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Empty Plastic Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A short story, about 3900 words. Danny is a young man who doesn't see eye to eye with his father. When dad won't help Danny realize his college dreams, he does what any reasonable person would do: he cuts his dad out of his life and buys a new one.
Daring to Soar
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,340. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Daring to Soar is about Judy Evans, a sixty-something woman who is suddenly widowed. Once able to bounce ideas off her husband, Judy now has to make unplanned decisions about what to do with the rest of her life. In trying to find herself, Judy visits her youngest sister in Colorado. She meets Joe, but feels it's too soon to become involved.
Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time Summary & Review
You set the price! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Book Summary of Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time
I'm Not the Only One
Series: Poetry · Virginia's Hot Picks · Complimentary Books. Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
When did it start? It’s already gone. Why did I cry? I’ve already been away so long. How did I get to this, To miss this thing, to be more Than a bit unseen, obscene, unclean, unloved, Under things that eat my soul Like a big, black bug. I’m undone. I’m already over, but I’m under, And I’m not the only one.
The Ritual
Price: Free! Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Inspirational
(2.00 from 1 review)
Step into your high heels and listen to astronaut Charlie Brick confess his sins in this supernatural tragedy. A complete Novella, no part-two or cliffhanger ending. You can read this for free and know that you will see the whole story.
One Thousand Dead Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Take my hand, and walk with me. See their faces, know their lives. These are the stars that burned out and faded away before the world ever knew their light. Know their burdens, see their art. Know what it is that we lost, when they left us. It's the only apology we can make for not seeing them through their pain.
The First Supper: A Tale of Two Hours
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Take a family feud, add hot-button issues, toss in a dose of farce, and what do you get? A hilarious new spin on the classic film, "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner", reimagined to reflect some of the absurdities of today’s politics. In this fast-paced comedy, clashing sets of conservative parents—one rich, the other religious—battle for the hearts, minds and pocketbooks of their newly engaged teens.
The Square One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,630. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
"This is a very sweet, romantic story. There is petty trickery but no matter how much, it becomes a minor thing, a slight detail to a richer slice of life."
Mon coeur battant
Price: $7.20 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: French. Published: July 13, 2015 by Editions Dedicaces. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Il existe parfois un instant où une seconde passe et votre vie change à jamais. Logan, jeune étudiant, va connaître cette expérience, malheureusement amère dans son cas.
Invaders of Venustas
Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Invaders of Venustas is an action-packed, thought-provoking short story. It tells of a time when Lemuria, a lost continent in the Pacific, was powerful. Its Central City was the hub of the empire that the tall white beings, a spiritual group from another universe, had created and inhabited with the many extraterrestrial transplants they brought to Earth.
Unravelling
Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
(5.00 from 1 review)
She wrote to me again last night. It was a simple post onto my wall. She, who I have never touched, is more real to me than any of my other friends. A story of obsession. It may unravel you.
The Aesinas Codex
Series: The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,870. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Inspector Martinelli is summoned to the Vatican two days after he returns from Bavaria. The pontiff is concerned that the Aesinas Codex, an ancient text sought after by Himmler and the Gestapo during world war two, has been high jacked from an armoured truck while being transported a short distance from Rome to the Vatican City.
Spiked Tea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Matthew is getting tired of waiting for the cancer to finally claim his eccentric aunt Annemarie. So he decides to help nature take its course… by adding some morphine to Annemarie's beloved tea. Beth is fond of the milk jug that is a family heirloom, but her boyfriend Ryan disagrees. Two short tales of family heirlooms, inheritances, tea and murder of 4400 words altogether.
Empty See: A Novella
Price: Free! Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
After years of isolation in a foreign city, an expatriated American photographer returns from abroad to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota to pursue a career with a magazine. Reuniting with his strange sister, dealing with an eccentric new boss, and an unlikely friend shed light onto the circumstances of his departure, his inner struggles, and his possible future as an expatriate.
Native Lands
Price: Free! Words: 59,620. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
‘Native Lands’ is a story of a descent into madness along the never-ending trunk of an enormous redwood tree, with some very special numbers along the way.
Two of the Same Kind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two kids from different social statuses find out at the end of the day they aren't that different. This short story contains content that may upset some. If you are offended by sexual abuse themes concerning children (although this story has NO graphic scenes) you may want to check out one of my other stories.
Tom Garraty's Zoo
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
(4.00 from 1 review)
The local man of wealth buys a crumbling mansion and fills it with religious nuts to see what happens when the cameras run.
Welcome Droplet
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
At the speed of light, a lady looks down upon streams and flowers. Close by, another listens to her words as they gently come to rest upon the petals. What subtle message do those words impart?
The Fatal Elixir
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Through my hazy vision I could see a score of bottles rolling over the table, some already had jumped to their deaths. Indistinguishable pieces of glass. I guess that's death's way of making us realise how indistinguishably pathetic we are—once dead, we are all the same.
The Passage of Time
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
She sat across the table from me as my heart pounded in my chest. The half-eaten meal sat between us, forgotten, and the candle burned low. Our hands were joined (hers felt like fire on a cold night, like a hug in an icy wind) and she looked into my eyes. That’s when she asked me, without saying a word. That’s when she told me she wanted us to be forever.