at Waite College, a women's institute just outside of Arkham, and peculiar events are happening all over campus. The sister school to the infamous Miskatonic University, Waite is no stranger to unusual stories about men going mad or missing. But for the first time evil appears to have crept into their dormitories and offices, to the horror of faculty and students alike.

Consisting of found documents including journal entries, incident reports, evaluations, official memos, and graffitied messages, Waite Community Announcements will trace the events leading up to the school's mass disappearances in 1923--which to this day historians do not quite understand.

 20% of the proceeds from subscriptions will be donated to Sweet Briar College, recently saved from closure in June 2015.

Miss Exclusive

     Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame, right?  Well, almost everyone. 

     They call me "Miss Exclusive."  People just seem to want to tell me their stories, and I print them in my newspaper column of the same name.  I've talked to some really interesting and amazing people, and you never know who's going to come out of the woodwork to tell me their story...or when the story will tell itself.

Unfixed Timelines

Secrets buried under the sands of Turkey, the murder of a small-town sheriff, zombies at Vicksburg, otherworldly entities recruiting at a high society ball, and a daring escape from pirates. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and in these five stories, the two are blended into tales of alternate history. Short stories appear every other week, and essays on the historical events related to stories are posted in the intervening weeks.

The Art of Ascendance

Meditative collections of experience.

Heartbreak, healing, A new feeling.

It can be impeccably difficult to break the mold. This collection is my knowledge of perserverance through adversity using the means of creativity.

I love you.

You should love yourself too. 

Stolen Moments

A series of short stories composed over the years, ranging from horror, to character studies, speculative fiction and a lot in between. ;-)

Tortum: A Modernization of Old World Fables

Tales of the old world brought back to life. Tortum gathers a series of short stories that explore fables and legends from around the world. From Czechoslovakia to Japan, Norway to Nepal, rediscover the mysteries of fables from every corner of the world as they are brought back to modern society with dark and horrifying new twists.

Bang to Begin.

Bang to Begin is a collection of short stories unrestricted by time, place or genre.

Each tale will be unique, themed only by their outsets and by subtle associations, spread finely throughout the series.

They may begin with a bang, but will they end with one too?

The Gulmohur Tales

East meets west in these tales of honor, intrigue and humor as the lives of everyday characters intersect only to become inextricably intertwined. The result is a tapestry celebrating one humanity.

1. Hooghly's Child
A young member of a growing Indian resistance finds himself and his toddler stalked by assassins in 1876 Calcutta as a Swedish couple seeks distraction from a sorrow that unites them.

2. The Appointment
It is 1987 and seven-year-old Niyaz has the chance to emigrate to America. The future holds endless possibilities.

3. Bus To Triplicane
John Perry and his local guide, Asif, take a bus ride in the Madras metropolis of South India. John runs into a spot of trouble.

4. A Mall Encounter
Vinod Belchada sees the killer of his parents in a shopping mall, or so he imagines.

5. Lunch On Lower Wacker
Little Zeenat makes a trip to the mosque downtown to join her Girl Scout troop in packing lunches for the homeless. She has a heart-warming experience as she gives away the last of the lunches.

6. The Wager
Young India is finding its voice in this little story set in 1904. William Mortimer makes a wager with his wife, but the Indian boys he engages to win his bet have a wager of their own.

7. A Change Of Heart
A suicide bomber in a Chicago cafe has a change of heart, but his plan is set in motion and his body is trained to execute. 

8. Living
Age and mental illness have taken their toll on a veteran, but he still recognizes love and service when he sees it.

9. The Sound Of Bangles
Matthew Lambton is robbed of his merchandise and left wounded on a dirt road in 1763 Agra, India. A sweet village girl takes him to her home where Lambton matches wits with the girl's grandmother and finds himself at a loss for words.

10. For Here Or To Go
A young and bright programmer experiences the stresses of American acculturation on his first day in the States.

Channillo Holiday/Winter Series 2019

A collection of holiday or winter themed essays, poems, and stories by various authors.

