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Grim, Fair e-Tales

(The fourth book in the Writer on Demand series)
A collection of stories by

Not every story has a Hollywood ending. Sometimes the dark envelops the light.

Writer on Demand Vol. 4: Grim, Fair e-Tales includes four stories:

"Suburban Legend" (approximately 6,400 words) rips from the headlines and twists the classic tale of a suburban husband accused of murdering his beautiful wife. This story originally appeared in "Imaginary Friends," edited by John Marco and Martin H. Greenburg (DAW Books. Inc. 2008).

"Artists Only" (approximately 3,500 words) tells the tale of a little girl who goes unwillingly with her brother to the local traveling carnival, tires of the garish distractions, and becomes lost. This story originally appeared in compact disc format in "Carnival/Circus," edited by Jean Rabe (Lone Wolf Productions 2004).

"Stew" (approximately 3,900 words) deals with a boy who decides it is right to go to war, but later regrets his decision. This story originally appeared in "Civil War Fantastic," edited by Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2000) and was later reprinted in "Stalking the Wild Hare," edited by John Helfers, Chris Pierson, Marc Tassin, and Jean Rabe (Walkabout Publishing 2010).

"Grok" (approximately 4,000 words) is a the story of the mud-man of the local Renaissance Faire. It originally appeared, appropriately enough, in "Renaissance Faire," edited by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe (DAW Books, Inc. 2005).

Also available in the Writer on Demand series: Tales of Gamers and Gaming; Tales of Humorous Horror; Tales Out of Time; Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam; Not-So-Heroic Fantasy; and Shadow Realities. Watch for more Writer on Demand TM Collections, coming soon.

About the Author:

Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres. Many of these stories have been written on short deadlines to required specifications of wordcount and topic, making Don a veritable Writer on Demand TM. While some of his stories are electronically available in the themed anthologies in which they first appeared, they are being collected and offered here by genre, with new collections coming out periodically.

Donald J. Bingle has three published novels (Net Impact; Forced Conversion; GREENSWORD) and about thirty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including stories in The Crimson Pact, Steampunk'd, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Blue Kingdoms--Mages & Magic, Civil War Fantastic, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol's Children, Historical Hauntings, Hot & Steamy--Tales of Steampunk Romance, Carnage & Consequences, and Fantasy Gone Wrong.

His stories "Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone," the ninth story in Mike Stackpole's Chain Story Project, "Season's Critiquings," and "Running Free: A Tale Inspired by Patsy Ann," are available for just 99 cents each.

Also available, "Father's Day," his award-winning, humorous short memoir.

Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, the GenCon Writers Symposium, the Origins Game Fair Library, and the St. Charles Writers Group.

You can find out more about Don's writing and link to all of his books and stories at


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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Grim, Fair e-Tales: (Writer on Demand Vol. 4)
Author(s): Donald J Bingle
Publisher: 54-40' Orphyte, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA