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Huntsman Returned
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Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Their ship crashed on a primitive planet inhabited by giant predatory cats and prehistoric hominids. The only ones who survived were housed in a portion of the ship that was built more securely: the nursery.
Shine Your Eye
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Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » African
Seni's older brother, Dele meets an attractive young woman on campus. Her name is Veronica. As Seni becomes acquainted with more details of Veronica, she believes that this woman is not who Dele thinks she is. Will her stubborn brother take his sister's advice or learn the hard way that a woman's intuition is often right?
Clara: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Catholic school kid Clara Cooper wants to go home. She has some unfinished business to attend to, and really needs God to give her attempt at truancy a bit of heavenly aid. When she fails to convince the nurses, the principal, and her mama that she is sick enough to leave school, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
The Black Place Inside
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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After a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?
"Cold, Cold Water"
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Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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A depressed teen passes judgment on people, which begins a murder spree.
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Candles
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue
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Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
The Rabbit Died
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two young people spend a trying morning together on Easter Sunday.
What Never Happened: An Observation
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Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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This is a short story I wrote inspired by some of the things recently going on in my life and some of my thoughts. I recently had problems opening up to anyone and the whole situation was frustrating everyone. I talked to my doctor about it and she suggested therapy. That's where the whole idea of this story came from, even though I never got therapy myself. Enjoy.
Pelican Smile
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive
Sweet Nothing
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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A short story about a boy, his mother, and the tantalising offerings of the sweet counter.
Snipe Hunting
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Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
George's new friends take him snipe hunting. Despite the late hour and the older boys harassment, George sticks with the journey, A journey that isn't what any of them expect.
Why I Document
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Series: Free Short Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
These two short stories are a thank you gift to the readers that support the author: This includes: * Why I Document -- A reader wants to know why a particular prolific author is so keen on getting out technical documents. He meets the author and learns about their motivation. * First Concert -- A chance encounter of two souls results in an impromptu musical outpouring of songs from the heart.
The Stepford Student
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Series: Mike Adams. Price: Free! Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When his best friend David abandons their weekly poker game, only to return reeking of swamp water and talking about changing careers, it is up to Mike Adams to find out what happened to him.
Afternoon Conversations with Uncle Toby
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Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
"I do wonder at times if I’m slowly on my way to some mental disaster because I talk to you like I do and believe almost unshakably that you can help me try to figure out a way to synchronize the dreams in my brain with the potential in my hands." Insanity, comfort, or both? Listen in on Afternoon Conversations with Uncle Toby.
The Seagull Way: A Mostly-True Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: American English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Brother and sister seagulls fly for the first time but everything does not go according to plan.
Bendio Joules--If Not For You
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Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The 1st in a collection of 14 short stories by Abbie Joules about her brother, Bendigo, as they grew up on an east Texas Farm. Ben's life ended tragically in Abbie's company at the age of eighteen, and she is determined that his memory not vanish forever. She as sculpted an image of a bygone era in which her brother stars in riveting tales, filled with humor, adventure and love.
Spirit Farm
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Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
I always admired my cousins and wanted to be just like them, until I learned who they really were. One short Summer results in a lifetime of change.