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Your Personal President
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Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The year is 2018. Television is obsolete. Everything is web-based. Watch any show whenever you want. And thanks to massive computer databases and powerful processors, all data is now saved. Place your grocery order online. You don’t have to specify what you want—they already know. Fries with that? They don’t even need to ask. Everything can be personalized. Even the President of the United States.
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.
Firestone
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Fantastic Worlds Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jorane's survival depends on the Firestone, but will she reach it in time? At the mercy of a tyrant and his sorcerers who covet the gemstone and its power, Jorane languishes in a dungeon cell, with thousands of leagues separating her from the source of her own magic.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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 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?
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...
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.
Lucky People
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story focused on three people, one tragedy, and one foggy night on a bridge. Lucky People is a story of great loss and overwhelming guilt.
A Settled Grave
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense story by Nicolas Z Porter. Having just buried one child, how far will you go to get another one?
That Not So Secret Inspiration
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You set the price! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A meditation on the inspiring moments to be found in the world, and how we should seize upon them in order to understand ourselves and the universe around us.
Theorem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(2.00 from 1 review)
This is a psychological thriller by Eric Stringer. His friend Janie is a collector, but a collector of what?