2017 Short Story Contest Finalists

This is a monthly series featuring the finalists of our 2017 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Last Man to Die" by Rudy Koshar

"The Trail" by Melissa Algood

"Versions of You" by Joe Prosit (3rd Place)

"The County Fair" by Sasha Lauren (1st Place)

"Draw the Other One" by Adam Cook

"Presence" by Rudy Koshar

"The Wish" by Jae Mazer (2nd Place)

"Seconds" by Chance Webb

"Bacia" by Isabelle Reid

"Rum and Tears" by Simon A.C. Martin

"Reunion" by Melissa Algood

Tales From Midhgardhur

Tales From Midhgardhur is a series of Norse short fantasy fiction - short stories set in the world of Midhgardhur (first introduced to the reading public in the novel The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper: A Midhgardhur Fantasy - available in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon!). Midhgardhur is a primarily Norse-inspired setting, with stories that put a unique fantasy spin on retellings from Norse mythology, Scandinavian history and legend and folktale, or completely original stories that share that setting. The tone ranges from sword & sorcery adventure fantasy to grimdark, with occasional mythic fairytale undertones. If you enjoy fantasy fiction, Vikings, shieldmaidens, Norse mythology, dragons, monsters, sorcery and the like, you'll love Tales of Midhgardhur!

Flying Bobs and Other Stories of Shadow and of Substance

Flying Bobs is a collection of twelve short stories written in the tradition of The Twilight Zone.  The stories explore the human condition with all its triumphs and tatters.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

They call it The Rocket, this streetcar, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a slow boat, a barge on its way down the Limpopo, steamy in summer; in winter, gritty underfoot and rank with the smell of wet wool. On rainy days the windows blur and water from boots and umbrellas pools on the dirty floor.

On this long, long journey across the city I’m with you, though you don’t know me. You’re talking on your phone. About your mother, your date last night, what you want for dinner. Or maybe you’re talking about your next court date, your drug problem, your divorce. Your recent sexual enlightenment, the pain in your leg (or your heart) that won’t go away. Can you hear me now, you ask, when your phone cuts out for a second. You’re not talking to me.

But I hear you. I’m listening. Here are some of the stories you’ve told me.

 

The Last First Date

Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for a dating app.

As Beth spends the summer meeting and going out with new guys, her dates don’t always go as planned. In fact, most of the dates are awkward, comical, and downright disappointing. Still, once Beth gets back into the dating game, she’s hopeful that the next guy is the right guy and that their first date… will be her last first date.

Fragments of Fear

Don't look behind you... 
If you want to read some stories that will break you into a cold sweat and make you quicken your step as you walk down that dark alleyway, this is the book for you. 
For your convenience, these tasty morsels of mayhem are bite sized. All five hundred to fifteen hundred words long. Perfect length for a quick commute or a wait in the doctor's office.
Can each of these stories really scare you or make you cringe in such a short time? Step inside and see...

(Warning, some of these stories contain graphic content and adult language.) 

Wilderhark Talettes

Spreading vast and ever watchful since before “once upon a time…”, the forest of Wilderhark has seen its share of magic, adventure, and truest love. Now, in these stories inspired by the reader-acclaimed Wilderhark Tales novellas, journey beyond the forest for tales never before told. Some faces and places may prove familiar. Others may be all-new.

The world of Wilderhark awaits. Go forth and be enchanted.

The Power Of Creatures

2168, the last human survivors have fled to a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Jeffery Reid has received intel that a missile will end all human life tonight. As a last resort, Jeffery and his assistant Maria has sent futuristic items into the past to eight warriors, in the hope they can change the future.

Each warrior will come against a supernatural creature. It's down to them to change the future. Teamwork and communication are essential. They have the ability to pass items between time and space, but will this really help them?

A fight to save the world and the human race. Can changing the past really change the shape of the future? Or will the ending always remain the same? Fate is fate after all, right?

The Death of All Ghosts is set in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. Our main character, Lora, is a ghotamery (someone who can see, touch and talk to ghosts). The incantation to pass ghosts on to the other side no longer works, and ghosts are coming to her for help; but with the witch trials surrounding her, she'll have to be discreet and be careful of who she can trust.

