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If You Go Into The Woods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
If You Go Into The Woods is a collection of two unsettling short stories. In the title story, Jiri Beranek is drawn to a nearby forest, but each time he enters, his desire to see the mysterious birds is checked by his fear of the dark. When he finally forces himself to go farther, he find a new reason to be afraid. Plus bonus story: The Reset Button. Total length 4000 words.
11-11-11
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,660. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Welcome to an alternate reality. "11-11-11" manages to tell it like it is by telling it like it isn't. This not what actually happened during 2011. But what unfolds is not more implausible. Nor is it less implausible. Dark, ironic, witty, at times surrealistic, 11-11-11 is satire that is both sad and funny and rings very true.
Diseased Libido #8 Mutant Dawn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Storm Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Something strange is happening to Sally. She is changing into something not quite human. It’s happening to women and girls everywhere, and not just to those in the small suburbs where Sally lives. The authorities are helpless, the world’s experts are baffled. No-one knows what causes it, or how to stop it. Things are never going to be the same again, not ever!
Recovering Lydia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Tiber-Griffin Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After leaving the Marines, Sheldon settled into civilian life as an accountant for his wife Margaret's research institute. But when his daughter Lydia is kidnapped on the day Margaret announces a major scientific breakthrough, Sheldon decides to take matters into his own hands to get her back. While he struggles to find her, he does make other discoveries that will change his life forever.
The Last of Us
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Deep Space Vehicle Genesis returns to a future earth that has been destroyed by an apocalyptic, nuclear war 600 years earlier. A revengeful, female astronaut finds love across the boundaries of time and fights sadistic cannibals with her crew while under an imminent threat of nuclear annihilation.
Modus Operandi
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Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the future... people all over the world have been swept up in a new cult of happiness called The One True Way. A reporter tells of the harrowing assassination attempt on the cult's leader by a motley crew featuring a priest, a scientist, and a mystic. As the team infiltrates the cult's fortress, they'll each reveal their own perspective on the path to eternal happiness, their "Modus Operandi".
A Most Helpful Text
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Price: Free! Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Journalist Madeline Ferrero's ability to spot patterns in online text leads her on a chase: to find the ‘Helpful Gremlin’ who’s been predicting disasters in the Chicago area without fail for over a decade. The hunt takes an unexpected twist when she starts getting texts from the mysterious Gremlin. But are they thinly veiled threats from someone with the talent to predict the future?
The Academie
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Allie Thompson's life is uprooted when teen violence causes the government to house everyone under 22 in a militaristic public school system.
Tempting Yerva
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A young acolyte in the midst of puberty finds monastic life a drag. An alien presence whispers in her ear; it tempts her with visions undreamed of, visions so sinister as to be . . . appealing? Speculative fiction, 2200 words.
The Brain Machine
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Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Enter Brain 0.4, marvelous invention of Professor Sadsook. The professor is more or less pleased with his AI prodigy. It shocks the world—but when the creation starts proving itself cleverer than creator, things start to go awry. Speculative fiction, 6100 words.