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The Counter
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Call it resourceful well timed strategy or call it dumb luck, but let's agree at least that it's all mixed with relaxed recreation, boisterous entertainment and a generous helping of bright lights in tune with an eternal supply of exhilaration. It's the lively world; both supplying and deriving oxygen from and to the casino gambling machines, that we know and on occasion visit.
Walking the Dusty Track
You set the price! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A thought provoking short story based on the journey of a youth whose life is impacted by the social turmoil his country is in. The unfolding events in his life forms the thrill of the story while the overall plot will surely catch imagination and give a glimpse of what it means to be human.
An Occasion of Sin (a cautionary tale)
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man of mature years thinks he’s hit the romantic jackpot, having fallen in love with the “perfect” lover. When she dumps him he realizes that maturity does not bring a load of wisdom about the exigencies of mating.
Melancholy and me
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Familiar trail, familiar view, yet she is alone. There she meets melancholy, a piece of cloud handed to her.
Prescription for Guns, A
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Gilbert is a loser. He suffers for low self-esteem, high blood pressure, and inoperable social invisibility disorder. Doctor Mallet, Gilbert's psychiatrist, offers a different diagnosis: Why take responsibility for life's problems when you can blame everyone else instead. "A Prescription for Guns" is a short humor piece combining satire with commentary on a social propensity for violence.
Just Breathe
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
We all get lost sometimes, we all fall down. The important thing is that we get back up, that we find our way home.
The Outsider
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
On a normal day, a bizarre tragic thing happened. The world cried out for answers, but the one man who might have had them had none to give.
Eco History Exam 2052
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Writing her third year eco history exam, Shazi plans on grad studies in 2053 next year. She divides her essay up by decade, summarizing each with a planets-consumed measure. The economic near crash of 2008 marked a transition over the teens of rising food costs and desert solar installs. She can so picture Hollywood stars swimming at the ice-free North Pole in the twenties. And women’s voices.
Where Am I?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this short story, a traveling businessman settles into yet another motel room. This one just like every other one. Same dull curtains. Same faded wallpaper. Same stale stink. As the world moves on in a rush outside the motel door, he assesses his career and his life, asking, "Where am I?"
Wajemup: Place across the water where the spirits go
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
On the surface, this short story is a snapshot of an Australian family holiday. Look a little deeper and you'll find a subtle critique of a society that buries its head in the sand, ignoring a brutal history to focus on its own gain and enjoyment.
One Shot. New American Western
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(3.00 from 1 review)
A cowboy discovers that you get one shot to do things right in life.
Caught at a Crossroad
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
"Come off it, Tiff. You had a choice: your family or your career. Remind me again, who did you chose? Oh, that's right, you chose those pigs in blue," June bellowed. After twelve years apart, June and Tiffany are reunited. Now face-to-face on opposite sides of the law, Tiffany must choose between her career and her family. It all comes down to this: lose her job or arrest her brother-in-law.
Worst Case Scenario
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Studious
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a serious Med Student. This is also a story about how where we're planted matters, and the friendship between two different people.
Laconic Lyrics
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This is a poem book, with themes ranging from drugs, to climate change, to the struggle to escape the class warfare that society induces.
Mind-Benders & Bizarre Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A collection of strange and unnerving short stories that will bring readers to worlds of uncertainty and illusion. These surreal takes on fantasy and sci-fi will stick in readers’ head long after they put them down.
From the Ash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
After her leader is murdered, a young neophyte named Angela-Maria must take up the reins and lead her indigent troop of wanderers to a stronghold for the fight against a a fierce, unknown enemy.
Swans Still Sing
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A heartbreaking short story about the final goodbye between a big brother and his little sister. It truly captures the meaning of loss, love, and hope.
The Lad in the Lake: A Short Story, Dark Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
A Buffalo, NY priest recounts the life story of twin brothers, Shane and Blaine Cody Vaughn. The short story chronicles their contempt-filled relationship and their inevitable downfall.
Tic-Tac-Toe
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A man fights a battle with his conscience on whether or not he should continue to help a disabled girl. Altruism vs. self.