I think I speak truthfully when I say that most fantasy readers want wide, sweeping epics that carry you off into another land filled with magic and intrigue for days or even weeks on end. But every now and again, it’s nice to sit down with a few fantasy short stories and read a riveting tale from start to finish in less than an hour.
You know what I’m talking about.
The lunch break read, the before dinner read, the just a quick book before bed read.
Maybe you’ve got an early morning, very little precious time to read, or perhaps you just want a break from series’ that’ll take you 15 years to finish (I’m looking at you Malazan).
If that’s you, or even if it’s not, fantasy short stories may be the solution.
With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of free fantasy short stories you can read right now–or whenever you can fit them into your schedule.