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The Rabbi, the Vampire, and the Mitzvot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(SHORT STORY) Some people have life-and-death problems. Simeon Black faces an undeath and dead-death problem. Simeon is a vampire, recently and unwilling turned. He must drink blood to live, well, to undie, but he is also an observant Jew. The mitzvot forbid ingesting blood. They also forbid suicide, so that's no way out, either. In desperation, Simeon turns to Rabbi Michael Rosenbaum for help.
The Mountain and The Silver Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two short stories that contain religious/spiritual themes.
Elmore's Accident
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Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
"It was that most loathsome of all things: an uncanny, routine-disrupting inconvenience and anomaly." Elmore had never reckoned on the paranormal or the preternatural. But now that he's had his accident, he is "seeing" certain events in the near future – including his own (although he doesn't know it yet).
Heather and Sandy - A Human-Animal Bond Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This book tells the story about the close friendship of Heather and Sandy, a girl and her dog. The Human-Animal Bond is shown and how we have a mutually beneficial relationship with animals. It also shows how differently animals are viewed between the human medical side and the veterinary side when it comes to illness.
The Paranoia Helix
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The guy’s idea of self comes from all the words spoken and written in the world. But lately they’ve got negative. And his old girlfriend’s photo of him has gone viral. He tries to engage with people by going online. But in the end he decides to write a book about his life using all the words said and written about him. Needless to say he still won’t be happy.
39 Boys on Ground
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Enter the darkly humorous, insightful, surreal and brutally honest worlds of boys as they climb from the hollows of their youth into the world of men. On their way to an imperfect redemption, and with a determined spirit of compassion, these boys must pass through the formidable shadows of deprivation and war with only an intensely lyrical and allegorical lamp to light the way.
Mr. Vampire Gets Hired
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by EDUBook LDA. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Have you ever wondered how a vampire would act while searching for a job? What do you thing he would do to convince the job interviewers that he was the best choice for the company? Find out and have a good time! Note: There are more titles available from this series featuring a werewolf, a poltergeist and a zombie.
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.