Something’s very rotten on a sailboat in the middle of the North Pacific. I’ve got Part 3 of my contemporary fantasy novelette, The Raven’s Head Dagger and the Custom of the Seas. For those of you who like coming late to things, there’s a Part 1 and a Part 2 as well.

What’s special about today’s free fiction?

  1. Tor has a story from George RR Martin’s Wild Cards shared world: “The Button Man and the Murder Tree” by Cherie Priest
  2. Books One and Two from Christopher Buecheler‘s The II AM Trilogy
  3. Books One and Two from Jay Swanson‘s The Vitalis Chronicles
  4. Silvia Moreno-Garcia has posted the first chapter of her upcoming contemporary fantasy novel, Young Blood. Read it and then give her all your money (it’s crowdfunding, so that’s what you’re supposed to do)


Written – Flash

Written – Serialized

  • @HiLobrow: The Clockwork Man by E.V. Odle – Chapter 9 [Science Fiction – from 1923]
  • @Author’s Site: The Raven’s Head Dagger and the Custom of the Seas by Regan Wolfrom – Part 3 of 5 [Contemporary Dark Fantasy]
  • @Author’s Site: Remnants by Daniel Powell – Chapter Seven: Into the Reclamation Zone [Apocalyptic]


Audio – Serialized

Free eBooks (at time of listing)

Free Audiobooks


  • @Tor: Excerpt from Replica by Jenna Black [YA Science Fiction]
  • @Author’s Site: Excerpt from Young Blood by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Chapter One [Contemporary Fantasy]

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