Friday, September 17, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: Midwinter Light


In the depths of the long midwinter night young Mara waits in the tents with the members of her tribe. Celebrations and rituals are underway to usher in the end of winter's darkness and welcome the light of the sun. But not all is well. Her mother has sickened and her end nears. Lessons of life and death and the hope of new birth are revealed to Mara.

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Midwinter Light
Shaun Kilgore



Fierce winds raged and howled across the campsite, buffeting the dark fabric of the tents and twisting guide ropes until they almost snapped. The cluster of flapping shelters bound together where they had been joined by the women. While the winds keened outside, the tribe huddled beneath the largest canopy, a tiny shaft of light glowing in the center from the smoke hole directly above. A fire burned high and strong in the middle. Boys among them tended the blaze, reverent in the selections of wood and scrub they added. Three dozen men, women, and children had pressed into the central tent, the place of meeting, to hear the words of their chieftain, Alaric, on that cold midwinter’s eve. The fire kept the tendrils of frost and death at bay, just barely.

Still, like the others, Mara wore layers of wolf, beaver, and buckskins. Next to her, Betha nursed her small baby though the child was hidden beneath furs as well. The winds cried out again, expelling more frigid air and snow across the clearing, ripping at the tents some more, and pulling pegs loose at the far ends. Word spread and two of the men left the place of meeting to secure them again.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: True Calling


While he has built a successful career in advertising, Richard Cassidy isn't happy. He feels like he isn't fulfilling his promise, his calling in life. With the pressure of a big presentation pressing down on him, Richard muses over the pointless direction he has been taking and then flees the office. Up on the roof of his advertising firm, Richard takes a step towards the edge. Down below death waits—or does it? When he takes the plunge something amazing happens and Richard embraces his true calling, finally!

True Calling by sci-fi and fantasy author Shaun Kilgore is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available as an eBook through various online retailers here

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: Chasing Demons


Agnes Panetti had dedicated her life to the eradication of the things that go bump in the night, the monsters, vampires, and zombies that lurk in the shadows. But is her thirst for vengeance enough to face what is coming? Confronted with the truth, will Agnes do what must be done or will she be consumed by her own dark quest?

Chasing Demons by sci-fi and fantasy author Shaun Kilgore is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available as an eBook through various online retailers here

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: Duty and Devotion


First-Commander Wilam Asherd is stationed the southern lands of Trellayn, part of the royal army. He has committed his whole life to the military and has served wherever the Banner of the Golden Tree has commanded. But one other has his loyalty: the Lady Selena, his betrothed. Somehow, Wilam must find the balance of 'Duty and Devotion.'

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