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Chanson de Severus (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

Severus watches. He reflects on how things went so far so fast. Not a true chanson de geste, since it follows none of the prescribed meters. But it is a romance of deeds, though some not as heroic as tradition...

The Enigma that was Carla Sinclair

by Michael Graeme

I was not completely unhinged. She was just a computer program, a crude simulation - at best a never ending animated cartoon with only one character and no story line. But she was "something",... She was a hobby...

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #36

by Silver Age Books

144 pages of fiction and reviews, all available for free download! Our fiction this time: The Photographer’s Tale by Daniel Mills, A Fable of Worcester by Victor D. Infante, Angeline of the Woods by Dylan...

Sybill Trelawney & the Unexpected Gift (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

"You can't use your Gift, it uses you," Professor Dorsett tells Sybill, and over the years she finds out how lonely a Seer's life can be. But when she turns to drink to help her manage it, she finds help from...

Tell Tale Heart

by Emmanuel Obi, Jr

WARNING: Strong violence Poe's grim and malevolent style was always amazing to me and a source of inspiration in a lot of my writing and artwork. One of my favorite short stories, The Tell-Tale Heart, is a perfect...

The Choices

by Michael Graeme

A fifteen minute read: I am sitting here in the lounge-bar of the McKinley Arms Hotel, by the shores of Loch Lomond, and I am staring out into the twilight at my choices. I have been this way before many times...

The Free Indie Reader #1

by The Free Indie Reader

Since the online self-publishing revolution began a few years ago, I've been on the lookout for great indie authors, and my efforts have been rewarded many times over. Most of these discoveries have come from...

The Foreshadowed Land

by Kurt Ulmer

Australia: the island continent. Strange animals, unfamiliar plants, beautiful beaches and scenery plus: a trap for young players. Beware, all is not as it seems.

The Case Of The Invisible Man

by Ray Daley

An unusal look at the life of Sherlock Holmes through the eyes of Doctor John Watson. It's Holmes, but as you've never seen him portrayed before!

Blood of the Lamb

by Stephen W. Cote

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Cain is a gunfighter known as a leading cause of ghost towns. His desire for a peaceful life is impossible given his sordid past and his inability to remember the...

Delicate Spring Flowers

by Stephen W. Cote

The winter of apocalypse has passed and love is in the air. A woman inexperienced in the ways of romance loses her fiancé and must set out to find another boyfriend. As her biological clock ticks down she hurries...

The Part Time People

by Tom Lichtenberg

DeBarrie's Stationery Store needed help again. Somehow, the part-time people never worked out. It was a problem. One after another, the part-time people came and went, and sometimes, nobody ever found out what...

The Tenth Lost Tale of Mercia: Edmund the Aetheling

by Jayden Woods

In the tenth and final Lost Tale, young prince Edmund suspects a plot against his father's life. He turns to his siblings, Aydith and Aethelstan, for help, but King Ethelred heeds none of them. Will they ever...

Overboard

by Sandra Madera

Brenna Maren just graduated high school and is in desperate need of some fun and relaxation. When a group of her closest friends decide to spend their summer sailing to the Florida Keys, Brenna is all in......

ThunderSnow

by Cindy Borgne

Marla goes snowmobiling during a strange snowstorm in April. She finds something unexpected in the woods.

One day in summer

by Garry Grierson

Aran is a time-traveller who keeps returning to the same place and time over and over again, dragging his best friend, Navaya, with him. Navaya is getting jaded by the constant trips to the same place, and she...

Miracle, Texas

by DeAnna Knippling

The man rode into Amazon Valley the same way they all did, blindfolded, hooded, and with his hands tied behind his back. Men were trouble, and Justine liked them that way. A Weird West tale.

The Observer Effect (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

Minerva McGonagall is obsessed with Severus Snape. She observes his progress from boyhood through his installation as Headmaster of Hogwarts and learns a few unpleasant truths about herself along the way. Excerpt:...

The Peculiar Resilience of the Refugee (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

After the war, Petunia Dursley finds that Hogsmeade is a far cry from Little Whinging when she takes refuge in the Three Broomsticks. As she and Dudley begin to rebuild their lives in the wizarding world, she...

Don't Say Yes...

by RoseMary McDaniel a.k.a. Amy Hayle

What's a girl to do when her long lost love turns up getting wed to another in a Las Vegas Chapel? She speeds to his rescue, of course. This humorous story is a quick read.