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Short Stories

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. 

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

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.

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. 

A Run in My Tights

A Run in My Tights

Stories and Vignettes of Women Finding Their Way

Step into the lives of girls on the brink of finding themselves through a flickering stream of college antics, new jobs, incendiary friendships, new men, parties and music, familial memories and financial obligations—all the things that make us desperate and anxious and homesick for a life we’ve barely built yet. We know where we are. We know where we want to be.

We just don’t know if we can get there from here. But dang if we won’t find out.

Through stories and quick glimpses, read how women starting out in the world juggle the jigsaw puzzle pieces they call their daily existence and force it to make sense.

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.

Short Fiction by Dragon Authors

Two of our short stories are now right here, in their entirety. Pop in, read them at your leisure, and then feel free to pop back out while we're away working on our full-length fiction, coming soon! (So that subscription is free again to try something else. Consider it our gift to you!)

For our most current news and publications, visit our website at http://dragonauthors.com, or look up "Dragon Authors" on your favorite social media!

Enjoy!

- Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown, Dragon Authors
- August 22, 2015

Channillo Stories:

ON HOLY GROUND - Knowing the secret behind the magic changes everything...

MOOCHI'S LEGACY - Originally published in the Hugo-nominated Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

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 Disappeared

A good samaritan who is there one minute and gone the next. A father and son who contemplate the disappearance of their youths. Family members lost to disease.

 

This series explores the theme of disappearance. It tracks the people who try to navigate what's left of the world after someone or something important to them disappears. 

 

If you're interested in the places where the weird meets the world, then this is the series for you.

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. 

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.

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.

Tales From Midhgardhur

Tales from Midhgardhur is a series that expands the stories of the world of Midhgardhur, setting of the novel The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper: A Midhgardhur Fantasy. The setting is a Norse fantasy world, and its stories are retellings of Norse mythology, or stories that put a fantasy spin on Norse history and legend and folktale, or completely original stories that share that setting. If you like fantasy, Vikings, shieldmaidens, Norse mythology, 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.

 

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

Chronicles of Charlie Norton

Charlie Norton, a young man who has lived only in the Shady Valley region of Appalachia, decides to leave upon losing the one thing keeping him there. He travels the country, learning about the rest of the world and discovering more about himself as he falls in love, joins an equality rights group, and much more.

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? 

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

Richman, Poorman, Beggarman, Thief

A series of eight stories (plus a bonus story) wrapped in myth and legend and inspired by the 'Tinker, Tailor' counting rhyme. 

Warning: contains sorcery

Contents

1. The Tinker and the Pool of Oblivion.

2. The Tailor and the Changeling.

3. The Two Soldiers.

4. The Sailor and the Sea Witch.

5. The Richman and the Alchemist's Nephew

6. The Poorman and the Persian Gift.

7. The Beggarman and the Ice Giant.

8. The Greatest Thief in the World.

Plus a bonus story

9. The Chi-Chi's Last Dance

Miss Exclusive 2 (Sequel to "Miss Exclusive")

My name's Clementine Calvin.  Clem for short.  I took over for Kailey Mumm as the "Miss Exclusive" reporter at the newspaper. 

You never know who's going to contact me and want to come out from behind their dark curtains.  I get called for story exclusives no one else does.  I consider it a privilege.  These are my stories.  Dun dun.

The Flexibilizer

A novella. Based on a true story.


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

The feeling of isolation is palpable. I admire the way you employ time in the story. By not giving exact dates and jumping to unspecified periods in time creates in the reader's mind a continuum that matches the state of mind of the main character. - Bart Besamusca (linguist)

 

Found Among Places

I'm currently traveling, but I'm traveling slowly. I spend about a month in each place I visit because it gives me the time to get a feeling for what its like to live there and not just to see the sights as a tourist. So while I'm in town, I learn as much as I can about where I am, I walk alot, and I meet people. I build habits. I form a picture in my mind of the place I am staying, and then I write a short piece of fiction set in that place. The topics of the stories vary, and the perspective changes every month. The idea isn't to tell my story; after all, as a visitor, I'm only passing through. The idea is to tell the story of a place as I've learned to see it, which is but one of many ways to see. By writing these stories, I intend to explore things both familiar and strange, secret and well known. I intend to look into what we can find among places, and I hope by reading you can too.

