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Turbulent Strides Dandy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sarah knows her daddy keeps his liquor cabinet off limits. But the kids at school want to celebrate their final day. Before they head into the exam period. And Sarah wouldn’t dream of disappointing them. Would she? A story of peer pressure and its consequences. Turbulent Strides Dandy: A Short Story.
Starlight Tonight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A heart-breaking goodbye. Brother to the rescue. An interstellar recruit. Tragedy close to home. And an advertisement turns out to tell the truth . . . for once. Stories from this world, and beyond . . . Includes five short stories: Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero, Nick’s Journey, Soldier to the Stars, Fetch, Mail-Order Martian. Starlight Tonight: A Short Story Collection.
The Subconscience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Angus Davis always had a voice at the back of his head. Telling him what to do next. Telling him what he must do. But what happens when he pushes the voice down—tries to deny it? Will it destroy him from within? A story which strives to do the right thing. The Subconscience: A Short Story.
Nobody Likes a Quitter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
All his life, Ben played football. Till one day he decides to, quite simply, up sticks and do something else. Give something else a try. But what will his best friend think? A story of friendship and hidden depths. Nobody Likes a Quitter: A Short Story.
Death to Reductionist Cinema
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Tracey finds herself in that most precarious of situations—caught between her roommate and a would-be lover—she bails out the only way she knows how. With both barrels blazing. A light-hearted story of friendship, and argument for argument’s sake. Death to Reductionist Cinema: A Short Story.
The Memory Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Carrie finds herself alone in an empty room. The stench of rotten cabbage fills her nostrils as the lab attempts to enter her mind. And her past. A fast-paced tale of the individual and a world in grave danger. The Memory Farm: A Short Story.
Soldier to the Stars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Born on Tyzron-12, in Alpha Colony, a sixteen-year-old recruit makes steady progress through the Order of Collective Colonisation, the largest space colonisation programme known to man. But now he faces his toughest test yet. Will he buckle under the pressure? A story of high expectations and overwhelming pressure. Soldier to the Stars: A Short Story.
Never-Ending Tree House
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For Samantha the tree house at the bottom of her garden represents far more than mouldy wood and rusted nails. It holds deep and dark memories. Of times she would rather forget. A story of tragedy, long-ago repressed. Never-Ending Tree House: A Short Story.
Random Acts of Silence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A face in the mirror. A hanged man in the bathroom. And no escape. The worst part? It’s all in Julian’s head. Random Acts of Silence: A Short Story.
An Invention Hopefully Not Too Late For Its Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On the biggest day of her career, Henrietta Davis finds herself running late. But nothing will stand in the way of her march to success. Not even a car horn. A tale of disaster, and carefully calculated revenge. An Invention Hopefully Not Too Late For Its Time: A Short Story.
Deathly Shallows: A Dark Fantasy Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,980. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Demented fortune-tellers. Masters of dreams. A not-so shaggy dog story. Spooks online. And a town where everything gleams. Till you get up close. Includes five short stories: A Brush with Destiny, A Deal with Fate. Dreamweaver. A Pint of Sup. The Infernal Server. Happy Town. Deathly Shallows: A Dark Fantasy Collection.
Mail-Order Martian
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The worst thing ever. A terrible mistake. And Will wishes, more than anything, that he could take it back. But now it’s too late. A story of magazines . . . and Martians. Mail-Order Martian: A Short Story.
Fetch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Mikey looks forward to spending the last of his summer days with his best friend in the whole world: his dog Laika. But, as they play about down by the stream—an area where his parents forbid him to play—he comes across a great and terrible secret. A secret which he will only truly understand all too late. A tale of death and defeat. Fetch: A Short Story.
Breakfast Beyond
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. He thought he could get away for just one day. He was wrong. A story of greed and recklessness. Breakfast Beyond: A Bradshaw Short Story.
Blood at Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fireworks night shouldn’t arouse feelings of resentment. But, for Justin, there’s really not much else left. Old. Tired. And ready to show the Youth of Today where they’re going wrong. A couple of rounds ought to do it . . . A story of ageing disgracefully. Blood at Night: A Short Story.
A Brush with Destiny, A Deal with Fate
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
For Randall Williams it’s no coincidence that the words ‘psychic’ and ‘piffle’ begin with the letter P. So when he drops in on a psychic, at the funfair his family drag him to, he thinks it a quaint way to pass the time. Little does he realise that the revelations of the psychic will follow him to his grave. A twisted tale of scepticism . . . and remorse. A Brush with Destiny, A Deal with Fate.
Nick’s Journey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Nick’s brother goes away backpacking, he thinks him safe. A kid with initiative. A brave kid. A smart kid. But what if Nick’s wrong? A heart-thumping tale of pursuit and recovery. Nick’s Journey: A Short Story.
The Infernal Server
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Let me get this straight: I never wanted to be the one who brought the dead back to wreak havoc on the living. I was just curious. A twisted account of ghosts where we least expect to find them . . . online. The Infernal Server: A Short Story.
