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A Dozen Steps Through Hel
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Ancient Poetry, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twelve terzanelle poems influenced by Norse mythology, specifically regarding the afterlife. The poems explore key locations and concepts of the Germanic underworld. Yeah, this is pretty obscure stuff even for fans of the mythology.
The Family Tree
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Jack finds a wooden box in his grandma's attic, a family secret is unearthed and his grandma faces a dilemma: should she keep it in the family or keep it to herself? A short story. "I Will read anything Catherine E. Chapman writes; she just has a way about her."
The Book Reader
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An elderly collector of second-hand books wrestles with his unusual ability to "read" the lives of his books' previous owners... and with one unique book he can't seem to read.
Past-Life in Japan
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The thought-provoking story of a man's life in Ancient Japan. Desparately seeking enlightenment, his life's path leads through extreme situations which inform him of what enlightment is not....
Land For Peace
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The oldest war story of all, revisited from a radically different perspective: One that assumes nothing about the attributes or characters of the combatants. In any war, it’s not the propaganda that matters but the outcome of the final battle. Don’t be alarmed. It's just a fantasy. No statement of belief about...well, anything...is expressed or implied.
Faceless
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Siphewe Fasala idolised his father, but everything changed for Siphewe the day he died. Turning to a life of crime was his way of showing that he did not care.
Truth's Consequence, A Braji Short Tale
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A further exploration of Kraut's life after Brajilliana. Kraut must make the difficult decision to tell the truth. He learns that truth does not set you free, or even relieve the pain of regret, but it just might set you on a new course for a better life. A short, short story based on a character from the novel Braji.
Stories from the Psych Ward: Eva's Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This short story is a fictional account inspired by real people encountered by the author during his own stay in the mental health ward. Eva's Story portrays a woman suffering from clinical depression, and some of the choices she and her husband must face--and the consequences they must live with.
Out of the Closet
Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Silvia has a secret, a cofession, a truth about who she is and in what she believes, her vulnerability falls upon deaf ears.
You've Just Been Busted!
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A twisted "love" story. Sometimes it's almost scary what someone will do to help someone they love.
Dismantle
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 1 review)
A week is a long time in politics. In diary format, one political candidate chronicles his drastic change of fortune as he goes from the potential Prime Minister to a pariah within his own party.
The Owl's Call
Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
An odd coming of age story with a girl's bus trip to Ottawa leading to a meeting with an icon; and death.
Who's Catcher McCall?
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Essay » Political
(2.00 from 1 review)
"I became a hero by mistake. My desire was to be an honest coward like everyone else. Yet, I argued with the gods of power and influence and stirred up evil. And learned - the difference between a hero and a coward is not what you think, but what you do about it. I have no desire to save the world or defend the rights of others; merely my intent is to be invisible and pick my causes."
Life Begins At Forty
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nikolai Nikolayevich celebrates his 40th birthday and reflects on a life of mild disappointment in the fog of a Volgograd night as the certainties of Soviet Communism dissolve into the chaos of the free market. Published free, download it while you can.
Alone
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man aimlessly wanders the streets of an empty world until he hears a mysterious voice that leads him through a red door that will help free him from the solitude he desperately hopes to escape.
Redemption
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lyrah and Caleb have a condition in common. There is a dangerous and expensive treatment. Caleb wants to pursue it, Lyrah wants to accept her fate. It's not as if it's the end of the world...yet. A very short look at the other side of immortality.
That Damn Moon
Series: The Power of the Moon. Flash fiction.. Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by Clover Digital Media. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
When a dozen roses and dinner with your beautiful wife is beckoning…..
The Fourth Man
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this short story by Brian Parker, a few words uttered by a lunch companion bring back a flood of memories from another lifetime.
The Way of Ghee
Price: Free! Words: 9,390. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.
The Pardon
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a young, stubborn priest and a convict on death row, and their strained relationship surrounding the status of the inmate's soul after death. Will he conform to the priest's requirements, or will the young priest simply give up on the doomed man?