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He and She
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a short story about a woman trying to rid herself of an abusive relationship. But the problem may not only be him.
Sand Soldier
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Life is not a circle...it's a spiral. You come back to not where you were, but a place that has familiarity. Arny Woods' earliest and fondest memory was in playing soldiers in the sandbox in the back yard. He was too young to see the cycle return in high school, but the shock of combat at D Day opened his eyes.
Particle
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Particle is a short story of transformation and acceptance.
The Furrowed Brow
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
London, 1705. In an isolated country home, Anthony, an eccentric bachelor obsessed with studying human behavior, embarks on an unorthodox experiment: switching places with his butler, Philip. What begins as an innocent, amusing analysis soon turns into a perilous ordeal, leaving Anthony with a life-altering choice to make.
Dirty Water!
You set the price! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual alternatives
Once accepted as Turkey is the New Afghanistan. It stood Constantine forever. But the power of India's criticism is that we all have been changed a little more. Profoundly today little India is His New Delhi. But this is known more faithfully as Kingdom Come What a wondrous place to believe. Learning that people almost everywhere are protected by more of the same religion; Christ is Lord!
Memoirs of a Snowflake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The life and times of a December snowflake. A 1,000 word short story.
Gerghus
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A bizarre short story about a man who went to live in a remote desert location in order to transform his pain....
Anatomy of a Dream
Price: Free! Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A first-year medical student finds his dissections haunted by images of his past, as he tries to discover his dream of becoming a physician in the Land of the Living Bible
Fixed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
His thumbs, his fingernails—his life, for Chrissake—everything was riding on the outcome of his son’s last Little League game. But in a fractured moral universe, Dad was holding the wrong end of the stick.
The Gambler
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Chapters of Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Chapters of Life is an anthology of short stories, essays and poetry that explores the poignant moments of life, where events in a life can be like the chapters in a book. The event is over but the thread of continuity remains and goes on.
A Late Monsoon
Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
On the shaded veranda of a post colonial Bombay hotel, two men shelter from the pre monsoon heat. Their generations and ideologies differ but they share the same turbulent moment in time. As they muse on the consequences of their changing world, they confront each other with questions affecting each of their personal worlds; questions they would prefer not to face.
Shrunk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
For a time in their dating-wars romance, she seemed too good to be true—bright, witty, gorgeous and erotic. Finally when it became clear that she was real—and adored him—there was just this one little problem.
Phone Calls From Home
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this dialogue-based one page story, a man deals with his emotional problems when a series of silent phone calls provides him with a confidant.
Every One Fight
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Masurani was set to run professionally when her father dies in a terrorist attack. Between puberty and grief she pursues the martial arts only to refuse a invitation to join the government backed KnightsMage. Entrapped by a devious street fighter and forced to turn professional, Petulant promises to reveal the nature of her father's death, but can she survive this match and learn the truth?
Total Bull and the Buffalo
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Total Bull is a hard-working fellow from the big Cow City. But for all his hard work (a wife, a mortgage, a car) he feels like something is just missing from his life. So he decides to go on a journey of discovery. Along the way he meets the mythical and mysterious Buffalo civilization.
The Purple Planet
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story by White Feather about some gods who were bored and needed something new and exciting to do.
They Say
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
They say your 40’s are pretty cool but I’ll never know... My story started in Vegas and, sure as Hellfire, it won’t “stay there.” If I help just one of you young, careerist women out there, that's OK. Only the good die young, you say? Bull. I'm barely-living proof that's a lie. Are you a postmodern ladder-climber? Dread living in perpetual Bridesmaids-Ville? Then read, learn, and "don't."
The Visit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Every week on Friday Martha Parker came to clean Leda Palmieri’s Grosse Pointe home. But this Friday was different. Mrs. Palmieri did not want to do this but knew she must. After all, that narrow slice of life they shared turned on the color of help.
John Verry
Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Do you believe that knowing about someone's childhood will help you to understand them? John Verry has become a very precise man, comfortable within his perfectly timed and arranged little world. But what led him to this? And as an author, do I really have any control over him? 'John Very' is a short story playing with and enjoying the relationship between author and character.