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The Infinite Jeff (part 1): A Parable of Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 10 reviews)
Stanley,an out of work tech writer,is unsatisfied with the meaning in his life. Of the 3 places he feels should have meaning,religion,work and family,only one gives his life purpose: family. In PART 1 this starts to change. Out of desperation to support his family, he takes a contract job across the country. He can't afford to fly so he takes a cross-country journey. Everything changes.
The Unquiet Grave
Series: Caitlin Ross. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,070. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
When witch Caitlin Ross stumbles on a magician's plot to raise a violent demon, she must reclaim power she once renounced to thwart his plans. First in the Caitlin Ross series.
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.
The Figures
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Haunting, perplexing Figures trouble an unnamed man, pulling at him with their eerie, magnetic presence. The exact nature and purpose of the Figures is unclear, but they have an insatiable desire to possess the man and direct him towards ever more secluded regions, until an agreement is made to borrow him ... but to what ends and where and to whom will it lead?
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.
User Pays
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
What if we took our political leaders' rhetoric seriously? What if we implemented their dodgy policies in real life? In this chilling parable, the User Pays doctrine is examined as applied to a typical Australian family.
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.
River of Possibilities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,210. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Elizabeth Cunningham watched her parents applaud and smile as she graduated college. Two months later she watched their caskets being lowered into the ground. Her father recently updated his Will, adding a codicil saying she should “find the truth”. Suspicious of their fatal car crash, she investigates and discovers mysteries, lies and her father’s top-secret connections to the paranormal.
Series: Denver Cereal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,440. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011 by Cook Street Publishing Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It’s pay the piper time in Denver Cereal as the trauma and strife of the last few months must be reckoned with. Everyone faces the repercussions of their actions to fight their way through the problems to become a family. And just in time! Jacob finds the children’s remains under the Castle and a murder mystery begins to unfold. Come along for the sweet and crunchy ride that is Denver Cereal.
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From the 2013 upcoming "Insights" anthology of short stories come a Christmas tale. One of a family fractured, of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.
Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1)
Series: Gypsy Brothers, # 1. Price: Free! Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
** Part 1 of 7, Dark Romance ** Her innocence stolen. Her father murdered. Six years ago, Juliette Portland was viciously attacked and left for dead by by people she trusted. People inside her fathers motorcycle club, greedy for power, who defiled her, shot her father dead and destroyed everything she ever cared about. Only, she didn't die. She survived ... and now, she's out for revenge
Taming the Shrew
Price: Free! Words: 24,030. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Regency Romance. The wealthy Miss Juliana Browne has a number of problems; she’s twenty-five, her hair is red, she’s on the shelf. Her only known admirer is Hervey De Vere, a freckled orange-haired fortune hunter who looks eighteen. After three years of continuous snubs, he’s still chasing her with endless offers of gallantry and proposals of marriage.
Redeeming a Rake
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 73,290. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Geoffrey Lyndsey Grayson, the thirteen Duke of Lyndhurst, is trapped in an emotional winter. His childhood dream of finding love is frozen under thick sheets of ice along with his heart. He feels nothing but discomfort as he passively waits for death to end the nothingness. He knows it's too late for love...
The Anvil of the Craftsman
Series: Jon's Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 97,930. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the US State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq.
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.
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.
Rare Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"A brilliant sci-fi thriller right down to the last nano-particle...So far, the best read I have had in 2012." - TBR "...the suspense, high-tech intrigue and writing style of the author is very Crichton-like. A great page-turner with fascinating information about the "rare earth" gold rush our planet, and universe, are beginning to witness." - The Word is Out
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 ...
Passing Warmth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How strange and peaceful this death business is. And yet, in our culture, there's so much fuss.
Elevator Going Down
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inside a Federal office building on a defunct army base, a woman is slowly going crazy—without any tangible reason—but rather an illogical, lingering fear of losing her career, her husband, and her mind, after a co-worker is murdered. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN is a horror story about how a person can be driven over the edge of reality and slip into a world of madness.