(1500 – 7500 words)
Taurus (The Zodiac Series, #5)
Decades after a matador’s final fight, an unexpected rival returns. Two thieves steal ancient Egyptian treasure, setting off an unexpected chain of events. What must a hunter do after killing a god’s sacred bull? TAURUS is a collection of twisted poems and dark stories inspired by this fascinating Zodiac sign, as well as retellings of the myths behind the sign. The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
Featuring “The Bull of Heaven” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Leo (The Zodiac Series, #8)
A family’s safari holiday turns into a nightmare. Among the ruins of Perth Station, a technician stumbles upon a disturbing truth. A pride of lions succumbs to a mysterious disease. LEO is a collection of twisted poems and dark stories inspired by this fascinating Zodiac sign, as well as retellings of the myths behind the sign. The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
Featuring “The Golden Lion-Monkey” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Scorpio (The Zodiac Series, #11)
A reporter investigating rumours behind the construction of a new dam discovers something truly monstrous. In search of the mysterious Aqrabuamelu, a woman faces the harsh desert only to find even more dangerous truths. A hieroglyphic stone carrying a deadly threat finds its way to a Dublin antiquarian.
SCORPIO is a collection of twisted poems and dark stories inspired by this fascinating Zodiac sign, as well as retellings of the myths behind the sign. The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
Featuring “Serket’s Curse” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Lockdown Phantom #3: Lockdown Supernatural Fantasy
Paranormal stories for LOCKDOWN.
Featuring “Hunting Shadows” written under Alannah K. Pearson
Is an unlikely friendship enough to save a human and a voidbeast?
Can a robot’s heart be broken?
What happens to the demons when all the humans are gone?
Can dishonest hearts find peace?
Demons with no humans left to plague. A robot with a broken heart. Dishonest hearts searching for peace. Unlikely friendships, unlikelier dinners.
Rebuffing the status quo, Unnatural Order shines a light on the monstrous beings of myth and legend; framing the beast as the protagonist and seeking their humanity. Featuring established and emerging authors, Unnatural Order bares its fangs and brings the paws, maws and claws front and centre. Because this time, it’s the monster’s turn.
Featuring “The Bargain” written under Alannah K. Pearson
Greed (Seven Deadly Sins, #5)
Greed: the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual.
Featuring “A Handful of Dead Leaves” written under Alannah K. Pearson
Gluttony (Seven Deadly Sins, #6)
Gluttony: an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
Featuring “The Monster” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Wrath (Seven Deadly Sins, #7)
Wrath: manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury.
Featuring “Them” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
New Tales of Old, Volume 1
Everybody loves a good tale of old. From the fairytales of Grimm to Greek and Norse mythology. And even the more obscure local legends from all around the world.
In New Tales of Old an abundance of writers take some of their favourite tales of old and put their own unique twist on them. Throughout these pages you will find a Snow White working as a stripper, an ugly duckling who tasted the rainbow, a Cinderella who had a nervous breakdown and many more. So join us on a trip down the rabbit hole, on an adventure past the second star to the right and past that troll bridge – the one with the monster living underneath.
Featuring “The Dark Harpist” & “A Trail of Corpselights” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Over the Rainbow: An LGBTQ+ Fairytale Charity Anthology
Over the Rainbow is a delicious spin on well-known and obscure fairytales alike, twisted and told through the lens of LGBTQ+ characters. We’re delighted to bring you these stories celebrating love in all forms, with all proceeds going to The Trevor Project.
Read these and many more fabled stories today!
Featuring “The Queen of Crows” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
(500 – 1500 words)
Tick Tock: A Time Travel Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction, #1)
Ever wondered what the world would be like if you could travel to a different point in time? What could you fix? Where would you go? When would you go?
Lose a few hours as you explore limitless time.
Featuring “Second Chances” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Avenge: A Superhero/Supervillain Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction, #2)
Dark Superhero/Supervillain tales.
If you’ve only ever exposed to mainstream superheroes and supervillains, or this is your first foray into fantasy cape-wearers, you’re bound to love these authors’ takes on the genre—adventure, horror, and wonder fiction in five hundred words.
