Short Story Giveaway

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:

Comedy
Young Adult
Literary Fiction
Thriller/Mystery
Historical Fiction
Horror
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Romance


Comedy

rsz_how-to-send-a-messageHow To send A Messsage
– Caimh McDonnell

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.

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Young Adult

the-sword-of-light-the-chronicles-of-gandos

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?
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avis-blackthorn-and-the-ring-of-enchantment

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!

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good-sisterThe Good Sister: A Novelette
– Kyla Stone

Perfect daughter Emilyn is forced to make an impossible choice when her volatile, drug-addicted sister makes a wild accusation against her father.

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the-assemblyThe Assembly
– Shari L. Tapscott

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.

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Literary Fiction

lies-i-never-toldLies I Never Told
– Martin Crosbie

A collection of short stories about relationships, sex, children, infidelities, guilt, and sometimes, the absence of guilt.

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a-stain-on-the-streetA Stain On The Street
– Ric Rae

A dark and moving story of a man living on the streets. Step inside his shoes in this wonderful tale.

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tribute-to-a-dead-friendTribute to A Dead Friend
– Suzanne Jenkins

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.

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Thriller/Mystery

one-false-moveOne False Move
– David Callinan

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.

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capturedCaptured
– David Callinan

He’s so close she can hear him breathing. She has something precious he wants. Only one man can save her from captivity.

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the-iron-maidenThe Iron Maiden
– M.A. Petterson

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.

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demon-possessorDemon Possessor – an Almost Dead story
– Torson Kipton

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?

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the-stolenThe Stolen – A heart-warming story from the Multiverse Collection
– D.N. Leo

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?

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a-sensitive-timeA Sensitive Time
– Lee Isserow

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…

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delilah-a-ronnie-lake-cold-caseDelilah: A Ronnie Lake Cold Case
– Niki Danforth

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?

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christmas-miracle-in-julyChristmas Miracle in July
– R.M. Gauthier

Charlotte Rose runs a Christmas Store in Christmas town with her father. Her hopes and dreams have always revolved around the town and store, until a certain man materializes and turns everything upside down.

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Historical Fiction

welcome-to-the-hotel-yaltaWelcome to the Hotel Yalta
– Victoria Dougherty

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.

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the-shepherd-and-the-reaperThe Shepherd and the Reaper
– Torson Kipton

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.

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Horror

curious-goodsCurious Goods: Pandora’s Box
– Bones Monroe

Man buys box that will solve all his problems. There’s more to that box than he knew…

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leather-apronLeather Apron
– Jason Blacker

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.

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the-afterlife-of-abdulThe Afterlife of Abdul
– Ayse Hafiza

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.

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Fantasy

the-devil-is-in-the-potatoThe Devil is in the Potato
– Benjamin Descovich

Heroes Have to Start Somewhere. Fenton dreams of winning Jillian’s affection. But, how is a peasant to compete against a tourney of knights in shining armour? With only two coppers in his pocket and a lucky vest, he needs a plan … and his best friend. Fresh forged for fantasy readers who desire a lighthearted adventure.

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the-sands-of-timeThe Sands of Time
– Melanie Tomlin

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?

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eternity-acts-short-stories-era-1Eternity Acts Short Stories: Era 1
– Jordan C. Robinson

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.

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willow-a-spellster-short-storyWillow
– Aldrea Alien

Ylva, a young dwarven woman, is captured by the enemy and comes face to face with their most powerful weapon.

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larkspur-or-a-necromancers-romanceLarkspur, or A Necromancer’s Romance
– V. M. Jaskiernia

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.

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wicked-witchWicked Witch
– LC Hibbett

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…

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spirit-questSpirit Quest
– Ella J. Smyth

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?

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n-pyros-a-darkworld-originsPYROS – A DarkWorld Origins Story
– T.G. Ayer

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.

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Science Fiction

transmitTransmit
– Craig Lea Gordon

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?

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the-syntax-of-consciousnessThe Syntax of Consciousness
– P.K. Tyler

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.”

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lonely-hearts-on-marsLonely Hearts on Mars
– Aurora Springer

Love blossoms from disaster in this science fiction short story set on Mars in the near future.

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caissas-favorCaissa’s Favor
– J. Naomi Ay

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?

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carrie-hatchetts-christmasCarrie Hatchett’s Christmas
– JJ Green

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.

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ella-dethronedElla Dethroned
– Brandon Barr

A fast paced Fantasy adventure!

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Romance

summer-camp-loveSummer Camp Love
– Bekah Bancroft

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.

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mistletoe-magicMistletoe Magic
– Amanda J Evans

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?

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the-truth-about-the-other-guyThe Truth About The Other Guy
– Rhoda Baxter

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.

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gifted-loveGifted Love
– Dionne Grace

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?

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keeping-the-captainKeeping the Captain
– Victoria Pinder

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.

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love-in-a-hopeless-placeLove in a Hopeless Place
– Emma Calin

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?

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perilous-passionsPerilous Passions
– Ashlee Price

An alpha billionaire romance.

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fire-princessFire Princess
– C.J. Scarlett

Selene Jordan is shocked to find herself whisked away from Earth by unscrupulous aliens, bent on selling her to the highest bidder…

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claiming-taraClaiming Tara
– Rachel Star

How can I get involved with two brothers that can’t decide between ripping each others heads of or ripping my clothes off?!

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seduced-by-desireSeduced by Desire
– Kathleen Hope

“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…

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dragon-queenDragon Queen
– Evelyn Marks

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?

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betrayalBetrayal
– Melissa Rose

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.

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pregnant-by-the-dragon-shifterPregnant by the Dragon Shifter
– Jasmine Wylder

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.

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tapping-the-bad-boyTapping The Bad Boy
– Lauren Wood

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?

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the-flame-seriesThe Flame Series
– Michelle Love

A series of three short stories in one boxed set about a powerful alpha billionaire that falls in love with a young college student.

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crazy-about-my-best-friend

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.

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filthy-catcherFilthy Catcher: A Secret Baby Sports Romance
– Amy Kyle

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?

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taken-for-the-alien-princeTaken for the Alien Prince
– Ruth Anne Scott

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?

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the-aliens-abductionThe Alien’s Abduction
– C.K Roxanne

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?

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desperately-unpreparedDesperately Unprepared
– KB Jacobs

Before the Meet Cute, first kiss and HEA there were two people desperately living life, unprepared for the future. This is their story.

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top-loveTop Love
– Ellen Lane

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?

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trentTrent
– Deidra D. S. Green

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?

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cursed-prideCursed Pride
– Cara St. Clair

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?

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daddy-dearestDaddy Dearest
– Amy Brent

An older man younger woman virgin romance! Full story with guaranteed HEAT, no cliffhanger!

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tamed-by-himTamed By Him
– Mia Ford

A Billionaire & Virgin Romance.

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