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Last Words: A Story of Apocalyptic Loss
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Brandon's father has to have a talk with his son, both the most important and the last chat they'll ever have. How can a man give his boy the worst news possible? Can a 5th-grader cope with loss on an unimaginable scale? Last Words is a very dark and very short story, perfect for a single sitting or a long commute.
The Beggar
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,590. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The Beggar asks the questions that surround day-to-day living. "What does it mean to exist?" Jim, quits his job, loses his apartment, and graduates from the Institute to look for the answer to his question. "What is freedom?" For him it is the act itself that gives him identity and a place in society, which he feels so estranged by.
The Things We Do for Women
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This debut story collection comprises twelve linked tales set in Kentucky against the backdrop of the disintegration of a young marriage. A man on the run hides out at a boarding house owned by a paraplegic woman. A young man confesses his extramarital affairs to his mother. A housewife attends the funeral of a young woman whom she never knew.
The Dog's Philosopher - A Carriage of Justice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: Australian English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Jimmy is a victim of a brutal crime that has left him permanently disabled and devastated. Everyone in the small country town knows who the perpetrators are, but the conspiracy of silence within their gang makes it impossible for the police to lay charges.
Alone
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Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man aimlessly wanders the streets of an empty world until he hears a mysterious voice that leads him through a red door that will help free him from the solitude he desperately hopes to escape.
Sweet Revenge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two competitive Englishmen go cycling together in France. Each attempts to out-do the other as they pass through rolling countryside and villages. Stopping for water in one village they are helped by an odd woman. One man witnesses a grotesque scene in her cellar but keeps the information from his colleague, hoping to punish him for having 'beasted' him on the last hill. Revenge, then regret.
The Six-Fifty
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two friends meet regularly in a pub they used to frequent as pupils of a local boarding school. Here the conversation usually centres around old anecdotes which they endlessly repeat and amuse themselves over. Some of these involve the misfortune of others. Sometimes this could even be described as cruelty. On one such visit, their conversation is overheard and an unknown man confronts them.
Topolino
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Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A victim of a workplace accident, Dave lives alone. His Postlady's daily visit is one of the highlights of an otherwise dull life. One day a woman from an accident claims company call-centre telephones him to offer help making a personal injury claim. Happy for the company, Dave tells her all about his accident. Soon the whole call-centre is listening-in. But all does not end well.
Jellyfish
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two young men find themselves amidst forces beyond their control upon receiving a portenous note. Earnest brothers are placed in the center of a nascent revolt as a pair of young women grasp at an opportunity to escape from an oppressive evil, these character's destinies are bound and tested by instinct and passion, technology and fate.
Spring Cleaning
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Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This short story examines the mind and history of Marian, whose mind will not allow her to live completely in the present.
He and She
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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.
Project Spiralbound
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A poor college student trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre experiment. How will he get out of it? Can he? (Printed length = 35 pages) This is a long short story.
Fire Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature? (Print length = 15 pages)
Da Vinci's Rolling Pin
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 83. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. 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: 2,770. 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.
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.
Sexual Secrets - The Sex Lives of Famous People
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Rebel ePublishers. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Sexual psychology
What if you could peep into an analyst’s exchanges with intriguing people such as Benjamin Franklin, King James, Lilith, Leonardo da Vinci, Brahms, Hemingway, Cleopatra and many others who made great impact on the world? The poet Keats so obviously needed sex therapy and was Napoleon truly a eunuch as Josephine declared?
Candles for a Water Moccasin
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Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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: 2,560. 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?