Love a short story? Well, you’re in the right place.
Below are a collection of short stories you can download for FREE. You can jump straight to the genre you like using the links below:
A collection of mostly humorous short stories from a BAFTA nominated TV writer. Two of the stories feature DS Bunny McGarry from Caimh’s Dublin Trilogy books.
The Sword of Light: The Chronicles of Gandos
– Dylan Keefer
Jeremy’s world consists of few things greater than family and life on the farm. When he is inexplicably transported from his seemingly normal life into a world filled with unknown possibilities and life-altering consequences, his once ordinary world is nothing more than a distant memory. What begins as extraordinary soon turns into a deadly game for survival, where warring factions collide with the down-home sensibilities of the young farmer. With Catras, the Dark Lord, eager to defeat the kingdom of Gandos and Jeremy equally eager to return home, only one can reign supreme. Does Jeremy have the skills necessary to save the kingdom and return to Earth unscathed?
Avis Blackthorn and the Ring of Enchantment
– Jack Simmonds
Avis Blackthorn is in trouble. He’s just borrowed his parents prized possession… a very valuable possession – the Ring of Enchantment. When Avis uses it to bring his teddy rabbit Sedrick to life, he thinks he will have a best friend and his parents need never know. But Sedrick runs off into the fairy world!
Perfect daughter Emilyn is forced to make an impossible choice when her volatile, drug-addicted sister makes a wild accusation against her father.
A short story of treachery, lies, and secret love.
The sixteen-year war is over, and the country rejoices as the ruling members of The Assembly form a new government. But Brielle doesn’t trust their promise of peace…and they don’t trust her.
A deadly new power. A carnival of nightmares & dreams. And a tall man who lurks in the shadows, watching… Five girls battle the darkness around them in this haunting collection of paranormal tales.
Zee has a mission to complete, an identity to keep secret, and a home to save, but Kuta is the first person to treat her like a real girl. Will she keep her secret or save his life?
A collection of short stories about relationships, sex, children, infidelities, guilt, and sometimes, the absence of guilt.
A dark and moving story of a man living on the streets. Step inside his shoes in this wonderful tale.
“From the first sentence, I had a visceral response to this author’s writing…..the choice of words paints a provocative and realistic picture of what a homeless person goes through and feels in a day of their existence on the streets: a shocking and emotionally desolate life broken with moments of sweet memory or stranger’s kindness that brings hope. After reading this short story, I definitely want to read more from this author.” – JT
A short story about friendship.The influence of those we love often will continue on long after their death. Julie encouraged her friend to make more of life without ever saying a word.
This short story introduces Iris Harper, the original Harper Family witch, and sets up the bestselling series by Sarah Painter, which includes The Garden of Magic, The Language of Spells and The Secrets of Ghosts.
When do you give up on your dreams? That’s the question Diego has been asking himself ever since he started down the mysterious path of the Camino de Santiago; on a quest taking him beyond its mists in pursuit of purpose and place.
A crazed escapee and child abuser kidnaps Mike Delaney’s wheelchair-bound friend and his 15-year old daughter. He has four hours to save them.
He’s so close she can hear him breathing. She has something precious he wants. Only one man can save her from captivity.
When a probationary police officer is shot point-blank through the forehead at home, forensic engineer Dr. Anja Toussaint determines the ensuing house fire resulted from arson – always a convenient way to destroy clues.
Only the desperate or uninitiated call on a demon hunter like Desmond. Rumors have it, he’s as occult as his prey. He’s been summoned by the local authorities, but at what cost?
The muffled scream of a child cut through the darkness. One twist of the evil hands and the fragile bone of the child’s neck would be savaged. In a second, everything would end for the boy. Would he save the boy and expose himself to the unmerciful world of the unknown?
Something is brewing inside her, a change in chemistry. And soon, she’ll find out more than she ever wanted to know about the man she loves…
Client Steve Lyla wants nothing more than to grant his father’s dying wish, to find his sister’s killer. Is the downsized, divorced empty-nester, PI Ronnie Lake ready to get inside a killer’s mind in a 40-year-old cold case?
When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues.
A father and son standing together. A brutal political conflict. Can they, and their bond, survive?