Tied to Life, United in Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. Down in the caves nobody hears you scream. But one man answers the echo. A story of the unkindness of strangers. Tied to Life, United in Death: A Bradshaw Short Story.
Kindness & Happenstance: The Third TJ Bainz Short Story Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,030. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Addiction. Doomed love. Graveyards. Unconventional extracurriculars. And shelves of lonely books. Includes the short stories: Speaking of Angels, Another Night, Another Occasion, The Lunch Crowd, The Divisive Chorus, Library of Love Stories to charm, surprise, and devastate. Kindness & Happenstance: The Third TJ Bainz Short Story Collection.
Library of Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nobody believes Sophia when she claims that she goes to the library only to pore over Russian Literature. They all believe that she really goes there in search of love. She laughs them all off. Until one day. When she finds herself stumbling into a chance meeting with a dashing, dark-haired fellow. A goofy story with its heart all over the place. Library of Love: A Short Story.
Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Out in the emptiness of space, on the World One—the last known refuge of humanity—a captain’s daughter sees to her grandfather. The one who saved them. And the one who will leave them behind. Because, old or young, all heroes must perish. A heart-wrenching story of loss, and destiny. Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story.
Tennis for Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Veteran international tennis superstar—Harold Frankly—battles with his arch nemesis in a match which holds so much more weight than a mere career-ending exhibition. With five million dollars on the line, and a chance to pay off all those lingering debts that threaten to smother him, Frankly must win. At any cost. A grim tale of desperation in the face of hope. Tennis for Two: A Short Story.
Blood & Guts & Hexes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the Crystal Kingdom, magic never lies far away. And neither does death. Five short stories of blood and guts and hexes: B’lubbid the Bone Fetcher, Onderswort, The Hobblesman, Dawn’s Siren, The Threaded Pit. Blood & Guts & Hexes: A Crystal Kingdom Short Story Collection.
The Threaded Pit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Xeda lives a dimly lit half-life. Away from people. Away from everything he ever knew. And creeping closer to death with each breath. He must depend on his prey for sustenance. If he really does wish to carry on living. A tale which proves that hope lives in even the deepest and darkest of places. The Threaded Pit: A Crystal Kingdom Short Story.
The Lunch Crowd
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the office, Kirstee watches The Lunch Crowd from afar. But she lives with the fear that ‘afar’ will, one day, not suffice. And so it proves, one fateful lunch hour. A story which deals with loneliness and inner peace. The Lunch Crowd: A Short Story.
Snapping Teeth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Even all-round scumbags like Derek Wrombsford need to get their teeth checked on occasion. And even there, in the most unassuming of places, they cannot escape their domain. Or its brutality. A tale which warns that sometimes a trip to the dentist can have deadly consequences. Snapping Teeth: A Short Story.
Bullies, Snow and Magic: A Short Story Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,110. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A long-awaited showdown. A gut-wrenching choice. Loneliness turned up to eleven. A snow-day revelation. And a mystical, long-haul flight. Stories to amaze, move and surprise. Includes the short stories: Nobody Ever, The Fight, Didn’t Know That, Rebecca’s Party, Rhys’s Friend. Bullies, Snow and Magic: A Short Story Collection.
Another Night, Another Occasion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jacob Butterly feels that oddest of emotions on the night he meets his girlfriend’s parents: Optimism. He knows that meeting-the-parents plays into a nightmarish stereotype. Made out to be much worse than reality suggests. Surely? A story which explores that most uncomfortable of moments, and how badly wrong it really can go. Another Night, Another Occasion: A Short Story.
The Cart Town Swindler's Sweep
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Schwyn: a world parallel to our own. A world aflame with intrigue . . . and magic. And a world torn apart by curiosity. When one of his own race shows up dead, Sheriff Diff Andchek takes it upon himself to solve the case, and bring the killer to justice. The Cart Town Swindler’s Sweep: A Guynur Schwyn Short Story.
Nobody Ever
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Isla hates flying: the stifling air, the crammed-in people, and, of course, the inevitable weirdos. So, with her parents sleeping soundly, she seeks out a spare row—somewhere to stretch out and lie down. She never thought for a second that it might get her killed. Nobody Ever: A Short Story.
Correct Think
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Series: Guynur Schwyn. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Schwyn: a world parallel to our own. A world aflame with intrigue . . . and magic. And a world torn apart by curiosity. Jasmine Balderbaxter dreams of finding a steady job. Just something respectable. Something which pays the bills. And so she hangs all her—ever-dwindling—hopes on Correct Think, the latest bright hope for the future she craves. Correct Think: A Guynur Schwyn Short Story.
Speaking of Angels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A lonely afternoon stroll brings on many things. Remembrance. Decay. Memory slipped loose. And—in the case of a graveyard—mortality. A story which examines our lives, and those of the departed. Speaking of Angels: A Short Story.
