Free Reads

Here you will find a selection of stories free for you to read.

Some of these works are published stories where the rights have reverted back to me while others are “orphans” that are unfinished or, in some cases, partial stories written to explore some character or setting.

Enjoy!

A Night in the Caves of Nerould

This story has never been published and was written as a character study. As I was considering the character of Princess Miranda (appearing in Desert Heat), I wanted to learn more about her spoiled attitude. This story is the result of that study. Only some of Miranda appearing here survived into later books. A Night …

Alligator Alley

This an old story that was published many years ago in a now defunct print magazine. It was fun to write and has a good amount of laughs in the story. Alligator Alley Copyright © 1995 By Melodee Aaron Have you ever driven across Alligator Alley? It runs from Miami to Naples across the tip …

Casting Call for Love

This story was released through Twilight Fantasies. When the company went belly-up, the rights reverted back to me. The Free Reads of Ruins of a Part Day and The Dawning are sequels, of a sort, to Cast Call for Love, so be sure to read them as well.  Casting Call for Love by Melodee …

Distant Dreams

There are actually three different versions of Distant Dreams and I decided to post them all for your reading pleasure. Distant Dreams I below is the original version. It was written as flash fiction (749 words) for a fanzine back in the days when such publications were still printed on paper and mailed to people. …

Garbage

Garbage went through a number of iterations before reaching this final form, but it has never been published. It was written purely as a thought experiment to work out a few very early details of what became the Immortal Love Universe. Those familiar with the ILU may recognize a few things. The biggest claim to …

Ruins of a Past Day

This story was published by Amira Press and the rights have since reverted to me. Ruins of a Past Day is a sequel, sort of, to Casting Call for Love. Be sure to read the foreword below. Enjoy! Ruins of a Past Day Bloodlust 1 By Melodee Aaron Foreword This story is a continuation of …

Swish!

I really don’t remember why I wrote Swish! way back in 2002, but I did. I do remember that it was fun to write, and I still can’t help but laugh a little at the poor main character and his situation. I hope you find it entertaining as well. Swish! By Melodee Aaron Lieutenant Commander …

The Dawning

This story was published by Amira Press and the rights have since reverted to me. Ruins of a Past Day is a sequel, sort of, to Casting Call for Love. Be sure to read the foreword below. Enjoy!    The Dawning Bloodlust 2 By Melodee Aaron Foreword This story is a continuation of the saga …

What Do You Do With A Talking Monkey?

In this story, I stole the basic concept from Daniel Keyes and the title structure from Larry Niven. Hey, if I’m going to steal ideas, why not steal from the best in the business? Anyway, What Do You Do With A Talking Monkey? was another fun story to write. I hope you enjoy reading it, …