Bill Ricardi's Free Stories for Anyone Who Needs Them


For those in isolation, or those who are distant, or for those who just need to be entertained in these trying times, please enjoy these tales of fiction.


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Another Stupid Spell
Fantasy Novel - Age 14+

Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. But will besting the curse earn him true freedom?

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Me Smart Orc!
Fantasy Text Adventure - Age 12+

Pick A Path Adventure set in Panos. You're Lizzy, Shaman's flying lizard. Protect Dunwart, a promising orc apprentice. The catch? In Panos, orcs get dumber every time they cast a spell.

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Mind of a Witness
Fantasy Novella - Age 14+

Andy is the spiritual surrogate of his Queen, a bond that allows him to be a Witness. A Witness cannot lie. And a Witness can reach into the realm of demons to find magical power.

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Shaman's Fable
Fantasy Short - Age 12+

The prequel short to Another Stupid Spell, contains minor spoilers. Shaman tells the tale of Sorch's father, a rare orcish ranger named Scire.

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The Fastest Blade
Fantasy Short - Age 12+

The prequel short to A Princess of Last Resort, contains minor spoilers. Wendell participates in a tournament, second guessing his true intentions all the while.

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Still Standing
Urban Fantasy Short - Age 16+

The sequel short companion to Cadence, contains minor spoilers. A Host of Ihy's children can bend physics, minds, and hearts... if the right tune is playing.

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The Divine Compression
Horror Short - Age 14+

Rhonda Flowers is the best investigative journalist on the net. But is she ready for the secrets of The Church of the Digital Christ?

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The Silicon Angel
Urban Fantasy Short - Age 16+

Sequel short to the upcoming Book 3 of The Ihy Saga, contains minor spoilers. A new Host is born on the streets of San Jose.

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Wolves
Horror Short - Age 14+

His family was killed by wolves, or so the police said. But his late wife's last photograph might tell a different story.

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