Artemisia

In a near-future dystopia, Ragnhild, a woman with a mechanical hand, works to reintroduce critical vegetation to pollution-scorched areas of the Earth as part of the secret "Globe" project, along with her hologram companion, Paris. However, the project is threatened by Exos (exiles from the old nations, attempting to build sovereign societies in hidden pockets of the world), as well as conflicts within Globe itself, not to mention the swelling storm in Ragnhild's own mind.

A series of stories centered on LGBTQ+ characters, depth, and thrills.

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!

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.

Long-Distance Love

The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance penpals, getting to know each other over many years. 

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others

This series contains an amusing collection of ghost stories by the American author and satirist John Kendrick Bangs.

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com and uses content that is in the public domain.

Disfigured Liberty-Six Short Stories

Absolution

Karl made a mistake, a mistake that he will take to his grave. After experiencing profound loss, a loss that his wife cannot bear, he is compelled to carry on, unable to follow his family, unable to let go of the pain, unable to break his promise or to ease his grief.

Cured

In the confines of a psychiatric institution, Rhys attempts to deal with the abuse he has suffered. The hospital is not above shelling out its own abuse however and Rhys finds that after all the medication, after all the counseling, there is a much faster and more appealing way to appease his demons.

Savior

After being involved in a terrorist attack, an attack so full of gore and grief that will it change all those who witnessed it, a father and son, haunted by shame and regret, attempt to get passed the experience in entirely different ways.

Elegy

Martin's life of self promotion, his hunger for fame, and ultimately a drunken night of debauchery, force his wife into the arms of another man. Martin joins Charlotte, his psychotic sister-in-law to prevent this love affair from taking place and to win his wife back.

The Child Catcher

Paul, a schoolboy, is tormented by the wild man next door who drinks and curses at the moon, who watches him, who follows him. Morbidly afraid, Paul refuses a gift that he will regret forever. 

Disfigured Liberty

Kate longs to recapture the fumbling excitement of her youth. After finishing her marriage by e-mail she stumbles across a rock star whose legend and hedonistic lifestyle leads her to discover the truth about his death, the message he was trying to communicate--all roads lead to Hornsey Lane bridge.


 

Riding in the Car With Children and Other Travesties of Adulting.

As a father of four children ranging in ages from 12 years to 21 months, Christopher Stanley is....tired. Riding in the Car with Children and Other Travesties of Adulting is a collection of short stories detailing the awful, stressful - and humorous - trials and tribulations in which parents and caregivers find themselves at the end of each day as they tenuously cling to their last bits of sanity. 

Exasperating as these situations can be, these stories also convey a tender overarching message to enjoy these days while we can, as they will surely be gone in the blink of an eye. Sit back and enjoy one family's chaotic tale of life, love and despair. Welcome to adulting. 

Lawton Tales

In the beginning Lawton was a town full of upstanding citizens and "good Christian folk", but after the introduction of Clayton and the first Maple Meadow Murder the town took a downhill turn. Now, it is known as the home of the Lawless and unforgiving. Ghost stories, western gangs, and typical sacrifice. Who knew rural life could hide so much? 

Anything goes when nobody knows the truth of the small town. 

A fast paced adventure series hitting upon mystery, historical fiction, murder mystery, with a dash of romance. 

Fortier: Blood & Moon

Fortier is the story of Alfred Zeidan, a vicious, deadly and renowned vampire that secluded himself away from everyone for hundreds of years, until a message reaches him from his father calling for his return. 

Part of him knew that this was about the Bertrams, another family of vampires that are fierce rivals and sworn enemies of the Zeidans, in fact the sole reason why he shunned the world he grew up with was because of the fighting and long standing feud between the two families.

But alas, he returns... for better or worst.

The Devil, You Say

Thomas Carlton, wealthy man about town, and his faithful companion, Grace Glass, don masks to fight crime in 1930s Cobalt City as Devil Cat and Imp. 

This book collects together three tales of pulp heroism, pitting the Diabolical Duo against threats that are out of this world.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



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


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



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



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


A Run in My Tights

Stories and Vignettes of Women Finding Their Way

Step into the lives of girls on the brink of finding themselves through a flickering stream of college antics, new jobs, incendiary friendships, new men, parties and music, familial memories and financial obligations—all the things that make us desperate and anxious and...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



Two of our short stories are now right here, in their entirety. Pop in, read them at your leisure, and then feel free to pop back out while we're away working on our full-length fiction, coming soon! (So that subscription is free again to try something else. Consider it our gift to you!)

