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Da Vinci's Rolling Pin
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 83. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A seeker delves into an unknown part of history involving Da Vinci and a special rolling pin, and the modern conspiracies that obscure it. A humorous contemporary fantasy short story.
Child of Liberty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 80. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,640. 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.
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 Cellar
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Sarah Greenwood ventured down to the Cellar. There she stood in the dark vile Cellar. In a moment she found herself on the cold dirty floor. She yelled for help but no one could hear her deep in the belly of the Cellar.
Candles for a Water Moccasin
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Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man who is fishing reflects on his life from the darkest corners of his mind.
In That Moment
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Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Charles Frank has it all. A loving wife, an adorable newborn daughter, and a good paying job. But on his way home, one second—one moment—shatters his entire picture-perfect life, and he is forced to make the toughest choice he has ever faced— To live or to die?
Circle of Life: Diary of a Mystic Vagabond
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,110. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
During the cold war Mihai finds himself an orphan and a new immigrant in America. When there is a shooting during their daring escape attempt on the border of Yugoslavia and Italy only Mihai manages to escape. He finds himself in America alone and without a clear purpose, playing poker and using his magic to get by. Mihai is discovering that he is also a natural magician. Through the power of his
The Sliver Of Light
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man is beaten and locked in a dark room. Can he find his way out of his desperate situation or will he be stuck in the dark forever? Find out when you read this short story from Mississippi writer Roger Harrison.
Lover I Don't Have To Love
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Series: Now Hear This!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Thanks to a runaway best-seller, the world thinks that Greg Hanlon fell in love with Angeline while sailing the open seas, and lost her before they could marry on the beach. Though the book started out as a bet between Greg and his best-friend Darrin, the project has taken off like neither of them expected. In this absurdist short-story, one young adult must come to terms with fame -- or infamy.
Maelstrom, a short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
15 million people suffer from social anxiety disorder in the United States alone. For those who are plagued with the illness, even the act of leaving their homes is almost too much to bear. For those who suffer from the illness, they rarely find understanding from those who have no idea what it’s like to be terrified to experience life normally.
Profeta del Passato
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,390. Language: Italian. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
PROFETA del PASSATO è una sfida di 300 pagine dentro cui si affanna una folla mista che abita soffitte battutte dal sole, cantine dove crescono alberi con gli spaghetti freddi appesi e dove si celano inediti del divino William Shakespeare PROFETA del PASSATO è la storia del più famoso play boy del mondo e del più galattico concerto rock mai avvenuto a memoria d’uomo
Saint Addiction
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
Roller Coaster Ride
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Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Roller Coaster Ride is a short story, first person prose. Although it is a short story, it is Imagist Poetry in style. Like life, this ride is a psychological journey, so if you feel ready, strap in and enjoy the ups & downs!
Knights Of Bourde
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Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about being lost and trying to find yourself; set to the background music of a famous psychedelic rock band. Nothing to do with knights or medieval times.
Construction Zone
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This series of short stories focuses on the lives and conflicts of a diverse group of construction workers and travelers. Beginning with the Shrink Lady, the reader meets a lottery addict, a wannabe country singer, a devoted state patrolman, and a teen boy with his faithful dog. While each tale is connected in some way, each can also be read as a separate story.
John Verry
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Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Do you believe that knowing about someone's childhood will help you to understand them? John Verry has become a very precise man, comfortable within his perfectly timed and arranged little world. But what led him to this? And as an author, do I really have any control over him? 'John Very' is a short story playing with and enjoying the relationship between author and character.
Lucid and Awake Book #1: A Week and Some Change
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Series: Lucid and Awake, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Andrew, a loner, both by choice and by circumstance, is enamored by Tracy, the new bartender at his mother’s restaurant. After learning that Tracy has died in a terrible car accident, he is devastated. But after arriving at the restaurant to console his mother, he discovers that Tracy isn’t dead after all – in fact, she is working her shift, and no one else seems to think anything of it.
You've Just Been Busted!
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Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A twisted "love" story. Sometimes it's almost scary what someone will do to help someone they love.
My Name Is Gerald
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gerald is a lonely man, a shut-in who spends his time dreaming and watching the skies over his rural Nebraska hometown on the eve of the quincentennial. What he observes in those skies may lead him to find his own freedom... or into a new captivity. 'My Name Is Gerald' is a short story of about 5300 words.
Gone
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
Flash fiction. 700 words dealing with loss. First published by Parthian in the anthology The Month Had 32 Days, it's a story set in Wales but could be anywhere or anyone, pain is not particular about who you are or where you are.