Army of Zombies Dexteria is at war, her coven is severely outnumbered compared to the growing zombie army. How do you kill zombies on a mass scale?

Vampire Sovereign Vampire King, Callum Knight, has had the toughest few years, from being in the wrong place at the wrong time to learning vampire life to becoming the ruler of the UK & Ireland. Now people want his power, his reign. It's to kill or be killed. To be Vampire Sovereign he'll need to defeat Queen Rachelle of the USA & Canada. It's not as easy as it sounds.

The Hunt for the Truth James' wife and kids were murdered by werewolves, he is on the hunt to expose their existence. Is truth really worth it, especially when James and Rachel's test of friendship comes into play?

They Reap What They Sow is set on Ribald's home planet Beschala, three clans coexist in harmony. When fire and ice attack Beschala, it's down to Ribald to fight for his life and the future of humanity.

The Knowledge of Creatures It's been a long wait for Kate and Alex who has helped each hero with their mission, now it's their turn but are they up to the task? Can they really stop the extinction of the human race? 

Everyday Adventures

What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

Crossing the Streams

Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported me away from the main character’s conflict. The scenes in this story, like Impressionist art, consist of ordinary subjects displayed in mesmerizingly vacillating light. Whereas I usually care most about plot and about character development, these descriptions were so robust that I would gladly read additional pages of Zimmerman’s work just to reimmerse myself in his language.”
– KJ Hannah Greenberg, Tangent, regarding “A Crazy Kind of Love”

“Unchained Melody is a sharp, beautiful blow to the heart. Zimmerman wrote a heroine who is recognizable; a woman who is defining herself, on her terms.”
– Lillian Cohen-Moore, author of The Imperial Companion, and Hatavat Chalom

Whispers in the Spanish Moss

Strange tales abound in the steamy south when the full moon casts lacy shadows through the spanish moss and the owl calls from deep in the swamp. Sit back and enjoy six chilling tales of phantoms and some decidedly more earthly creatures guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

Realms of Shadows

Most humans live their lives ignorant of the world around them, a world hidden within the shadows. The majority will live out their lives without ever catching a glimpse of this reality, but a few will find themselves waking up to it. In this world, mysterious creatures wonder about, fighting an ancient war from the dawn of time. Some of these beings seek to destroy humanity, others, seek to protect it. These are the stories of the few who find themselves thrown unwittingly into this new reality. 

Thirteen Moons

Thirteen Moons is a collection of short stories portraying a side of life that is at times inexplicable, and at times remains unspoken. Embracing the magic of everyday life, these stories show the world from my personal perspective, grounded in reality but healthily skewed by fantasy. I hope you enjoy them.

Thirteen Moons is back from hiatus, with a new installement every other week.

2016 Short Story Contest Finalists

This is a monthly series featuring the 12 finalists of our 2016 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"The Waitress" by Allison Walters Luther

"Beyond the Grave" by Katharina Klamt 

"Love Over Coffee" by Marie Scampini

"The Sin Eater" by Holly Tellander (1st Place)

"One-Eyed Undertaker" by Carrie Connel-Gripp (Tie for 3rd Place)

"A Sleepwalker's Nightmare" by Nicole Gantz

"Let's Go" by Malissa Greenwood

"The Oppenheimer Curse" by Chris Waltz

"Dead Bespoke" by Philip Ridgers

"Dr. Google" by Brooke Reynolds (2nd Place)

"The Painted Castle" by Karen Murdarasi (Tie for 3rd Place)

"A Note For When She Wakes Up" by David Just

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com

This Flickers of Fiction

"This Flickers of Fiction" is an anthology of flash fiction stories, poetry and drama. In bi-weekly episodes, J.B. and I will explore the moments in time which give us happiness and make us question, delve into human relationships which have spanned forward and backward over Millenia, and pit the lives we've lived against the lives we've lived inside our heads.

If you've questioned the world around you and still haven't found an answer, if you're questing for the person you've always wanted to be and still struggle against the person you are, if you find peace in the breath of wind and relief in something well cleaned, this anthology is for you.

