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Ragnarök Contingency

"What kind of moron hangs confetti and streamers everywhere in a work zone?" Harlowe complained as we walked into what, according to the previous team's last broadcast, was the facility's control room. He made a beeline for the big, glowing red button in the center of the main console. I barely managed to slap his hand away before he could press it, getting an angry glare in response. "The kind who believes in making things as idiot-proof as possible," I retorted, pointing with my free hand at the strip of white paper above the button. For extra emphasis, I read it aloud. "Self-Destruct. Do. NOT. Push." "And how was I supposed to know that, Taurien?" I ignored racial jab. I...

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The Mermaid

Among the tossing waves off Port-au-Prince, the marauding vessel slumbered in the dusky calm. Few men littered the moon-washed decks, most slept soundly below. The sea had been smooth all day, but had begun to turn rough and choppy. Alone, the Captain lay awake listening for the tappings, the scratchings, and the scrapings which had disrupted his nights and haunted his mind for nearly a fortnight. Initially dismissing the disturbances as noisy rodents beneath, he had come to realize that the sounds came from without, the terrible clawing accompanied by the occasional splash and lurch of the great ship. Rising silently from his bed, the Captain slipped from his cabin and made his way to the quarterdeck, taking care not...

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Alex Granger and The Golden Fleece

Alex ran. He ran from the beast that chased him. He didn’t know what it was; he didn’t have time to look. Alex ran through the forest from monster that wanted to rip him apart. Ancient Greek creatures had been chasing him ever since he had been labelled as a demigod, as a hero. Alex Granger, prior to these events, had been a normal 14 year old boy, slightly more athletic than most, with light brown hair always combed over perfectly and stormy grey eyes. He was top in every class at school, achieving high marks in every examination, as his dad liked to tell people. For as long as Alex had lived, it had always been just him and...

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Each story is a life…

"I was ten years old when I decided I wanted to write. At that time, it had just been a pet project. You see, I was bored of goblins and orcs and the regular monsters in the fantasy universe. So, I decided I would create a new monster­­­ so, my story started with the monster instead of the hero. At that time, I knew I wasn’t particularly good but I had started to enjoy it so much that it didn’t really matter. It was only four years and ten drafts later that I realized that writing was the most important thing in my life. When I was young, we went to my ancestral village each year during the festive season...

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Labels4Kids short story competition

“The Label that saved the world” Bombadil Publishing and Labels4Kids are happy to announce this joint short story competition. The short story must be associated with the theme and have a maximum of 3000 words, genre free and can be illustrated. It is open to all youth anywhere in the world under the age of 26 but must be written in English. Submissions close at Midnight (GMT) on the 31st of October, 2014 and can be made via this submission form. The winner will be announced on the 15th November, 2014. The winner of this competition will have his or her story adapted into a short film, sponsored by Labels4Kids, one of the UK’s most successful online retailers solving lost...

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Moving to Dornie – Featured in the press

Moving to Dornie is the most exciting thing for Bombadil Publishing! And to add to the excitement the West Highland Free Press has published an article about our big move in this week's edition. The article refers to Bombadil Publishing's expectation of Dornie being the perfect place for their business model, while Dornie could profit from having a fresh and innovative company settling and hiring locally. This mutually beneficial situation creates great opportunities. Download the PDF containing the article here. [caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Beautiful Dornie, Bombadil Publishing's new home[/caption]

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Ready, set, go

The new shop is now ready, and the website has had a revamp.There is still a way to go, but please visit and please support our wonderful young authors, by buying their books, by sending them messages, by appreciating their world. Most of the books available in the shop are also available in print. How about a book for Christmas? For a friend, a teacher, or just to read? Enjoy! We will be launching something new every week, and to start off the excitement, we will be launching a very exciting short story competition on Saturday 4th of October together with an amazing partner. Details to follow.... Bombadil Publishing is not only a virtual community, but also has a home...

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