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The one who stood against Shiva and other stories
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
What did Bhisma had to say about Krishna before the Mahabharata war? Why did Shiva get defeated by hands of a child? Do you know what the snake mother had to teach before the Gods were born? Read these and three more classic moments from Indian mythology and one special bonus story about Hanuman from Thai Ramayana in my upcoming story digest.
Gravity Well
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short science fiction story, doing the right thing is harder than doing things right.
The Random Drabblings of a Madman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories contained in this volume are a collection of 100 word shorts known as 'drabbles'. The purpose of a drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space. Exploring various topics, this book endeavors to show its reader how much can be said in a very few words. Consider this a dare to read just one.
A Surgeon With Big Ears
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
“A Surgeon with Big Ears” describes the turmoil caused by Ross Steingard, an oversexed surgical resident on his cardiac surgery rotation at a big city hospital. His constant hitting on the operating room nurses and other disruptive behavior brings about a surprising revenge.
Descending Gods
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Errol Stein confronts life's mysteries in four stories describing the transformation of a phantom being leaping blindly from one life form to another, the rescue of a ferocious beast from a swimming pool in a blinding Sonoran desert monsoon, a demand for the sacrifice of his only son by an ancient Mayan god and a blues inspired enlightenment of what happens and where we go when we die.
Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
"Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future" is a two-story bundle of approximately 6,600 words – two prescient short stories that treat of what is and what may be. Both scenarios will likely come to pass, and neither will be very pleasant. So be warned . . . be prepared . . . and watch.
Two Tales of Horror and the Paranormal
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
"Two Tales of Horror and the Paranormal" is a two-story bundle of approximately 9,600 words. In it you'll see that things aren't always as they seem – that there's a lot more to some humdrum, everyday lives than the people living them ever dared to imagine. And the implications are, well, sometimes frightening . . .
Sudden Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,660. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
They framed him ... to save him? Ramirez came home from work to a beer, a sit-com, and the messy corpse of his neighbor. Dead in his shower. Killed by a distinctive kitchen knife. With the evidence mounting against him, Ramirez flees the Bay Area and runs straight into a web of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy. How can Ramirez overcome the goals and philosophies of groups that manipulate society?
Lifeform Three
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Price: $9.03 USD. Words: 61,700. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Paftoo is a ‘bod’; made to serve. He is a groundsman in the last remaining countryside estate, once known as Harkaway Hall and now a theme park. Paftoo holds scattered memories of the old days but they are regularly deleted to keep him productive. When he starts to have dreams of the Lost Lands' past, Paftoo is propelled into a nocturnal battle to reclaim his memories and his soul
O Homem Pós-Histórico
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: Portuguese. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
O mundo, tal qual conhecemos, não mais existe. Há apenas um homem diante de uma assombrosa descoberta, enveredando-se na intrigante busca pelo conhecimento. Um sujeito solitário, desenraigado e oprimido por sua condição humana: este é o Homem Pós-Histórico.
The Christmas Clock, or: Time's River of Dust
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,580. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Clocktower Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ray Bradbury sent John T. Cullen a personal note in 2008, thanking him for writing a dark holiday fantasy worthy of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, or of Ray Bradbury's macabre yet heartwarming tales. Arthur Latchloose, a miserable, wealthy old banker, has everything--but has nobody. A modern genie with a cell phone, and a wondrous clock made for the Sun King, turn his world upside down.
The Boxer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Thomas Edward Shaw. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
"The Boxer" is one short story from Thomas Edward (Eddie) Shaw's soon to be released book of short stories - "A Cowboy Like Me". The protagonist, Booker, is working on a summer job when he meets a young man who claims to be a boxer. Booker doesn't believe him until the young man, named Harry, proves who he is and the surprising thing, to Booker, is that years later, Harry becomes a senator.
Poems of Friends
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Series: Sailor Poet - Suite Two, 1 of 4 · Sailor Poet - Suite 4, 1 of 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: British English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This is Charles Wylie's second of nine eBooks of poetry about Love, Friends, Mystery, Nature, Parting and Grief, Faith and Family, Fun, Heroes and Indignation, and The Sea. Some friends in the UK, the USA and the Commonwealth will find themselves featured. I do hope they will remain friends when they've read what I've written!
Morning Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A short prosy poem that imagines Lucifer, as the Morning Star, making its first contact with human beings. Lucifer is infallible and does not err, and is a light upon the world that brings forth day from night. What happens in between is for humans to ponder over. But first they will decide whether Lucifer is a figment of their imagination or not.
Operation Naji
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Series: Sean's File, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,910. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the prequel to "The Anvil of the Craftsman," a covert team in 1994 Iraq attempts to locate an American pilot missing in action since the first Persian Gulf War.
As We Lay
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You set the price! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
As We Lay is a prose on love. Two colleagues bathe in the blistering heat of a Spanish summer while one contemplates the other.
The Heart Sees
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Series: Soulwalker, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,240. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A woman he should not love, a man who could shatter her dream, a love that would find a way. The Heart Sees is the story of George Thibeau, a Mi’kmaw “locator”, whose ability to walk with spirit has defined his lone existence, and Samantha Maillet, the outsider whose search for belonging and an answer to the puzzle of a recurring dream would change both their lives.
Dream Reunion (Dreams, Book 6)
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Series: Dream Series, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Dr. Sara Alderson is heading back to college for her ten-year class reunion. Her husband and two of her children are coming with her – and so are her supernatural dreams....
It's Time
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Being old is bad enough, but when your children forget you, that is the last straw.
বিতংস (The Trap)
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Price: Free! Words: 91,970. Language: Bengali. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
'বিতংস' দেয়ার বেড়ে উঠার গল্প। একটি স্বাধীন দেশের প্রেক্ষাপটে। তাই এই গল্পে রাজনীতি এসেছে, দেশের সমাজ ব্যবস্থার কথা এসেছে। সবকিছুই ভাঙ্গাগড়ার মধ্যে দিয়ে এগিয়ে চলছে। দেয়া মফস্বলের মেয়ে। মুক্তিযুদ্ধ দেখেছে খুব কাছ থেকে। আসলে সে দেখেছে মানুষ। শিখেছে কিভাবে মানিয়ে নিতে হয় বিভিন্ন রকম মানুষের সাথে। দেয়ার অভিজ্ঞতাই এই উপন্যাসের পটভূমি।