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Shafted Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Infinitas Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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920 words. A father's actions run full-circle when he chooses to cut educational funding.
The Finisher
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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Florian Featherstonehaugh is a hired assassin—the kind of bloke you don’t want to cross on a good day. On a bad day . . . well, he’s a professional, but even a professional has a breaking point. Will the Department of Motor Vehicles be his? (Flash fiction action thriller sort of thing — 1,000 words, about 4 pages)
Scribbler Tales Volume Four
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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Scribbler Tales Volume Four includes: Abducted, Cunning, Enamored, Reckless, Safeguard.
'Neve Uncovers the Ultimate Truth of All Things'
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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'Neve Uncovers the Ultimate Truth of All Things' tells the tale of a little girl with some big concerns, left to ponder upon them in the familiar confines of her local library. Although her world is in an increasing state of turmoil, she finds comfort and meaning in the books around her.
The Floor
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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Jerry's parents had fought for as long as he could remember. One night, when his video games could no longer drown out their shouts and screams, the trembling boy decided to confront them.
Greywalker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,500. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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By day, Amos Garr is a regular guy, a hotshot truck driver running freight hither and yon. But by night, he is a warrior for the Light, a Greywalker fighting for the side of Light and good, and an assassin in Michael’s army.
A Light in the Mist
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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What happens after we die? We all have a belief, a theory, of what happens after death. Even if it is as simple as, nothing happens. But one thing is true...
Breakfast at Cordelia's Aquarium
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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This is a very short, fun interlude in the Hiding Behind The Couch series. Unlike the rest of the series, which is written in third-person (semi-omniscient) past tense, this short story is written in first-person present tense. It has no real bearing on anything else that happens in the series; it is what it is: an Easter Egg.
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
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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.
Waving Through a Starry Night in Paradise
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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WAVING THROUGH A STARRY NIGHT IN PARADISE is a flash fiction story collection featuring some of the first-ever published works by Colby Applegate. In these dramatic tales, characters encounter fantastical beings and life-altering situations that turn their worlds upside-down just when things couldn’t get any worse.
They Say
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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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."
American Zoo
Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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Still, nobody knows where the elephant came from. Flash fiction. 500 words.
Dismantle
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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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.
Worst Case Scenario
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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This short story is about Charlie Tam a young woman struggling with life's emptiness, pains and existential conflicts. Instead of coping with her problems like the "normal" adult would she chooses her own way of dealing, and it's not ideal.
Through Button Eyes: A Collection of Short Fiction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 by Placer Gold Writers Ink. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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"Through Button Eyes" is a multi-genre collection of short stories that will thrill, intrigue & entertain readers. It was one of the five medal finalists in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). The stories range from tender coming of age to sci-fi adventure; romantic moments to brutal murder; magical fantasy to family tragedy... and one humorous zombie.
Snowfall
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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A short story about how a small change can make a big difference to someone.
Scribbler Tales Volume One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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Scribbler Tales Volume One includes: Desperate Measures, Forbidden Lore, Forever Lost, The Hourglass, Sail with Me.
Delphine
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Lying underneath the floorboards of Delphine's home, he watches her. He doesn't know why, he doesn't know anything, but he is compelled to watch. The intimate synergy between someone imprisoned and someone free, but who is trapped in her own dark emotions.
The Last Words of a Suicidal Author
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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the story of a disillusioned ungalleried artist who decides to leave the world by painting a masterpiece in his own blood written and left behind by a an equally disillusioned author just before he commited suicide.
The Final Farewell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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A woman raised by her grandparents keeps her vigil by her grandfather's hospital bed, remembering his love and kindness