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The Maransky Nature Blot Test
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
Dreams Are Real
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Blue Air
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Price: Free! Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In an impossibly strange short story by T. Mix, a young woman learns to astral project.
Q: BROKEN
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 8 · The Furai Compilation, Book 27. Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A few years from now, in three, fateful minutes, EVERY population center will be LEVELED by Alien invaders. Billions perish; survivors, rounded up and enslaved. The story of a soldier, a FURAI, who escapes bondage, infiltrates the enemy, and waits, patiently, for the day, when man will free himself from Alien bondage- The day man's enslavers will be defeated, their grip: BROKEN.
Children of the Sand
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Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
A fan asked me to write something about the children of Gaza. I imagined what I would do for them if I had giant hands. What would you do?
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this wonderfully descriptive short story by Nick Porter, an elderly woman and her husband take a journey through a small west-Texas town and her memories.
Earth's Worm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Following years of maternal abuse, Coral lies down in the mud of his backyard and embarks on a journey through nature's elements to escape his pain.
Q: LEVERAGE
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 7 · The Furai Compilation, Book 26. Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
“With the right leverage, I shall move the world.” Something new entered the PRISON today. A man, unlike any I've met before. A man who knows my thoughts, what I love, what I cherish, what I need, what I fear- "The softest point, in any security: the men in charge of its administration. Men are clay; mold them to your will-" TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS!
Q: BREATHE
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 6 · The Furai Compilation, Book 25. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A powerful, dangerous stimulant is discovered: AXOFILOSOPHEIN; so transformative, it's not viewed as a drug: it's a weapon. LEARN THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE! THE FURAI COMPILATION A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO READ- from a 'DARK' 'TWISTED MIND'.
Q: LOTUS
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 5 · The Furai Compilation, Book 24. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
...In the not so distant future, The Furai Empire has expanded man's conquest of the galaxy; man's sphere of dominance expands for 3 lightyears, from the Empire's center EARTH. A planet has been discovered, which, may hold the secret for the future of the Empire; man's manifest destiny: CONQUER THE GALAXY. TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS. THE FURAI COMPILATION
Q: DESCEND
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 4 · The Furai Compilation, Book 23. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A planet's discovered, unlike any other in the universe. A dark, black, desolate, uninviting planet made of pure carbon: 10 times the size of earth, yet gravity is similar; far away from any star, yet there's life, abundant life. The planet itself seems to be crying out, to all would-be explorers: "You're not welcome here!"
Q: THE GATES
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 3 · The Furai Compilation, Book 22. Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A man driven to success, without: bounds, regrets, remorse, loyalty. MORALITY. He will reach his goals! Nothing will: stop him; get in his way. The first obstacle on his dark path, The Gates, on the other side: THE MAN AWATES. TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS. THE FURAI COMPILATION- A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO READ- from a 'DARK' 'TWISTED MIND.
The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people.
The Shadow's Embrace
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Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short, emotional, story about the inevitability of aging.
Running with the Wolves
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Price: $0.99 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.
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.
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.