Already caught up with all the new fantasy books of 2019? Step through the Azrian Portal, and discover immersive fantasy short stories.
What Fantasy Short Stories Are Available On The Azrian Portal?
In these fantasy short stories, you’ll discover a world of not only magic and legend, but also diverse characters and communities. Azra is a place where monsters lurk and mystic energies pulse beneath the surface, all while following the stories of characters that feel genuine and real. All fantasy short stories you’ll find here are written not just to help you escape the everyday, but also designed to offer something that resonates.
How Long Will It Take to Read These Fantasy Short Stories?
The fantasy short stories on The Azrian Portal range in length from quick a thousand word read to longer eight-thousand plus slow-burns. Whatever you are after, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect short story for you.
The time it will take you to read these fantasy short stories really depends on your own personal ability to take in the written word. Some people can consume text quickly, others take more time. The average person will be able to read about 200-250 words per minute. This means the quicker fantasy short stories on the Azrian Portal will take around five minutes, while the longest might keep you going for well over half an hour.
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Top Picks for Fantasy Short Stories
Summary: It came while he was out in the city; the monster from the mountains. The wraith slaughtered his village, killed his father and stole his future. He has nothing left. Nothing but vengeance. Leading a small party of wrathful survivors into the beast’s frozen home, it soon becomes clear that the fight isn’t against the creature they hunt, it is for their very survival. One of the fantasy short stories with a deeper meaning, will it resonate with you like it has other readers?
Summary: Two things come out of the mines: bodies and stone. They call him The Merchant of Bones, but he prefers to look upon himself as their saviour. In this, one of the darker fantasy short stories, if the mines fail, the city fails. If the city fails, the people will starve. He might be ruthless, his methods might be extreme, but he gets the job done. The people should thank him for it. Shouldn’t they?
Longer Reads: Immersive Fantasy Short Stories
Summary: Tradition is everything to the residents of Myah's village, but when tradition is torn away, how will they cope? Forced to let go of the old ways, the people fear the wrath of God. As tensions rise, tempers fray and desperation takes hold, in this most captivating of fantasy short stories, can Myah keep things from falling apart?
Summary: Of all my fantasy short stories, this is my favourite. Kiara is three things: a whore, a psychopath and a liar. Trapped between her own two perfect visions of hell, Kiara wants to free herself from the service of others, but her only way out of the whorehouse puts her into servitude of a greater power; a life she despises even more. But, when opportunity presents itself, Kiara finds her unique skills might just offer her the key to escape her cage.
Quick Reads: Fast-Paced Fantasy Short Stories
Summary: If you are looking for quick fantasy short stories, this one's for you. The Crucible of Steel is a game of wits. Of luck. Of Chance. Opponents face each other, one-on-one. A sword in the middle of the arena, a dagger at their side. The rules are simple, but the game is hard. Only a lone champion can emerge. Only one can survive.
Summary: He was born a fisherman and he will die a fisherman, but he is also deathly afraid of the ocean. Here, on the islands, where you can only ever be what you were born to be, how can you escape a world you can longer stand to live within? The answer, and resolution to this most unusual of fantasy short stories, is simple when you think about it: you take desperate and dangerous steps.
Summary: Alone in the woods, hounded by hunters, there seems little hope for Driev. Escape means braving the darkness, it means exposing himself to the vulnerable world beyond his place of safety. But, if he stays here too long, he might never get out alive.
All the Rest: Fantasy Short Stories
Summary: In a nation torn apart by cultists and treachery, an overthrown Prince struggles with how best to serve his people. When temptation comes for him, when a chance to liberate his kin seems within reach, will he defeat the monsters that enslave him, or will he become one of them?
Summary: Centuries pass, and as the wealth of the family slowly dries up, one is selected to enter the forest. The goal of this fantasy short story is simple: claim the reward within its heart. It’s a secret passed down from generation to generation. But one thing the chosen is not prepared for, one thing nobody knew to tell them, is that the forest is ready to fight back.
Summary: Captain Bankamp has seen horrors, but none like this. A young girl, a child: alone, scared and sold every night into a world not meant for someone so innocent and delicate. He has a chance to save her, but it will cost him everything he has. Will he pay the price.
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