Meet Votex, the villain—she rips people apart with her bare hands but is always the loving partner. Or Whitefire who melts all that surrounds with a ball of white-hot fire. And Charlie, the unlikely hero with crimson eyes, creating napalm skies.
Featuring “The Hero of Silversmiths” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Watch: A Stalking Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction, #3)
The echoes of footsteps on a dark night follow you past the recesses of the alleyways. You see the same cold, steel-blue eyes on every other stranger in the crowd. Your heartbeat quickens, your mouth dries, your palms moisten, for only you know who your shadow is.
500 word tales of stalkers.
Featuring “The Eldirtch Wood” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Candy Capers: In Aid of the Brain Tumour Charity
Get ready to delve into candy-filled worlds full of lollipop trees and chocolate rivers. Marshmallow marshlands and jellybean paved roads. Bubblegum trees and gingerbread houses. Prepare to battle peppermint witches, cotton candy monsters and sugar-fuelled squirrels. These authors takes us on sweet-filled journeys all in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity. Keep your toothbrush at the ready as you settle into these sugary sweet candy adventures.
Featuring “Grace’s Kingdom” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Bones: A Voodoo Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction, #4)
Voodoo, or vodou, is often depicted in movies as a dark and dangerous magic, usually with Caribbean or New Orleanian nuances; Voodoo Dolls are effigies of enemies upon whose person we wish to cause harm; ghastly, bloody ailments are removed form bodies through the skin without surgery; bizarre, gory sacrificial rituals performed in the dead of night.
Death God antagonists are portrayed as villains, further popularising the view that Voodoo is centred around death and necromancy.
Here in Bones, we looked to explore some of these tropes in five-hundred-word stories. So, adorn your top hat and tattered tuxedo, get cosy in the armchair, and enjoy twenty-six dark tales, inspired by the movies.
Featuring “The Bones of a Dead God” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
(< 500 words)
April Horrors: A 100 Word Horror Collection
Everybody loves a good prank. There’s even a day dedicated to fooling friends and loves ones. But what happens when a seemingly innocent prank goes wrong? And what about those that aren’t quite so innocent?
In April Horrors an abundance of writers explore the terrifying side of pulling pranks as we delve into their twisted minds and discover the pranks they really want to concoct come April 1st!
Featuring “The Devil’s Fool” and “Necropants” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Lost Lore and Legends
Europe; the continent of fallen empires, vengeful Gods, lovers, myths, and legends. From the leshys of The White Forest in the east to the Fae and Wildlings of the west, Europe is home to a rich tapestry of folklore and, within these pages, we shall share those stories with you.
Featuring a plethora of experienced and first-time indie writers, Lost Lores and Legends takes you on a journey of the fantastical, the romantic, the dark, and the desperate through three-hundred-and-fifteen tales of exactly one-hundred words. As you read, remember this: the legends are true… don’t dare to forget.
Featuring “The Troll Witch” & “Pixie-Touched” and others written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Death House (Death Series, #1)
You know the house. The one at the end of the road down the long driveway that seems to have a permanent shadow hanging over its head. One that sends shivers up the spines of people who pass as they quicken their pace and bow their head in the hopes nothing will happen to them. The one that is the gossip of the water-cooler, yet no one really knows why.
In Death House, several talented authors take us on a journey through the houses they see in their nightmares. Ones that contain all manner of haunts, horror, death and destructions. Houses that may not simply be plucked from the imagination, but may in fact exist in reality. Be wary of the house whose door you step through.
You can never be sure what is on the other side.
Featuring “Agnes House” written under Alannah K. Pearson.
Infection Drabbles (Legends of Night, #1)
The undead are among us. Shambling, groaning, eating brains…taking trips to Vegas all-you-can-eat buffets?
Everyone knows the zombie apocalypse is bound to happen, these authors just bring it to you sooner than you expected. Authors from all over the globe spin terrifying tales of the infected and undying in just 100 words per story.
From soccer mom zombies to military experiments; reanimated commanders directing an army of zombies to a monster-esque meteorologist. Get a fresh take on an undead theme with Infection from Black Ink Fiction.
Featuring “The Revenants” written under Alannah K. Pearson