Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological

Hands of the Master
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celia undergoes a cutting-edge duel hand transplant in order to win a prestigious piano competition. Obsessed with playing like the great master, Jiri Mrazek, she discovers parallels between her life and his. But surgeries carry risks, and dreams nurture the seeds of obsession. Mrazek died at a tragically young age. Celia must discover just where the parallels between her life and Mrazek’s end.
Lost in the Details
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man whose life is on the skids grows obsessed with an intricately detailed painting hanging in a bar. As his fortunes decline, the crowded, convivial dinner scene in the picture comes to seem more and more preferable to the real world. And, indeed, before long the painting begins to attain a reality all its own... A 3,300-word short story.
The Monster
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this short story, Stacy is obsessed with spending her father's money, and she is finally at age 21 getting cut off. But Stacy won't put and end to her vice, a verified spiritual rite, or what she calls her "monster." Shopping is "better than sex" in her book...
Homecoming
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Kelly Washington. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Not all homecomings are necessarily good ones. Throw in a plane crash, a duped husband, a lying wife and her personal secret, the history of a murdering family, and you'll dig up enough problems to last a lifetime. Suffice to say the marriage might not work out... but that's if the wife survives the plane crash. If she does, then what? This is a short story that may or may not end happily.
Waiting For Daybreak
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Frieda has never felt normal. She feels every emotion too strongly and lashes out at herself in punishment. But one day a virus breaks out turning her neighbors into zombies. As her survival instinct kicks in keeping her safe from the zombies, Frieda can't help but wonder if she now counts as healthy and normal, or is she still abnormal compared to every other human being who is craving brains?
The Emperor of Silence
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A simple man, sickened by the utter filth and chaos of the city with its deafening noise and melting pot of dirt and grime and commotion and odours finds himself in salvation. A simple room, beautiful for its lack of everything is opened to him as an oasis from that which he hates beyond the door leading back to the city.
And Then the Magic Began
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
World cooking writer Suzanne travels to the Andes Mountains and falls insanely in love with Diego. Theirs is not a typical older woman, younger man romance, Suzanne is living with a tragic loss and desperate to hide the real number of years separating her and her young lover, fearing the truth would rip their romance apart. But how long can she possibly hang on to him? "Heartbreaking" NZ Reader
Dumbass
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(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...
An Affair With Death
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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.
Reticent Rain
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Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The spaces between the connect and the disconnect are in concert when a young psychiatric intern, Doctor Pierce, faces the many challenges that the state run institution of Westwood presents to him. There he meets Paige, a frail and catatonic patient, that changes both of their lives forever. Through cryptic passages and heavy metaphor, the story unfolds to a bewildering and unnerving ending.
Stories From the Psych Ward
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,880. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This collection of stories was inspired by people met by the author during his stay in a mental health unit. The characters are tragic, heroic, disturbing, and inspiring--and as real as your family or friends. Explore mental illness and its treatment through the stories of those living with its effects.
Timothy Weary
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Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
Timothy Weary was the high school geek. He had no friends and was brunt of all the "cool kid's" jokes. They hated him, because he was different. Such was their hatred that one day after school, the cool kids beat him up and put poor Timothy in the hospital. After the beating Timothy changed. And one night he got his revenge.
Flasher
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
When hack writer Paul Monk gets invited to an A-lister party by Hollywood icon Pep Larson, he’s in way deeper than he’s used to, soon drowning in the politics, booze, and bullshit. And when he finds out exactly why he’s there, things get even trickier.
Chapters of Life
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Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Chapters of Life is an anthology of short stories, essays and poetry that explores the poignant moments of life, where events in a life can be like the chapters in a book. The event is over but the thread of continuity remains and goes on.
Pig
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A vegan career woman has it ALL under control until her food begins begging for its life. If she ever hopes to eat again she'll have to dig deep for answers...
Leave me alone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,150. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
The life of a young woman is told through her memories during one of her journeys and crosses a child's one who is living something able to upset the entire world. Can love save their lives?
Stories from the Psych Ward: Eva's Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
This short story is a fictional account inspired by real people encountered by the author during his own stay in the mental health ward. Eva's Story portrays a woman suffering from clinical depression, and some of the choices she and her husband must face--and the consequences they must live with.
A Prisoner of the Balloon Industry
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Thirteen haunting and evocative stories by a master of the pen.
Beautiful Lies
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Ten short stories in a variety of genres, styles and themes, on subjects from romance to terror.
My Lovely Wife, Edith
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This piece of flash fiction follows Gordon Burchfield's account of his first week of work at a facility for the mentally ill and questions the line between sanity and delusion.