Gordy has a problem. His girlfriend, Poppy Nicole, wants to meet him in REALITY (TM). That’s the premise of the comic sci-fi novel, Rate Me Red. It’s the year 2043 and Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, reality television and Ebay have all merged into the VidNet. Everyone and anyone can have a VidNet show, but it’s the people who . . .
A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .
The supposed memoirs of Arnold Schnabel, a brakeman/poet recovering from a mental breakdown in the quaint seaside resort of Cape May, NJ, in 1963. . . .
Goblins craft their greatest weapon, a massive body of iron and enchantment. To complete the war golem, they summon the most evil being in existence and bind his spirit to their creation. What they wanted was a video game character; unfortunately, what they got was a teenage griefer. . . .
What if you really were transported to a fantasy world and expected to kill monsters to survive? No special abilities, no OP weapons, no status screen to boost your stats. Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive. . . .
Thalia’s Musings is narrated by Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, as she observes the comedy, drama, and tragedy of the ancient Greek pantheon. But when Thalia becomes more than an observer, the Fates take notice. Are Thalia’s powers limited to helping mortal playwrights hack out a comedy sketch, or can she create happy endings in real life, even for the . . .
Once upon a time, a foolhardy smuggler pulled off an impossible heist, and then was forced to do it AGAIN by people who didn’t realize he’d never done it to begin with. That was Pay Me, Bug! Now, in a Rake by Starlight, the same foolhardy smuggler must survive two revolutions and a secret Black Ops organization suffering from buyer’s . . .
The Slush Pile is a weekly short-fiction blog run by Hal Matthews that runs the gamut of speculative fiction. Updated every Wednesday, the stories can range in focus from power-armored paladins looking for love at the edge of space, to boys getting high with the monsters in their closets. . . .
BEHOLD! The most THRILLING tales ever committed to the inter-net! OBSERVE! As Victorian adventurer and gentle-man of action, Lord Likely, solves BAFFLING mysteries and battles TERRIFYING foes! GASP! As Lord Likely and his hapless man-servant, Botter, encounter killer prostitutes, undead gentlemen, female pirates and HORRIFYING beasts! THRILL! As Likely beds a succession of gorgeous females, while keeping . . .
From the author of the award winning novel “River” and internet cult hit “Catharsis” comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it. Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious . . .
A collection of stories that range from silly to serious. Adventurers will travel through strange lands, filled with stranger denizens, indeed the adventurers in many cases will themselves be curious beings unknown to you. Sometimes you will encounter a more familiar form, only to pull back the hood and see that actually, that elf had goat eyes. It will . . .
Four unlikely friends are permanently linked together when they install a beta “ultimate collaboration” tool on their computers—that allows them to teleport to and from each other’s homes at ease. Of course, they get more than they bargained for when they discover they can’t turn their connections off . . . . . . .
The “Messenger” has to find a way to deliver. Unable to drive as a result of his alcoholism, he uses various modes of transportation to get around. This leads to frequent encounters with the strange and interesting people that populate buses and trains and drive taxis of the unlicensed variety. Everyday and every delivery is a struggle to avoid being . . .
Mar 19, 2017: "Black exhaust from a passing garbage truck drifts in through an open window. Someone starts watching a youtube video without headphones. The damage is done, this has become any other bus ride. It’s enough to make a person want to drink. But to be honest, that comes a lot easier for some of us than others."
The narrator of this story is going through a rough patch, or maybe is just a loser in general. He has a serious drinking problem [more . . .]
Feb 15, 2016: Another fun, easy-reading story.
This main character comes across like Saitama. Though significantly less badass.
He is accustomed to such utter weirdness that nothing seems to phase him anymore, including the imaginary voice in his head known as "The Narrator" who, you guessed it, narrates the story. Or his evil talking fridge.
The Narrator, out of boredom, creates us- The Audience- to talk [more . . .]