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Christmas | Humorous | Family | Adventure | Halloween
The Gift by Rhonda Hopkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, the best gifts are unexpected... When workaholic Robert Chalmer's wife leaves to take care of her sick mother for two weeks, he is left with all the responsibility... including his seven-year-old daughter. With Christmas fast approaching, Robert must find a way to reconnect with what is most important in his life, or risk losing it forever.
The Christmas Key by J.E. Bolton
Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
One Christmas Eve night, Stephen Swift prepares to end his life. In the process, he not only finds a reason to live but also learns that love is the greatest power of all. A hauntingly-beautiful Christmas short story.
The Tree and Me by Slimpoet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,740. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever gone out to buy a Christmas tree because you knew it would cheer you up? Well, young Luke did so and got more than he could have imagined. This story is a bit magical, a bit humorous and a bit romantic.
A Hawaiian Shirt in Mexico by Keith Oakden-Rayner
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
On his first afternoon in Mexico, George finds himself at a beach bar frequented by strange characters with even stranger pasts. As happy hour progresses, George's mood turns from confusion to disbelief. Who are these people? A Hawaiian Shirt in Mexico is a surreal ride for anyone who has looked at a bad invention and wondered, "why?"
Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family by L.G. Keltner
Price: Free! Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Dani is a seventeen-year-old girl trying to write a self-help book about how to take over the world. As if that weren't difficult enough, 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.
Pebbleton-On-Edge by D A Gregory
Price: Free! Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.91 from 11 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 Old Woman from Catspaw by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Felicity Furr was a cranky old crone nobody liked. Known as "the cat lady" in Catspaw, Indiana, she lived high up Devil's Elbow with her black cat, Lucifer. The night before Halloween, young Tommy Wilson and his buddies set out to do mischief at the old woman's cabin. Surprise and mystery await.
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.
The Box by Leonard Little
Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Box is heart warming tale of a magician's box that's been passed down through four generations,
The Christmas Gift by John McDonnell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Dolls, Fiction » Holiday » Family(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A heartwarming story about a doll named Constance and how she learns to love a little girl named Sarah in the Great Depression. It takes place in 1937-38, when a homeless girl named Sarah steals the doll from a wealthy woman's house in Philadelphia. Sarah and Constance have many adventures, and both of them learn the value of opening their hearts to love.
A Very Weird Monday by H Jason Schulz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Rich Jones is having a very weird Monday. He almost gets hit by a truck, the whole school seems to be ignoring him and some weird kid keeps following him around. To top it all off, he finds out some very disturbing news about himself!
The Yeti Uprising: An IPMA Adventure for Christmas 2013 by P. Edward Auman
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-06 10:20:17
Series: IPMA Shorts (Institute for the Preservation of Magical Artifacts), Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 41,230. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.60 from 5 reviews)
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-06 10:20:17
Join young Joshua Manders and his friends on another IPMA (Institute for the Preservation of Magical Artifacts) adventure. Belschnikel, aka: Santa Claus, has had it with his Yeti contract labor and the North Pole is overrun. Can the IPMA with the aide of a few misfits save the day on time for Christmas?