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Fun Size: A Sample Anthology Available Now!

The time has come!  Circle City Publishing is proud to present our first anthology.  Fun Size: A Sample Anthology presents nine wide-ranging stories from nine great authors.  At this low price, how can you pass up this incredible offer?  Learn about new series, familiarize yourself with the author’s writing styles, then stock up on some exciting, new worlds!  Click here for the full array of available formats.  Check it out and help spread the word!

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Fun Size Friday: Story Teasers, Part 5

We reach the final story teaser this week to get an idea of what the Fun Size Anthology will have in store! This great collection comes to a close with a fantastic story from Ben Oneal‘s Benjamin Kroh series. Continue reading

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Fun Size Friday: Story Teasers, Part 4

This week, we have a couple more story teasers to get an idea of what the Fun Size Anthology will have in store! First up is an introduction to breakout author, Jason Cobalt. Continue reading

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Fun Size Friday: Story Teasers, Part 3

We have a couple more story teasers this week to get an idea of what the Fun Size Anthology will have in store! Our first teaser today features George Kramer, one of the most established contributors to the Fun Size Anthology. Continue reading

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Fun Size Friday: Story Teasers, Part 2

This week, we have a couple more story teasers to get an idea of what the Fun Size Anthology will have in store! The first one is from yours truly! Continue reading

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Fun Size Friday: Story Teasers, Part 1

This week, we’ll kick off a series of story teasers to get an idea of what the Fun Size Anthology will have in store! First up, I’m stoked to announce, is a story inspired by Patrick J. O’Brian‘s West Baden Murders Series. Check out the teaser below, then learn a little more about the series below that! Continue reading

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Appreciate a Dragon Day

The dragon stalked his prey, watching the puny humans walk by the window of their castle. His senses heightened, and all he heard was the slow pulse of his heartbeat and the chirping of nearby crickets. The dragon slinked into his surroundings, stealthily drawing closer to his target. The humans never saw the attack coming. The dragon sprang from his hiding place and devoured his meal. The chirping from the crickets instantly ceased. The quick action caught the humans by surprise, causing the queen to jump from the sudden movement. Continue reading

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Fun Size: A Sample Anthology Cover Reveal

Good news: today will be the start of a new series! Leading up to the release of the Fun Size Anthology, I will be posting story teasers each week so you can see what to expect from this great collection, and it shall be called Fun Size Fridays! We’ve already had some good cover teasers building up to today’s full reveal, so let’s check it out! Continue reading

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Summertime: Sunshine, Fireworks, and Grilling

“Here. Hold my drink real quick,” I said to my friend, passing the cup to him. He stashed it under his feet, then we kicked back and settled in to our seats. We had spent the majority of the day tipping back some ice cold refreshments, and we were both feeling pretty good. We leaned our heads back and soaked up the sun. We absorbed the sights, sounds, and smells. The bright, afternoon sunshine assaulted our eyes through our sunglasses. Gunpowder from fireworks wafted through the air after the deafening booms of their detonation.

Summer was upon us, and I could smell all the meats on the grill. Pork, bacon specifically, flooded my nasal passages. The neighborhood was abuzz with activity, and most people didn’t seem to notice or care about our shenanigans as they were too preoccupied with their own.  Inexplicably, the bacon smell intensified as a new guest to the party approached.  Continue reading

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Into the Graveyard

“If you don’t do it, I’m telling everyone at school you’re a chicken!”

There was no backing out. If Eddie didn’t follow through with his dare, then he wouldn’t hear the end of it from his classmates when he returned to school from Fall Break. That was the curse of living in a small town. Everybody knows your business, and once you’ve been ridiculed by one person then everybody else chimes in so they don’t get singled out too.

It never failed. Every year a single high school freshman was chosen to be “initiated” by a group of upper classmen. It just so happened that this was Eddie’s not-so-lucky year.Into the Graveyard

The group of boys stood at the edge of a small plot of land that had long ago been abandoned. On the left side of the land arose the shell of a large, two-story farm-house. The house had been condemned decades before the boys had ever laid eyes on it, but it still stood in disrepair due to the fact that the small township it resided in couldn’t afford the cost of demolition. The right side of the land displayed a very small graveyard that housed the last inhabitants of the farm-house. “Miller Cemetery,” as it had affectionately become known around town, was unanimously deemed the spookiest place in the area, with several ghost stories stemming from the events that led to the family’s demise.

These stories were passed down through the generations, with nobody ever taking the time to confirm the details of what actually occurred, so naturally the tales grew longer and more gruesome with each telling. Continue reading

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