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The Cull
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
An anonymous author has posted a manifesto calling for the worldwide elimination of the unproductive elderly. The aim is to improve the human race, physically and more importantly, economically. It goes viral and makes such logical sense that seniors world wide act on it, almost to the point of being a fad. Some of the posh retirement community of Harbor Trace join the tide.
Bonds of Affection: What Else Are There? (A Short Story on the Human Condition)
You set the price! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Physical prowess, mighty warriors. Two men enter the boxing ring. One, the reigning Champ, and the other, the one who would dethrone him: Lightning-hands Luke. Both men have trained hard for this moment, both have earned their monikers yet there can only be one World Heavyweight Champion. A match to the death ensues.
Betrayed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Christine discovers that her fiance has been cheating she sets out to discover the truth. What she doesn't realise is who he has been cheating with, and then she comes up with a plan. A short 9k story of love and betrayal
Above, and a Little Higher, and Over the Pavements…
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
On a warm dry day, a cool breeze blows. In new shoes, a lady puts one foot in front of the other, and hears a harmony in the distance. What does she remember when she casts her mind back through time and vast space?
Lunacy
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story of about 2000 words. Being the head psychologist of the lone city on the moon, the last hope of humanity, is a tough and lonely job. Spotting people who have become dangers to the city is important work. But it is even more important to study the man in the mirror...
'The Election'
Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
‘The Election’ is the story of a cynical journalist covering the heinous events of the fourth annual United Corporate Election. This story is inspired by and dedicated to the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and his unique style of ‘Gonzo Journalism’.
Strawberry Dreaming: Mariah's Prologue #4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Mariah is exhausted at work and keeps nodding off, to dream of her uncle's once-lush garden. Her colleague Liam listens to her nostalgia and surprises both of them with his actions when the workday is done. Perhaps there's still magic in Belfast after all.
Birds
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lori muses about birds, her birds, as her nagging psychiatrist pushes for further explanation.
Four Brothers and Free-Range Boyhood; A Rollicking Tale of Fun and Daring
Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Hilarious adventures and misadventures of four brothers growing up in the good ol' days. A short story sure to bring smiles, relieve stress, and even to get you pondering the parenting philosophies of today and yesterday.
The Mound Builders
Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The Mound Builders is a story about a team of human ambassadors who were sent to the city of the mound builders because a group of power greedy renegades had taken over as rulers and were creating havoc for their own gain. Join Anna and Lucas as they complete their assignment in an attempt to prevent this city of over 300,000 residents from decaying from within as so many civilizations have.
A Stranger at the Monastery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A strange, old woman appears at a secluded monastery in Wyoming with a message for the man in charge, Bishop Kallistos Stavros. This self-professed oracle tells him that God told her to warn him of a great fireball falling from the sky... onto his monastery! She warns of Satan coming in disguise. Things are not as they seem.
Transitions (Free Spiritual Short Story Collection)
Series: Transitions ยท Free Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Each day we find ourselves in a state of imbalance in a world of impermanence, These new traditional Buddhist-inspired stories talk about various ways to right ourselves when there is no ground under us.
Eleven Miles from Home
Price: Free! Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to spend time together to satisfy the one interest they have in common. When misfortune steals that link away, however, and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but individually decide whether it's even worth saving.
FEMA Camp Parent Trap
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
This short work is a piercing illustration of a likely scenario that may soon affect American school children and their parents and guardians. History and We The People will decide whether or not this is fiction. The stage has already been set by influences and players We The People have allowed to hold sway in the United States of America. Can we now expect a quick and easy fix?
Maple Fudge - 1st Two Chapters
Price: Free! Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A government terror that can only be described as: administrative. In the international backwaters of Canada, the top politicians in the country kill themselves in the middle of the night and leave a country wondering: Who is in charge? How much is the pay? What kind of paperwork is involved? Panic could rip democracy apart – unless everyone gets really, really tired of the whole thing.
Ozzie the Clown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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All of us wear masks from time to time, hiding our pain behind an off-hand joke or a happy face. But what if, like Ozzie the Clown, we only feel safe behind that mask? What if, like Ozzie, we live at the very edge of alienation and man’s most basic need to connect? How different from us is Ozzie?
Delphine
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Lying underneath the floorboards of Delphine's home, he watches her. He doesn't know why, he doesn't know anything, but he is compelled to watch. The intimate synergy between someone imprisoned and someone free, but who is trapped in her own dark emotions.
Funerary Rites
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette of a village caught on the edge of fear.
The Unfortunate Life of Thomas Mercer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Thomas Mercer, preacher, is staggering down the road holding his gut. As he mulls his distant childhood and his more recent life, he reaches some conclusions, or does he? It's difficult to tell as he wrests his mind from the silly to the serious to give his death the dignity it deserves.
Mike, from the Mail Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mike watches her at work from his mail room. He watches her at night from outside her home. She is different, not like all the others. He hates to mislead her, but it is the only way to be invited into her home. He belongs there. She is saving herself for him, just as he is saving himself for her. Yes, this time will be different.