Book Category: Short Stories

Big and Shady

When a young filmmaker goes to China to shoot a movie, he meets a lot of “little shady” characters, but…

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Ship of Fools

When a run in with highwaymen leave them poor, Erstwhyle, a satyr, and his “fool” companions travel to Castle Crydon…

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Skyfish

Henretta Bloom hates everyone. If she doesn’t hate you now, she soon will. This award-winning story is one of David…

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No Bird

Based on a childhood experience, No Bird is a short story by David Farland that captures gritty realism, drawing on…

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The Smiling Man

This story began as a writing assignment for a class taught by Eloise Bell. With the assignment, we were asked…

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Charley in the Wind

David Farland’s first short story, written as a student while attending BYU. Written about the emotional emasculation of young boys,…

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Oz Reimagined: Dead Blue

When L. Frank Baum introduced Dorothy and friends to the American public in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became…

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We Blazed

Alexander Dane wakes 100,000 years in the future and begins an eerie quest for the only thing that matters–the woman…

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Wheat Fields Beyond

In a world turned upside down, only the fittest will survive. But how can we define “Who is fittest?” [Special…

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At The Virgin’s Doorstep

Warning! Some people consider this story to be morally repugnant. In “At the Virgin’s Doorstep,” the first fantasy short story…

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After a Lean Winter

In 1898, Martians attacked Earth, according to H.G. Wells in his classic War of the Worlds. He tells the story…

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