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Thirty Years to Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Thirty years ago Jimmy Donnelly was sent to prison. Now he's free again and eager to finally avenge himself on Detective Charles Maryham, the man who put him behind bars. And then there's Maryham's beautiful wife Carla, the subject of many of Jimmy's wet dreams back in prison. But thirty years is a long time. And sometimes, it's too late for vengeance. This is a short story of 3700 words.
The Auction
Series: Song of the River. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 175,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dumped at the altar and left without a home, Rosie Xalbadora takes a job as a governess at the edge of the Australian outback. There she meets Pippa Bristow, a sensitive child who copes with her parent's bitter divorce by escaping into a magical world of fairy queens and unicorns, and her enigmatic father, Adam, a man willing to endure whatever he must to keep his daughter safe from his ex-wife.
Stare Decisis (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A mutated kitten, magical dust, and a machete: What better way to explain how same-sex marriage has been beating common sense in the courtroom. Includes bonus story: "The Statue of Liberty Orders a Burger (and gets something completely different)" Short satire. (~2100 words)
Barnabas Tales
Price: Free! Words: 102,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
short stories related when a retired physician looks back upon his colleagues, a long career in an english hospital, and life outside. many tales have a grain or two of truth and some contain much more.
Born in Shadow
Series: Shadow Walkers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
BORN IN SHADOW… This short novella is a prequel to the series. It tells the legend of how the Shadow Walkers came to be.
2345: Uma Carta do Futuro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 26, 2014 by UpliftingBooks Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
O que pode um homem do futuro, possivelmente dizer à humanidade vai evitar seu sofrimento e extinção?
The Borderline
Price: Free! Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Billy Only intended to go for a walk downtown, look at the lights and the pretty girls, kill some time. It seemed the safest thing in the world. He bent to take a look in the window of the car, two dead men, he had thought, but the driver was not dead, he raised his gun and leveled it on him. 24 hours later as he dug the hole in the desert hard pan he was wondering how it had all gone so wrong.
Seeing Red
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Maggie wants to get rid of the annoying boyfriend who has taken over her apartment. Hilda has had enough of her abusive husband. And murder is a cheaper solution than divorce. Two tales of bad relationships, angry women and murder of 4600 words or approx. 15 print pages altogether.
Murder in the Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine tales of love, death, vengeance and murder. This is a collection of nine short crime tales of 18800 words altogether. Several of the stories are also available as standalone e-books.
Atlas, Broken
Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
“Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people.” Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His will is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man. A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife.
The Genesis Voyager 2
Series: The Genesis Voyager. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by CosmicBlueCB. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
A high quality science fiction horror action-packed novel of explorers encountering deadly mind-bending voyagers in outer universes! In the first, explorers detect and uncover an ultimate time traveler/black sphere voyager of transcendent origins! In the second, explorers encounter a supernatural voyager of inconceivable magnitude that has been buried away for centuries haunting a castle!
Le Rital (1 - Dans l’Enfer de l’Isonzo)
Series: Le Rital. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,660. Language: French. Published: October 18, 2014 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Inspiré d’une histoire vraie, ce roman retrace, à travers le parcours du personnage principal, le long cheminement vers l’intégration des Italiens arrivés en France au début du XXe siècle, époque tourmentée.
Unfortunate Roommates
Price: Free! Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jim is a former pop star who has kept to himself over the last few years. However, that is all about to change when his best friend leaves a one night stand at his house. Now, an unfortunate turn of events has them living together in order for him to have a career, and her a place to stay. Can Jim have any kind of love life with her in the picture, or will he be stuck with an unfortunate roommate?
Garbage Music
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A short story, about 5000 words. Young Jacinta Jaara likes to sit by the old landfill mine and listen to the music ancient Neyerneyemeet plays. The music speaks of her of the old days, when the people of Australia were divided, before the war that changed everything. Soon, Jacinta's curiosity will lead her to an even more profound change, a change of growth, learning, and understanding.
Preserve and Protect
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 170,930. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election. As suspicions are cast upon the circumstances of the place crash, the incumbent party quickly convenes to nominate a candidate in a storm of domestic and international chaos.
Infidel Bleedout: The Ebola-ISIS Gambit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Permuted. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Horror » General
The infamous jihadist organization known as ISIS wants to bring the United States to its knees. When public beheadings fail to achieve this goal, extremist fighters leave the sands of Syria and Iraq. Setting their sights on the dense rain forests of the Congo, they have but a single objective: to unleash upon the infidels a biological weapon unlike any the world.
Etaoin Shrdlu
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
A short story about my first (and major) encounter with writer's block.
Firestone
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Fantastic Worlds Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Crime
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.
Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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.