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Christmas | Humorous | Family | Adventure | Halloween
Anna Partridge in a Pear Tree by Stephanie Dagg
Price: Free! Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome(5.00 from 1 review)
Anna Partridge is house-sitting for family friends in a very cold cottage in the middle of snowy France. She’ll be there for a fortnight over Christmas. It’s all rather quiet and unexciting until, on Boxing Day, a pheasant gets tangled in the pear tree in the garden. Anna can’t possibly leave it there but her rescue attempt goes wrong, leaving her the stuck one.
Kris Miss by Richard Shoupe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,030. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
The Christmas holiday has fallen into disregard in the world of 2100 due to the frantic pace of everyday life. A ten-year-old girl (with the help of a mysterious old character named Chris) begins a campaign to remind the world of the charm and wonder of the Christmas season, with dramatic results. A series of shocks and revelations for family and friends follow in the wake of the girls efforts
Coconut Wireless: a novel of love, life and South Pacific gossip by Nicola Baird
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when a young Solomon Islands man and a cynical London girl step out of their comfort zones? Find out in this novel about love, life and gossip in the South Pacific. Coconut Wireless is perfect if you loved “One Day” or anything by "No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" author, or non-fiction books such as “Solomon Time” (Will Randall) or “Castaway" & "Faraway” by Lucy Irvine.
Christmas Broken: A Romantic YA Christmas Story by Rusty Fischer
Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
All Rio wants to do over Christmas break is forget about the boy who got her sent to boarding school in the first place. So what's a girl to do when he winds up working at her favorite bookstore-slash-cafe on Christmas Eve? This 5,590-word short story is 36 pages long.
Farm Kill by Robert W Fisk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,300. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
Richard West and his family are caught in an earthquake that isolates the town of Grantville, in the South Island of New Zealand. They find their way to Te Kouka Flats farm, which is deserted, with signs of a recent fire. The family search for survivors assisted by a ten-year-old boy with severe communication problems. What they find makes them targets for farm kill butcher Philip Zinsli.
Is It My Birthday Yet? by Jon Lymon
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays, Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
Five-year-old Murray really, really wants to be six. But his birthday is a long, long way away. While he waits for what seems like forever, he decides not to go to any more of his friend’s parties, because he just knows they won’t be as good as his. But when Murray’s birthday finally comes around, he’s in for a nasty surprise…
Sled Head by Clare Kauter
Series: Damned Girl. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,330. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Murdering Santa isn't the most festive way to spend Christmas. The trouble is, The Department has already decided what Nessa's next assignment is going to be, and getting rid of Santa is a nonnegotiable.
Never Forgotten by Robert Martin
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
... a "feel-good" holiday short story about one man's journey to recover lost memories and his discovery that nothing is ever forgotten; it is only misplaced!
Stories of the Season by Darragh Metzger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of odd, hilarious, touching, eerie, or simply entertaining science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and romantic tales inspired by the Spirit of Christmas, by award-winning author, Darragh Metzger. Includes: Call of the Wild; And To All a Good Night; Long Distance; A Gift of Avalon; Merry Christmoose
Pebbleton-On-Edge by D A Gregory
Price: Free! Words: 88,360. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.92 from 12 reviews)
In a quiet English seaside village Sue and her colleagues at the Parish Council think life is fun but boring, until they are shocked out of complacency when murder is discovered literally under their noses. The arrival of police and reporters alarms the unlikely new Parish Clerk, who has good reason to seek obscurity. Worse is to come, as a 200-year-old crime produces modern consequences.
Cupid's Maze by Mark Souza
Price: Free! Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween(4.90 from 10 reviews)
A short story - Sean has popped the question and dreads the drive across the bleak Kansas landscape on Valentine's Day to announce his intentions to his fiancee Janet's parents. When he sees a sign for a corn maze, he pulls in for a momentary reprieve. Little does he know what a mistake he's made.
Christmas Jack-o'-Lantern by Subhajit Waugh
Price: Free! Words: 94,690. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy(4.89 from 36 reviews)
Jack, the ‘pumpkin king’ of Halloween is a supposed bad guy, whom we love to hate. Yet, when we see him whipped by devil’s henchmen till bleeding causes him to faint, we pity him. When he becomes the linchpin of Halloween and Christmas worlds, and sole protector from devil’s ruthless takeover, we start rooting for this dark hero. Can he avoid excruciating death and succeed against impossible odds?
A World of Joy by ASMSG Authors
Price: Free! Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Grey Mouse Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Brought to you by Grey Mouse Publishing and the authors of ASMSG, A World of Joy is a collection of holiday-themed shorts. It is a Yule-tide celebration of joy, hope, renewal, and love. With stories from multiple holiday traditions, geared towards all audiences, this anthology is meant to infuse the reader with the holiday spirit of good cheer.
All Hallows' Eve by Hal L. O'ween
Price: Free! Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween(4.83 from 6 reviews)
This collection began as a Halloween flash fiction writing contest on Facebook, sponsored by Sharon Van Orman. This is not one person’s achievement, but a collective of people from around the block and around the world. Enjoy these spooky bits, for they are what makes Halloween special!
The Fight On Halloween Night: A Short Story by Stefan Geir
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(4.83 from 6 reviews)
Still looking for a quick Halloween scare? When you have a few minutes, here is a fun, short read for both young and old.
Barnaby's Shorts (Volume One) by Barnaby Wilde
Series: Barnaby's Shorts. Price: Free! Words: 31,720. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Ten short stories, including The Monkey Faced Boy, The Holey Oak, The Accidental Bank Job,The Horse that ran with the Wind and others. A mixed bag of tales ideal for reading on a plane or in a train. Gentle humour, a touch or sci fi, and a twist at the end.
The Giraffe's Kiss by George G George
You set the price! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Holiday » Family(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Feel down, fed up, depressed? Then this short feel good story is for you, if this doesn't cheer up nothing will.
Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family by L.G. Keltner
Series: Self-Help 101. Price: Free! Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Book 1 in the Self-Help 101 series Dani is a seventeen-year-old girl trying to write a self-help book about how to take over the world. She also has to navigate a tension-filled family Christmas with multiple relatives staying in the same house, and an evolving relationship with her best friend Seth. It won't be easy, but she may learn a thing or two and get a book out of it after all.
Locks of Her Hair by Jon Paul Olivier
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Horror » Ghost(4.67 from 3 reviews)
There was a legend about the sugar cane fields. Everybody knew not to go in there after dark, especially under the light of the harvest moon. Andrew's Uncle Joe disappeared in there. The only trace ever found of him was his partially smoked cigar. One October night, Andrew set out to discover what happened to Uncle Joe. He took his younger sister with him and went looking for his missing uncle.