Short Stories & Collections

Enjoy short fiction? You’ve found the right page. Below are several short stories and collections. Most are fantasy, science fiction or romance oriented. Enjoy!

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REALITY BITES!Reality Bites
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Paranormal Romance | General Audience | Short Story

When Ethan Riley earned a summer internship in Yellowstone National Park, he thought he’d won the world’s best lottery, but that was before he met the girl of his dreams, Jenny Leigh. Jenny’s family has lived and worked in Yellowstone for generations, and the beautiful and fascinating young woman knows all its secrets. Including a few that might just be the death of Ethan!

 

 

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SEVENTH: THE SAMHAIN DILEMMASeventh:Samhain
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Paranormal Romance | General Audience | Short Story

Halloween is coming and Detective Gus Collier and his ghostly partner Dr. Sarah Allen receive an early scare when Sarah’s incarcerated murderer, Jason Morgan, sends word to Gus that something truly evil will happen on the spooky holiday. Will the crime-fighting duo manage to find other seventh-sevenths to stand with them to prevent a hellish invasion? Time is running out for the citizens of the Pacific Northwest, and only Gus and Ghost can save the day!

 

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SEVENTH
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Paranormal Mystery | General Audience | Short Story

Detective Gus Collier has seen a lot of corpses, but he’s never had one open its eyes, grab his wrist, and speak to him. But that’s exactly what happens when he’s called to investigate a murder on the morning of his twenty-eighth birthday. Twenty-eight. Seven quadrupled. Gus has been taunted all his life about being a legendary seventh son of a seventh son, but he’s always been able to brush it off. He’s a perfectly normal guy. At least, he’d always thought so … until today.

 

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TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Fantasy | General Audience | Collection

Take a journey into the unexpected with these five short stories by Debbie Mumford.

In this collection you’ll discover an entrancing tale of a fantasy life cycle of a giant redwood (“Needle-Green”), a flash piece about a mean spirited bully (“Life’s a Bitch”), a moving story of a man’s desperate fight to save his identical twin (“The Tie That Binds”), a flash tale that will take us to the stars (“Stargazer”), and a steampunk story of a young woman’s strange compulsion (“To Dream of Flying”).

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NEEDLE-GREEN
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Fantasy | General Audience | Short Story

Needle-Green, a redwood dryad who has made the leap from growing sprout to intelligent being, embarks on a journey to find the perfect place to put down permanent roots. Preferably far from the reach of interfering humans. Does such a sheltered refuge exist? Needle-Green hopes to discover that it does before s/he becomes too tall to walk the earth in anonymity.

 

 

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THE WARBIRDS OF ABSAROKA
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Military Space Opera | General Audience | Short Story

Brenna Standing Bear has been given an impossible task by her dying grandfather: convince Absaroka’s Planetary Council to build a fleet to defend against the Swarm. The problem? The council believes the Swarm was defeated sixty-eight years ago. Why should they expend precious resources to defend against a non-existent threat?

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TALES OF BYGONE DAYS
by Debbie Mumford
Audience:
Historical Fiction | General Audience | Collection

From the struggle for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century (“Sisters in Suffrage”) to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the late 19th century (“Incident on the High Line”) to an account of the Cherokee Removal in the late 1830s (“The Trail Where We Cried”) and ending with a time-travel romance in 15th century Scotland (“Her Highland Laird”), this collection of three short stories and one novella will take you on a journey through history.

 

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THE TRAIL WHERE WE CRIEDCherokee-2x3
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Historical Fiction | General Audience | Short Story

A Cherokee maiden narrates her experiences on the Trail of Tears, of being torn from her home in Georgia in the spring of 1838 and force-marched to Tahlequah in the Indian Territory – which would later become the State of Oklahoma.

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DEEP DREAMINGdeepdreaming-2x3
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Historical Fantasy | General Audience | Short Story

Meredith has vivid dreams … of drowning in deep blue water, but she’s not unduly worried since she lives in St. Louis. When her father announces that he has accepted a prestigious position in Bermuda, she begins to wonder if her dreams have been precognitive. What will happen when she finds herself living on the edge of the deep?

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NEW YEARnewyear-2x3
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Science Fiction | General Audience | Short Story

A mother’s agonizing attempt to come to terms with the death of her beloved daughter turns to excitement as she realizes her adult child has solved the riddle of time travel

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SEEING RED
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Fantasy Romance | General Audience | Short Story

Katie O’Malley needs to feel safe and welcomed somewhere in the world, but Evan Flynn’s pub—with its unusual inhabitants—is the last place she expects to find refuge.

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THE SOLITARY SORCERESSSolitary-2x3
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: Fantasy | Short Story

It’s been ten years since the Firestone turned Kaitlyn into a sorceress to be reckoned with. Since that fateful day, she’s been in seclusion, mastering herself as well as the artifact. But now her mentor and friend, Aelfric, has died and King Lorien has called her to court to take her place as the King’s Magician. Is she ready? Can she maintain control of the Firestone while surrounded by courtiers? Only time will tell.

