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The Unfortunate Life of Thomas Mercer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Thomas Mercer, preacher, is staggering down the road holding his gut. As he mulls his distant childhood and his more recent life, he reaches some conclusions, or does he? It's difficult to tell as he wrests his mind from the silly to the serious to give his death the dignity it deserves.
The Seeding
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,540. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Annie Flanagan, in for a routine checkup, suddenly dies of unknown causes. Sandra Fischer relaxes in bed. Moments later, when her husband enters the room — she is dead. One by one, the women are dying. The leading medical experts are baffled. There is only one clue: the rich, sweet scent of the tropics — the scent of life, seconds after each woman's shocking death.
Mike, from the Mail Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mike watches her at work from his mail room. He watches her at night from outside her home. She is different, not like all the others. He hates to mislead her, but it is the only way to be invited into her home. He belongs there. She is saving herself for him, just as he is saving himself for her. Yes, this time will be different.
Optimism
You set the price! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by pubwriter. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Journey through the dark mind of the protagonist. Is he the predator or the prey? 'Pain and misery. Mental agony. Troubled soul perpetually in jeopardy. Occasionally he prays to the gods. Chained to the Church of Chaos.’
Aurelia's Fountain
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 24,160. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"Aurelia's Fountain" is an odyssey into the twilight of brain matter, myth, and the spiritual visions of transformation enshrined in the artifacts around us. When Aurelia discovers a pathway into the afterlife through the symbolism of an old cathedral, her girlfriend, Margana, tries to save her.
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.
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
Price: Free! 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: $3.99 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.
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
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"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.
Kin-Krazy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
For Sabrina Walker returning home to her broken family is never pleasant, but a phone call in the middle of the night promises this will be the worst yet. Danny is dead. Shot in the head at his sister’s house. Past and present told through the eyes of six characters, Kin-Krazy tells the story of one family’s search for answers, while learning to accept each other for who they really are.
All That Remains is Love
Price: Free! Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ivy love Iran like no one else. She lives him so much that she is not sure she can live without him. When she learns his secret, she must decide decide if she should keep the secret or not. Can she live with her decision? Can she survive the final outcome?
Killing the Golem (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. 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. Also available within the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories.")
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...