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The Doctor's Dreams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Doctor Marsha Arzt has mysteriously gone missing somewhere between Manhattan and Brooklyn, in the first novella of The Doctor's Dreams. Looking for clues, her brother discovers Marsha kept a secret dream diary of nightmares. In the second novella, workaholic chemist Eve Wissen is adrift in New York City after a surprise layoff. Numbers are no longer her friends as she tries to reinvent her life.
Deadline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer (the neurotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough), a writer is late publishing his short story of the week, or is he? Follow along as the deadline nears.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,730. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Virgo is Ep 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 9th of 12 eventful months. Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires, increasingly drawn together; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through the other side?
Fate and Angus McGrath
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Marilyn refuses to bestow the traditional but unlucky McGrath first name on either of her sons. Her brother-in-law is not so superstitious. His child's journey, through childhood ADHD and adolescent rebellion, teen prostitution and drug addiction, rehabilitation and relapse, to eventual maturity and a too-early death, continually surfaces to impact on the lives of the family.
My Husband's Sin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Following Lillian Taylor’s burial, her four loving adult children assemble for the reading of her will. For the grieving youngest sibling, Lacey, life is about to come crashing down as a deep secret is revealed. The fall-out affects every member and they struggle to regain the happy family unit they once shared. Each of the siblings must come to terms and learn to handle this huge revelation.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
Dreams Are Real
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Safe and Secure in Atropia
You set the price! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A couple recently moved into a master planned gated community, kept up to exacting standards by aerial surveillance, "helpful" bureaucrats, and of course the vigilant HOA. But having to worship a parking meter seems a little much. This farcical satire of suburbia illustrates that totalitarianism isn't always an iron-fisted dictatorship (yet), and it may be closer to home than one might think.
Q: BROKEN
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 8 · The Furai Compilation, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A few years from now, in three, fateful minutes, EVERY population center will be LEVELED by Alien invaders. Billions perish; survivors, rounded up and enslaved. The story of a soldier, a FURAI, who escapes bondage, infiltrates the enemy, and waits, patiently, for the day, when man will free himself from Alien bondage- The day man's enslavers will be defeated, their grip: BROKEN.
Children of the Sand
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A fan asked me to write something about the children of Gaza. I imagined what I would do for them if I had giant hands. What would you do?
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this wonderfully descriptive short story by Nick Porter, an elderly woman and her husband take a journey through a small west-Texas town and her memories.
Earth's Worm
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Following years of maternal abuse, Coral lies down in the mud of his backyard and embarks on a journey through nature's elements to escape his pain.
Touching distance: 0.1mm
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two lives. Two deaths. In one universe June lives. In the other Jim survives his wife. Both live on without the other. Desperately sad, but still sharing the same space. So very far apart.
Echoes and Memories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A man studying the messages from the first discovered alien artifact. A newly colonized world cut off from the rest of human civilization. One of the last humans contemplates loneliness at the end of the universe. All these stories and more await in this collection of speculative fiction by Tristan Gregory.
Q: LEVERAGE
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 7 · The Furai Compilation, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
“With the right leverage, I shall move the world.” Something new entered the PRISON today. A man, unlike any I've met before. A man who knows my thoughts, what I love, what I cherish, what I need, what I fear- "The softest point, in any security: the men in charge of its administration. Men are clay; mold them to your will-" TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS!
A Surgeon's Heart: The Crisis
Series: A Surgeon's Heart, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 193,370. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
The Crisis is the third book in the series "A Surgeon's Heart". This fictional account of pediatric heart surgeon, Jack Roberts, reveals the trials and tribulations of life both in and out of the medical profession. When personal crisis threatens all he hold's dear, Jack loses site of his life's calling. This fast moving tale of tragedy and triumph will leave you eager for more.
The Write-In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Who told Rev. Joshua Evans he could sidestep the political machines and run for the Texas House as a write-in candidate? Monday through Friday, Joshua Evans drives a garbage truck for the city of Houston. On Sunday, he ministers to a small church. Why defy the professional politicians? Because it needed to be done to save his community.
Q: BREATHE
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 6 · The Furai Compilation, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A powerful, dangerous stimulant is discovered: AXOFILOSOPHEIN; so transformative, it's not viewed as a drug: it's a weapon. LEARN THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE! THE FURAI COMPILATION A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO READ- from a 'DARK' 'TWISTED MIND'.
Q: LOTUS
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 5 · The Furai Compilation, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
...In the not so distant future, The Furai Empire has expanded man's conquest of the galaxy; man's sphere of dominance expands for 3 lightyears, from the Empire's center EARTH. A planet has been discovered, which, may hold the secret for the future of the Empire; man's manifest destiny: CONQUER THE GALAXY. TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS. THE FURAI COMPILATION
Q: DESCEND
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 4 · The Furai Compilation, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A planet's discovered, unlike any other in the universe. A dark, black, desolate, uninviting planet made of pure carbon: 10 times the size of earth, yet gravity is similar; far away from any star, yet there's life, abundant life. The planet itself seems to be crying out, to all would-be explorers: "You're not welcome here!"