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Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
By B.M. Hodges
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Approx. Short Story Length: 11 pages / 3,160 words - Roy had always dreamed of living abroad in the tropics, somewhere remote and exotic. So accepting the offer to teach in Singapore was a no-brainer. But poor Roy failed to anticipate how living in one of the world's most densely populated cities would arouse his intuitive preoccupation with cleanliness.
One
By Cristian Mihai
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
Passing Warmth
By Tim C Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How strange and peaceful this death business is. And yet, in our culture, there's so much fuss.
Elevator Going Down
By GM Weger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inside a Federal office building on a defunct army base, a woman is slowly going crazy—without any tangible reason—but rather an illogical, lingering fear of losing her career, her husband, and her mind, after a co-worker is murdered. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN is a horror story about how a person can be driven over the edge of reality and slip into a world of madness.
He and She
By Miriam Guerrero
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a short story about a woman trying to rid herself of an abusive relationship. But the problem may not only be him.
Gematria²
By Ernesto San Giacomo
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short story, explore the mind of a man in the grip of an obsession so intense that reality has faded from his consciousness. His fixation on Gematria leads him to a terrifying place where memories and thoughts become his only tools in the search for truth.
Regret In Triptych
By Chris Wesley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,150. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
The mystery of Andros Koresh’s disappearance the day after burying his wife has gone unanswered for seven months. His return brings a question more immediate than why he left, though. He’s looking for something from his ex-lover Lindsey Falco regarding the death of his wife, but Andros is going to have to deal with her husband first, to get it.
An Affair With Death
By Karen Freeman-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the outside, Marika seems to have the perfect life, but on the inside she struggles with depression.
The Last Words of a Suicidal Author
By Suleiman Buhari
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
the story of a disillusioned ungalleried artist who decides to leave the world by painting a masterpiece in his own blood written and left behind by a an equally disillusioned author just before he commited suicide.
Child Full of Stars
By S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet a man who is dying, face-down in an alley on a strange world, with a knife wound in his guts. He is surely doomed, until a child comes to help him. But why is this filthy street child helping him, and where will this child take him? The answers run deeper than the surface suggests, and this unlikely pair have more in common than you might think.
Last Orders at Waterloo
By Colin Reed
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After arriving back from a drinking contest in the pub one night, Dave is surprised to find that his long time partner, Belinda is seductively waiting in the bedroom, but then finds out that it is not really him for whom she is waiting.
Sand Soldier
By David Howells
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Life is not a circle...it's a spiral. You come back to not where you were, but a place that has familiarity. Arny Woods' earliest and fondest memory was in playing soldiers in the sandbox in the back yard. He was too young to see the cycle return in high school, but the shock of combat at D Day opened his eyes.
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.
Monster Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Report of the Anthropological Expedition to the Planet Known as Kal-Fa
By Lorinda J Taylor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
0.75 star(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Three anthropologists make first contact with a species of bizarre intelligent lifeforms. Each team member reacts in a different way to their strangeness as the story builds toward a disturbing climax and a conclusion with an unsettling twist of perspective.
Dumbass
By S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When a boy grows up being told he's stupid constantly, there's great potential for things to go wrong later in life. When the young man he grows into discovers that he can read minds, that potential grows...
Being Different
By River Byrnes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three short fictional stories, showing a young boy, an adult woman and a teenager as they are - different, standing out and isolated. These snapshots reveal their inner struggles, leaving you wondering what will happen next.
Ishmael and Dr. Gypsy
By Bill Crumpler
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
“Ishmael” is a convicted killer who obviously has psychological problems. But “Dr. Gypsy”—his psychiatrist—has a few problems of her own. Can she help him? Can he help her? This award-winning story answers those and other questions.
Only One Cat In the House
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Elly was only fifteen when she met the love of her life, Ted. They married young. She has been his devoted wife ever since even though he treats her with cruelty and disdain. But things are changing and it's not long before Ted does something he'll regret. Elly reacts in the only way she can! Only One Cat In The House was originally published in Quarry Magazine.
When the World Disappeared (Free Version)
By Aditya Thakur
Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Abhi is lying in bed when the whole world disappears and he finds himself floating in empty black space. What happens next will make you question your own notions of reality.
Child of Liberty
By Douglas T. Vale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man searches for a way to free himself from the chains of debt. A dystopian short story.