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Santa's Ninja Elves
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Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Santa’s Ninja Elves: two short stories depicting elite elves whose missions are to protect Santa against all enemies using an assortment of cinna-bombs, candy cane bullets, tinsel traps and throwing bells and intelligence from the fortune-telling Mrs. Clause. After years of dedicated service, Santa decides to reward them by helping them find love on Christmas.
Sui Generis
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Price: Free! Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
Author Sharon E. Cathcart ("In The Eye of The Beholder," "Les Pensees Dangereuses") presents a sampler of essays and short fiction. The collection features "Heart of Stone," a short story never previously published.
WATER and other stories
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Price: Free! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.06 from 18 reviews)
PETITIONS: A short story about a homeless man (contemporary fiction). ANGEL’S SONG: A companion short story to the novel “The Thorn”, book one of “The Chronicles of Gan” (speculative fiction). WATER: Based on the account found in the Gospel of John, chapter 5, verses 1-16, and the painting by Carl Bloch, “Healing at the Pool of Bethesda” (historical fiction).
A Life For Nicholas (The Nicholas Chronicles #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by Porterlance Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
"A Life for Nicholas" details the life of a thirteen year old boy who is an orphan and living in the foster care system. He has to deal with adolescence, his sexuality, the loss of friends and abuse as he figures out his place in the world. This book is a novella of about 13,000 words and the prequel to "A Home For Christmas" by Matt Zachary.
The Amish versus the Mime
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Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The epic battle between the feirce Amish and the brutal mime. Could a battle so intense have a clear victor? For more visit www.banocanut.com
Stories About Things
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Price: Free! Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 1 review)
Death preserved forever in drops of maple syrup - a name just out of reach - a bear's growl - a door that leads to... nowhere, and a man who walks through it. These are the stories of things: some just this side of reality, some just that side of... somewhere else.
February
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Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever thought about fruits? Now you can read about them. "February" is a collection of 29 drabbles inspired by fruits. One story for every day in February.
Six Impossible Things
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Price: Free! Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A new father is visited by his childhood imaginary friend. A woman falls in love with a cartoon character. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up at a big-box retail chain. Sometimes humorous, often poignant, and always memorable, the six short stories in this collection may just make you believe impossible things.
Reality Check
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Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Do you ever get that sense of deja vu...a feeling that you've experienced something before? As computers get more and more complex, they are able to replicate the nature of reality in ever finer detail. How would we recognize if we were living in a computer simulation – a highly accurate world of virtual reality? Perhaps this isn't your first time...
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
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Price: Free! Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The cat stared up at him as though it knew all about the entry and he was being tiresome about it. Then it proceeded to have a bath, the kind of cello-playing bath one feels obliged to look away from unless one knows the cat well. A collection of short (some very short) stories and poems, mostly about New Zealand, or cats, or sheep.
Ken's Tale & the Peterson Dilemma - Desperate Prequels
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Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Ken Dahlgren watched the economy tumble. He knows the end is near. He and his wife plan for an economic cataclysm and stock their lake home with necessities. What Ken lacks are the guns to protect himself and Patty from the unknown. The search costs him dearly. The second story is about the rich Peterson clan, the moment after they realize they stayed in the city too long. Death is at their door.
PsychoHead Fiction Book One
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Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of short fiction; psycho-horror, supernatural, fantasy and psychotic behaviour.
A Man of Snow and Other Seasonal Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From nihilistic elves to tortured snowmen and cursed gifts, A Man of Snow and Other Seasonal Stories explores a different side to the holidays. These five tales will take you from the North Pole to an empty shopping mall on Christmas Eve, and even through the dark depths of the US Postal System. Whether you love the holidays or hate them, this is our gift to you.
The Boy Who Drew In The Mud and other parables
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Price: Free! Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of short parables and poems, each with a purpose to purvey an overarching moral. For those who love Aesop's Fables and Grimm's Fairy Tales, these original stories continue the aged tradition of meaningful stories for both the young and old.
9 Lives: Stories for Cat Lovers
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Let Dr. Rex Chartreaux, a mysterious professor and raconteur, take you on a journey through 9 stories of wonder, adventure, mystery, and terror, with cats playing a major role in each story. A must for fans of Lillian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, Agatha Christie and Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Suitcase Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A blend of quirky poetic tales containing real life issues that poke well beneath the surface of humanity. Dark humour. Poetic. Bordering on the absurd. Themes of control, paranoia, death, spiritualism, power, ignorance, poverty are portrayed through rich characterisation and strong imagery. A disturbing but sensuous read inspired by people watching at an airport.
Leximandra Reports, and other tales
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Price: Free! Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In this four-story anthology, Mr Pitren Warvel makes a mess of his sorcery; a young reporter pursues Lady Evastany Glostrum for an interview; Rikbeek the gwaystrel encounters a spy; and the Sanfaer family develop a new approach to keeping poultry.
Cooter (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume III: Reír)
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Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Bedford Crane saw something strange in the woods when he was thirteen, and it ruined his life. Or was it his brother that did that? Years later, the two of them camp out together for a night of beer, aliens and redemption. What they both see and do is going to require a lot of explaining... and a couple of extraterrestrial tourists will be turning in their galactic passports.
Around the World in 80 Pages
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Price: Free! Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Author Sharon E. Cathcart presents ten short stories of various genres, each taking place in a different location. With subject matter ranging from paranormal to historical fiction, urban fantasy to literary fiction, there is something in this sampler for everyone.
Midnight Kiss: Three Romantic New Year’s Eve Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
New Year’s Eve is a time for new beginnings, but also for reflecting on the past year; what we’ve achieved, what we’ve lost… who we’ve loved – or wanted to love. Midnight Kiss is a collection of three romantic short stories that capture the essence of New Year’s Eve, the bittersweet expectation of something new mixed with the fond remembrance of something old.