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He and She
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Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a short story about a woman trying to rid herself of an abusive relationship. But the problem may not only be him.
Project Spiralbound
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A poor college student trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre experiment. How will he get out of it? Can he? (Printed length = 35 pages) This is a long short story.
Fire Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature? (Print length = 15 pages)
Palmetto Rising
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,850. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the near future, progressive socialists have become the majority power in the federal government, implementing reforms that threaten to destroy the Constitution. In response, the Palmetto State decides it is time to rise again in defiance of a government that has encroached too far upon the rights of its citizens.
The Yanks Are Starving
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 225,700. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
During the Great Depression summer of 1932, the nation teeters on the brink of revolution. A charismatic hobo leads twenty thousand homeless World War I veterans into Washington, D.C. to demand their service compensation. A historical novel of the political intrigue and betrayal that culminated in the only pitched battle ever fought between two American armies under the same flag.
Da Vinci's Rolling Pin
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 83. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A seeker delves into an unknown part of history involving Da Vinci and a special rolling pin, and the modern conspiracies that obscure it. A humorous contemporary fantasy short story.
Redemption
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lyrah and Caleb have a condition in common. There is a dangerous and expensive treatment. Caleb wants to pursue it, Lyrah wants to accept her fate. It's not as if it's the end of the world...yet. A very short look at the other side of immortality.
Love & Haight
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Price: $4.64 USD. Words: 87,120. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
They were a generation who wanted to change the world with flower power.
Dead Man's Mail
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story: When a foolish marketing letter is mailed to long-departed Maurice D. Griswold, an unexpected, otherworldly, response results.
Chronicle 2019
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Series: Chronicle, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Michael Simms. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this sixth year's worth of entries from a diary stored on a futuristic recording device found after a house fire, an investigation into an international secret will have unexpected consequences. In 2019, the election is on in the UK, but can the government reap the rewards of their recent military victory? Andrew Woodmaker finds his life heading in the right direction once more...
Oh Hell
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Family reunions can be HELL…even in Paradiso, the anything goes island playground. But when your family's divorced, bicoastal, and estranged? All bets are off!
Child of Liberty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 80. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man searches for a way to free himself from the chains of debt. A dystopian short story.
Mazghunah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What would you do if you discovered a lost city in the jungle?
Long, Slow Suicide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
Spirit of a Place
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Price: Free! Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
A landscape architect from Brisbane, Australia decides to leave his wife and travels to faraway places in search of spiritual awakening; an old life ends and new life begins. Only to find spirits come to those when the mind is ready to receive them. He found more questions than answers, and his personal spiritual salvation lay in connectedness to nature within the land itself.
Matters of Life, Death and Laughter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Matters of Life, Death and Laughter is a trio of Joyce Mason's most popular short stories and a sampler of her fiction. "Digital" tells a bizarre and darkly humorous tale about something that turns up where it doesn’t belong. "The Training Tape" asks you to think about what you say repeatedly and its effects. "Zoe's Hair" examines the depth of friendship and how it transcends time.
Death of a Ghost
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man's path to redemption is one that sorts out true friends from fake ones. As Brian ponders his life and the one constant companion he has had through thick and thin, his friend's life hangs in the balance. Absolution and catharsis comes at a cost as Brian discovers.
The Precedent: A Near-Future Fantasy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
When his mother sues him for his wasted life, a homeless man becomes a national phenomenon.
A Matter of Faith
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You set the price! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Science and Religion have been at war with each other for centuries if not millenia. This short story examines this struggle through the eyes of John, a scientist. He discovers definitive proof of the evolution of life billions of years ago only to have all proof lost in a natural disaster. Or was it natural? Did God intervene? Did local people intervene? How can he rationalize his experience?
The Undergraduate
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Carl Lawrence had achieved the most important thing in his life, to become an undergraduate at the most prestigious University in the world. Now he was here he found it was not how he had expected it to be. He was struggling to cope and before he knew it he was wrestling with the greatest question of all; Life or Death?