Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Short Stories

Devil Winds


Abandoned by war, abandoned by death. Neyan is a soldier hanging on with only the goal of completing her mission: kill the enemy. Now the enemy are mounting an attack on the kingdom, and she is the only one who stands between them and her people. Then she meets the enemy and she isn’t so …

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5 Fantasy Heroines


Five of Linda Maye Adams’ fantasy stories. The collection includes Writers of the Future honorable mention “A Quartet of Clowns,” the action story “River Flight,” the flash fiction “Healer’s Tent,” the action story “Booby-Trap at Beaver River,” and reader favorite “Words of Rain and Shadows.” Available from your favorite booksellers for $4.99, including Amazon and …

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Theater Ship


Actress Catherine Mason is old enough that Hollywood no longer wants her, so she performs theater in space for the soldiers.  But it’s dangerous duty for the actors.  As they land on a military post, Catherine discovers the aliens are watching.  She’s about to give the performance of her life, if not her life. Available …

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Rejected by Aliens


First contact missions with new alien races are always dangerous. But Private Gaynelle never thought that the aliens would eat her officer, and she’d be the one in charge. Now she has to figure out how to communicate with the aliens.  But why they rejected her as a meal will terrify her. Available on Smashwords …

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The Healer’s Tent


Magic and muzzle loaders blaze on the battlefield. Healer Nalani gets the aftermath—the injuries, the complaints, and the people needing help. But even though she’s in the rear, she’s finding she’s not immune to war either. Who helps the healer? Available on Amazon and your favorite booksellers for 99 cents.

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Sky Hair


Following the death of her wife, Pitarra is hoping time at an artist’s colony on another world will help restore her creativity so she can start painting again. But it’s harder than she expects.  The other artists are jealous of her, and her only friend is one of the resident scientists. As she struggles to …

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A Quartet of Clowns


It’s been fifteen years since the Hunter visited Ilya’s village.  Fifteen years since the world went in another direction and left the village behind.  Fifteen years since the Hunter killed Ilya’s mother. Now the Hunter is back. And it’s started killing again. Ilya’s only chance is the arrival of the circus clowns.  But they have …

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Muscle Woman and High Fiving a Robot


First up, some bragging points:  My short story “A Quartet of Clowns” got an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future Contest.  No publication, but I’m moving up. This weekend, I was at Ravencon, a science fiction convention that’s held every year, now in Williamsburg, VA.  It used to be in Richmond, but the …

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Why You Shouldn’t Write for Free


I just saw this week a call for stories from veterans. Didn’t pay anything, and for that matter, didn’t even state the rights or what it would be published in. The implication, for this call anyway, was that it would be therapy. I know a lot of people will look at the call and think …

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Publications for July


My short story The Stones Next Door is out in Tales of Talisman. This story was inspired by a rather odd historical site in my area, a graveyard .  The graveyard’s always been there, and is sealed off with a heavy duty iron fence.  The stones are probably limestone, and they’re eroded, broken, and falling over. …

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