Short Stories, Novellas, and Novelettes

The Scarab of Truth

Along with his Callirrhoan friend and crewmate Torgo, Tristain Varix, one of the last of the human race, flies across the galaxy as a surveyor for KoloaCorp. But when a Kemettha named Kakuet approaches him in a starport bar and makes him an offer he can't refuse, things take a hazardous turn.

Varix is tasked with finding the lost planet Earth so that Kakuet can recover the property of his employer. But when that property turns out to be an escaped slave, Tristain and Torgo intervene to try to warn the slave that Kakuet is coming. They meet Nephthesit, and she tells them a tale of betrayal that leads right to the doorstep of Kakuet and his employer. Hidden in a vault somewhere beneath the former site of the library of Alexandria is a scarab which is said to grant visions to those who seek the truth, and Nephthesit will have that scarab to see that justice is done.

Join the rousing adventure as Tristain, Torgo, and Nephthesit attempt to recover the scarab and escape from right under the noses of Kakuet and the Pharoanic Guard.

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Fury of the Fates

He would watch the world burn if it made him rich...
James Sinclair Rutherford was one of the richest men in the world. But When his business partner committed suicide, he had an encounter with the supernatural. The ghost of his business partner appeared, warning him that he would be visited by three fates, and if he failed to change his ways, he would be doomed to wander the earth wearing his failures like the chains of the damned.

But Rutherford is stubborn and proud. He doesn’t believe that there is any reason that he should change his ways, even as he is being confronted by the three fates; the maiden, the midwife, and the crone. He refuses to repent, or relent.

Who are the three fates? What are the ultimate consequences of Rutherford’s actions? And what will be Rutherford’s final fate? Find out in this darkly dystopian retelling of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens for the modern age.

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Running with Epiphany

Joshua, a college freshman falls asleep in class. In his dream he visits the realm of imagination and encounters a muse named Epiphany. She sends him back to his world, but not everything goes as planned, and Epiphany gets sent to Joshua's world right along with him. The presence of a muse allows Joshua to see the truth of everything around him, and it. is. terrifying.

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Anthologies

Twilight Realms Online: Compendium

The Twilight Realms Online anthology containing a wealth of short stories to enrich the legends and the lore of Tír na nÓg, as presented by Brother Caedmon of the Most Holy Ecclesiastical Church of the Republic of Ouroboros.

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Wit & Whimsy, Vol. I

Shiny Garden is pleased to present the 2018 WhimsyCon anthology, featuring Slipping Into Darkness, by guest of honor Milton Davis. This year's collection takes readers on a whimsical journey of steampunk tales and fantastical adventures.

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