Trapped in a house with a serial killer, Holly Winter must solve the case… or die trying!
An eclectic collection of five short stories all with a magic or mayhem theme. A young woman fights off a beast, an apprentice magician has a crisis of confidence, and a psychic man takes risks to save a young girl.
The Secret of the Sands Trilogy is an epic archaeology adventure story with incredible & dangerous otherworldly secrets. This 7500-word short story teaser introduction is where the secrets begin…
Ziva’s bestie has been framed for robbing a jewelry store and it’s up to her to crack the case. The situation quickly turns deadly and suddenly a robbery is small potatoes compared to what Ziva uncovers.
An heiress who can’t seem to keep her legs closed. A Russian plan for dominating the space race. An assassin with a penchant for rich food and sadistic murder. From the author of The Bone Church and Cold, comes a white knuckle tour de force of Cold War noir.
Abel wields the shepherd’s crook, his brother the reaper’s scythe. When Cain’s wrath boils over, he ends his brother’s life. Blood cries out from fallow ground and Abel rises with a mission from God.
Man buys box that will solve all his problems. There’s more to that box than he knew…
Jack the Ripper has been terrorizing Whitechapel, London for weeks now. People are scared and the police just can’t get a break in the case. It’s up to the vampire Lucius Lafayette to travel back to 1888 and catch this killer.
The End. Azrael the Angel of Death, grabbed Abduls’ soul from his smashed and mangled body as it lay on the cold wet asphalt road. Parted from his motorbike, Abdul didn’t die alone. He killed Jenny, an innocent six year old girl.
My sister is beautiful, but she doesn’t like it when I play with her dolls. I can’t help myself, though, and she’s really angry this time. I think I may be in real trouble.
For the last 50 years Caim has been living the life of a demigod. He has been living with the evolved elves known as the Effeelions in a city floating in the sky. The demigod vowed the Effeelions that he would help them in their quest to find the realm of Cosmus. However, lately the demigod has been having some humanly desires. He begins to miss his life as a human. One day Caim witnesses how his humanly desires brought danger to the sky city.
Angels. Corruption. Death. When the sand in an hourglass housed in the Halls of Time changes colour and stops flowing, Father Time doesn’t know what to do. Is it an omen that the end is nigh?
The residents of Ikalga are a newly settled society. The only thing is, their ruler has made them change into animals by night and ensured no one would get in or out with a giant wall of flames. No one knows exactly why, but these 10 stories are the tales of how the populace deal with the challenges that accompany such a curse.
Ylva, a young dwarven woman, is captured by the enemy and comes face to face with their most powerful weapon.
A romance is reignited when Pierre Salvador returns to court. But his love, family, and friends are unaware of his dealings with Mora, the Lady of Death.
Destiny isn’t a good witch. She lies, she cheats, and she dances on the dead. But Destiny has a secret that might just change everything…
A Mekui’te teen stumbles onto a gift he never asked for. His family send him on a life-threatening spirit quest. Will he survive the ancient trial? Or will the deadly wilderness cut his destiny short?
Logan Westin wields Fire. But what secrets does he keep beneath his enigmatic exterior. And what truths have been kept from him? Learn more about Logan, who is a main character on the SkinWalker Series by TG Ayer.
Warcraft and Game of Thrones had a sexy baby… It’s called this book! lol
In a world where people have the choice between starving or getting paid to be experimented on, they are happy to choose the latter. The Keepers, using the elemental powers of nature, are the only hope that humanity has to take down the despotic control of a genetic engineering company. Captain Dana Reeves is the leader of a group of fighters within the Keepers. But a mistake made by someone close to Dana may lead to terrible consequences for the source of the Keepers’ magic—and the world as a whole. That mistake forces her to make a choice between saving the man she dates or her mentor in the military. A choice that may change the outcome of the war dramatically. The book contains an erotic scene. The age 18+ is advised.
Enjoy a taste of another world with these three fantasy short stories: Bitten, The Fairy Flu, and The Enchanted Apothecary.
Fires are being set in the Blights. It wouldn’t be so unusual in the lawless area, except that now Vincent is being blamed for them. Can he find the source of the fires before his future is set ablaze?
