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In The Stars Part I, Episode 5: Taurus
By Debbie McGowan
You set the price! Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Taurus is Episode 5 of In The Stars, a two part instalment of the Hiding Behind The Couch series, following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the first of six eventful months, exploring their day-to-day lives as they encounter celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
The Five Lights of Morning
By Christopher F. Mills
Price: Free! Words: 52,800. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It was the perfect murder—that almost went undetected—until a detective picks up clues dropped as a suspect proves all too willing to talk. As the truth gradually unfolds the secrets of a murder planned for decades are revealed.
Drinking Songs From Earth
By A.C. Edwards
Series: Maple Leaves, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 92,790. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
January 4126 - Lowtown girl, Lydia Stamos, sings for her bar tab and eats out of a soup kitchen, but after years in Vancouver's social welfare system, she's earned a one-way trip to Exodus-Class Star Station Anatali. Boyfriends, girlfriends, drugs, and robots, there's a lot of baggage she can't seem to leave behind. The singing, she can handle. Here's hoping for no more surprises.
Phone Calls From Home
By Harrison Lewis
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.
Somewhere Over a Rainbow
By Roger Russell
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…
My Friend Ron or My Brush With The Men Going Their Own Way Movement
By Adrien Leduc
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.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 4: Aries
By Debbie McGowan
You set the price! Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Aries is Episode 4 of In The Stars, a two part instalment of the Hiding Behind The Couch series, following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the first of six eventful months, exploring their day-to-day lives as they encounter celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
The Water Drop
By Melissa Field
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A sweet and simple story that relates the joys and experiences of life to that of a drop of water.
Nicole.
By CJ Fendt
You set the price! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A winter night, and an abnormal call for the ambulance leads to a paramedic getting more than he bargained for.
Tea for Two, Justice for All
By Robin Dalton
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: American English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
What is life? By what traits and attributes is one thing defined as living, and another not? CCD-08, who prefers to think of herself as "Bo", muses on the subject as the civil war for robot independence rages on outside her bakery doors. She wages her own personal fight inside, trying to bring robots and humans together on either side of a table.
En alles is ijs
By Wendy Schuchmann
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: Dutch. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Julia heeft de zogenaamd beschaafde wereld achter zich gelaten. 'Het ondenkbare' kan en mag haar niet meer raken. In het verlaten strandhuisje, waar zij de veiligheid hoopt te vinden die de wereld haar heeft ontnomen, wacht haar echter een onaangename verrassing. Niet alleen haar geestelijke, maar ook haar fysieke voortbestaan staat nu op het spel.
The Pillars of Light
By Daniel Lee
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man sits on a rock in a forest, gazing at the distance. Who is he? Why is he there? Is he waiting for someone, and if so, who? He seems to be lost in thought, or is he?
Running for the Guv
By Silas Flint
Price: Free! Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Blake Guv is a starving young attorney fresh out of law school, desperately trying to get new clients. In a mad gamble to obtain some publicity he foolishly enters the race for Governor of his state as an independent candidate. But when a series of unexpected events shove him to the front of the race, Blake is appalled at the prospect he just might win--since he hates politics with a passion!
The Finisher
By T. W. King
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Florian Featherstonehaugh is a hired assassin—the kind of bloke you don’t want to cross on a good day. On a bad day . . . well, he’s a professional, but even a professional has a breaking point. Will the Department of Motor Vehicles be his? (Flash fiction action thriller sort of thing — 1,000 words, about 4 pages)
The Recliner
By J. Jenkins
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This short story follows a boy obsessed with a velvet recliner in his house.
The Box
By Leonard Little
Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Box is heart warming tale of a magician's box that's been passed down through four generations,
Anonymous
By José Ignacio Quiñones
Price: Free! Words: 10,290. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Lost in a sea of trouble from my crippling vice, I sought guidance and help from an unlikely source, Anonymous.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 3: Pisces
By Debbie McGowan
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Pisces is Episode 3 of In The Stars, a two part instalment of the Hiding Behind The Couch series, following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the first of six eventful months, exploring their day-to-day lives as they encounter celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
A Time for Poncey — And other Stories out of Skullbone
By Craig Davis
Price: Free! Words: 71,820. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Based on the book of Ecclesiastes, "A Time for Poncey — And other Stories out of Skullbone" traces the misadventures of Poncey S. Muldoon in an updated Southern Gothic style. The short stories draw a picture of life non-sequentially, but still lead to a crushing climax. The book gives a new look to modern Christian literature.
The Furrowed Brow
By Eric Praschan
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
London, 1705. In an isolated country home, Anthony, an eccentric bachelor obsessed with studying human behavior, embarks on an unorthodox experiment: switching places with his butler, Philip. What begins as an innocent, amusing analysis soon turns into a perilous ordeal, leaving Anthony with a life-altering choice to make.