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Spring Cleaning
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This short story examines the mind and history of Marian, whose mind will not allow her to live completely in the present.
The Temptation of the Buddha: A Fictional Study in the History of Religion and of Aesthetics
Price: Free! Words: 52,280. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The history of the Buddha and his teachings is not static, but is meant to be made fluid through the practice and of his teachings and values. In The Temptation of the Buddha: A Fictional Study in the History of Religion and of Aesthetics, Sonny Saul reinterprets the ancient Vedas to fully transmit the profound, aesthetic fluidity and meaning of the ancient narrative.
Third Time's The Charm
Series: Downey, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,640. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
For the first time Mickey Downey is free to have both Mary and Tommy in his life, yet he's never been closer to being pulled back into the criminal world. While Tommy, Ginny and James work overtime to expose a nefarious plot threatening them, Kiki and Maeve are hatching their own plots. Can Mary finally accept Mickey might never truly be free of it or will his enemies once again tear them apart?
Anna - You're Never Too Old: Book Two of the 'Never' Series Trilogy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,600. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Too many miles separate Anna from Bailey, her newly-found daughter. She’s missed out on so much - 33 years. Anna has a business she can’t leave behind and she isn’t ready to retire. Will she be able to become close to Bailey and still continue working? Is she too old for change? Is she too old for love? Anna wants it all though questions herself throughout the journey to her final decisions.
The Gathering - Preparing the Planet for Ascension
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The Gathering is a story about ascension. It is a fictional story, but many of the ideas are close to the truth. For instance, a gathering is taking place today on this planet. This is a gathering of advanced souls who have come for the single purpose of raising the vibration of Earth.
One Night, Nine Months, and Thirty-Three Years Later
Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Everybody has a secret to tell. But if someone else’s secret unfolds before another’s eyes, what is one to do?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s a profitable time to be a bastard, one of the most profitable in history. Mark Dane intends to take full advantage of that and be the bastard at the top- if he can make his way past his fellow predators, through a concrete jungle of murder, sex, greed, and revenge.
He and She
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: 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.
Palmetto Rising
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,940. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the near future, South Carolina rises again in defiance of a government that has encroached too far upon the rights of its citizens.
Da Vinci's Rolling Pin
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 83. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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.
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(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.
Chronicle 2019
Series: Chronicle, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Michael Simms. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: 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!
A Pair of Shorts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
From the sublime to the ridiculous! This pairing of stories certainly seems to cover that statement, with a story set in Hades and steeped in sin, alongside one about the season of goodwill to all and general happiness. I like the contrast. I hope you do too. The Best Christmas Ever Miss Goody Two-Shoes and the Devil
Child of Liberty
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 80. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man searches for a way to free himself from the chains of debt. A dystopian short story.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
What would you do if you discovered a lost city in the jungle?
Long, Slow Suicide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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
Price: Free! Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(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.