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Folklore
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Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Everyone likes a good ghost story, except for Dave. Logical to a fault, the teenager comes face-to-face with one of his town's scariest folk tales late one night at a lonely country crossroads. The terrifying experience makes him question his instincts. Is someone trying to teach him a lesson or is there really something sinister lurking in the countryside?
A Recording
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about a man desperate to find a recording.
A Disappearance in Baker Street
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Price: Free! Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A missing girl seems to have vanished into thin air during a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London. Ella Doyle interrupts her work on a memoir of Arthur Conan Doyle’s role in her own family history and teams up with the mysterious John Mason in a dangerous chase across London to solve a twenty first century locked room mystery.
Lost and Found
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You set the price! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When looking for his lost remote, Sam Banks stumbles upon a realm where all lost objects go, including a long-lost object close to his heart. But in order to leave with what he cherishes most, he must give up something else in return.
Bites of Ben Urglar
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Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Faced with the daunting task of providing a monthly information article for the local Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Ken created the character of Ben (B.Urglar), to convey "advice" on security (or the lack of it!) in a humorous way. In these short, diary-style reports, Ben boasts of his traditional "skills", bemoans new technology and shows a mature understanding of human behaviour.
Not an Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 8,010. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Imagine seeing everywhere the same face, everyone you see wears the same one mask-like-face. This is what happens to Edgar Deaver, a drummer who thinks he has lost everything, but is forced to ask himself if fate can be changed,. After a strange encounter, he is assigned a most improbable mission and he is quite clueless as to how to accomplish it, until he meets Arsel.
Phoenix in Ice (Short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
In this cold, brutal world, people seek warmth, and people seek the answers. So, why would a person set themselves on fire?..
The Depot
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Price: Free! Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now. As he investigates a supposed suicide by train, he learns secrets of a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.
The Pit Stop
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Price: Free! Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
THE PIT STOP (This Stop Could be Life or Death) is a ten-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge. When what seems like a normal pit stop turns to more than just gas and food, a lost couple finds themselves searching for the truth of a twenty-year-old mystery that may cost them their life.
Pluto and the Case of the Mummy Dummy (Ghost Mystery)
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Series: The Other Side's Pluto Whitlock, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Pluto's job is to retrieve spirits from the humans' part of the world and take them back to the Other Side. But when tales of a walking mummy surface, Pluto is skeptical. In his years at the Spirit Division, he's never come across an undead mummy, so he doesn't believe people's tales and pictures. Pluto might just learn the hard way that humans don't always have an overactive imagination.
Contained--Day 2 (Earthquake)
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Series: Contained, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid Chamber's virus has just costed the lives of numerous people, with Noah Arkchrist witnessing it all. In this next thrilling piece of the Contained series, now that McKenzi and Noah know that something terrible is going on along with this quarantine of the campus, both must enlist the help of an outside source to survive. However, with Sid's appeal coming up for his release as well.
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: Free! Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. A Peers of Beinan Series novella. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.
Across The Plains
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You set the price! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A politician goes missing at a dinner. He's quickly swept into a dark web of kidnapping and violence as he attempts to escape with his life intact.
Spirit's Revenge
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Frank Boyer receives an email from his nephew that he will commit suicide and will return in spirit to avenge the man that destroyed his career. Frank Boyer then visits that man, but is too late, and discovers the truth about his nephew.
Pick Me Up
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Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A notorious criminal turns up dead. When detectives Dalton and Wilkins are sent to investigate the crime scene, they are confronted with one last task. The question is, will the dead man’s observations come true, or will one of the detectives be able to prevent a catastrophe? Sometimes it pays to take men at their words.
COBRA (Part 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Tack Baldwin has built a reputation on solving Chicago's worst crimes. When a predator begins preying upon the citizens of the city she's made a career of protecting, Baldwin makes it her mission to hunt down the serial killer without falling victim to his sinister plans for her.
The Dog Who Loved Sherlock Holmes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Levi, the leader of the Three Dog Detective Agency, must channel his inner Sherlock Holmes if he is to solve a mystery, and survive.
Maelstrom: The Downing of Eagle21
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Price: Free! Words: 29,700. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
INTERPOL Switzerland: 30year veteran Chief Inspector runs into much more intrigue than he expected trying to solve the high profile crash of the VIP flight Eagle21, that threatens his belief's and his team of investigators lives.
The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card
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Price: Free! Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
PI Jarvis Mann, whose business thrived on the mundane. One day on his office steps a young man coaxing with the simple word “Please” convinces him to help find a missing valuable Ernie Banks Rookie Bubble Gum Card. With humor he drives the Denver streets, until a clue leads to a surprising discovery, a young man’s personal pain and his friends selfish act, teach Jarvis a lesson in life.
Simple Case
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Plunge into a day in the life of rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove, central character in the legal mystery novels "Thursday’s List" and "Homicide Chart." This is the story that introduced her to the world!