Short Fiction

New Short Fiction: “Crossing the Streams” by Steven D. Brewer

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of "Crossing the Streams", the fourth story in the "Revin's Heart" series, by Steven D. Brewer. Revin and the Professor must go undercover to investigate a mysterious device that has the power to generate storms and may threaten their very existence. But securing the information and getting out alive may be trickier than they bargained for. Available now in digital and trade paperback editions from most online booksellers, "Crossing the Streams" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Alfred Smith

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Alfred Smith to publish his story, "Gift of Silence", as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Alfred Smith is a father and rowing coach from Erie, Pennsylvania. He found himself telling stories from a young age, and then made the logical step into running Dungeons and Dragons games when he was only 9 years old. He has settled in Erie, Pennsylvania for the foreseeable future with his wife, Emily, his daughter, Hope, and their cat, Lord Squeaky. Alfred has run the Parsec SFF Short Story...

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Putting a New Shine on Dragon Gems

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As we reported back in March 2022, we experienced, quite literally, an overwhelming response to our Dragon Gems short fiction program. The number of submissions that we have received in only two months far, far, far exceeded our expectations … and our resources to manage them. We received many terrific stories, and we would love to publish so many of them, but our limited resources for now only allow us to publish one new story each month. So, after much discussion and consideration, we have developed a new strategy for our Dragon Gems short fiction program as we plan ahead...

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New Short Fiction: “Songs of a Dead Forest” by Travis Wade Beaty

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Songs of a Dead Forest" by Travis Wade Beaty. A beleaguered dryad in search of safe harbor in a land ravaged by an invasive fungus finds herself at odds with a young dryad who wields the blasphemous magic of men. The two of them must find a way to work together before a vicious sorcerer hunts them down and puts an end to them both. Available now in digital editions from most online booksellers, "Songs of a Dead Forest" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Travis Wade Beaty

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Travis Wade Beaty to publish his story, "Songs of a Dead Forest", as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Travis has been a professional actor, Spider-Man at children’s birthday parties, an inventory specialist of fine and rare wine, and a teacher, but his favorite job by far is being a stay-at-home dad to twin girls, two cats, and a dog. His stories have appeared in Zombies Need Brains’ NOIR anthology, Metaphorosis Magazine, Metastellar, and elsewhere. Travis grew up in Indiana, and after spending a good...

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New Short Fiction: “Storm Clouds Gather” by Steven D. Brewer

Storm Clouds Gather

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of "Storm Clouds Gather", the third story in the "Revin's Heart" series, by Steven D. Brewer. After the Queen of Belleriand encounters an etheric anomaly that threatens the airship, Revin is abducted. But by whom? And why? Revin must use all of his newly-acquired skills as a pirate — and more — in order to survive. Available now in digital editions (and soon in trade paperback) from most online booksellers, "Storm Clouds Gather" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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New Audio Edition: “Grey Mother Mountain” by Elyse Russell

We are pleased to announce the release of the audio edition of "Grey Mother Mountain" written by Elyse Russell and read by Jenn Broda. When her village is destroyed, an elderly woman seeks help from the last remaining dragon to get revenge. Together, these two elderly females vow to rain vengeance down upon their enemies in a storm that will bring an entire city to its ruin. The audio edition of "Grey Mother Mountain" is available now from Audible, Amazon, and Apple Books.

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New Short Fiction: “Possession is Nine-Tenths” by J Dark

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Possession is Nine-Tenths" by J Dark, the author of the "Glass Bottles" series and "Sometimes After Dark". Possession might be 9/10th of the law. But no one mentioned 9/10th of what. Possession is standard fare for some magicians. The possessing spirit moves you to accomplish its goal. But what if it's not the magician who's possessed? Available now in digital editions from most online booksellers, "Possession is Nine-Tenths" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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New Short Fiction: “Seven of Swords” (from The Storyteller’s Tarot) by L. A. Jacob

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Seven of Swords" (from The Storyteller's Tarot) by L. A. Jacob, the author of the "Grimaulkin" and "War Mage" series. Thievery, trickery, something precious is stolen. When Tamerlane, a finder of lost souls, is presented with the unusual task of finding a stolen pit bull, he knows that all creatures have souls that appear in the spirit world. It shouldn’t be hard to find a dog, right? Available now in digital editions from most online booksellers, "Seven of Swords" (from The Storyteller's Tarot) is the newest release in our Dragon Gems...

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New Short Fiction: “For the Favor of a Lady” by Steven D. Brewer

For the Favor of a Lady

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of "For the Favor of a Lady", the second story in the "Revin's Heart" series, by Steven D. Brewer. Even a pirate will stop at nothing to help his little sister. When Grip, the first mate, is dismayed by his little sister's surprise engagement, Revin accompanies him home to learn who arranged her marriage and why. Available now in digital and trade paperback editions from most online booksellers, "For the Favor of a Lady" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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