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Atlas, Broken
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Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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“Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people.” Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His will is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man. A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife.
Unfortunate Roommates
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Price: Free! Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jim is a former pop star who has kept to himself over the last few years. However, that is all about to change when his best friend leaves a one night stand at his house. Now, an unfortunate turn of events has them living together in order for him to have a career, and her a place to stay. Can Jim have any kind of love life with her in the picture, or will he be stuck with an unfortunate roommate?
Etaoin Shrdlu
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about my first (and major) encounter with writer's block.
In Isolation We Are All Parasites
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Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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There is a story that floats around Norway, passing from ear to ear - of a man, an old musician, who lives alone on the isle of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, maintaining the largest Global Seed Vault on Earth. Forlorn with the death of his wife, he spends his days obsessing over the Seedbank, wasting away until bitter death greets. But death does not have to be bitter.
I'm Sorry
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
After thirty-one years, eleven months, two weeks, and four days of endless agony, Thomas Wingefeld must die. In the final entry of his blood-smattered diary, Wingefeld relives his crime; all those years ago, he forced Arthur to become the sacrifice. And since that day, he's never been able to escape the weight of his sin. With his death as recompense, he hopes he can show Arthur he truly is sorry.
Halcyon
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Price: Free! Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This dystopian, bildungsroman, follows a pack of seven adolescents and a child, living in the abandoned surf club of Macmasters beach, Australia, as the dust of their collapsed society settles. It is told from several of their perspectives, switching between characters throughout the novel, as they grow together, struggling to overcome psychological scars and find closure.
Всичките мъртви сезони на една рустифина
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Price: Free! Words: 35,810. Language: Bulgarian. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
“Животът не е сграда, издигаща се нагоре, а руини, етажи падащи надолу.”
Lucky People
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story focused on three people, one tragedy, and one foggy night on a bridge. Lucky People is a story of great loss and overwhelming guilt.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,730. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Virgo is Ep 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 9th of 12 eventful months. Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires, increasingly drawn together; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through the other side?
Earth's Worm
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Following years of maternal abuse, Coral lies down in the mud of his backyard and embarks on a journey through nature's elements to escape his pain.
The Shadow's Embrace
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Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short, emotional, story about the inevitability of aging.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 39,920. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Leo is Ep 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss: It’s Toby Brown’s first birthday, and he’s not the only one in for a surprise; Josh abandons his professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time.
Meet Jack
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Meet Jack provides a sneak peek into the first of the Acts of Justice series, Melancholy Jack. You'll meet Jack briefly through the eyes of Nina (his mother), Jason (his best friend), Allie (his wife) and Dr. Ellen Foster (his psychologist). Melancholy Jack is scheduled for publication October 30th, 2014.
Remains to be Seen
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 7: Cancer
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 38,350. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Cancer is Episode 7 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the seventh of twelve eventful months. Dan is about to find out that being a careful driver is sometimes not enough; An old lover’s return rekindles fond memories for Alice; Sean works his psychology magic on the ever-stubborn Jess. The story continues in Epi #8 (Leo).
Every One Fight
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Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Masurani was set to run professionally when her father dies in a terrorist attack. Between puberty and grief she pursues the martial arts only to refuse a invitation to join the government backed KnightsMage. Entrapped by a devious street fighter and forced to turn professional, Petulant promises to reveal the nature of her father's death, but can she survive this match and learn the truth?
In The Stars Part I, Episode 6: Gemini
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Gemini is Episode 6 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the sixth of six eventful months. It's quiz night at the Red Lion - time for The Circle to pit their wits against the rest of the regulars...and each other. The sound of wedding bells is, most definitely, in the air! The story continues in Breaking Waves and Epi #7 (Cancer).
Seattle in Shorts
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You set the price! Words: 50,720. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2014 by MMMporium. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
After a bereavement-related mental health breakdown in London, Martine Brown returns to Seattle. She hopes to recover her mental health by re-visiting old haunts, but the plan quickly unravels. Can new friends help her plan succeed? Each chapter is a day in her November 2013 stay. Between her chapters are short stories about the dark pasts of Seattle's Japanese American and other minorities.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 5: Taurus
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Taurus is Episode 5 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fifth of six eventful months. The time has come to face up to what the future holds; Andy steps up to the biggest challenge of his life; George breaks the bad news to Oliver; Eleanor makes no bones about her feelings and kicks up a storm.
Phone Calls From Home
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Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In this dialogue-based one page story, a man deals with his emotional problems when a series of silent phone calls provides him with a confidant.