Saeth. A word barely kept lingering on the tongue of even the bravest warrior. The name of an age darkest to humankind. An age of sorcerers and far-flung magic. But a time no better for the making of heroes... Two chieftain brothers lock swords in battle. Attacked by winged foes from the sky, the two sworn enemies are forced with a few surviving warriors, to take refuge in a beast-haunted mountain. In the shadowy land of Darfala, refuge is scarce, terrors many. Can the warriors work together to survive the chilling secrets of the mountain...and the ultimate menace, far darker...an old terror brewed by the lizard-men of lost Xatu? A heroic adventure in the tradition of Conan and Jurassic Park. . . . Fantasy horror (FREE)
The unearthing of an ancient talisman intrigues a roguish relic-hunter. He scavenges in the realms of Upper Fandria, a land of strange beasts and ever stranger magic. He finds himself plagued with a series of bizarre misfortunes when his find becomes a sensation in the Zanzurian market, which he can only attribute to the relic’s powers . . . Fantasy (FREE)
Risgan, gambler and outlawed treasure-hunter, is shipwrecked off a dangerous coast in an unknown land. He stumbles upon a mysterious cult in the ruin of ancient temple grounds. An odd but alluring acolyte takes him under her wing, but the legend of their long dead saint is notoriously disquieting. The miracle-working pariah has visited the subworld and made friends with forces better left alone . . .
Hero? Anti-hero? A young, cocksure trickster, outlawed from his home fishing village, falls into the hands of ruthless pirates who would spill their friends’ blood over a cup of arrack. They scour the Poesasian looking for fresh plunder, possibly recruits to their band. The outlaw must use every ounce of ingenuity to survive amidst these brigands. Along the way he gains allies— rogues like himself—who in the course of finding their own way, help save his skin and fight hand-in-hand in one of the fiercest ship-to-ship battles the Poesasian coast has ever seen! Fantasy (FREE)
A gang of vandalistic teens grow up on a far world and discover unsettling clues of their planet’s mysterious heritage. One youth is left to explore the possibilities . . . and explore the cosmos. Speculative fiction (FREE)
In the ancient tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, a young plunderer, intent on the riches within, faces an unexpected presence. Suspense (FREE)
In a far future earth of melted polar ice, cities are gone; continents are flooded and humankind must fend its way by sea. Only a handful of individuals survive on ships, invariably in competition with each other. Can one lonely man make a difference to the lives of a few? Science fiction (FREE)
Far future technology allows scope for a tactical ship to VR-merge with its pilot. A routine mission goes awry in space and a pilot discovers an unexpected menace far worse than any nightmare. . . . Space-thriller. (FREE)
A prominent warlord and three important men awake in a strange place, shackled and bound, and surrounded by several undead. To answer the simple question ‘why?’ one must first look to Ahrion . . . Dark heroic fantasy (FREE)
The dark exploration which picks up where the Conan the Barbarian left off. The larger-than-life Cimmerian seek shelter in cave carved into the side of the mountain . . . a respite from a wicked storm? No, terror lurks within. But can the Cimmerian and his henchman, Subotai the Hyrkanian archer, turn their backs and flee the horror? No. It is not Conan's calling to let such sinister injustice prevail, for so many ages as it has . . .
Enter Brain 0.4, marvelous invention of Professor Sadsook. The professor is more or less pleased with his AI prodigy. It shocks the world—but when the creation starts proving itself cleverer than creator, things start to go awry. Speculative fiction. (FREE)
A burglary gone bad forces a young thief on an impromptu adventure to faraway Parnoss, the city of the Magi. Under the sway of a new master he is gifted with synchronistic sight by a strange set of prophetic bones, but is it enough to take on the mysterious and formidable Magistrar? Heroic fantasy
A Flowerling of Sapo escapes the gravity of her home world only to experience marvels and fears beyond her imagination. Can she dodge the fire-ice crystals of the corm-People? ...Can she escape the inflexible marriage customs of the Pipo’s Insect Folk? Will she ever return to her home world? SF-fantasy, 4700 words. (FREE)
A young girl is taken under the wing of a benevolent shopkeeper. Can she grasp the significance of the old man’s inventions...his puzzling but often illuminative magical entities? If so, she will know her true destiny, discover her ultimate calling . . . Fantasy (FREE)
An upstart swordswoman trains under a controversial vagabond. Is he a sword-master in his own right? She seems to think so, yet she is unprepared for the test to come . . . Fantasy adventure. (FREE)
When a forest-seeking warrior-monk discovers his master slain, he sets out to punish the perpetrators. On the way, he is inhibited by an unforeseen force . . . a seductive sorceress who has other plans for him. Can the warrior outwit her charms? Dark fantasy.
A washed-out, burned-out alcoholic struggles with his life and has one last stand in his long series of career dead ends. He teams up with fellow technologists to produce a marvelous invention in solar technology. The question is, is the world ready for such an innovation? Near future SF. (FREE)