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Candles for a Water Moccasin
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
A man who is fishing reflects on his life from the darkest corners of his mind.
Anxieties of a Bank Cashier
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A short story about life in the chaos and uncertainty of post-Communist Russia. Nina Ribakova is worried about her son Ivan, who is undergoing an operation. She reflects on her relationship with her stern, unbending father and jokey, easy-going brother, and befriends a young cashier called Nastia who is having problems with her young sister. Added bonus of a recipe, a song and two pictures.
When the World Disappeared (Free Version)
Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Abhi is lying in bed when the whole world disappears and he finds himself floating in empty black space. What happens next will make you question your own notions of reality.
The Power of Magnificence
Series: The Way of Silence, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The Power of Magnificence links the creation with its creator and is a hard path to take, but worth it. Rebekah finds peace in this path.
Shafted Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Infinitas Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
920 words. A father's actions run full-circle when he chooses to cut educational funding.
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.
Reticent Rain
Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The spaces between the connect and the disconnect are in concert when a young psychiatric intern, Doctor Pierce, faces the many challenges that the state run institution of Westwood presents to him. There he meets Paige, a frail and catatonic patient, that changes both of their lives forever. Through cryptic passages and heavy metaphor, the story unfolds to a bewildering and unnerving ending.
The Thin Line - The Short Story Of A Runner
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.00 from 1 review)
A runner pushes himself to edge of his own limits in the pursuit of the "thin line" of perfection. However, he ends up discovering there is also a thin line between sanity and success.
Finding a Way in the Dark -The Blind Bat Short Stories and Previews
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The short story series: The Blind Bat, The Bat Sisters, and The Bat Colony are short anecdotes featuring teen bats. Bebe is a totally blind insect bat who first finds herself in the company of fruit bats. Batina is a fruit bat with low vision who gets adopted into an insect bat family. Despite their differences, these angsty bats eventually learn to live together. Also, two book Previews featured!
Fixed
Price: Free! 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.
Timothy Weary
Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
Timothy Weary was the high school geek. He had no friends and was brunt of all the "cool kid's" jokes. They hated him, because he was different. Such was their hatred that one day after school, the cool kids beat him up and put poor Timothy in the hospital. After the beating Timothy changed. And one night he got his revenge.
I'm Sorry
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
After thirty-one years, eleven months, two weeks, and four days of endless agony, Thomas Wingefeld must die. In the final entry of his blood-smattered diary, Wingefeld relives his crime; all those years ago, he forced Arthur to become the sacrifice. And since that day, he's never been able to escape the weight of his sin. With his death as recompense, he hopes he can show Arthur he truly is sorry.
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.
Shrunk
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. 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.
Five Shorts
Series: Dancing Pig Originals. Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Five Shorts is a Dancing Pig Original publication - showcasing work by author Clive Gilson. This small collection of Flash Fiction shorts showcases a number of prize winning stories from competitions.
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.
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....
The Purple Planet
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » 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.
Saturday Night (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A brief exploration of monotony, and routine. A two-man game of Russian Roulette.
In the Open Air
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Age-worn, whiskey-soaked, and suicidal, Raymond's world was plummeting out of control until an unexpected visit to his farm by a traveling painter gives him a renewed sense of hope and vigor for life.