Short Stories

Thrall of Darkness features a variety of short stories on the site, ranging from flash fiction works of less than 2,000 words to longer stories of 10,000 words or more.

apocalypse romance
m/f science fiction

Enjoy your last days with a steamy little story that features a compelling main character whose life up until now has been filled with fantasy and imagination but little else. When the apocalypse strikes, however, she finds herself the focus of a mysterious and handsome man who appears out of nowhere and doesn’t seem quite human. The Apocalypse might not bring an end to all humanity, but it does bring an end to Leanna’s ordinary life in Apocalypse Dreams.

urban fantasy
m/f urban fantasy

At Her Command is set during the events of Tarragon Dreams and features Amar’s point of view. In At Her Command, Amar’s relationship with Nikki is on the rocks even while his academic performance and dragon-based abilities are soaring. Will he resort to breaking up with Nikki, or does she have a trick up her sleeve to spice up their lives and reclaim her boyfriend’s interest?

m/m realism

A graduate student pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts receives harsh criticism on his thesis and falls into despair. When his friend Jake comes over to cheer him up, he’s expecting some encouraging words, but Jake has other plans. Soon he finds himself inspired and exhausted by a new relationship with his old friend, and he is able to face his criticism head-on.

yaoi romance
m/m realism

The Boss’s Gift is a gay erotica flash fiction story about Christian, a young intern who has dreams of being promoted. His boss has been unusually kind to him recently, even helping him purchase several new suits, but what are his real intentions? Find out along with Christian as he is called into his boss’s office unexpectedly and things begin to take an unusual turn.

m/m realism
m/m realism

Kyle is hosting an annual Fourth of July barbecue with his friends despite being in mourning from a past boyfriend. A chance encounter leads him to invite someone new to the party, but will his boldness pay off? Find out as the party begins and he learns to celebrate independence.

m/m dark fantasy

Logan has prepared all of his life for the hunting rite, when he will be hunted by a group of novice hunters as part of a coming-of-age ceremony. But the ritual requires passion as well as cunning and Logan must be willing to give himself up to whoever captures him. Will he be ready for the life-altering ceremony, or will he flee from his responsibilities?

fantasy romance
m/f urban fantasy

Muriel must decide whether or not to enter into a magic contract in order to save her younger sister from a deadly plague. When Muriel hears of a cure for her sister’s illness, she is willing to do almost anything to save her. But the mysterious man holding the cure asks a high price for his assistance and Muriel might be meddling in magic beyond her capacity to understand.

m/m realism

Alex receives a mysterious bouquet on Valentine’s Day. His roommate, Eric, and he try to figure out who the flowers are from but Alex isn’t interested in any of the potential ladies that they come up with and Eric seems a little too pleased by that development. Who sent the flowers, and what will happen when the secret admirer is revealed?

m/m space opera
m/m science fiction

Unspoken Love is set in 1664 GE, a year before the start of Second Galactic War. Adrian’s longtime boyfriend Peter approaches him with a sentimental gift that takes him back to the years when they first met, before their relationship grew sporadic and strained. Adrian rewards his lover with a sweet little love scene, but can he bring himself to tell his boyfriend that he loves him?

m/m dark fantasy

Charles, a young vampire hunter in charge of patrolling the city of Nalopi. When he spots a vampire, however, a mysterious stranger beats him to the punch and takes out the vampire for him. As he meets the new vampire hunter, he finds himself falling for the mystery man, but will the other vampire hunter feel the same?

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