For our most current news and publications, visit our website at http://dragonauthors.com,...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


A good samaritan who is there one minute and gone the next. A father and son who contemplate the disappearance of their youths. Family members lost to disease.

 

This series explores the theme of disappearance. It tracks the people who try to navigate what's left of the world after someone or something important to them disappears. 

 

If you're...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


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


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



Tales from Midhgardhur is a series that expands the stories of the world of Midhgardhur, setting of the novel The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper: A Midhgardhur Fantasy. The setting is a Norse fantasy world, and its stories are retellings of Norse mythology, or stories that put a fantasy spin on Norse history and legend and folktale, or completely original stories that share...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



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



Charlie Norton, a young man who has lived only in the Shady Valley region of Appalachia, decides to leave upon losing the one thing keeping him there. He travels the country, learning about the rest of the world and discovering more about himself as he falls in love, joins an equality rights group, and much more.

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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



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



A series of eight stories (plus a bonus story) wrapped in myth and legend and inspired by the 'Tinker, Tailor' counting rhyme. 

Warning: contains sorcery

Contents

1. The Tinker and the Pool of Oblivion.

2. The Tailor and the Changeling.

3. The Two Soldiers.

4. The Sailor and the Sea Witch.

5. The Richman and the Alchemist's...View Series



My name's Clementine Calvin.  Clem for short.  I took over for Kailey Mumm as the "Miss Exclusive" reporter at the newspaper. 

You never know who's going to contact me and want to come out from behind their dark curtains.  I get called for story exclusives no one else does.  I consider it a privilege.  These are my stories. ...View Series



A novella. Based on a true story.


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

The feeling of isolation is palpable. I admire the way you employ time in the story. By not giving exact dates and jumping to unspecified periods in time creates in the reader's mind a continuum that matches the state of mind...View Series


I'm currently traveling, but I'm traveling slowly. I spend about a month in each place I visit because it gives me the time to get a feeling for what its like to live there and not just to see the sights as a tourist. So while I'm in town, I learn as much as I can about where I am, I walk alot, and I meet people. I build habits. I form a picture in my mind of the place I am staying,...View Series


In a near-future dystopia, Ragnhild, a woman with a mechanical hand, works to reintroduce critical vegetation to pollution-scorched areas of the Earth as part of the secret "Globe" project, along with her hologram companion, Paris. However, the project is threatened by Exos (exiles from the old nations, attempting to build sovereign societies in hidden pockets of the world), as well as conflicts...View Series


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!

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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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The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance penpals, getting to know each other over many years. 

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This series contains an amusing collection of ghost stories by the American author and satirist John Kendrick Bangs.

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com and uses content that is in the public domain.

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Absolution

Karl made a mistake, a mistake that he will take to his grave. After experiencing profound loss, a loss that his wife cannot bear, he is compelled to carry on, unable to follow his family, unable to let go of the pain, unable to break his promise or to ease his grief.

Cured

In the confines of a psychiatric...View Series



As a father of four children ranging in ages from 12 years to 21 months, Christopher Stanley is....tired. Riding in the Car with Children and Other Travesties of Adulting is a collection of short stories detailing the awful, stressful - and humorous - trials and tribulations in which parents and caregivers find themselves at the end of each day as they tenuously cling to their last...View Series


In the beginning Lawton was a town full of upstanding citizens and "good Christian folk", but after the introduction of Clayton and the first Maple Meadow Murder the town took a downhill turn. Now, it is known as the home of the Lawless and unforgiving. Ghost stories, western gangs, and typical sacrifice. Who knew rural life could hide so much? 

Anything goes when nobody knows...View Series



Fortier is the story of Alfred Zeidan, a vicious, deadly and renowned vampire that secluded himself away from everyone for hundreds of years, until a message reaches him from his father calling for his return. 

Part of him knew that this was about the Bertrams, another family of vampires that are fierce rivals and sworn enemies of the Zeidans, in fact the sole reason why he...View Series


Thomas Carlton, wealthy man about town, and his faithful companion, Grace Glass, don masks to fight crime in 1930s Cobalt City as Devil Cat and Imp. 

This book collects together three tales of pulp heroism, pitting the Diabolical Duo against threats that are out of this world.

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