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Saturday Night (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A brief exploration of monotony, and routine. A two-man game of Russian Roulette.
'A Conversation of Inconclusive Results'
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is the story of a group of college kids out to have fun. As perhaps some readers of Brad OH Inc. can relate to, they end up imbibing heavily, and their discussion begins to steer towards some very metaphysical topics. Will the slobbering-drunk Ethan find the answers he’s looking for from his friends? Or will the conversation only lead him down a path lacking in intellectual succor entirely?
Dust
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Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story of pronounced madness in a modern, mechanical world. A solitary night watchman at a museum faces his own inadequacy when compared with the museum's security system. As he sinks into depression and alcoholism, a woman appears, seemingly from nowhere, and plucks the watchman from despair in order to further her own otherworldly hobby.
Betty
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 29. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A depressed high school girl who feels trapped by life tries to kill herself, and fails. Afterward she's forced to learn a lot about herself and the world around her. A short story.
God's Little Gifts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dahlia waits at the airport terminal for her son who's returning from his summer visit with his father. She waits and waits...and waits...then panics.
Veronica
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This is a short fiction story that begins with a shy, sixth grade boy and a very intelligent girl classmate who throughout school, to the twelfth grade, tries to get him to date her.
A Guilty Conscience
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A very short story sketch about mist and guilt and life decisions.
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.
Alice Thinks
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Price: Free! 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...
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.