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Execution Day
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
They want him dead. The most dangerous man in the city. Will it be by poison? Or maybe an "accident"? Or maybe by a good old-fashioned gunshot wound? That's what they're here to decide, but by any method, one thing is for certain. Execution day is coming.
The Kill Room
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Bernard Jarvis is waiting to die. He and hundreds of others are standing in line as the government conducts a routine purge of its least valuable citizens. While awaiting his execution, Bernard meets an old friend with some radical ideas. He begins to think that maybe the state shouldn't have the right to determine when he dies.
Cataclysm
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Tempe's entrance into the small rural community sets off a series of momentous events that cause great upheaval and changes for all involved; lives are influenced and destinies changed. Will the town's people survive the impact of the storm that she had caused?
Good Guys
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Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In our infinitely tolerant, how-dare-you-disapprove-of-me era, what shall we do with the man of absolute standards and unbending judgment? Must we make room for such an unenlightened relic of dark times long past and best forgotten, or may we reject him utterly? Might we discover, to our extreme surprise, that we can hardly do without him?
A Walk In The Sun
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Price: Free! Words: 12,160. Language: American English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When a routine fire inspection halts Polly’s plans to build a dream house in Marin County, California, she takes on the machine of County government to get things changed. How far will she go and what consequences will the system extract from her in the process?
The Floor
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jerry's parents had fought for as long as he could remember. One night, when his video games could no longer drown out their shouts and screams, the trembling boy decided to confront them.
Down on the Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the not-so-far future, one of the few middle-class professions left is organ farming—growing extra human organs in your own body for transplant. Unfortunately, these extra organs make a person a prime target for organleggers. And if you manage to escape an organlegger, some of them can be terribly vengeful and persistent…
The Tomatoes Bloom in Winter
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Tomatoes Bloom in Winter is the story of a widower who is struggling to adapt to life alone. When, in the winter, his tomato plant begins to grow verdant again, the tomatoes it yields when the snow falls may just break him out of his solitude… if they don’t destroy him in the process. Tomatoes is a novelette of just over 7500 words.
Consuela
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense short story from Nick Porter. Consuela goes about her morning chores on the farm she and her husband have shared and worked for better than 50 years. But this morning he seems to be sleeping longer than usual.
Phantasm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sometimes we find our only functionality in dysfunctional relationships. Who’s to say that they cannot be?
Hubris
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man hallucinates while climbing a forbidden trail in Hawaii known as Stairway to Heaven.
Screwtape Lost and Found – All Habits are Grounded in Repetition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This fictional essay is part of a series inspired by C S Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. Demons need not feel their existence is under threat from social change unlike the Enemy. But still, Demons must adapt and be ever vigilant to new opportunities, particularly in the everyday habitual things their charges do.
Phone Calls From Home
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Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
In this dialogue-based one page story, a man deals with his emotional problems when a series of silent phone calls provides him with a confidant.
Sad Day in Jericho
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the title tale of Sad day in Jericho Peter Maxwell revisits the Western, with a twist. The puzzle of the other wound tells the true story of a murder that never was. You will weep for Benny, laugh at first with John, be touched by Too Young. A diverse collection of these stories and more, all with just one thing in common – you will need to read each one to its intriguing end.
The Temple
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Easier by far to smile and agree / To fabricate and nod / Than declare oneself sovereign and free / From a manufactured god / But it’s stood the test of man and time / The pinnacle of reason, rhyme / The greater height - the harder climb
No. 322
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
How do our brains receive, interpret and react or respond to information? How do our brains perceive thought and reality? He had a theory and would prove it, no matter how many died in the process.
Somewhere Over a Rainbow
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Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Sometimes life looks to be really awful and we seek a little relief by walking and thinking. This man died being transported to Australia but now he knows something and wants to share it…
Failure
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dam walls worldwide are under threat, what happens when one collapses? Who is affected? How many die? Who is responsible? This fictional story explores the preceding issues and the subsequent devastating results of one dam wall failure.
Lost
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Searching for answers has landed Jason back in the middle of a fight from which he was once rescued. Now he's caught in a conflict older than time itself, casting his lot with those who would save him at all costs. Everything hinges on a single choice. The problem is, it's not theirs to make.
My Friend Ron or My Brush With The Men Going Their Own Way Movement
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Price: Free! Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ron is...Ron is Ron. He's thirty-four, works as a parking attendant, and he's sworn off women. A member of the Men Going Their Own Way Movement, Ron is determined to include me. Trouble is, I have a girlfriend.