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The Unfettered Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
It is often said that wisdom comes with pain. Long ago in the north of the Indian subcontinent, a being of great wisdom arose. There is pain in his story, but perhaps the story we know is not all of the truth. Perhaps wisdom came at a greater price than we know. This is a vision of what it might have taken to bring it into the world. The Unfettered Dream is a short story of about 4,000 words.
The Sliver Of Light
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Inspirational
A man is beaten and locked in a dark room. Can he find his way out of his desperate situation or will he be stuck in the dark forever? Find out when you read this short story from Mississippi writer Roger Harrison.
The Miles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Only a forked thatch of pavement separates men like Poulan from your doorstep-- any doorstep. Miles of road, miles of byway, miles of interstate. Poulan devours the miles. Within every man lurks a monster, within every monster lurks a man. Fate rides on the millions of miles that pass under a man's rig, and the secret loss that propels Poulan over the horizon.
Maelstrom, a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
15 million people suffer from social anxiety disorder in the United States alone. For those who are plagued with the illness, even the act of leaving their homes is almost too much to bear. For those who suffer from the illness, they rarely find understanding from those who have no idea what it’s like to be terrified to experience life normally.
Saint Addiction
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
Sports of the Cockatoo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Two monks... One east... Half a game of baseball. This is Sports of the Cockatoo. Explore the Plain of Horizons. Find solace in the Forest Graveyard. Gather your wits at the Glowing Pine Grove. Caress the bark of the dragon tree. Find yourself inside a quiet whale. This is Sports of the Cockatoo.
The Way of Ghee
Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.
Roller Coaster Ride
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Roller Coaster Ride is a short story, first person prose. Although it is a short story, it is Imagist Poetry in style. Like life, this ride is a psychological journey, so if you feel ready, strap in and enjoy the ups & downs!
The Man Who Sat in a Chair By The Sea
Series: Figments and Fragments, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
An old man ponders the universe and man's place in it. He watches as a huge wave buries all of the evils of mankind in the sea and the earth becomes pure again.
The Man Who Lived in The Trestle Bridge
Series: Figments and Fragments, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Where a man who feels lost ponders and works to find himself in the life he is living.
The Weaver Bird
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is a short magical realism story about how a lion attempted to save a weaver bird from danger. The story shows the value of living things and what is right, even if it seems like the goal was not reached.
Beginnings (Hiding Behind The Couch Short Story)
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
Journey back to childhood, where the buds of friendship blossom; take a peek into the lives of the primary school children who would become...The Circle. A stand-alone prequel from Hiding Behind The Couch.
Hey, Baby
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
(4.00 from 1 review)
If you meet a man dressed as Elvis in a Las Vegas casino in the middle of the night, that's not so strange. What is strange is when he tells you that he's a priest, that Elvis is Lord, and he's come from the future to find the truth of his scripture. Stranger still is when his religious rivals show up to express their disapproval...violently. Hey, Baby is a novelette of about 7600 words.
Ruien - Levan To Kiira
Price: $6.10 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » General
Shinsei isn't something new to Kiira, just something forgotten. After marrying her one and only, she had no more worries. It was the night of their third year anniversary, when Kiira lost control for one second too long and killed again.
Epona
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Those touched by the goddess Epona live unique and varied lives with horses, the animals for which she is known. As one of the few Celtic Goddesses to also be worshiped by Romans, Epona’s reach is far and wide. In this story, a woman comes to grips with her own physical limitations while she fully grasps the love of this Goddess.
Hard Place
Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alan Parker's world is quickly coming unhinged. As the #2 contract assassin for an ultra-secret organization called The Company, he's already a possible target for elimination after an ill-fated job went horribly wrong in Morocco. Another mistake could be his last. He faces a monumental decision; complete his assignment like a good employee should, or spare a brilliant doctor's life.
A Buddhist Monk Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story about novice monk going to elder monk for advice
Ironic Infidelity (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
When David finds out his wife Janis is having an affair he is heartbroken.He loves his wife, but the ultimate betrayal she has committed with her lover is too much for David to bear. The only solution he can see to get revenge is murder his wife’s lover. However, David’s brutal plan isn’t as straightforward as he thinks. This short story is 3723 words long.
Knights Of Bourde
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about being lost and trying to find yourself; set to the background music of a famous psychedelic rock band. Nothing to do with knights or medieval times.
John Verry
Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Do you believe that knowing about someone's childhood will help you to understand them? John Verry has become a very precise man, comfortable within his perfectly timed and arranged little world. But what led him to this? And as an author, do I really have any control over him? 'John Very' is a short story playing with and enjoying the relationship between author and character.