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Seeing Red
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Maggie wants to get rid of the annoying boyfriend who has taken over her apartment. Hilda has had enough of her abusive husband. And murder is a cheaper solution than divorce. Two tales of bad relationships, angry women and murder of 4600 words or approx. 15 print pages altogether.
Atlas, Broken
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Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
“Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people.” Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His life is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man. A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife.
Unfortunate Roommates
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Price: Free! Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jim is a former pop star who has kept to himself over the last few years. However, that is all about to change when his best friend leaves a one night stand at his house. Now, an unfortunate turn of events has them living together in order for him to have a career, and her a place to stay. Can Jim have any kind of love life with her in the picture, or will he be stuck with an unfortunate roommate?
Garbage Music
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A short story, about 5000 words. Young Jacinta Jaara likes to sit by the old landfill mine and listen to the music ancient Neyerneyemeet plays. The music speaks of her of the old days, when the people of Australia were divided, before the war that changed everything. Soon, Jacinta's curiosity will lead her to an even more profound change, a change of growth, learning, and understanding.
White Room 37
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
The hope for this disturbed man is ‘renewal’ if only he would replace the green man he sees for his guardian angel. The man is difficult because he mistrusts the celebrant and the other white robed men who surround him in the white room. A thigh-talking parfable by the author of Colin’s Head Bumps, Simon’s Armbands and Undubbed Verse.
Etaoin Shrdlu
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about my first (and major) encounter with writer's block.
One Late Afternoon in Lower Alabama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In southern Alabama, things move at their own pace and are very seldom what they seem. Come along on this intense short story by Nick Porter.
In Isolation We Are All Parasites
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Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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There is a story that floats around Norway, passing from ear to ear - of a man, an old musician, who lives alone on the isle of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, maintaining the largest Global Seed Vault on Earth. Forlorn with the death of his wife, he spends his days obsessing over the Seedbank, wasting away until bitter death greets. But death does not have to be bitter.
I'm Sorry
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
After thirty-one years, eleven months, two weeks, and four days of endless agony, Thomas Wingefeld must die. In the final entry of his blood-smattered diary, Wingefeld relives his crime; all those years ago, he forced Arthur to become the sacrifice. And since that day, he's never been able to escape the weight of his sin. With his death as recompense, he hopes he can show Arthur he truly is sorry.
Halcyon
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Price: Free! Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This dystopian, bildungsroman, follows a pack of seven adolescents and a child, living in the abandoned surf club of Macmasters beach, Australia, as the dust of their collapsed society settles. It is told from several of their perspectives, switching between characters throughout the novel, as they grow together, struggling to overcome psychological scars and find closure.
The Fourth Lectern
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You set the price! Words: 34,820. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
What if … UKIP were given a lectern in the debates in 2010? They weren’t, of course. Not in our world. But in a world very similar to our own, where the tiniest of changes happened, they were. And things turned out rather differently … Read "The Fourth Lectern" to see just how different it would have been. Note: This book is a novella – a short novel (unlike its sequel, which is full-sized)
The Compassionate Act
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
What if a radiologist tried saving you by letting you die? How can and act of Compassion be considered a criminal act?
Всичките мъртви сезони на една рустифина
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Price: Free! Words: 35,810. Language: Bulgarian. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
“Животът не е сграда, издигаща се нагоре, а руини, етажи падащи надолу.”
A Light in the Mist
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
What happens after we die? We all have a belief, a theory, of what happens after death. Even if it is as simple as, nothing happens. But one thing is true...
Chronicle 2022
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Series: Chronicle, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Michael Simms. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A whole new journey begins, but for millions, the journey ends. In this ninth year's worth of entries from a diary stored on a futuristic recording device, Andrew Woodmaker gets a closer involvement with the British space program. Nobody knows if it is a work of fiction or a true record of how things happened, and will happen. By reading the diary, some things may have already begun to change.
Thrice Dead
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
How would you react if you were told your sister was dead? Probably not the same way you would react if you were told on three different occasions that she was dead. This short story describes how one woman was pronounced dead three different times in a series of mix ups. And how her sister dealt with the loss.
You Never Had a Brother (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man's memories must deal with his brother's rejection of reality. Short story. (~2900 words)
The Golden Age
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
Granny Mose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
They say gold can bring out the true character of a man, but how deep does that true character go? Read this intense short story by Eric Stringer and find out.