A slave-mercenary struggles to save the life of his mistress, a wanderer brings more than grief into the lives of four sisters, two men try to kill the witches destroying their village, and much more.
Her death is just the start of her journey.
In seven hours & twenty minutes Grace Jordan will be dead. Will she have sacrificed everyone she loves for nothing? Or is this her final chance to save us all?
With one small implanted device, you will experience complete sensory integration with all the information available on the global net. Say goodbye to VI Fees and holo-displays. It is now all available in the blink of an eye. Enter the next lottery wave to receive your free InGen Corp Jiminy Implant. “Jiminy: The little voice in the back of your head.”
Love blossoms from disaster in this science fiction short story set on Mars in the near future.
Space Cadet Katie Golden is on her way to the Allied Spaceforce Academy when the spaceplane is boarded by Talasian Pirates. Katie is forced to take evasive action to save her treasured chess pieces, the white queen and black king that were given to her years ago by a strange alien boy. Will Katie’s actions doom her career before it even starts?
It’s Christmas! The alien invasion has begun.
Carrie Hatchett’s hoping for a quiet Christmas. She’s got five times as much food as she needs, and she’s made a catnip surprise and a dogfood cake for her pets.
But there’s no rest for Carrie.
An ancient race seems intent on invading Earth. As a Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer, Carrie’s duty-bound to respond to the threat.
The aliens have been spotted at Santa’s Grotto and in a pantomime. Will Carrie find them in time and send them packing before they ruin everyone’s Christmas? Carrie Hatchett’s Christmas is a standalone novelette in the Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer series.
An android unlike any other. A programmer who’s glitch leads to startling consequences…Smile Command Error is a must-read sci-fi short story by Sara Crocoll Smith.
An erudite crime boss uses a string of gang killings to achieve his dreams of establishing a vice empire.
A ranger, a survivor, and a teacher all get more than they bargained for. If you enjoy gripping stories with a twist, you’ll love Paradigm. It’s short and easy to read but packs a massive punch.
The war might be over, but for Derran, one of Imperial’s most celebrated soldier, no retirement is in the cards as he is offered a new challenging assignment.
Have you ever felt as if a wild animal lives inside of you?..
A trip to Africa with his fiance brought unexpected changes in our hero…
Lissa starts a new job as a camp counselor in the Texas Hill Country. She really likes hunky Josh, the young boss in charge of things. But mean girl Raven, another camp counselor, has it out for her.
Cassie Blake hates Christmas. It reminds her of failure and her heart broken. Cassie must host the annual Christmas party. Can her grandmother’s mistletoe finally work its magic?
The Truth About The Other Guy was first published as part of a Mills and Boon anthology showcasing the best in UK romantic fiction (Truly, Madly, Deeply). This story was the only one in the anthology that contained diverse characters. It is available as a standalone story exclusively at Instafreebie.
Carly Gardiner is taken by surprise; their love is unexpected, lying dormant for years. Who would have known that Nathaniel is what she’d needed all along? But Carly has a secret, which she cannot hide for much longer. What will Nathaniel’s reaction be when he discovers the truth?
Nathaniel Howard is in love—he didn’t know when, or how it happened, but somehow it has always been there. They were close friends, and he is no longer content with friendship. He wants more. But does he really want forever? Why did he hold back all these years?
US Marine Eric Collins almost married a nightmare who on their wedding day revealed her true nature. He joined the marines to clear his head and get away. A few years later on vacation he runs into Natalie, his college roommate and this time he realizes just how much of a good woman she always was.
A mature woman stumbles into a discovery of herself that she had never suspected. Dare she give in to love? Will sexual passion and fear overwhelm her stable life? Who can she trust to love her for herself?
Selene Jordan is shocked to find herself whisked away from Earth by unscrupulous aliens, bent on selling her to the highest bidder…
How can I get involved with two brothers that can’t decide between ripping each others heads of or ripping my clothes off?!
