Category Archives: Short Stories

No Plan for Chaos

We enjoyed getting to know the slightly off-kilter world in Just Another Day in Suburbia so much, that we begged author Elizabeth Ann Pierce to tell more stories in this world. We’re delighted to announce that her latest, No Plan for Chaos, takes us back to the day the Goblins arrived in the real world… with chaotic results!

No Plan For Chaos - a short novel by Elizabeth Ann PierceNo Plan for Chaos

a short novel by Elizabeth Ann Pierce

The Goblins emerged from the Faerie Realm into the Real World in the most unexpected manner: drifting in on the breeze, settling on rooftops, in the trees, in the road. In a world filled with unfamiliar dangers, Skeezix the Goblin discovers the key to the Goblins’ survival in the unlikeliest of places: a discarded cup of diet cola.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $1.99

The One That Got Away

From author Leigh Saunders, a short story blending sea-gods and a quaint, Pacific Northwest restaurant. Enjoy!

The One That Got Away , a short story by Leigh SaundersThe One That Got Away

a short story by Leigh Saunders

The search for an exiled sea goddess leads Nereus, Warden of the Outcasts, to a small restaurant in the Pacific Northwest, and a broken fishing float.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $0.99

A little literary fiction

Camden Park author Lauryn Christopher has given us a story with a bit of a literary flair this month – a new twist on a historical situation.

The Last Sigh of the Moor - a short story by Lauryn ChristopherThe Last Sigh of the Moor

a short story by Lauryn Christopher

There is a place, outside the walls of Granada, and in the shadow of the mighty Alhambra, where history tells us the city’s last caliph turned and wept at the sight of his beautiful, lost city… and, perhaps, at the loss of the friend who betrayed her.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $0.99

Memory at Lascaux

Author Leigh Saunders takes us to the distant past in this short, poignant tale of one man’s quest to survive in a world that has abruptly changed beyond all recognition.

Memory at Lascaux - a short story by Leigh SaundersMemory at Lascaux

a short story by Leigh Saunders

With the world covered in ash and clouded in despair, there are only two choices: lie down in the ash, or find a way to survive.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $0.99

Gearing up for Spring Break

We snuck author Elizabeth Ann Pierce‘s new short story, Eternally Grounded, in on you during Read An E-Book Week — and it was well-received! — without giving it a proper introduction.

So here, without any further ado, we’d like to introduce the newest author at Camden Park Press, together with her first offering…

Eternally Grounded - an Olympus High short story by Elizabeth Ann PierceEternally Grounded

Grounded, guarded by the three-headed dog Cerberus, and forbidden from leaving the temple on Mount Olympus during the first weekend of Spring Break, Zeus and Hera’s teenage son Nikolos and his friends from Olympus High prove once again that teens will be teens — even if their parents are Gods.

An Olympus High short story

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $0.99

Two Authors – Two Novelettes

What’s a “novelette”? you ask. In the fiction world, a “novelette” is a story that is between 7,500 and 20,000 words in length (that’s about 30 – 80 manuscript pages, but could be shorter or longer in printed form, depending on the variables of formatting text).

With that in mind, we at Camden Park Press are pleased to present two very different novelettes by two of our authors. First up, a crime story by author Lauryn Christopher, followed by a political/romantic/science fiction story by author Leigh Saunders. Read on for the details…

With Friends Like These, a novelette by Lauryn ChristopherWith Friends Like These

How well do we really know our friends? Their secret lives? Their hidden pain? Liz, Deb, Mikki, Anna, and Meg believe they know everything about each other — but one of them carries too many secrets — secrets that tear at her heart and eat at her friendships. Secrets she will kill to protect.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.  $2.99

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Marriage of Convenience, a novelette by Leigh SaundersMarriage of Convenience

An unexpected demand by the powerful Rhysa throws fragile treaty negotiations into a turmoil. Tasked with brokering an interspecies marriage of alliance between humans and Rhysians, Earth’s negotiation team finds themselves caught in an interstellar re-enactment of Beauty and the Beast – one demanding personal sacrifices to ensure peace, and where no one will be magically transformed in the end.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.  $2.99

We Are Not Alone!

We thought we’d start 2011 off right by recognizing that the past couple of years have been hard for all of us — and, as author Leigh Saunders points out in her newest short story, Hard Times, even our alien friends haven’t gotten away completely unscathed!

So here’s to a new year, and all the wonderful opportunities for change it has to offer. Hopefully, like the characters in Hard Times, you’ll find a little fun and a little romance in the coming year!

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Hard Times - a short story by Leigh SaundersHard Times

Tara sees aliens all the time – at work, in the supermarket, even panhandling on the side of the road. Danny’s never seen one, and thinks Tara’s crazy. What’s a girl to do? Let Danny dump her because he thinks she’s the kind of crazy he doesn’t want to marry? Or ask the aliens to abduct her boyfriend?

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $0.99