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Make my Joy Complete
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2015 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Mona is a silent but strong mother, unlike her daughter Lisa who loudly insists on being called Joy. Mona is headstrong and has needed to be as a single mother, but now the young adult that is Lisa (or Joy) is seriously injured. In the hospital waiting room Mona continues to be the strong silent type and is determined to sort everything out for her beloved daughter, who has other ideas.
Used to Me
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
We are all lost, Tossed in a sea of shit and rot, Taught to be ourselves, But really, all they think we should’ve thought To be as they made us be. I’m just as bad at this all As I used to be. I’m worn down to naught and caught Up in a whirlwind of decay and haven’t got Two cents of sense to know what to believe, But in all this time, you should be used to me.
The Cull
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
An anonymous author has posted a manifesto calling for the worldwide elimination of the unproductive elderly. The aim is to improve the human race, physically and more importantly, economically. It goes viral and makes such logical sense that seniors world wide act on it, almost to the point of being a fad. Some of the posh retirement community of Harbor Trace join the tide.
Bonds of Affection: What Else Are There? (A Short Story on the Human Condition)
You set the price! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Physical prowess, mighty warriors. Two men enter the boxing ring. One, the reigning Champ, and the other, the one who would dethrone him: Lightning-hands Luke. Both men have trained hard for this moment, both have earned their monikers yet there can only be one World Heavyweight Champion. A match to the death ensues.
Lunacy
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story of about 2000 words. Being the head psychologist of the lone city on the moon, the last hope of humanity, is a tough and lonely job. Spotting people who have become dangers to the city is important work. But it is even more important to study the man in the mirror...
'The Election'
Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
‘The Election’ is the story of a cynical journalist covering the heinous events of the fourth annual United Corporate Election. This story is inspired by and dedicated to the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and his unique style of ‘Gonzo Journalism’.
Birds
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lori muses about birds, her birds, as her nagging psychiatrist pushes for further explanation.
Four Brothers and Free-Range Boyhood; A Rollicking Tale of Fun and Daring
Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Hilarious adventures and misadventures of four brothers growing up in the good ol' days. A short story sure to bring smiles, relieve stress, and even to get you pondering the parenting philosophies of today and yesterday.
The Mound Builders
Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The Mound Builders is a story about a team of human ambassadors who were sent to the city of the mound builders because a group of power greedy renegades had taken over as rulers and were creating havoc for their own gain. Join Anna and Lucas as they complete their assignment in an attempt to prevent this city of over 300,000 residents from decaying from within as so many civilizations have.
Transitions
Series: Transitions ยท Free Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Each day we find ourselves in a state of imbalance in a world of impermanence, These new traditional Buddhist-inspired stories talk about various ways to right ourselves when there is no ground under us.
Eleven Miles from Home
Price: Free! Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to spend time together to satisfy the one interest they have in common. When misfortune steals that link away, however, and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but individually decide whether it's even worth saving.
FEMA Camp Parent Trap
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
This short work is a piercing illustration of a likely scenario that may soon affect American school children and their parents and guardians. History and We The People will decide whether or not this is fiction. The stage has already been set by influences and players We The People have allowed to hold sway in the United States of America. Can we now expect a quick and easy fix?
Maple Fudge - 1st Two Chapters
Price: Free! Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A government terror that can only be described as: administrative. In the international backwaters of Canada, the top politicians in the country kill themselves in the middle of the night and leave a country wondering: Who is in charge? How much is the pay? What kind of paperwork is involved? Panic could rip democracy apart – unless everyone gets really, really tired of the whole thing.
Delphine
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Lying underneath the floorboards of Delphine's home, he watches her. He doesn't know why, he doesn't know anything, but he is compelled to watch. The intimate synergy between someone imprisoned and someone free, but who is trapped in her own dark emotions.
Optimism
You set the price! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by pubwriter. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Journey through the dark mind of the protagonist: is he the predator or the prey? 'Pain and misery. Mental agony. Troubled soul perpetually in jeopardy. Occasionally he prays to the gods. Chained to the Church of Chaos.’
The Price Of Justice
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A lifelong friendship is put to the test. How far would you go to protect your closest ally?
The Field of Stones
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of 3,800 words. It begins: "I awoke from a dreamless sleep lying in the field of stones. I had no idea how I got there, but I had always been there, and there was never a time when I was not there."
St. John's Ancients
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
"St. John's Ancients" is a short story by Kevin McMahon which touches on themes of aging, gods, and gentrification. Two ancient men play chess in the park and are soon visited by two gods jealous of the attention they have gained from a goddess.
The Birdman
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Can a mathematical genius with zero social skills save the world? One man thinks he’s got as good a chance as any.
The Neighbor
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ray's neighbors, Suze and Danny-Boy, experience a calamitous series of events.