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The Golden Age
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
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
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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.
Imitating Art
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run. He finds the ideal place--where fiction and reality blur together.
Katherine Talbot
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You set the price! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One resident at Forestwood Care Center has been waiting a long time for payback.
The Floor
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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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 Finisher
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Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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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)
Snoop
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bob's rule of investigating: Never take the paranormal at face value. Daisy Luck is a SNOOP - Sanctioned Nationalized Officer Of the Paranormal. Her latest case involving a vampire and a gremlin has her private eye senses in a spin. Throw in yummy Detective Maroney and her life couldn't get more complicated - or could it?
Carl of the Bells
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Always on the hunt for a way to make a quick buck, Joe's good buddy Carl thinks this year he's hit on a winner. Most of Carl's schemes don't pan out. This one looks like it just might, and that rubs Joe's conscience the wrong way. The only problem with having a conscience—it might tell you what's wrong, but it sure doesn't tell you how to fix it.
His Perilous Throne
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A young man is wrongly imprisoned for the manslaughter of his kindly employer. Michael has mild learning difficulties and was raised in a children's home. Unable to explain to the court that the death was an accident, he is incarcerated with a sadistic killer, who forces him to become his butler and becomes progressively deluded that he is a member of the aristocracy. Revenge lurks in the shaddows
Long, Slow Suicide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
The Undergraduate
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Carl Lawrence had achieved the most important thing in his life, to become an undergraduate at the most prestigious University in the world. Now he was here he found it was not how he had expected it to be. He was struggling to cope and before he knew it he was wrestling with the greatest question of all; Life or Death?
The Vicar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Reverend Adam Rankin the new Vicar made his way through the suburban streets introducing himself to his latest congregation. However is he what he seems?
Hunger in Blue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
The Wedding
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nervous but beautiful bride Kassia looked into Mikesh’s big brown eyes as she recited her vows. Was she doing the right thing? Was She?
The Gambler
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Self Defense
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Miriam's son tries to defend himself against schoolyard bullies, he's victimized a second time by a school system that punishes the victim as well as the bully. Miriam must overcome the trauma of her own past in order to help her son learn to be strong. For bullies exist in every walk of life, and she's tired of being a victim.
The Miles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Only a forked thatch of pavement separates men like Poulan from your doorstep-- any doorstep. Miles of road, miles of byway, miles of interstate. Poulan devours the miles. Within every man lurks a monster, within every monster lurks a man. Fate rides on the millions of miles that pass under a man's rig, and the secret loss that propels Poulan over the horizon.
The Perfect Job
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
"The Perfect Job". On paper, he's the perfect candidate for the job, but who will guard the guards? Approx 1,100 words. Followed by "Left Luggage", a tale of husbands, lovers and mistresses told in 140 words.