Archive for the ‘Short-Stories’ Category

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas!

November 15, 2016

One Magical ChristmasAround my house, we usually hold off on the holiday decorations until (much too late in) December, but since I just *happen* to have a story in this great holiday collection, I thought I’d break with tradition and share it with you now!

One Magical Christmas is part of The Very Merry Christmas Bundle, available exclusively through Bundle Rabbit.

Deli owner, Nick Jennings wants to plan a festive Christmas surprise for his girlfriend, Emily Richardson.

Harder than it sounds.

Finding a nice tree on the last Friday before Christmas? A huge challenge. And the tree he does find comes with some surprises of its own.

One Magical Christmas – a fantasy short story

Like all Bundle Rabbit collections, the clock is ticking, so don’t wait too long or you’ll miss it!

The Very Merry Christmas Bundle

The Night of Brahma

July 29, 2016

Fiction River - Visions of the ApocalypseI’m not a huge fans of apocalypse stories – but when the opportunity presented itself to write a story for the Fiction River anthology, Visions of the Apocalypse, edited by John Helfers, I accepted the challenge,  and The Night of Brahma was the result.

People have been predicting the end of the world almost since the beginning, with speculations about the actual nature of mankind’s demise varying widely across the board. This led me to ask, ‘what if they’re all right?’– and as soon as the question formed in my mind, the structure for the story appeared, as if the universe itself had struggled with the same question, and we’d both suddenly discovered the answer.

Working with John on the changes he asked for (no, I won’t tell you what they were!) was an amazing, educational experience. I am very proud of The Night of Brahma, and hope you like it, too!

 — Leigh

Paper Craft is back!

February 24, 2016

Digital Fiction - Horror collectionIf you missed my short story, Paper Craft, when it came out in the Ragnarok anthology, That Hoodoo, Voodoo That You Do, I’m happy to announce that it’s making a second appearance over on

I also have to brag a little, and post this review quote:

“…Paper Craft by Leigh Saunders, was a perfect way to round up the anthology. I loved the way the story was structured, alternating between the past and present, and thought the ritualistic element was fascinating.

I also couldn’t help but instantly like the main heroine, Tracy. She’s not a witch, or a sorceress, or a Voodoo Queen. No, she’s a woman using her extraordinary gift to help those around her. The final image of the story was beautiful and magnificently described, and will no doubt stay with you for a long, long time…” 

S. R. Manev, Amazon reviewer

Browse on over to Digital Fiction Pub – and you can read Paper Craft and a whole lot of other great, short fiction – absolutely free!

Can’t beat that!

“Heaven’s Flight” in “Alchemy & Steam”

May 26, 2015

Alchemy & Steam, a Fiction River anthology, containing the story Heaven's Flight by Leigh SaundersI got into Steampunk because of the cool costumes and nifty gadgets – and then started reading about the amazing worlds they “came” from. So when I had the opportunity to write an original Steampunk short story for the WMG Fiction River anthology “Alchemy & Steam” (edited by the fabulous Kerrie L. Hughes), I couldn’t resist!

My story, “Heaven’s Flight” adds just a drop or two of magic to a world where gears and clockworks rule the day – and introduces some characters I guarantee you I’ll be writing more stories about.

ISBN 978-1-56146-627-6
ebook, $6.99
Trade paperback, $15.99

Available wherever you like to buy books!

“Paper Craft” in “That Hoodoo, Voodoo, That You Do”

January 26, 2015

That Hoodoo, Voodoo, That You Do containing my story "Paper Craft" by Leigh SaundersOnce in a while, I write creepy dark fantasy, just for the fun of it. Yeah, I know, I clearly have a twisted sense of humor. Go with it.

So when I saw the anthology call for “That Hoodoo, Voodoo, That You Do,” (published by Ragnarok Publications and edited by Lincoln Crisler), I couldn’t resist the challenge: write a creepy, dark ritual short story, that leaves the reader going “but what if…” and makes them go check out what might be hidden in their own attic. I’m proud of “Paper Craft” and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it (and if you’re looking, it’s the last story in the collection).

And isn’t that just an awesome cover!

Available in paper and pixels, wherever you like to buy books!

Approx. 390 pages (100,000 words)
Categories: Anthology / Short Stories / Supernatural Horror
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-941987-30-8 / $20.95
ePub ISBN: 978-1-941987-31-5 / $3.99 USD