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WITCHLINGWitchling-2x3
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: Fantasy | Short Story

Kaitlyn, a young apprentice witch, dreams of saving her people from a dangerous dark wizard. Knowing herself to be untrained, she nevertheless summons a powerful magical relic, expecting her master to accept her offering and become the hero of their land. Unfortunately, she’s forgotten to consider the price the magic will exact.

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SISTERS IN SUFFRAGESuffrage
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: Historical Fiction | Short Story

Nineteen-year-old Emily Tuttle defies her father and travels to Washington, D.C. to join her idol, Alice Paul, in the fight for women’s suffrage. With high hopes, she joins Ms. Paul’s “Silent Sentinels” only to discover that her expectations of easy victory have been naïve. Will Emily and her sisters in suffrage gain the right for women to vote, or will they give in to the patriarchal pressures of their day?

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INCIDENT ON THE HIGH LINE
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: Western | Short Story

Pinkerton Agent Tom Easton guards the High Line, the narrow gauge railroad connecting the mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. When an unescorted young woman is taken hostage in an attempted train robbery, Tom’s skill is tested. Can he protect the young woman, save the payroll, and arrest the robbers, or will the bad guys win the day?

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TO DREAM OF FLYINGDreamFlying-6x9
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: Steampunk Fantasy | Short Story

Amelia Penfield dreams of flying … but not in one of the buoyant airships that ply the skies of her native Denver, Colorado. Nor are her dreams the usual night time fantasies of a sleeping mind. No, Amelia dreams of standing on a high cliff overlooking a vast ocean and transforming from human female into a great bird. Her dreams are so real, so all consuming, that her father fears she will ascend Denver’s tallest building and throw herself into the sky. Can father and daughter solve the riddle of this inexplicable compulsion before Amelia follows in her mother’s tragic footsteps? Only time will tell.

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SPINNINGSpinning-Cover-2x3
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: Science Fiction | Short Story

Brett D’Agostino has always been a solid citizen, as far from a gambler as a man could get, and yet he’s about to risk everything he owns on the spin of a roulette wheel. When the ball drops, he’ll either be able to book passage to Arcturus Prime, or he’ll be penniless, his family homeless. What has driven him to this desperate gamble?

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SILVER-TIPPED DEATH
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Adventure | Short Story

Lost in the wilderness. Separated from his cousin and uncle. Faced with a hungry grizzly bear. Can he possibly survive?

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ASTROMANCER
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Science Fiction | Short Story

Astromancer explores the mystical connection between the human mind and FTL space travel. Apprentice Alchemist Wyot is an astrologer of the third rank. He dreams of becoming an astromancer, one of the elite few who move starships between the known planets, but knows he lacks the innate magical talent required to fulfill his lofty ambition. When the Thrice Great commands his presence, Wyot has no idea what to expect from the leader of the legendary Emerald Enclave.

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TALES OF TOMORROWTofT Cover-2x3
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Science Fiction | Short Story Collection

From science fiction to the edge of fantasy, this collection of five short stories includes, two “right around the corner” tales (“Wakinyan’s Valley” and “Beneath and Beyond”), one far flung space odyssey (“Astromancer”), and two stories of future families (“Izzie” and “Spinning”).

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LOVE IN A FLASH
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Romance | Sweet | Short Story Collection

A collection of romantic Flash fiction stories—complete tales told in less than a thousand words. Each of these seven jewels presents the exhilaration of budding romance. Experience the thrill of discovery with Love in a Flash!

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RED’S MAGICK
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Fantasy Romance | Adult | Collection

A collection of romantic short stories chronicling the adventures of an amorous faery imprisoned in a pane of ancient Irish glass. The realm of Tuatha de Danaan may be free of Red’s magicks, but the humans who come in contact with his glass prison find themselves in extremely compromising situations.

These stories are for mature readers due to adult content.

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BENEATH AND BEYONDBeneath-Cover-6x9
by Debbie Mumford

Audience: SFF: Alien | First Contact | Short Story

Archaeologist Erin Carstedter is a no-nonsense kind of gal. If something can’t be defined by scientific method, it doesn’t exist. Erin’s beliefs are about to be tested by a ruin beneath the polar ice cap. What Erin discovers in those icy depths will challenge her thinking…and change the world.

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THE TIE THAT BINDSTie-Cover-6x9
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: SFF: Paranormal | Military Fiction | Short Story

Twin brothers Cameron and Kyle McClellan have always shared a psychic bond. Though the adult men lead very different lives, when career military officer Kyle is wounded in Iraq, Cameron’s ability to decipher their unique link may mean the difference between his brother’s life or death.

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WAKINYAN’S VALLEYWakinyan-Cover-6x9
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Fantasy | Post-Apocalyptic | Short Story

Mark Whitehorse and his friends search for a safe haven where they can raise their families. When they stumble across a hidden valley, they believe their search is over. But the valley is already inhabited. Will the band of survivors find refuge…or something else entirely?

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