We welcome you to this, our flickers of fiction.

The Flexibilizer

I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

I read The Flexibilizer and I think it's incredible. Very impressive and written with a good feel for language. - Michel Ristenpatt (musician)

 

 

Land of Wishes

Welcome to Aramond, the land where fantasy creatures live together in... well, what used to be harmony. 

After generations of living together in peace, it has come to the attention of three sisters that the world is in need of healing. 

Follow Narissa as she works to strengthen the bonds between creatures in her world, and bring back the unity they once enjoyed. 

This Side of Triumph

Drafts of drama, poetry and other works from a Brighton-based actor/writer.

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"This side of triumph

Sleep uncoils across

The stones we perch on."

 

 

The Blackbird Chronicles: Volume One

Are you a fan of otherworldly stories that make you examine ordinary things and situations in a new, strange light? If so, The Blackbird Chronicles: Volume One​ is for you. Ten distinct tales to make you think and chill your bones.

Enjoy!

The Outer Rim Detective Agency

The edge of the known universe: called the Outer Rim by those who live there it is a lawless, ever expanding place ruled by the soulless FS corporation. A cold, brutal frontier where life comes cheap, the women cheaper. Androids and aliens live, work, and love side by side amid the corruption. When ancient religious artifacts go missing, planetary governor's are assassinated or a ship is hijacked there's only one option left: The Outer Rim Detective Agency. Willing to take on any job if the price is right.

The Let Downs

The Let Downs is a series about terrible human beings who do terrible things. It is a series of counter-culture-esque short stories, flash fictions, and poems not meant for the faint of heart. If you like reading about sex, drugs, and alcohol, this is the series for you. From parents to truck drivers to teenage kids, this is a series about all of the horrors in the world, about the abhorred people who are worse than any fiction story can portray, but more importantly, these are stories about us. We are the Let Downs. 

We Take You Live to Moscow A Story of the Ark Project

A prequel of the Ark Project, discover how the Harbinger Plague from the novel "Wings of Silver and Blood" is discovered.

Walter Francis, news correspondent, is the first to break the story of the cybernetic smart virus calling itself Harbinger.  He will chase it half way around the world, following in its wake of murder and destruction to bring its message and warning to a species on the precipice of its own destruction.

Coffee and Criticisms

A look into gender roles, resistance and the journey so far-over a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

Super

What if your best intentions cost the lives of innocents? Follow Fletcher, a Muay Thai fighter, as he becomes a crime fighting vigilante in order to keep his brother safe in a dangerous city. And share the burden of this young man as his actions turn him from a do-gooder to a criminal and murderer.

Female Anonymous

Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

Haunted

Follow this series as strange and unexplainable encounters are shared.   

Many of these happenings are true, however, events are creatively embelleshed for entertaining fiction.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



A Touch of Noir is a collection of short stories written in "noir" style, featuring immoral, desperate, and sinister characters set in the foggy, shadowy and hilly landscape of post-WWII San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Manhattan, and Chicago.  The stories are primarily told in first person, using language typical of 1940s-1960s.

**Update: A...View Series



"Think of it as your weekly pick-me-up, with no caffeine added. Each week, Murray will provide thoughtful and practical insights and advice to help build your self-esteem and uncover your true potential."

A deep dive into the challenges of living successfully in our "overly processed" world with strategies, insights and secrets. Stop merely surviving, start thriving...View Series



Ask anyone in Eagle Valley, Virginia, and they’ll be happy to tell you the history of their little town. After all, it’s a fascinating story. Way back in the 1700s, some of the town’s bravest young men marched off to fight in the Revolutionary War. Later, Eagle Valley’s mill brought the American Dream right to their doorsteps. During the Civil War, families were split between staying...View Series


Meet the Parkers, a family of four living in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.:

Michael, a Vietnam vet and artist haunted by the choices he's made;

Jean, a woman at the crossroads of feminism and traditional family values;

Nate, a comic-book-loving boy who just wants to be cool;

and Jen, a Generation-X girl trying to grow up gracefully.

