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Lucky People
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story focused on three people, one tragedy, and one foggy night on a bridge. Lucky People is a story of great loss and overwhelming guilt.
That Not So Secret Inspiration
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You set the price! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A meditation on the inspiring moments to be found in the world, and how we should seize upon them in order to understand ourselves and the universe around us.
The Mascot (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
His first day at a new school, Winston discovers there's something very wrong with his classmates. A short satire. (~3700 words)
Dreams Are Real
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Q: BROKEN
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 8 · The Furai Compilation, Book 27. Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A few years from now, in three, fateful minutes, EVERY population center will be LEVELED by Alien invaders. Billions perish; survivors, rounded up and enslaved. The story of a soldier, a FURAI, who escapes bondage, infiltrates the enemy, and waits, patiently, for the day, when man will free himself from Alien bondage- The day man's enslavers will be defeated, their grip: BROKEN.
Children of the Sand
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Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
A fan asked me to write something about the children of Gaza. I imagined what I would do for them if I had giant hands. What would you do?
Q: LEVERAGE
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 7 · The Furai Compilation, Book 26. Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
“With the right leverage, I shall move the world.” Something new entered the PRISON today. A man, unlike any I've met before. A man who knows my thoughts, what I love, what I cherish, what I need, what I fear- "The softest point, in any security: the men in charge of its administration. Men are clay; mold them to your will-" TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS!
Q: BREATHE
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 6 · The Furai Compilation, Book 25. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A powerful, dangerous stimulant is discovered: AXOFILOSOPHEIN; so transformative, it's not viewed as a drug: it's a weapon. LEARN THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE! THE FURAI COMPILATION A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO READ- from a 'DARK' 'TWISTED MIND'.
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.
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 Anarchist (...or about how everything I own is covered in a fine red dust)
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Price: Free! Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A short story about idealism and its literal implications.
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 » Drama » 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.