“You are beautiful,” said Joey, moving up along one side and kissing her again, smoothing a hand along her stomach and raising goosebumps. He ran his fingers over her sensitive clit, Haley lazily watching the path of his hands as he dipped a single finger inside her, just teasing. Tom chuckled and grabbed the used condoms, stepping outside the tent for a moment and coming back with a couple of water bottles. Joey pulled away as he did, and handed Haley one of the bottles, drinking deeply from his own with a sated smile. “Thank you,” said Haley, sitting up and drinking. “That was worth the trip,” she said, “if nothing else.” “Glad you approved,” grinned Joey, wrapping an arm around her…
When Julia meets Wynn, a hot dragon shifter her life changes. He takes her to his planet as a queen. Life in the royal palace gets a little overwhelming. Is it all too much for a small-town girl?
Louise is a rising journalist who is sent to get an expose of Scott – a womanizing billionaire. Scott doesn’t want her to find out anything about his past – one that could ruin him, BUT the only problem is he can’t keep away from Louise.
Curvy girl Iona Fraser has spent her entire life, since childhood, on an Island off the coast of Maine. With dreams of becoming an Olympic archer she knows it is time to make her first trip away from home. But, when her father hires a hot-blooded bodyguard to protect her along the way, Iona’s iron will come out to play.
David Kilgore has many secret tricks up his sleeve, but dealing with a bad-tempered woman fully immune to his charms is not one of them. He is immediately taken by Iona’s beauty and snubbed by her dismissive attitude. Though full of haughty arrogance, David begins to see the vulnerability Iona hides underneath.
Ashley cannot get Jesse out of her head. He looks like a Greek god. Can she deny her feelings and marry someone in her own social class? Another problem arises that she is pregnant—who is the father?
A series of three short stories in one boxed set about a powerful alpha billionaire that falls in love with a young college student.
Crazy about my Best Friend
– Hazel Keys
Making the transition from friends to lovers is impossible, some say. In the prequel “Crazy About My Best Friend”, we get to see Amelia and David’s inner thoughts and see where precisely their platonic feelings changed. This romantic comedy series explores the joys and challenges of falling for your best friend.
All she wanted a child of her own but never thought it would lead to the doorstep of a reckless football star who cares for no one but himself. Do I want this? Can he be a father?
Layla awakens tied up on an unheard planet. She is to become the nurturer to a beautiful alien prince. Will this be worth all she’s left on earth or will she have a chance to escape?
Doctor Nicole Reade was married to her work. Jordan is more than just his dashing good looks. Find out the secrets that lay buried behind Jorgen’s looks but is she ready for the shocking truth?
Before the Meet Cute, first kiss and HEA there were two people desperately living life, unprepared for the future. This is their story.
With an eye for architecture, Catherine Harris wins an architecture design contest made by Elias Johnson – A British billionaire architect that didn’t count on becoming so immediately and inexplicably attracted to her!
Catherine has always had dreams that extend far beyond her poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood. However, while arriving at London she realizes that she may have bitten off much more than she can chew.
Has Catherine made the worst decision of her life?
Trent Morrison III is the kind of man dreams are made of. Tall, dark, handsome and intelligent, Trent is the total package. Trent could have any woman he wanted, and he did – whether they were willing or not. Many know him from the “Twisted Sister” series as the man who brought Holly to her knees. But who was he before that? How did Trent get to be the kind of man women who grew to know him feared? Find out in this spinoff tale from the original Twisted Sister series
He can’t touch it, smell it or taste it, but Alpha Daniel Savage knows there’s a threat to his family. He’s had premonitions like this before – when he lost his parents. But now, he has a beautiful siren of a mate and their young son to protect. How far will he go to make sure that they – and his entire Pride of Werelions– are safe?
An older man younger woman virgin romance! Full story with guaranteed HEAT, no cliffhanger!
Cole Waters was done with women. It seemed that every relationship he had ever had revolved around one thing, his money. Being the wealthy CEO of a major banking corporation, and a good looking one at that, he attracted a lot of the wrong attention from women.
What would you do if your high school love returns to your hometown as a billionaire after seven years? When Riley discovers that her best friend’s brother Chase is back in town, she’s over the moon – she’s always had a crush on him. But the time Chase has spent in Australia has changed him…. and Riley feels like she can’t compete with the glamorous lifestyle he is used to now. But the closer they get to each other, things start to get out of control…
A vampire must overcome his centuries-old disdain for witches to save the woman he loves.