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Featured Short Stories

The Watcher - Post Apocalyptic Short Story by Ryan Law

He sat in the hide and watched the rain fall. He watched the big, broad leaved trees shudder with every raindrop, and he watched great evergreens weather the storm without acknowledgement. Water trickled over the lip of the hide, and occasionally the wind would blow it inwards. When he grew too cold, he’d reach for the hip flask inside his coat. The whisky was sweet and mild, and warmed him from the inside out.

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Warhead Saul's Last Leg - Post Apocalyptic Short Story by Jon Xavier

Interstate 90 was a shooting gallery. The winners were the gods who lived in the mountains and fortresses on either side, gods who watched over the world night and day through their divine scopes; the losers were the foolish mortals who thought that they could walk the road. He was one of those foolish mortals of course but unlike the others he had a trick. He looked picked clean. He wasn’t even wearing any boots.

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Get Featured on Ash Tales

Budding post apocalyptic author? Each week, I publish and promote original  short fiction from budding post apocalyptic authors. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a fresh-faced amateur, you could have your story featured on the Ash Tales website (just ask John Xavier and Andrew Fernandez). Your story could even end up as a dedicated episode of the Ash Tales podcast.

If you’d like to have your work featured on the site, get in touch!