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So we asked the public to send us stories about the one piece of advice that reoriented them, solved a problem, or changed the trajectory of their lives. And we present an amazing new collection in these pages—101 stories that have the power to change your life, too.
You’ll read great advice in these pages about how to live your life to the fullest, achieve success in your career or vocation, keep your marriage fresh, and raise happy, healthy children.
We also have plenty of stories containing great advice for making yourself happier and healthier, and for pursuing your passions and dreams. And if you take some missteps along the way we also have stories for that, with a chapter on how to turn failure into fabulous.
What a great gift of hope and inspiration!
Throughout this anthology, poison takes many different forms, both literal and metaphorical, in a wide variety of genres and styles. And they’re all yours to enjoy. So go ahead. Pick your poison.
Join us, for a delightful menagerie of tales told under the full moon’s light.
I'm dreaming of a Dark Christmas
With every little tale that I read
When the knife blades glisten
And scared children listen
To hear slayers in the night
Where sugarplums can be gory
In the frightening elf story
And trees eat favorite household pets
There are gifts on all the pages
Of terror through the ages
Told of gift giving regrets
I'm dreaming of a Dark Christmas
With every little tale I read
While the bright lights shine
And the family dines In the soft fireplace glow
So hold loved ones tight
It's not Santa visiting tonight
Death lies buried in the snow.
The holiday season isn’t all fun and games.100 word holiday horror stories from dozens of authors. From dark and disturbing, morbid humor or guts and gore, these stories have it all.
How will you celebrate the holidays?
With drabbles from: Eleanor Merry, Cassandra Angler, Scott Deegan, Josh A. Murphy, Stephen Cords, David Bowmore, Tina Merry, J.B. Wocoski, James Lipson, Shawn M Klimek, Morgan Adams, Steven Bruce, RJ Roles, Belinda Brady, James Pyles, Sea Caummisar, Trisha McKee, Nerisha Kemraj, Benjamin Langley, Mike Ennenbach, Dawn DeBraal, Aaron Bader, David Simms, R.E. Sargent, Angela Glover, Chris Miller, David M Donachie, Kerri Jesmer, Wendy Cheairs David M. Donachie, Terry Miller, Jacek Wilkos, Stuart Conover, P.J Blakey-Novis, Kevin J. Kennedy, N.M. Brown, Sharon Frame Gay, Gabriella Balcom, Jay Bower, Thomas Sturgeon Jr, Gabor Eichammer, D.J Elton, Alanna Webb, Marie Chambers and Drew Starling!
The characters have abandoned their everyday lives. Some immerse themselves in other cultures. In stories about grief, a woman recalls climbing a mountain with her recently deceased lover, and a young man revisits memories of a drowning on the beach. In stories of healing, a young female character disparages herself in an unhealthy comparison to another more seasoned female traveler, while another woman overcomes fear exacerbated by the crime news keeping her homebound.
This isn’t to say location holds no fascination. Readers ride an oily, chugging passenger train, meditate in the opulent vegetation on a Tibetan mountain, and run through the streets of Barcelona.
Authors include Anthony Bain, Lois Barr, Glenn A. Bruce, Laurie Doyle, Sharon Frame Gay, Chad L. Hutchison, Steve Karas, Susan Kuchinskas, Jackie Davis Martin, Neil Mathison, Calvin Mills, Ellen Birkett Morris, Ray Morrison, Carol Murphy, and Nancy Werking Poling.
Twins are said to share special bonds, understand each other's unspoken communication, speak their own languages, even possess powers of ESP. Their doubleness continues to fascinate the rest of us. Adored or abhorred, sheltered or shunned, twins have universally and perpetually aroused attention and curiosity. It was that fascination that inspired this collection of twin-themed stories. In them you'll find all matter of twins: the good, the bad, the fantastic, the fearsome, the magical, the envious, the secretive, the devious, and more. Being a twin. Fun, right? Think about it. What could go wrong?
The Twofer Compendium contains 36 short stories based on the theme of twins, written by 34 international authors. The tales in The Twofer Compendium leap across genres, from science fiction to whimsical, to downright creepy. Enjoy!
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
All Worlds Wayfarer is a quarterly literary magazine specializing in character-and-theme-driven speculative fiction. We celebrate stories that take readers on tours through wonderful and terrifying realms, evocative visions, and eye-opening new lives. When our readers come home, they should return ever so slightly changed for having made the journey. After all, the most powerful stories transcend, enlighten, and entertain at once.
“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Our autumnal equinox 2019 issue includes 12 stories spanning the speculative fiction spectrum:
The Lighthouse by Sharon Frame Gay
"She returned to bed before dawn, smelling of the sea, her body slipping next to mine when the sparrows began to sing."
Not Locks but Keys by Michael Walker
"He played the poem over in his mind. In the small, floating part of his mind that still belonged to him."
The Melodic Travels of a Man Selling Lives by Dennis Mombauer
"The countdown began, the shell enveloped Marcus—and all of a sudden, softly and without warning, he heard the music again, the exact same melody, in the exact same moment before the entry into foldspace."
Muzi's Boon by Drema Deòraich
"The sight of villagers crowding her at every Flowering to beg selfish boons turned my stomach."
Players by Astra Crompton
"The itch in my code is excruciating now; a punishment for my disobedience but a price I am willing to pay."
I Wanted You to be Happy by Alexandra Grunberg
"The reason for the end of the world, was me."
A Fitting End by Tom Howard
"It would have been nice to have friends who existed outside of books, her only companions during her battle with DIPG."
The Waves by Lara Alonso Corona
"But you get used to all sorts of things. Like having the Old Town underwater."
Stowaway by John Visclosky
"She knew that Venus was not like Earth. On Venus, there was still work. It was a planet with a future, where even a girl from a dusty village could be whatever she wanted."
Reflections by Hugh McStay
"It was through the mirrors that the nightmares came."
A Cure for Spring by Larina Warnock
"'I wanted…' Carmyne gasped between every word. 'I wanted it to feel like the end of everything.'"
The Linear Concept of Time by C. S. Lytal
"'But maybe they can’t come back to us. Maybe we have to go to them,'” I say, thinking of the tunnel of darkness and stars."
Venture beyond the mundane with the best of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and magical realism.
Featuring the work of Diane Arrelle, Carmen Baca, Scott Bell, Wes Blalock, David Bowmore, Steve Carr, RLM Cooper, Ben Fine, Kelli J. Gavin, Sharon Frame Gay, Marlon S. Hayes, Frank Kozusko, A.J. Lawdring, Umair Mirxa, Sam M. Phillips, Richard Rebel, Andrew Scobie, Susanne Thomas and L. T. Waterson.