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Howard Meets the Champ
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A story for any reader of any age. A story rooted in hope and a plan. A boy and his mother are challenged by a life threatening disease -- what does it mean to a single mother when women are expected to move toward self fulfillment? Building a man involves champions, Ali and Mom. Truth can reside in fiction.
Comrade Stalin Attends a Wedding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(SHORT STORY): When it comes to weddings among the fraternal comrades in America, even in this relaxed day and age, the happy couple must take great care with the guest list. Sadly, this is not always the case. Overcome with enthusiasm and a sincere desire to share their happiness, Comrades Ludmilla Alexandrova and Oliver Dinkle, of Portland, Oregon, invite Comrade Stalin to their wedding.
The Saturnine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Victoria has a troubled relationship with her father. It is so bad she denies she ever had a father, let alone a mother who left her when she was very young. She talks about Cause and she talks about the beginnings of her life, and how it had to be uncaused. It is a way for her to kick start her life by negating all that has troubled her.
The Boy Who Would Be Jesus
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You set the price! Words: 5,210. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
You know how it is: you've moved house, started at a new school, and nobody believes you're the Son of God. Follow The Boy's journey as he learns who he is and who his friends really are.
Saturday Night (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A brief exploration of monotony, and routine. A two-man game of Russian Roulette.
In the Open Air
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Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Age-worn, whiskey-soaked, and suicidal, Raymond's world was plummeting out of control until an unexpected visit to his farm by a traveling painter gives him a renewed sense of hope and vigor for life.
The Suddenly Single Series: "Infidel"
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Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Carmen had put up with Xavier's cheating ways for years. Every time she threatened to leave him, he would apologize and do whatever he could to make things right. But things were never quite right. Carmen was at her wits' end, but that was of no consequence to Xavier. He loved his wife and lusted after his mistress. He was the kind of man who would have his cake and eat it, too. In Infidel, the
Bore
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Price: Free! Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The book to read when you don't have time to read a book. Flip open to any page and wile away those few minutes you have spare.
'A Conversation of Inconclusive Results'
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is the story of a group of college kids out to have fun. As perhaps some readers of Brad OH Inc. can relate to, they end up imbibing heavily, and their discussion begins to steer towards some very metaphysical topics. Will the slobbering-drunk Ethan find the answers he’s looking for from his friends? Or will the conversation only lead him down a path lacking in intellectual succor entirely?
Unmanned Submarine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is a short essay about a futuristic unmanned submarine vehicle (USV), similar to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have been flying for years. While unmanned aircraft cover the area above the surface of the earth, in this story, unmanned submarines cover the area below the surface of the oceans.
The Suddenly Single Series: "So Undeserving"
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Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
People say they understand, but do they really? Bailey Jamison found herself completely caught off guard by the circumstances she faced. At the same time, part of her accepted the inevitable. She really had no choice in the matter. The sudden and unexpected loss of the love of her life, her impending pregnancy and dealing with the mother in law from hell made handling her situation no easy feat.
Dust
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Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story of pronounced madness in a modern, mechanical world. A solitary night watchman at a museum faces his own inadequacy when compared with the museum's security system. As he sinks into depression and alcoholism, a woman appears, seemingly from nowhere, and plucks the watchman from despair in order to further her own otherworldly hobby.
Betty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 29. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A depressed high school girl who feels trapped by life tries to kill herself, and fails. Afterward she's forced to learn a lot about herself and the world around her. A short story.
God's Little Gifts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dahlia waits at the airport terminal for her son who's returning from his summer visit with his father. She waits and waits...and waits...then panics.
HOMO INVITUS, Memoirs of a Genie
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
HIV WITH A PEN AND A PAPER. A BOOK WRITTEN BY HIV!! Earth under a virile siege; twenty five million dead, forty million lined up for the guillotine! No stone left unturned, still no breakthrough. Suddenly, the culprit owns up in an imploding dramatic autobiography. Alas, a solution from the horse’s mouth. Billions, who know their future depends on these pages, pore over the literary Holy Grail
Veronica
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This is a short fiction story that begins with a shy, sixth grade boy and a very intelligent girl classmate who throughout school, to the twelfth grade, tries to get him to date her.
Supercitizens
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Some individuals with dubious pasts have been recruited to be become super-citizens.
A Guilty Conscience
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A very short story sketch about mist and guilt and life decisions.
Vic the Computer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is a short fiction story about a secretary who is informed that the office is getting a word processor to replace her trusty typewriter.
The Thin Line - The Short Story Of A Runner
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Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(3.00 from 1 review)
A runner pushes himself to edge of his own limits in the pursuit of the "thin line" of perfection. However, he ends up discovering there is also a thin line between sanity and success.