My Older Brother (Short Stories by Premchand)

A happy-go-lucky schoolboy chafes under the tutelage of his older and more studious brother. A short story about finding the right balance between study and play, with tongue-in-cheek commentary on India’s education system in the early 1900s. An English language translation of ‘Bade Bhai Sahab’ by Munshi Premchand, the celebrated author of Indian classics such as ‘Gaban’, ‘Godaan’, and ‘Nirmala’.

Meet Munshi Premchand

The Darkness in the Pines

After the tragic death of his wife, Howard Ward returned to Fallow Pines to live a life of quiet seclusion. When Howard comes across the mangled remains of a bear in the woods, he discovers that something he thought only existed in campfire legends is stalking the darkness of the pines.

Meet Harlan Graves

Harlan Graves writes hard-edged, straight-for-the-throat horror stories.

Dog Flight

Encounter frightening people and witness bloodcurdling phenomena. Seven short horror stories await you. In each chilling tale, someone ends up in grave peril. Beauty Thine, Beauty Mine. A sociopath has an urge to paint a particularly beautiful woman Dog Flight. A dog walk turns into a nightmare scenario Knocked Down. A set of cursed dominoes causes a woman’s life to collapse around her Life Lesson. A man is tasked with committing murder in order to move on in life The Rearranger. A savage being with a fondness for distorting human bodies wreaks havoc The Snatcher. A visit to a fortune teller causes strange and deadly things to happen Too Far Back. A time traveller makes a mistake with devastating consequences Death is looming. Will it claim any of the characters in these short stories? If you’re a fan of the horror genre, you’re sure to enjoy Dog Flight.

Meet D. T. Adams

D. T. Adams is an anonymous writer living in England.

The Thakur’s Well (Short Stories by Premchand)

Gangi, a ‘low caste’ woman, is denied access to the community well owned by the ‘high caste’ Thakur. To comfort her ailing husband, Gangi risks life and limb when she attempts to draw water from Thakur’s well. A short story about caste discrimination, segregation, and gender inequality. An English language translation of ‘Thakur Ka Kuaan’ by Munshi Premchand, the celebrated author of Indian classics such as ‘Gaban’, ‘Godaan’, and ‘Nirmala’.

Meet Munshi Premchand (Author) and S.U. Ramesh (Translator)

Heart Shaped II

Do you believe that love can begin and begin again anywhere? This confection of “meet-cutes,” marriage mayhem and humorous snafus is for you.

Meet Sheila M Cronin

Sheila M. Cronin is the award winning author of The Gift Counselor, a novel, and Best of All Gifts, the sequel. Her stories have appears in Woman’s World, Kaleidoscope, Spark and more.

The Chess Players: Shatranj Ke Khiladi (Short Stories by Premchand)

A decadent Lucknow, a waning kingdom, and a foreign power vying for control. Set in 19th century India during the reign of the last Nawab of Awadh, ‘The Chess Players’ is an account of two men’s obsession with chess. A short story about addiction, dissipation, and hedonism. An English language translation of ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ by Munshi Premchand, the celebrated author of Indian classics such as ‘Gaban’, ‘Godaan’, and ‘Nirmala’.

Meet Author: Munshi Premchand | Translator: S.U. Ramesh

Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

Afro-Bougie Blues is a collection of twelve original, engaging, and occasionally edgy short stories that dig into the souls of ordinary black women and men meeting life’s challenges with courage and care. A newlywed considers her past abortion after having a miscarriage. An Army veteran subdues his war memories with alcohol. A woman who loses weight watches her marriage crumble around her. A single father reflects on his pre-teen daughter’s complicated questions about love. A married woman falls in love with a jazz singer. Watch as the protagonists find their way, find love, or find themselves amid the chaos. Explore the world of Afro-Bougie Blues. An extraordinary assortment of stories awaits you. Dig in.

Meet Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson has been writing poetry and prose off and on for over 40 years, beginning with a series of poems to commemorate a cousin who passed away at age 19. She finds inspiration for her stories from a muse, an inner voice that propels her to put thoughts and emotions into words. When she isn’t writing, she uses her engineering background to work as a safety consultant, assessing machines and robotics in preparation for sale to European companies. Lauren is married to Howard Wilson; they have one dog, Petey. Lauren and Howard also have five precious nieces who provide much fulfillment and joy. In her spare time, Lauren is working on a labor of love – a 5 story miniature apartment building, filled with African-American art. She has been a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. since 2004.

Shots: Tell It Slant

If it can happen, I’m just writing… ‘SHOTS’ captures a gamut of human emotion. Set in Indian settings, these slice-of-life shorts are masterfully woven into the tapestry of issues and conflicts everyman is wired to encounter. The twenty-five stories of this collage explore the nuances of sexuality, love, lust, society and whatnot. Flash is a popular choice of attention-deficit times and these haikus of short stories exactly deliver the punch in a few heavy hits. This disturbing little book of sharp and crisp flashes illuminates human condition in ways that impel one toward self-examination. Heartbreaking and joyous at the same time, this is an unsettling debut collection. Don’t miss it!

Meet Rupali Saini

Rupali Saini is a poet, activist, author and wanderer who prefers to ramble in the world of her imagination. Alone but never lonely, Rupali calls herself God’s favorite. She is fond of tapping her feet with a story in her mind, and a random choreographer. When she is not penning the subtleties of human heart, she is an assistant professor and a passionate teacher who loves to promote learning through questioning. Her work has been featured in various journals and anthologies.

Riddle This, Clara: A Horror Novella

Clara moves into a Victorian manor with her newly blended family and begins receiving mysterious riddles on an antique typewriter. Can she find the truth behind these messages before it is too late? If you love ghostly tales, this novella is for you. Clara has been given a second chance at life after the loss of her husband. She is engaged to the father of her child, and with their union she will also gain a stepson. Things appear to be looking up for their family until she receives intriguing messages on a typewriter that belonged to her fiance’s late-wife. At first, the notes appear to be innocent, until things go very, very wrong. Read along through this horrifying tale to find out what happens to Clara and her family!

Meet Ghost Lady

I finally put my creepy and disturbing mind to good use and began writing horror fiction. My fascination with all things scary began at a young age by watching many, many horror themed films. Unfortunately, my husband has often been a victim of my horror entertainment by my scary pranks. So now, instead of crawling on the ground with my hair over my face while my husband returns from his 2 AM bathroom break, I am putting those thoughts onto paper for your amusement. I hope you enjoyed reading this book just as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. Happy Hauntings! Ghost Lady

Survival Tactics: A Short Story Collection

Ten science fiction stories of aliens, poltergeists, threatening polygons, and carnivorous rabbits, exploring why we need each other-and why sometimes we don’t.

Meet Elizabeth Bonesteel

Elizabeth Bonesteel began making up stories at the age of five, in an attempt to battle insomnia. She has been reading and writing science fiction since she was a child. She currently lives in central Massachusetts.