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Pseudo Man
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 16 reviews)
The Pseudoman continues to raze the foundations laid down by our ancestors. His greed and self-contempt are corrupting the true essence of humanity. War, pain, loss and futile quarrels have become our absolute fate. Will we ever wake up? Or will we all volunteer to be a casualty of this self-constructed catastrophe?
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.
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.
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.
Agony of Writers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
One was extremely intelligent having good command in language. However, his writings are not easily understood by general readers.Another one is neither extremely intelligent nor is having extreme command in any language, though he is extremely meticulous in his writings.The third one was ordinary writer and his writings are liked by ordinary readers.How they fared as writers?
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.
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 ...
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Siphewe Fasala idolised his father, but everything changed for Siphewe the day he died. Turning to a life of crime was his way of showing that he did not care.
An Affair With Death
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the outside, Marika seems to have the perfect life, but on the inside she struggles with depression.
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.
Warning Signs
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Angie Sterling's new Victorian fixer-upper was cheap, so she jumped in with both feet. When the disturbances start, it becomes clear that Angie got more than she bargained for. Could the neighbors be right about a ghost driving out the previous owners? Or is another danger lurking in the turn-of-the-century home?
The Groom's Cake
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story focuses on empty-nest syndrome as experienced by a fifty-something woman on the day of her son's wedding rehearsal.
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.
The Pardon
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a young, stubborn priest and a convict on death row, and their strained relationship surrounding the status of the inmate's soul after death. Will he conform to the priest's requirements, or will the young priest simply give up on the doomed man?
Closer to the End
Series: Poetry, Book 45 · Most Downloaded · Hot Picks. Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
You ain't ever Gonna break my heart. You already took my pride. You lied to me From the start And stole everything I had inside. I just wanna die.
Guest of Honor: A Novelette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Megan Dust, after recently losing her parents, hitches a ride with Bart Simms, a Minneapolis attorney. Along the way, they meet up with a local farming family, and in exploring their backwoods home, Megan uncovers a secret that leads to a bloody trail of a crazed killer.