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Strainge Stern Stuff
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
These stories run the gamut of Eric Stringer, from SF to horror, the mafia to humor, a retrieval in outer space to dementia in inner space. There is murder, mystery, terror and psychopathy. Even a twisted psychiatrist and a helpful mob guy. Come along on the ride.
The Price Of Justice
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A lifelong friendship is put to the test. How far would you go to protect your closest ally?
The Man With No Face
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The anonymous killer carves a path all over the country leaving a series of mysterious ‘accidents’ in his wake, but unbeknownst to him someone is on his trail. The predator himself is being tracked. 'The Man With No Face' is a classic mystery story from one of the masters of the genre.
It Takes a Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Playing outside, a young boy, Jack, witnesses a brutal murder. A man is beaten in the head with a sledge-hammer and then run over. He faints and is soon discovered near the victim. Robbie Duncan, a private detective, realizes that Jack is a key witness. Can Robbie find the killer before they can get to Jack? Should he enlist the help of the police, or someone more sinister…?
Шла по берегу подёнка
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 40,280. Language: Russian. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Математик Лунин приехал в Ригу в начале августа. Он собирался читать лекции по комбинаторике, спасать своего аспиранта от академического самоубийства и караулить на юрмальском пляже странную Киру, в которую влюбился годом раньше. Лунин ещё ничего не знал ни о синдроме подёнки, ни о проблеме тождества личности, ни о том, какую драму вот-вот устроит себе и своим близким.
The Field of Stones
You set the price! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of 3,800 words. It begins: "I awoke from a dreamless sleep lying in the field of stones. I had no idea how I got there, but I had always been there, and there was never a time when I was not there."
The Ditcher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A nostalgic 1950s tale of father and son joining the Irish peat industry in its most difficult challenge yet: the boglands of County Mayo.
Drugs For All Reasons
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From kitchen cupboards to university laboratories, drugs are found all around us and touch us all at some point in our lives.These three stories show the effect of drugs on a variety of characters, looking at Absinthe, LSD, Speed and medicinal drugs in unadulterated, eye-opening stories that show the delights and dangers of drugs.
A Killer By Default
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,550. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
He trembled as he watched the blood flow from his deeply embedded knife. "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!" The words screamed furiously in his tormented mind. "Enough of this! I've got to dump this crazy bitch and get away. I've got to get away from all this blood!" He laughed as he realized this was exciting. "Got to get away clean. Drive slow and smile. I know just the place. She'll never be found."
Discovering Sanity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,090. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in, Fiction » Romance » General
Northern Lights… The mental facility where the staff cause as much drama as the dysfunctional patients. Add to the mix the new guy, the good looking Mexican with dimples. He’s there for one reason: to learn why his mother attempted mass murder. His story and those of the other patients will take you on a dark, gritty and twisted journey to… Discovering Sanity.
St. John's Ancients
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
"St. John's Ancients" is a short story by Kevin McMahon which touches on themes of aging, gods, and gentrification. Two ancient men play chess in the park and are soon visited by two gods jealous of the attention they have gained from a goddess.
Killing the Golem (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The golem was created to defeat the skinheads. But when it is summoned against an innocent preacher, Armando realizes it must be destroyed. A short story. (~7000 words)
Best Forgotten
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,340. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young woman wakes in hospital, unable to remember the past eighteen months. Why is she haunted with memories of her bruised and bloody ex-boyfriend? Did Kellie-Sue get away with murder or is the truth best forgotten?
The Birdman
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Can a mathematical genius with zero social skills save the world? One man thinks he’s got as good a chance as any.
The Seeds Of An Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This is about the oldest story in the book. A partner betrays his significant other for their closest and treasured friend by having an affair.
Family Obligations
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
At age sixteen, George inadvertently kills a mob rival. Wanting a fresh start, he elopes with the love of his life, Kelly, but she soon abandons him. Twenty years later – when he has become a mob boss – she reappears. But does she still love him, or is she helping his enemies set him up as revenge for the mafia killing?
To Labor No More
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Buddy is a worker in an increasingly automated world. He depends on robots to take care of him both at work and at home. But lately, the robot workers have been making more work, not less, with their constant need for approval. Eunice thinks she has a solution, but Buddy isn't too sure...
The Neighbor
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ray's neighbors, Suze and Danny-Boy, experience a calamitous series of events.
Steep Climb to Elsewhere
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 281,510. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Spanish Civil War lost, brothers Josep and Eduard Balaguer are exiled. The Balaguer women stay behind in their town in the Catalan Pyrenees to face Francisco Franco's vengeful regime until Josep returns home—alone. It will take decades of bribery, smuggling, imprisonment, love affairs, and other adventures to bring the family together again. But what will they have lost on the journey?
Bad Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,750. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Tessellate Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Three major league baseball men grapple in a near-future world where past and present merge, betrayal and love are intertwined, and dark secrets inevitably rise to the surface.