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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.
Old Hickory Lane
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,540. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Raised white, half Cree, Warren Jeffreys, D.V.M., is gifted with animals, but not very people savvy. Struggling in his first year in practice, bad luck and worse judgment lands him broke and homeless. He's cleansing cows and cutting up dead lambs inside bawling ewes—an animal mechanic in rural North Idaho. This book has been “vetted” by modern, practicing veterinarians.
Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eighteen stories of aching realism reveal the mysteries and perils of romantic promise. These are lyrical, sometimes magical stories whose characters are nevertheless "fully fleshed out... living and breathing"; who crave, and sometimes find, light in the labyrinths of the heart.
Trentatré Giri
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Price: $6.79 USD. Words: 40,990. Language: Italian. Published: October 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
Cesenatico. Riviera Romagnola. Settembre 2001. Tata e Hi-Fi sono i proprietari del VinylStuff, un negozietto che vende esclusivamente vinili e che cerca di sopravvivere all’onda d’urto prodotta dalla rivoluzione digitale della musica. La verità è che il VinylStuff non è solamente un negozio, è molto di più. All'interno ci puoi trovare tizi come Platone, di cui si dice che in passato abbia...
A Funeral in Her Brain: Women on the Brink
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 and represented by Bird-in-Hand Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Life was simple in the 50s & 60s – or was it? Not every woman lived the life of June Cleaver. Murder, suicide, mental illness, sexual abuse and rape were unfortunate realities even back then. With bold detail, these short stories enlighten us to the harsh realities some woman faced in the “good old days.” Entertaining and surprising, these fictional stories tug at your heartstrings.
Killzone: Book 1 of the Shadowkill Trilogy
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Series: Shadowkill Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
These are the events the government doesn't want you to know about in the war on terror. LUCAS SIMMONS and TRE PAXTON are recruited to be part of a top secret military project. Along with a group of four other highly skilled video gamers, they're brought to a government installation in the heart of Washington DC. Instead of testing game simulations, they're powering a team of robotic soldiers.
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
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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 Fourth Lectern
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You set the price! Words: 34,820. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
What if … UKIP were given a lectern in the debates in 2010? They weren’t, of course. Not in our world. But in a world very similar to our own, where the tiniest of changes happened, they were. And things turned out rather differently … Read "The Fourth Lectern" to see just how different it would have been. Note: This book is a novella – a short novel (unlike its sequel, which is full-sized)
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?
Всичките мъртви сезони на една рустифина
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Price: Free! Words: 35,810. Language: Bulgarian. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
“Животът не е сграда, издигаща се нагоре, а руини, етажи падащи надолу.”
Voices from the Old Earth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,170. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A mysterious city is an enchanter across time, transforming the lives of those who journey through it.
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...
Chronicle 2022
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Series: Chronicle, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Michael Simms. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A whole new journey begins, but for millions, the journey ends. In this ninth year's worth of entries from a diary stored on a futuristic recording device, Andrew Woodmaker gets a closer involvement with the British space program. Nobody knows if it is a work of fiction or a true record of how things happened, and will happen. By reading the diary, some things may have already begun to change.
Passage [La Trilogie Mystique 1]
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Price: $3.44 USD. Words: 21,710. Language: French. Published: September 22, 2014 by Benjamin Nemopode. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Un roman sur la théorie du genre qui ne vous laissera pas indifférent. Un homme se réveille un matin en train de se transformer en femme. Comment va-t-il vivre cette mutation ?
This Album Full of Angles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,880. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Northern Ireland, present day. Derek seeks help with strange visions and finds a man who seems to be legendary giant Finn McCool. Finn sulks, haunted by a nebulous foreigner named Patrick, but agrees to help as a favor. They have powerful allies—Derek’s friend Iola finds a great healing force, for instance—but will it be enough to survive a world so so terrifying that even gods doubt the future?