La bestia olvidada por el tiempo
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: Spanish. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
En una aldea remota, los habitantes sufren el ataque de una bestia desconocida, a la cual le atribuyen un origen sobrenatural.
O Quarto Branco
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Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Nascer ou não nascer, eis a verdadeira questão. Shakespeare não sabia do que falava. Se ele vivesse num Quarto Branco como o meu, nunca teria tido o desplante de escrever o que escreveu. E quando um homem é escorraçado para uma prisão minúscula ou para uma infinidade vazia, como aquela que habito há trinta anos de envelhecimento, só uma coisa o faz mover; sonhar com a fuga que quer empreender.
Father to Son
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Price: Free! Words: 5,890. Language: British English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Gloria saw the sky come to life the last time the comet was over. She was lying out here at the end of the pier looking up on a night just like this when the meteor passed overhead, shedding falling stars in its wake. As each star fell she said that it lit up people hidden in the constellations, people no astronomer had ever seen before. She said that when they were revealed they came to life.
Brutality: Purity and Revenge
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Examines the fundamental causes of brutality, atrocities and extremism in the world in both a historical and contemporary context. Purports the theory that all causes of extremism stem from two main contributing factors - the desire for purity or the desire for revenge.
Book 5 - Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » African
This is a story about a young migrant worker who made good in the big city and returns home after several years’ absence. He makes a grand entrance into his village showing off his material wealth. However, his family and the village elders teach him a lesson in “uBuntu” the African tradition of sharing.
Book 4 - Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » African
This serious short story is set in South Africa during the 1950-1960s and traces the effect that the influx control laws had on the families of migrant workers.
Book 3 - Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » African
This short story poses the question: where does one draw the boundary between a husband’s infidelity and a polygamous marriage in traditional African society?
Book 2 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » African
This story is set about forty years ago at the time when laws were passed forbidding mixed marriages and sex across the colour bar. The main character in the story is faced with a moral dilemma: whether to co-operate with the authorities and betray his respected mentor for breaking the law, or whether to sacrifice a friend in order to protect his mentor.
Book 1 - Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » African
Johannesburg, the city of gold! The streets, so it was thought, were literally paved with gold. Millions of migrants flocked to the city every year looking for work. This story, set in the 1960s, follows the fortunes of a migrant worker at a time when influx control caused untold hardships for many.
No More Mr. Nice Guy
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Henry Bates had a very reclusive life, until one day the constant nagging from his wife made him snap, and things started dying. All Henry wanted was to enjoy his retirement like any normal hard working man, but his wife had other plans and retirement wasn't one of those. Henry finally snapped and had his own plans for her and that was to shut her up for good.
Voodoo Doll
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Dr. Phillips was an archaeologist that had a hunger for finding the big one. Meaning a dig that would put him in history books, but Dr. Phillips wasn't a very patient man and if anyone got in his way of finding something worth celebrating they were a dead man.
Don't Flash Your Headlights (Urban Legend)
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It was Halloween night and Jimmy was partying with a gang that he was excited about joining called the Demon Nights gang. There was only one thing that would prove he was worthy of being a part of the Demon Nights gang and Darren who was head of the gang would tell him
The Gallows on Hell Hill Island
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Hell Hill Island is what I would call a place of beauty and a place of death. Any visitor or resident that stepped out of line were sure to find themselves, swinging from the Gallows on Hell Hill Island. Hell Hill Island was founded in 1863 by Marshall Sam Tucker that didn't believe in a fair trial because of his short fuse.
In The Forests of The Night
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Deep in the forest, stands a mountain that has claimed the lives of many daring mountain climbers, known as Death Mountain, which is one of the tallest mountains in the world, at a height of 32,000 feet.The reason that so many climbers have lost their lives is because of health issues and extreme cold temperatures, as the climbers make their way through the jagged edges of the mountain.
It Was Just an Accident
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Susie Edwards found out at an early age how looks can be an advantage if you do something wrong. It all started with small things like the family pet. One day when Susie was out walking the dog, she wanted to see if she could get away with killing the dog. Susie took the dog about twenty feet in front of the edge of a cliff and watched her dog go over the edge to its death.
Night Visitors (Alien Abduction)
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Sam and Brenda Matthews were old and eccentric that lived deep in the farm hills of West Haven. They didn't watch much TV or believe that there was life outside of our universe that may come to pay the earth a visit. All that was about to change when Sam and Brenda were returning home from vacation on a beautiful nightly lit sky with a full moon shining down on the road.
Flesh Ripper
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Things down at the new Japanese massage parlor called "The Rub" were about to become a little messy because of customers leaving without paying their bill and making up excuses they'll pay at their next visit. That was about to change because there was a new masseuse named Lamia meaning "Demon of the Pit" was summoned up to make these non-paying customers pay with their flesh.
Living with The Dead
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Henry loved his family so much he just couldn't bear to put them in the cold ground when they died knowing that would be the last time he would ever get to see and feel their warm embrace. Henry never told his wife Jane his true feelings about if her or their kids passed on what would happen to them, so he kept his secret bottled up inside.
Be Careful What You Wish For
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Have you ever out of anger wished someone dead or hurt in some way? This is exactly what happened in the town of Deadington. Sarah Phillips was teased by the townspeople because of her hideous face from a fire that destroyed her family. Sarah was placed in a foster home where she was abused on a constant basis by the sons of the family she was living with.
The Cards of Death
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 4, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Summer finally arrived and Jim Edwards and his friends Dan, Bob and Steve, all decided they would take a ride cross country on a 19th century train that was refurbished to attract tourists and show what it was like to travel on a train from that era. Jim wanted to celebrate their retirement together on a piece of history that has been forgotten.