Free Short Story!


Hey, everyone. I have plunged into the wild, wild world of self-publishing and made a previously published short story available for FREE*. Yay, free stuff! “Dangerous Voices” is a high fantasy story that first appeared under a different title in Weird Tales Magazine, #345 waaaay back in 2008-ish. I’ve since cleaned it up a bit and given it a cover, and now you can all read it.

Here is a description, followed by links where it can be downloaded, followed by the cover:

Errik has been a prisoner–and alone–for a long, long time. He lives for the moment each day when the window of his dungeon cell shines a bit of light onto his bearded face. But everything changes when he gets a new neighbor–a young girl with a voice as beautiful as the springrise. 

They both know the rules: No singing. No speaking. Voices are dangerous. But they can’t help themselves. And soon enough, Errik begins to remember himself, why he’s here in this dark place, and why his captors will stop at nothing to ensure his silence.

Download at:

Barnes and Noble



Amazon (*Not free yet. Amazon doesn’t give authors the option of posting something for free, but they’ll eventually “price match” the other retailers. In the meantime, feel free to download it elsewhere or just hang on for a bit. I do not want anyone to have to pay for this!)


Kobo (It hasn’t appeared yet, but soon, I hope!)

And here is the lovely cover, thanks to Jenn Reese at Tiger Bright Studios:





















14 Comments on Free Short Story!

  1. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth
    November 14, 2012 at 4:13 am (12 years ago)

    Thanks so much for making it available & free! Looking forward to checking it out. =)

  2. FWM
    December 20, 2012 at 4:43 am (11 years ago)

    This is such a fabulous story, it’s changed the way I look at short stories. Thanks for putting this out there.

    • Biank
      January 7, 2013 at 3:08 am (11 years ago)

      Mil gracias x subir los promo only k la vedrad estan super, solamente kisiera comentar y recordar k el link 9 del urban video de sep no a sido arreglado,solo espero k lo reparen para poder descomprimirlo. gracias.

  3. Michelle Frost
    January 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Finishing up The Girl of Fire and Thorns audiobook and loving it! Looking forward to reading this next!

  4. em
    January 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm (11 years ago)

    Oooo I just by chance discovered Rae’s books The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Crown of Embers. I am soooooo happy I did! I wish it didnt take a year to write a book. I want to fund out what happens (minor spoiler alert) to Hector!!!

  5. Cierra Hawkins
    January 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm (11 years ago)

    I read this on my kindle! What a wonderful book. So details and changes. 😆

  6. Kassie
    February 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm (11 years ago)

    loved your ttwo books! they were beyond amazing! i can not wait for the third one.. i know they say movies ruin books but i would highly consider making this one a movie!!!!! :mrgreen: 😀

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  8. Michelle
    March 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm (11 years ago)

    I loved this story, which was free from Amazon, and would like to use it with my high school English students. Is there a place to download/print it? I can’t see copy/pasting it from my Kindle, though that might be what I have to do.

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  1. […] Dangerous Voices is a wonderfully terrible short story about the lengths people are willing to go to let their voices be heard and to stop those voices from reaching out. What would my choice have been? Hmmmm. […]

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