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The Figures
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Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Haunting, perplexing Figures trouble an unnamed man, pulling at him with their eerie, magnetic presence. The exact nature and purpose of the Figures is unclear, but they have an insatiable desire to possess the man and direct him towards ever more secluded regions, until an agreement is made to borrow him ... but to what ends and where and to whom will it lead?
Second Honeymoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Approx. Short Story Length: 11 pages / 3,160 words - Roy had always dreamed of living abroad in the tropics, somewhere remote and exotic. So accepting the offer to teach in Singapore was a no-brainer. But poor Roy failed to anticipate how living in one of the world's most densely populated cities would arouse his intuitive preoccupation with cleanliness.
Survivors
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Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From the 2013 upcoming "Insights" anthology of short stories come a Christmas tale. One of a family fractured, of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.
User Pays
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Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if we took our political leaders' rhetoric seriously? What if we implemented their dodgy policies in real life? In this chilling parable, the User Pays doctrine is examined as applied to a typical Australian family.
Good Fences Make Good (A Dan Wilder Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Twit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Wilder, like any good crook, is just trying to fence some loot. Diamonds, to be exact. But now, come to find out, his fence says there's a syndicate he's gotta deal with, which means less of a cut for him. But there's just one problem: Dan Wilder likes to keep what's his.
One
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
The Book Reader
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An elderly collector of second-hand books wrestles with his unusual ability to "read" the lives of his books' previous owners... and with one unique book he can't seem to read.
There Was a Knock at the Door
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Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How would you react if your family was violated by a trusted government agency? It happens every day ...
Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
He had taken a chance to be first in line to submit his request. If granted, he would finally obtain his freedom. He wondered when They had taken over. In had been so gradual that no one realized until They were in control. After a while, one simply stopped caring. They were here. They ruled. Bill swiped his IdentiCard, made his request and waited. His answer proved shocking!
Faceless
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Siphewe Fasala idolised his father, but everything changed for Siphewe the day he died. Turning to a life of crime was his way of showing that he did not care.
Passing Warmth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How strange and peaceful this death business is. And yet, in our culture, there's so much fuss.
Elevator Going Down
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inside a Federal office building on a defunct army base, a woman is slowly going crazy—without any tangible reason—but rather an illogical, lingering fear of losing her career, her husband, and her mind, after a co-worker is murdered. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN is a horror story about how a person can be driven over the edge of reality and slip into a world of madness.
The Groom's Cake
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Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story focuses on empty-nest syndrome as experienced by a fifty-something woman on the day of her son's wedding rehearsal.
He and She
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Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a short story about a woman trying to rid herself of an abusive relationship. But the problem may not only be him.
The Pardon
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Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a young, stubborn priest and a convict on death row, and their strained relationship surrounding the status of the inmate's soul after death. Will he conform to the priest's requirements, or will the young priest simply give up on the doomed man?
Gematria²
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Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short story, explore the mind of a man in the grip of an obsession so intense that reality has faded from his consciousness. His fixation on Gematria leads him to a terrifying place where memories and thoughts become his only tools in the search for truth.
The Box
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Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Box is heart warming tale of a magician's box that's been passed down through four generations,
Particle
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Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Particle is a short story of transformation and acceptance.
Thus Saith Eve
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by Magenta. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of epistles, each written from the point of view of one of the women from The Bible, as if she had a contemporary feminist consciousness. For example, Eve does not accept blame for choosing the apple, for choosing knowledge over obedience. And you can imagine what Noah’s wife had to say about his grand idea. Feminist theology. New audition monologues.