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Het laatste schip
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: Dutch. Published: April 23, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Een bedevaartsganger nadert het einde van haar reis. En haar wereld nadert het einde van zijn bestaan.
Memento Mori
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Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Memento Mori; a short story about death and its relevance in today's age.
Three Names of the Hidden God
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Price: Free! Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by Norilana Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
What occult mysteries tie together a magical disappearing lake, a courageous young birdcatcher, a hidden god, and the savage politics of an ancient kingdom? Discover the wonders and wisdom of the Compass Rose in this new fantasy short story by two-time Nebula Award nominated author Vera Nazarian, set in the same mythic universe as her critically acclaimed novel DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE.
Ghost's Night Out
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Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A paranormal short story. Jaz and her friend Helen are ghost-hunters, helping to rid people of unwanted spirit manifestations. But when Mrs Smallman asks them to rid her house of an incubus, the results aren't quite what they expected.
Morning Ghost
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Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: American English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a small town in New England, Abbey returns home to confront the skeletons of her past life. Her relationships and her memories, as well as the Native American mythology of her home, mingle together like shards in a blender as she tries to make sense of her life and her future.
The Little People
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Short story. Murdering him wasn't stupid. Going back to check I hadn't messed up - that was stupid. The Wicklow Mountains can be pretty dangerous at dusk, and not just because of the terrain....
A Stretch of Time
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Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by Splashdown Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In this Kiwi-flavoured short story, a Maori grandmother passes on a mystical gift of time to her grandchild. 1500 words.
A Dozen Steps Through Hel
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Price: Free! Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Ancient Poetry
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twelve terzanelle poems influenced by Norse mythology, specifically regarding the afterlife. The poems explore key locations and concepts of the Germanic underworld. Yeah, this is pretty obscure stuff even for fans of the mythology.
Past-Life in Japan
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The thought-provoking story of a man's life in Ancient Japan. Desparately seeking enlightenment, his life's path leads through extreme situations which inform him of what enlightment is not....
The Book Reader
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An elderly collector of second-hand books wrestles with his unusual ability to "read" the lives of his books' previous owners... and with one unique book he can't seem to read.
Out of the Closet
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Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Silvia has a secret, a cofession, a truth about who she is and in what she believes, her vulnerability falls upon deaf ears.
The Figures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Haunting, perplexing Figures trouble an unnamed man, pulling at him with their eerie, magnetic presence. The exact nature and purpose of the Figures is unclear, but they have an insatiable desire to possess the man and direct him towards ever more secluded regions, until an agreement is made to borrow him ... but to what ends and where and to whom will it lead?
Muzzle Flash
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A man traverses a wintery forest, serching for an escape from his past.... and his assasin.
The Owl's Call
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Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
An odd coming of age story with a girl's bus trip to Ottawa leading to a meeting with an icon; and death.
The Way of Ghee
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Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.
Redemption
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lyrah and Caleb have a condition in common. There is a dangerous and expensive treatment. Caleb wants to pursue it, Lyrah wants to accept her fate. It's not as if it's the end of the world...yet. A very short look at the other side of immortality.
The Pardon
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Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a young, stubborn priest and a convict on death row, and their strained relationship surrounding the status of the inmate's soul after death. Will he conform to the priest's requirements, or will the young priest simply give up on the doomed man?
Cat Zen
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Sit down with a man, a cat, and some Zen for about 600 words. You won't regret it.
Gerghus
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Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A bizarre short story about a man who went to live in a remote desert location in order to transform his pain....
Dead Man's Mail
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story: When a foolish marketing letter is mailed to long-departed Maurice D. Griswold, an unexpected, otherworldly, response results.