Hear Me
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Series: Anna Harris Short Stories · Anna Harris. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Snarky, ill-tempered and alone: Anna Harris kills for money. Weightier pay cheques. Bigger risks. Longer bills. She can see no way of turning work down. The countryside: a refuge, a chance to get away. But, for Anna Harris, it simply means another hit. Hear Me: An Anna Harris Short Story.
Getting into the Game: A Zak Steepleman Short Story Collection
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Series: Zak Steepleman. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way: His games console. Hell Spawn. Fairies. Frustration. Cutting-edge gameplay. A hero bites back. This collection includes: The Gatling Gun of Hell, The Whistling Kingdom, Bubbling Morons, GlueFoot, Dust Devil. Getting into the Game: Short Stories.
A Pint of Sup
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An old man sits alone in a bar. With his pint of sup. Waiting for someone—anyone—who might buy him some more. If only they’ll take a story as payment . . . A twisted tale of life and death. A Pint of Sup: A Short Story.
Dust Devil
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Series: Zak Steepleman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way: His games console. Finally Zak stumbles across a truly great game . . . but will actually inhabiting the hero’s body change his mind? A body-hopping tale of destiny . . .and gentle persuasion.
The Divisive Chorus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
At forty-nine, Jennifer lives the life of an addict. Alone in a four-bedroom house. And no recollection of the past. But one day, she knows for sure, it will all burst apart. A story of isolation, despair and false hope. The Divisive Chorus: A Short Story.
Blood Snow
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Series: Anna Harris. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Snarky, ill-tempered and alone: Anna Harris kills for money. Weightier pay cheques. Bigger risks. Longer bills. She can see no way of turning work down. Nobody attends Brian Mathewson’s functions for the food, the entertainment neither. They come for the connections. And they always leave satisfied. Except when they don’t leave at all . . . Blood Snow: An Anna Harris Short Story.
Didn’t Know That
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
As the snow comes down, Ellsenoor prays for it to stick. She just wants one more day away from school. Is that too much to ask? A tale which explores teenage loneliness and maybe even fate. Didn’t Know That: A Short Story.
Boredom Escapes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alane Storchess works for Boredom Escapes: a unique agency which determines to give people in the near future what they most crave. Boredom. All Alane’s hard work pays off. He becomes head sales representative. But is that enough? Will it ever be enough? A story exploring ambition and its many consequences. Boredom Escapes: A Short Story.
Voices from the Cornice
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Edmund Stanforth seeks to close an account. But, to do so, he must venture to one of his least favourite locales. The countryside. And when he finds no option but to stay a night at the tumbledown fleapit, the Hilberthrudge Royale, he might well go crazy. But it has to end sometime, doesn’t it? A chilling story of manipulation and hidden power. Voices from the Cornice: A Short Story.
Hearts & Nothing Else: The Second TJ Bainz Short Story Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,740. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An out-of-touch game show host. A grieving prime minister. Failure at school. An instinctive reunion. An overwrought footballer. Includes five short stories: Back in Touch, All These Adoring Multitudes, St Clerk’s, Last Giant, When the Prime Minister Sneezes. Stories of life, love and politics. Hearts & Nothing Else: The Second TJ Bainz Short Story Collection.
The Man in the Murderer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mundanity reigns on Dorchester Avenue. . . . Except when it doesn’t. A tale of quiet horror and disturbing secrets brought out into the harsh light of day. The Man in the Murderer: A Short Story.
GlueFoot
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Series: Zak Steepleman. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way: His games console. When Zak’s friend invites him round his house, he decides that maybe now he should let out his big secret. GlueFoot: A Zak Steepleman Short Story.
Back in Touch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Are some best off left behind? Are others worth bringing back? And, can things really turn out the same? Or will the same mistakes reappear? A story which explores separation, and growth. Back in Touch: A Short Story.
The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Thermonukes. Laser blasters. Snow. When two countries fight it out for the last scraps of Earth, will anything remain? A mind-bending story of global proportions. The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive: A Short Story.
When the Prime Minister Sneezes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The prime minister has everything he needs. Bodyguards. A chauffeured limousine. And various assistants in charge of his appearance. He’ll need all the help he can get for his wife’s funeral. A story of grief and gleam. When The Prime Minister Sneezes: A Short Story.
Last Giant
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When professional footballer, Peter Jones, throws in the towel, he shocks the world. With the world demanding an explanation, Peter denies them. And he turns his attention to what he still loves in his life. And he finds it much closer than he might have imagined. A story which proves that honesty and integrity may still exist in the modern world. Last Giant: A Short Story.
All These Adoring Multitudes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Convinced of his talent and universal popularity, TV presenter Troy Lewis comes across a piece of hate mail and determines to find out what sort of person would send it to him. But will he find a shallow, maladjusted individual . . . or something else? A story of fame and delusion. All These Adoring Multitudes: A Short Story.
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