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Q: LOTUS
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 5 · The Furai Compilation, Book 24. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
...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
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 4 · The Furai Compilation, Book 23. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
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!"
Q: THE GATES
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 3 · The Furai Compilation, Book 22. Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A man driven to success, without: bounds, regrets, remorse, loyalty. MORALITY. He will reach his goals! Nothing will: stop him; get in his way. The first obstacle on his dark path, The Gates, on the other side: THE MAN AWATES. TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS. THE FURAI COMPILATION- A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO READ- from a 'DARK' 'TWISTED MIND.
The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people.
The Shadow's Embrace
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Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short, emotional, story about the inevitability of aging.
Running with the Wolves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
Echolalia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
What do a superhero, a pumpkin, and light switches have in common? They are all special interests of Jerome's brother Todd. Todd's autism is so severe that his speech is limited to echolalia -- the repetition of other people's words. Jerome's dearest wish is to have a real conversation with his younger brother. Will Todd's echolalia be the first step in making his wish come true?
The Fires of Autism
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Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Just as fire destroys wood but hardens steel, a child's autism diagnosis can either rip apart or strengthen a marriage. Calvin and Laura Wygant struggle to accept their son Todd's new diagnosis and to keep their marriage intact. This story, written by the mother of a child with autism, depicts both the heartache experienced by parents of a newly-diagnosed child and the hope that endures.
Across The Plains
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You set the price! Words: 3,100. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A politician goes missing at a dinner. He's quickly swept into a dark web of kidnapping and violence as he attempts to escape with his life intact.
The Story Continues...
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Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"The Story Continues" is a cute little collection of micro stories that do not have a formal ending. This book of three stories counts as the next free short story installment to follow the success of "The Soul of an Author." Thanks for reading!
A Late Monsoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(4.00 from 1 review)
On the shaded veranda of a post colonial Bombay hotel, two men shelter from the pre monsoon heat. Their generations and ideologies differ but they share the same turbulent moment in time. As they muse on the consequences of their changing world, they confront each other with questions affecting each of their personal worlds; questions they would prefer not to face.
CONCUSSION: VIEW
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Series: The Furai Compilation, Book 15 · CONCUSSION ML1, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 16,850. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Future's unknown; thoughts: private. TRUE? NO. Men from future, sent messages to past. VIEW: message? Future? Some men, capable, of penetrating a skull; EXTRACTING innermost secrets. Mind reading, can be learned by ANYONE. Telepathy's real; thoughts are NOT private. Desire this: power? Ability? VIEW? Careful, when overturning rocks: what crawls beneath may not be expected. Enjoy the VIEW.
CONCUSSION: CACHE
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Series: The Furai Compilation, Book 14 · CONCUSSION ML1, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 12,610. Language: American English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
CACHE: a hidden place; items, provisions, ammunition- accumulated & stored in a hidden place. Beneath the surface, BELOW the thinking, processing, analytical mind, ANOTHER mind: subconscious. DESTINY: shaped by this mind. Most: CACHE programmed randomly. Random, unplanned events, some pleasant, some not, create the CACHE. Two choices: Ignore IT. Open IT, look inside, CHANGE- BECOME FURAI.
Rebellion
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Fantastic Worlds Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fisk rebels against the worst organist ever encountered in more than four decades of filling his church with heavenly music. But when the rector blames him for the resulting dissonance, must he make the ultimate sacrifice?
The Interview
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
(5.00 from 1 review)
‘You really want to do this?’ Tim asked his wife, Joanne. ‘I mean, what’s wrong with doing it the old fashion way so it’s more of a surprise. People have been making babies without clicking and dragging for thousands of years.’ What would you ask if you could meet your son before he was born? What would he ask you? Winner 'Highly Commended' in The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Awards 2013.
Meet Jack
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Meet Jack provides a sneak peek into the first of the Acts of Justice series, Melancholy Jack. You'll meet Jack briefly through the eyes of Nina (his mother), Jason (his best friend), Allie (his wife) and Dr. Ellen Foster (his psychologist). Melancholy Jack is scheduled for publication October 30th, 2014.
The Waiting Room
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In the waiting room of a psychologist's office, a man engages a woman in a conversation about personal responsibility and the mores of society.
Amber Bridge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man searches for the meaning of life: stuck in neutral between the green light of birth and final Red Light. Everyone has a choice: follow the amber lights along life's bridge, or simply sit, watching them burn. What lies at the end of this bridges, that place where the amber lights meet? Where will the Amber Bridge take this man, his thoughts, and life?
Land For Peace
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Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The oldest war story of all, revisited from a radically different perspective: One that assumes nothing about the attributes or characters of the combatants. In any war, it’s not the propaganda that matters but the outcome of the final battle. Don’t be alarmed. It's just a fantasy. No statement of belief about...well, anything...is expressed or implied.
Remains to be Seen
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.