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Second Honeymoon
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
En alles is ijs
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: Dutch. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Julia heeft de zogenaamd beschaafde wereld achter zich gelaten. 'Het ondenkbare' kan en mag haar niet meer raken. In het verlaten strandhuisje, waar zij de veiligheid hoopt te vinden die de wereld haar heeft ontnomen, wacht haar echter een onaangename verrassing. Niet alleen haar geestelijke, maar ook haar fysieke voortbestaan staat nu op het spel.
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » African American fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Martine Carter has the perfect life. She is a Junior Professor in the Foreign Language Dept. of a community college. She has a loving husband and two daughters who are a handful but the loves of her life, but Martine has a secret. A secret from her past has come looking for her and she now has to figure out how to make him a part of her life.
Het laatste schip
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: Dutch. Published: April 23, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Een bedevaartsganger nadert het einde van haar reis. En haar wereld nadert het einde van zijn bestaan.
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
"It is the shop of memories. Its stores are what moments we collect through our lives, those which gather dust or glory on the shelves of our mind. Some are forgotten, some boxed away; some touted as the very best of our life. Every article has meaning, every clipping, sensation. The store changes for each person. What will you see on its shelves? What will you find in its intimate interior?"
Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Approx. Short Story Length: 11 pages / 3,160 words - Roy had always dreamed of living abroad in the tropics, somewhere remote and exotic. So accepting the offer to teach in Singapore was a no-brainer. But poor Roy failed to anticipate how living in one of the world's most densely populated cities would arouse his intuitive preoccupation with cleanliness.
Three Names of the Hidden God
Price: Free! Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by Norilana Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
What occult mysteries tie together a magical disappearing lake, a courageous young birdcatcher, a hidden god, and the savage politics of an ancient kingdom? Discover the wonders and wisdom of the Compass Rose in this new fantasy short story by two-time Nebula Award nominated author Vera Nazarian, set in the same mythic universe as her critically acclaimed novel DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE.
Double Take (A Dan Wilder Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Twit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Wilder's in town casing a bank, when he gets pretty busted up by three thugs. Before he knows it, he's being dragged through an abandoned house and having his mitts stuck all over every surface you can imagine: door frames, light switches, cabinets. Turns out, the thugs want a fall guy for some job. But Wilder doesn't take the fall for anybody.
As the Snow Falls - Vol. 1 (The Muse Series #1)
Series: Muse, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,800. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Porterlance Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
(3.00 from 1 review)
Jimmy's world collapses as he sees his mother being arrested. Before he knows what is happening, he's taken to live with strangers that he's told are his biological family. His Grandfather rules the family with an iron first. While Jimmy tried desperately to reconnect to his Mom and Sister, he must adapt to the abuse of his new wealthy family, a new school, his new job with the family business.
Good Fences Make Good (A Dan Wilder Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Twit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Wilder, like any good crook, is just trying to fence some loot. Diamonds, to be exact. But now, come to find out, his fence says there's a syndicate he's gotta deal with, which means less of a cut for him. But there's just one problem: Dan Wilder likes to keep what's his.
Ghost's Night Out
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A paranormal short story. Jaz and her friend Helen are ghost-hunters, helping to rid people of unwanted spirit manifestations. But when Mrs Smallman asks them to rid her house of an incubus, the results aren't quite what they expected.
There Was a Knock at the Door
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Essay » Legal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How would you react if your family was violated by a trusted government agency? It happens every day ...
In That Moment
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Charles Frank has it all. A loving wife, an adorable newborn daughter, and a good paying job. But on his way home, one second—one moment—shatters his entire picture-perfect life, and he is forced to make the toughest choice he has ever faced— To live or to die?
The Prelude
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is the prelude to the RON series of stories. The Ron series is a group of stories where Ron is the main character. He lives in a housing development where all the houses are connected by an underground tunnel system and the heating and cooling ducts have viewing ports whereby Ron can look out into the houses of the residents…I hope you enjoy reading these stories...
Morning Ghost
Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: American English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In a small town in New England, Abbey returns home to confront the skeletons of her past life. Her relationships and her memories, as well as the Native American mythology of her home, mingle together like shards in a blender as she tries to make sense of her life and her future.
A Stretch of Time
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In this Kiwi-flavoured short story, a Maori grandmother passes on a mystical gift of time to her grandchild. 1500 words.
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
He had taken a chance to be first in line to submit his request. If granted, he would finally obtain his freedom. He wondered when They had taken over. In had been so gradual that no one realized until They were in control. After a while, one simply stopped caring. They were here. They ruled. Bill swiped his IdentiCard, made his request and waited. His answer proved shocking!
Thus Saith Eve
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by Magenta. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of epistles, each written from the point of view of one of the women from The Bible, as if she had a contemporary feminist consciousness. For example, Eve does not accept blame for choosing the apple, for choosing knowledge over obedience. And you can imagine what Noah’s wife had to say about his grand idea. Feminist theology. New audition monologues.
The Little People
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Short story. Murdering him wasn't stupid. Going back to check I hadn't messed up - that was stupid. The Wicklow Mountains can be pretty dangerous at dusk, and not just because of the terrain....
Dominic (A Vampire Biker Series) Season 1 Episode 1
Price: Free! Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Disciples of the Damned: A Biker Vampire Series Short story series A mysterious vampire connects with the underground world of an outlaw motorcycle club to find the object of his blood lust.