Short Stories for Children of All Ages

If you like adventure-filled fantasy stories and you’re looking for heroes who do it all with their wits, you’ve wandered up the right forest path!  Just watch out for troll droppings on your way to the reading cave.  Some stains  don’t come out in the wash.

Scroll down, and you can read free short stories featuring Malagach and Gortok, two extraordinary goblin brothers who aren’t your average heroes.  They’re… well… you’ll get the idea when you read!

If you like what you see, you can purchase The Goblin Brothers Adventures Vol 1., a $0.99 ebook that includes the stories below and three more adventures. Read them on your Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader, or grab Amazon’s free Kindle app to read them on your Mac or PC.

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Free short stories:

The Goblin Brothers and the Slave Trader’s Offer

The pounding green feet of the goblin pack tore down the trail ahead of Malagach.  At the front raced tall and agile Zakrog.  An eagle feather–a trophy from the first event he had won–bounced from his white topknot.

Malagach had no delusions about catching him, or any of the other whelps in the lead pack, but if he could at least finish the race in a respectable position, maybe there would be less teasing.  Maybe Ma would not shake her head in her usual glum disappointment.  Maybe Chief Loggok would look upon him with a glimmer of respect… [Read the whole story!]

The Goblin Brothers and the Sword Master’s Apprentice (new!)

“Help! Heeeeeelp!”

Malagach dropped his handful of salmonberries and perked his pointed green ears toward the shout. Tall brambles stretching across the gully blocked his view.

“It sounds like someone’s in trouble,” his brother, Gortok, said around a mouthful of berries. Pink juice ran down his chin, splotched his buckskin shirt, and even stained clumps of his rambunctious white hair… [Read on!]

The Goblin Brothers and the Pepper Slime Punch

A greenish-blue liquid simmered in a cauldron hanging above the largest fire pit in the village. A wind-up contraption fastened to the pot’s lip propelled a long metal spoon in continuous circles. The breeze stirred the sweet scent of the punch, and it wafted amongst the mud-and-thatch huts, delighting the noses of nearby goblins.

Malagach stuffed his hands into the pockets of his buckskins to keep from slipping a green finger into the gurgling cauldron. Others had already tried–and failed–to steal a taste… [Read on!]

The Goblin Brothers and the Tempting Treasure

Malagach sprinted down the forest path with a bag of herbs clenched in his green hands.  Would he make it in time?  Maybe he shouldn’t have stopped to change out of his fish-gut-spattered buckskins.

He raced around mushroom-covered stumps, over gnarled roots, and under grasping evergreen branches draped with moss.  Mud squished between his green toes, and brambles tugged at his clothes.  When Malagach burst out of the trees and onto the rutted road, he gasped with relief when… [Read on!]

posted by Lindsay at 9:30 pm on January 9, 2010 | Comments (13)


I really like this website because it has stories, and i really like stories!

Comment by cassandra — April 7, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

Thanx for the fun reads. I can’t believe I just sat here for an hour reading stories online. Got a crick in my neck now. But Malagack and Gortok are a hoot and I will share them with my kids.

Comment by annie — May 3, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

Wonderful website! Keep up the great work and the great writing.

Comment by Jeanne — May 31, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

Thank you for the stories. When are more going to be added?

Comment by Morgan Sampras — September 21, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

Give my regards to Malagach and Gortok!

Comment by Faith Carroll — November 27, 2010 @ 10:43 am

Hey Linds! Glad you are making an ebook. I know these are children’s stories but I think lots of “grownups” will like them too.

Comment by Jennifer — December 1, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

These are fantastic. You should get these published. I love the illustrations. x

Comment by Susan Mann — December 3, 2010 @ 4:58 am

Just finished reading all the books about ameranthe and sicarius and thought they where great do you plan to write more books about these characters, because I really enjoyed the series and would love it to continue.

Your a new writer to me but I’ve really enjoyed all I’ve read so far keep up the good work, please please please more of ameranthe and her group, Richard.

Comment by Richard hocking — March 18, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

Richard, thanks for commenting. I’m working on Book 2 in what will be the Emperor’s Edge series right now. I’ve got more information on my personal site ( http://www.lindsayburoker.com/book-news/ ), and you can also sign up for my monthly newsletter over there to find out about contests and review copies and such. Thanks for reading!

Comment by Lindsay — March 18, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

I just finished reading the Goblin Brothers short stories on my Kindle and I adore them! I can’t wait for more stories about them. I have also read the first two books in the Emperor’s Edge series (and Encrypted) and at this point I just want to read ANYTHING by this author I am enjoying her work so much! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful imagination and writing skills with us!

Best regards,

Comment by Donna — July 16, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

I’ve bought and read most of your books on amazon, though I think I like the goblin stories best. I must be entering my second (third?) childhood. :-)

Comment by Dave — April 24, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

Thank you for reading them, Dave. I’m glad you’re enjoying the stories! I hope to do a novel or two with my little goblins sooner or later. :)

Comment by Lindsay — April 24, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

I really enjoyed these little “”gobbers”! The stories are fast paced and a fun read. I will definitely be watching for more on them and sharing them with my grandkids. Great new author I am sure to follow.

Comment by teresa — July 14, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

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