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Devilry
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Series: The Richard Carter Novels, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,260. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A young deer hunter spots something in the pre-dawn. He finds two bodies. As Richard Carter investigates, the motive seems clear—at first. A few days later, however, a landowner comes upon a horror that could have come from the Spanish inquisition. This murder was senseless, sadistic—pure devilry.
Flower On The Moon
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Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short vignette, about 1300 words. A vignette is not a story, but is a scene. In this scene, a very old man sits in his study and contemplates his end. It is an end he has brought on himself, out of frustration and discontent. And it is an end he is determined to share... with everyone else in the entire world.
Saving the Baby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Nicolas Z Porter, Gunnery Sergeant Ben Crowley is trapped between past and present, but what's so bad about trying to save a baby?
"The Namesake" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide ยท Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
As a teenager, Gogol rejects his name because he finds it strange-sounding. In his college, he begins to use his public name Nikhil that becomes his permanent name.
Melvin the Protester (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
It's love at first sight when Melvin sees an attractive protester, a black-and-white keffiyeh wrapped around her neck; and the next moment he finds himself in the midst of the protest, speaking some sort of truth to some sort of power, all thought of gainful employment cast aside in favor of a life of unending agitation against the current moment's outrage.
Revenge School
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Suspense Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Pay stared at a bruise closing the eye of the man across the table. He’s so timid. “Revenge School clients must be seriously violated. We don’t do little stuff. We aren’t free. Your cost is 10k.” “$10,000,” Richard blinked. “If we succeed we repay you out of funds we take from your enemy.” “So, it costs me nothing?” “Revenge won’t cost you a dime. It won’t make you a dime. It’ll make you a man."
Are You Alright Mister Lawrence?
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » General
"It is like she stood out from the darkness." Mister Lawrence said. He is permanently blind so what does that mean and how could this affect his day to day life? Would you like to find out? Well see what is wrong with Mister Lawrence. Is he losing his mind or is his mind trying to show him something?
Fishing in Hell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Peter escaped Hell and started on a better path. Now he's back in search of others who might finally be ready to leave. But Hell has a way of coming back to haunt you. When he gets separated from his guide, will Peter have what it takes to survive?
Multiple Personality Disorder a Poem in Dialogue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Multiple Personality Disorder is a dialogic poem told entirely in free verse about a personality which has fragmented as a result of duress. The original self, Bear, a Caveman on a hill, a dog, Biss, the friend, and the loneliness personified, Bjorn. Lastly, the Figure is an enigmatic force, and its surreptitious manipulation is what drives this narrative of self-exploration.
Live and Let Learn
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Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Jason Dawds was a good husband, father and overall man. But does any of this matter if you are killed? This book explores possibilities and ideas.
Birds In Words - Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
These four short stories take their inspiration from birds. Three are quintessential Australian birds – the dainty Collared Dove, the raucous Spangled Drongo, and the extraordinary Straw Necked Ibis. The fourth story takes place in Scotland, and features the king of British birds, the Golden Eagle. The stories have an element of fantasy about them, or the supernatural.
Make Much of Time: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Intent on the stars, an astronomy professor realizes too late that he sacrificed a precious love for a dream he could never achieve. His loss awakens the young professor he mentors. She might choose life.
Exit Point
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,480. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Mimi's world revolves around partying with her friends, which never left space for angels, demons, or gods. One night, a pool party turns deadly, and Mimi's life hangs in the balance as she finds herself on a surreal out-of-body mission with a dead girl. They must correct a mistake which could end the human race. She's willing to go to Hell and back to set things right – but will that be enough?
Un biglietto di sola andata
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: Italian. Published: November 29, 2014 by ZeugmaPad. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Che strano, pensai, mi sto preoccupando di qualcosa che in capo a due giorni non avrà più senso. L’avvocato Ridolfo Molteni non riesce ancora a staccarsi completamente dalle incombenze e dalla routine quotidiana, anche se ha preso una decisione irrevocabile.
A mistake of youth
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Price: Free! Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Futura is pregnant for the second time, and to Patrick it seems that their world is perfect, but news from the past might upset everything. Patrick is indeed contacted by one ex girlfriend, Arlene, who confesses having an almost-teenage daughter who might be his. He has no courage to disclose this to his wife. But there are also other news heralding pain. Futura and Patrick have been for years...
Buonanotte Madame - Estratto
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Price: Free! Words: 29,020. Language: Italian. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Estratto. "Buonanotte Madame" è un romanzo che declina le sfumature dell’incontro. L’incontro tra l’inesorabilità della sofferenza e la potenza della libertà, tra la fatica del quotidiano e l’importanza decisiva di ogni minuto. È l’incontro tra Rosa, affetta da SLA, e Alessio, uno degli infermieri incaricati di assisterla. Divisi dalla malattia, impareranno insieme, uniti, a riconoscere la vita.
Justifiable Homicide
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Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is a short story about one woman's abduction and her desperate struggle to keep herself alive at all costs. It contains disturbing adult themes, strong language, and explicit violence. Reader discretion is advised.
Predators
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 351,450. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Death has been following Zack Henderson for ten years now. He woke up surrounded by it on a train a decade ago. He's watched it take friend and foe, strangers and family. It's weighed heavily on his mind. It was through death that his life finally began. He understands better than most how fragile life is, and he's done being prey. At some point, you have to stop running from death and embrace it.
Minerva's Owl
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You set the price! Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this short story we meet Marta who is living a fairly isolated life with her son with autism. We share some of her experiences and thoughts about how she came to this place in life and we also consider what it means to live in an authentic way.
Voice of Reason
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Savvy land manager, Jean Benchley, gives a voice to the people of a struggling city. Her hunches about the CEO of Bankstron Glass gets too close for comfort in this brief flash fiction story.