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The Thin Line - The Short Story Of A Runner
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Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(3.00 from 1 review)
A runner pushes himself to edge of his own limits in the pursuit of the "thin line" of perfection. However, he ends up discovering there is also a thin line between sanity and success.
The View From Up Here
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Faced by life-altering news, a man stands on the edge of the abyss, looks out over his life, and ponders his future. Talking to yourself can be something quite different when you’re possessed of two minds. "The View From Up Here" is a flash (very short) speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection "More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
The Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a very short story about a girl who has a 150-year old candy jar on her desk that is a family heirloom. After she leaves work on Friday, another girl accidentally breaks it and tries to replace it.
Simon's Armbands
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Simon lives in a high rise by day and goes out at night to see bands. Tonight it’s the Gang Of Four. His punk jacket is full of safety pins and insignias and he wears armband swastikas. His punk paraphernalia are always arguing amongst themselves and they call each other posers. Their arguments give Simon his energy for dealing with his daily problems.
A Hell of Heaven
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Willem has grown up in the City, an intensely crowded society in which no detail goes unmonitored and no deviation is tolerated. When he sees what is outside for the first time in his life, the sight will change him forever and introduce him to the unthinkable: another way of life.
Lifeline Pilot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a fiction short story about an air ambulance helicopter pilot who has trouble forgetting about the horrible injuries and the deaths he sees in his job.
Brinkmanship
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a fiction short story about a certain type of salesman who is very observant, creative, knows people, which makes him a successful seller.
Cigars for Sawyer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben was fine until his uncle died. His death was a mystery, until Bed received his uncle's gift, and Ben discovered his uncle had a secret to erase.
Conflicting Hearts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Two lovers, with different desires, collide in a tale of one woman's struggle to overcome the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
Finding the Way Back
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Nurse practitioner Hazel Baker takes traumatized field agent Ian Grant into her home at the Agency’s request. His voice is held hostage by nightmarish memories, but he still has a conscience — something many of his colleagues at the Agency seem to have lost. Can Hazel’s gentle presence help Ian find the strength to fight the corruption riddling the Agency?
Alice Thinks
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
The trick to not waking her up is to be as quiet as a stone picture. Don’t even breathe. Or she’ll wake up and teach you a lesson.
Course Change
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Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
History has taught us one document, one grouping of words can show you so much about what followed its creation.
Notes from Book of Faces
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Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
It is a collection of short Facebook notes from my account, actually sketches of modern urban life. There are almost no people, and no plot at all. I hope you'll enjoy feelings I've tried to express.
Little Sebastian and The Little Doll He Loved
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Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Blacklight Design. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The Nebula nominee Lucian Merisca is coming with a post-modern story which looks like a moral experiment or like an alternative present. The setting and the personages are rather shadowy but the conflict is strong to stir the intrigue...
Conditional Voluntary
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Series: Simon and Melanie, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Patrick Coyne feels like he’s safe from the drug authorities as a patient in a mental hospital during the late 1980s. He even calms down an angry young girl and thinks his love life is about to improve. Will legally prescribed drugs end his paranoia? And why won’t the staff let him have a girlfriend?
Unquiet Dreams: A Murmuration of Unsettling Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Between waking and sleep, they wait." This is a speculative fiction anthology that includes some previously published and unpublished works by K.A. Laity. There's something for everyone who enjoys being disturbed whilst reading.
The Fine Point of His Soul
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,720. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Death follows in Adrian Hart's wake, yet he is feted by the best of society in Rome, and boldly dubs himself 'Iago'. Determined to avenge the loss of his unrequited love, Lt Andrew Sullivan asks the advice of Keats, poet and Shakespearian. Soon they are joined by the Shelleys and Lord Byron. But they can't even agree whether Hart is a man, the Devil, or Dionysius - let alone what to do about him.
Elevator Going Down
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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.
Being Different
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
(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.
The Illusion of Secondhand Smoke
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,360. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll turn deadly in 1977 when a popular teenager is murdered because he's rumored to be gay. Twenty years later, his sister, Maria, and her friends put together the missing pieces of the night he died. No one is innocent, and when the smoke settles, Maria comes face to face with her hidden past. Set in Levittown, the country's original master-planned suburb.