This...View Series



This is a monthly series featuring the 12 finalists of our 2015 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Green Means Stop" by Opher Goodwin    

"Under the Cover of Dreams" by Lynn Forest

"Beverage Therapy" by Eliza Leone

"The Scar" by Tom Farr

"The Slush...View Series



"...the lab equipment is missing. A heavy, cloying smell chokes us as we enter the room."

It's 1922 and the school year has just begun at Waite College, a women's institute just outside of Arkham, and peculiar events are happening all over campus. The sister school to the infamous Miskatonic University, Waite is no stranger to unusual stories...View Series



     Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame, right?  Well, almost everyone. 

     They call me "Miss Exclusive."  People just seem to want to tell me their stories, and I print them in my newspaper column of the same name.  I've talked to some really interesting and amazing people, and you never know who's going to...View Series



Secrets buried under the sands of Turkey, the murder of a small-town sheriff, zombies at Vicksburg, otherworldly entities recruiting at a high society ball, and a daring escape from pirates. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and in these five stories, the two are blended into tales of alternate history. Short stories appear every other week, and essays on the historical events related to stories...View Series


Meditative collections of experience.

Heartbreak, healing, A new feeling.

It can be impeccably difficult to break the mold. This collection is my knowledge of perserverance through adversity using the means of creativity.

I love you.

You should love yourself too. 

 View Series


A series of short stories composed over the years, ranging from horror, to character studies, speculative fiction and a lot in between. ;-)

 View Series


Tales of the old world brought back to life. Tortum gathers a series of short stories that explore fables and legends from around the world. From Czechoslovakia to Japan, Norway to Nepal, rediscover the mysteries of fables from every corner of the world as they are brought back to modern society with dark and horrifying new twists.

 View Series


Bang to Begin is a collection of short stories unrestricted by time, place or genre.

Each tale will be unique, themed only by their outsets and by subtle associations, spread finely throughout the series.

They may begin with a bang, but will they end with one too?

 View Series


East meets west in these tales of honor, intrigue and humor as the lives of everyday characters intersect only to become inextricably intertwined. The result is a tapestry celebrating one humanity.

1. Hooghly's Child
A young member of a growing Indian resistance finds himself and his toddler stalked by assassins in 1876 Calcutta as a Swedish couple seeks distraction...View Series



A collection of holiday or winter themed essays, poems, and stories by various authors.

 View Series


This is a monthly series featuring the finalists of our 2017 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Last Man to Die" by Rudy Koshar

"The Trail" by Melissa Algood

"Versions of You" by Joe Prosit (3rd Place)

"The County Fair" by Sasha Lauren (1st Place)

"Draw...View Series



Tales From Midhgardhur is a series of Norse short fantasy fiction - short stories set in the world of Midhgardhur (first introduced to the reading public in the novel The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper: A Midhgardhur Fantasy - available in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon!). Midhgardhur is a primarily Norse-inspired setting, with stories that put a unique fantasy spin...View Series


Flying Bobs is a collection of twelve short stories written in the tradition of The Twilight Zone.  The stories explore the human condition with all its triumphs and tatters.

 View Series


Can You Hear Me Now?

They call it The Rocket, this streetcar, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a slow boat, a barge on its way down the Limpopo, steamy in summer; in winter, gritty underfoot and rank with the smell of wet wool. On rainy days the windows blur and water from boots and umbrellas pools on the dirty floor.

On this long, long...View Series



Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for...View Series


Don't look behind you... 
If you want to read some stories that will break you into a cold sweat and make you quicken your step as you walk down that dark alleyway, this is the book for you. 
For your convenience, these tasty morsels of mayhem are bite sized. All five hundred to fifteen hundred words long. Perfect length for a quick commute or a wait in the doctor's...View Series


Spreading vast and ever watchful since before “once upon a time…”, the forest of Wilderhark has seen its share of magic, adventure, and truest love. Now, in these stories inspired by the reader-acclaimed Wilderhark Tales novellas, journey beyond the forest for tales never before told. Some faces and places may prove familiar. Others may be all-new.

