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Running with the Wolves
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
Love Fades
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A bruise appears on Sam's neck - a bruise that prompts questions to be asked and causes paradigms to shift. Somehow, a bruise has appeared on Sam's neck, with only one possible culprit. But it couldn't be her...right? This short story breaks the rules by reversing a situation we all know, delving into the depths of a relationship gone wrong - and into secrets not spoken.
Echolalia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
What do a superhero, a pumpkin, and light switches have in common? They are all special interests of Jerome's brother Todd. Todd's autism is so severe that his speech is limited to echolalia -- the repetition of other people's words. Jerome's dearest wish is to have a real conversation with his younger brother. Will Todd's echolalia be the first step in making his wish come true?
The Fires of Autism
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Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Just as fire destroys wood but hardens steel, a child's autism diagnosis can either rip apart or strengthen a marriage. Calvin and Laura Wygant struggle to accept their son Todd's new diagnosis and to keep their marriage intact. This story, written by the mother of a child with autism, depicts both the heartache experienced by parents of a newly-diagnosed child and the hope that endures.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,920. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Leo is Ep 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss: It’s Toby Brown’s first birthday, and he’s not the only one in for a surprise; Josh abandons his professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time.
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.
The Anarchist (...or about how everything I own is covered in a fine red dust)
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Price: Free! Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A short story about idealism and its literal implications.
Prescription For Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Patients are dying under mysterious circumstances at the local pharmacy. Technician Eileen Ramirez knows why. Will she be able to convince anyone else before it's too late? A short story full of suspense that may just change how you look at your pharmacist.
Bigger Things
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jen should be celebrating her 121-pound weight loss, but instead feels lost. Chelsea appears to have it all, but dangerous secrets threaten everything. Kyra is struggling to discover who she is after years of putting up facades. Then crisis hits. Can the friends battle their personal dragons and accept change in order to save their friendship, or do they need to go their separate ways?
The Story Continues...
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Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"The Story Continues" is a cute little collection of micro stories that do not have a formal ending. This book of three stories counts as the next free short story installment to follow the success of "The Soul of an Author." Thanks for reading!
A Late Monsoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
On the shaded veranda of a post colonial Bombay hotel, two men shelter from the pre monsoon heat. Their generations and ideologies differ but they share the same turbulent moment in time. As they muse on the consequences of their changing world, they confront each other with questions affecting each of their personal worlds; questions they would prefer not to face.
Rebellion
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Fantastic Worlds Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fisk rebels against the worst organist ever encountered in more than four decades of filling his church with heavenly music. But when the rector blames him for the resulting dissonance, must he make the ultimate sacrifice?
Growing Up
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Series: The Irish Novels, Book 2. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 88,450. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Amolibros. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Six years after her family of ten children had assembled in her home for a party, Sheila Malone has to endure another reunion weekend with all but two of her children. The occasion this time is a wedding.
Sweetness in the Dark: A Story of Love and Survival
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Price: Free! Words: 132,960. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The world is headed toward financial collapse when a powerful solar flare crushes the Earth’s electrical grid. Paul Kendall is now in a race against time as he fights to save his family’s lives from the chaos that ensues.
Generally Recognized as Safe
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Series: Wiley Royce. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,580. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The chronicle of Wiley Royce's struggle to keep his cool and perspective in the face of the disconcerting new waves in his life. What can he do for his beloved Brendee, who may or may not want him anymore? What should he do to beautiful, sexy Janae, who clearly wants him too much? How is he going to take down the shady cabal responsible for poisoning the entire first world?
The Interview
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
‘You really want to do this?’ Tim asked his wife, Joanne. ‘I mean, what’s wrong with doing it the old fashion way so it’s more of a surprise. People have been making babies without clicking and dragging for thousands of years.’ What would you ask if you could meet your son before he was born? What would he ask you? Winner 'Highly Commended' in The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Awards 2013.
Old Henry's Visitor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Old Henry's Visitor is a thrilling tale of the ordinary clashing with the supernatural. For years Old Henry lived alone in self-inflicted punishment as his home deteriorated and the world moved on around him. He is forced to face the past when an unexpected visitor arrives to claim his soul. Can Old Henry survive the devilish torment? And is there hope for redemption?
Meet Jack
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Meet Jack provides a sneak peek into the first of the Acts of Justice series, Melancholy Jack. You'll meet Jack briefly through the eyes of Nina (his mother), Jason (his best friend), Allie (his wife) and Dr. Ellen Foster (his psychologist). Melancholy Jack is scheduled for publication September 1st, 2014.
The Waiting Room
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In the waiting room of a psychologist's office, a man engages a woman in a conversation about personal responsibility and the mores of society.
Amber Bridge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man searches for the meaning of life: stuck in neutral between the green light of birth and final Red Light. Everyone has a choice: follow the amber lights along life's bridge, or simply sit, watching them burn. What lies at the end of this bridges, that place where the amber lights meet? Where will the Amber Bridge take this man, his thoughts, and life?