The...View Series



2168, the last human survivors have fled to a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Jeffery Reid has received intel that a missile will end all human life tonight. As a last resort, Jeffery and his assistant Maria has sent futuristic items into the past to eight warriors, in the hope they can change the future.

Each warrior will come against a supernatural creature. It's down to them to...View Series



What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

 View Series


Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported...View Series



Strange tales abound in the steamy south when the full moon casts lacy shadows through the spanish moss and the owl calls from deep in the swamp. Sit back and enjoy six chilling tales of phantoms and some decidedly more earthly creatures guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

 View Series


Most humans live their lives ignorant of the world around them, a world hidden within the shadows. The majority will live out their lives without ever catching a glimpse of this reality, but a few will find themselves waking up to it. In this world, mysterious creatures wonder about, fighting an ancient war from the dawn of time. Some of these beings seek to destroy humanity, others, seek to protect it....View Series


Thirteen Moons is a collection of short stories portraying a side of life that is at times inexplicable, and at times remains unspoken. Embracing the magic of everyday life, these stories show the world from my personal perspective, grounded in reality but healthily skewed by fantasy. I hope you enjoy them.

Thirteen Moons is back from hiatus, with a new installement every other week.

 View Series


This is a monthly series featuring the 12 finalists of our 2016 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"The Waitress" by Allison Walters Luther

"Beyond the Grave" by Katharina Klamt 

"Love Over Coffee" by Marie Scampini

"The Sin Eater" by Holly Tellander (1st Place)

"One-Eyed...View Series



"This Flickers of Fiction" is an anthology of flash fiction stories, poetry and drama. In bi-weekly episodes, J.B. and I will explore the moments in time which give us happiness and make us question, delve into human relationships which have spanned forward and backward over Millenia, and pit the lives we've lived against the lives we've lived inside our heads.

If...View Series



I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

I read The Flexibilizer and I think it's incredible. Very impressive and written with a good feel for language. - Michel Ristenpatt (musician)

 

 

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Welcome to Aramond, the land where fantasy creatures live together in... well, what used to be harmony. 

After generations of living together in peace, it has come to the attention of three sisters that the world is in need of healing. 

Follow Narissa as she works to strengthen the bonds between creatures in her world, and bring back the unity they once enjoyed. 

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Drafts of drama, poetry and other works from a Brighton-based actor/writer.

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"This side of triumph

Sleep uncoils across

The stones we perch on."

 

 

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Are you a fan of otherworldly stories that make you examine ordinary things and situations in a new, strange light? If so, The Blackbird Chronicles: Volume One​ is for you. Ten distinct tales to make you think and chill your bones.

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The edge of the known universe: called the Outer Rim by those who live there it is a lawless, ever expanding place ruled by the soulless FS corporation. A cold, brutal frontier where life comes cheap, the women cheaper. Androids and aliens live, work, and love side by side amid the corruption. When ancient religious artifacts go missing, planetary governor's are assassinated or a ship is hijacked there's...View Series


The Let Downs is a series about terrible human beings who do terrible things. It is a series of counter-culture-esque short stories, flash fictions, and poems not meant for the faint of heart. If you like reading about sex, drugs, and alcohol, this is the series for you. From parents to truck drivers to teenage kids, this is a series about all of the horrors in the world, about the abhorred people who are...View Series


A prequel of the Ark Project, discover how the Harbinger Plague from the novel "Wings of Silver and Blood" is discovered.

Walter Francis, news correspondent, is the first to break the story of the cybernetic smart virus calling itself Harbinger.  He will chase it half way around the world, following in its wake of murder and destruction to bring its message and warning to a...View Series



A look into gender roles, resistance and the journey so far-over a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

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What if your best intentions cost the lives of innocents? Follow Fletcher, a Muay Thai fighter, as he becomes a crime fighting vigilante in order to keep his brother safe in a dangerous city. And share the burden of this young man as his actions turn him from a do-gooder to a criminal and murderer.

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Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

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Follow this series as strange and unexplainable encounters are shared.   

Many of these happenings are true, however, events are creatively embelleshed for entertaining fiction.

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View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.