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Delphine
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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.
Funerary Rites
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette of a village caught on the edge of fear.
The Unfortunate Life of Thomas Mercer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Thomas Mercer, preacher, is staggering down the road holding his gut. As he mulls his distant childhood and his more recent life, he reaches some conclusions, or does he? It's difficult to tell as he wrests his mind from the silly to the serious to give his death the dignity it deserves.
Mike, from the Mail Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mike watches her at work from his mail room. He watches her at night from outside her home. She is different, not like all the others. He hates to mislead her, but it is the only way to be invited into her home. He belongs there. She is saving herself for him, just as he is saving himself for her. Yes, this time will be different.
Optimism
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by pubwriter. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
We are taken on a journey through the dark mind of the protagonist. Is he the predator or the prey? 'Therefore, a martyr’s rictus grinning demeanour is cast upon his desolate features. Pain and misery. Mental agony. Troubled soul perpetually in jeopardy. Occasionally he prays to the gods. Chained to the Church of Chaos.’
The Price Of Justice
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A lifelong friendship is put to the test. How far would you go to protect your closest ally?
The Man With No Face
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The anonymous killer carves a path all over the country leaving a series of mysterious ‘accidents’ in his wake, but unbeknownst to him someone is on his trail. The predator himself is being tracked. 'The Man With No Face' is a classic mystery story from one of the masters of the genre.
It Takes a Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Playing outside, a young boy, Jack, witnesses a brutal murder. A man is beaten in the head with a sledge-hammer and then run over. He faints and is soon discovered near the victim. Robbie Duncan, a private detective, realizes that Jack is a key witness. Can Robbie find the killer before they can get to Jack? Should he enlist the help of the police, or someone more sinister…?
The Field of Stones
You set the price! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of 3,800 words. It begins: "I awoke from a dreamless sleep lying in the field of stones. I had no idea how I got there, but I had always been there, and there was never a time when I was not there."
A Killer By Default
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,550. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
He trembled as he watched the blood flow from his deeply embedded knife. "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!" The words screamed furiously in his tormented mind. "Enough of this! I've got to dump this crazy bitch and get away. I've got to get away from all this blood!" He laughed as he realized this was exciting. "Got to get away clean. Drive slow and smile. I know just the place. She'll never be found."
St. John's Ancients
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
"St. John's Ancients" is a short story by Kevin McMahon which touches on themes of aging, gods, and gentrification. Two ancient men play chess in the park and are soon visited by two gods jealous of the attention they have gained from a goddess.
Killing the Golem (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The golem was created to defeat the skinheads. But when it is summoned against an innocent preacher, Armando realizes it must be destroyed. A short story. (~7000 words)
Best Forgotten
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,340. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young woman wakes in hospital, unable to remember the past eighteen months. Why is she haunted with memories of her bruised and bloody ex-boyfriend? Did Kellie-Sue get away with murder or is the truth best forgotten?
The Birdman
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Can a mathematical genius with zero social skills save the world? One man thinks he’s got as good a chance as any.
The Seeds Of An Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This is about the oldest story in the book. A partner betrays his significant other for their closest and treasured friend by having an affair.
To Labor No More
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Buddy is a worker in an increasingly automated world. He depends on robots to take care of him both at work and at home. But lately, the robot workers have been making more work, not less, with their constant need for approval. Eunice thinks she has a solution, but Buddy isn't too sure...
The Neighbor
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ray's neighbors, Suze and Danny-Boy, experience a calamitous series of events.
The Storm
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Inspirational
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Saying goodbye in the midst of a terrible storm. This is a short story about losing everything.
Dragon Dead by Natural Causes
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The story of a lifetime. The end of a life. Jennifer and her laid-off reporter husband are on a spur of the moment road trip in Eastern Oregon, to lighten Larry’s unemployment blues. There turns out to be more to see in the desert than they imagined. Can Jennifer turn their troubles around with the story of a lifetime?
Seven Hills One Death
Price: Free! Words: 55,630. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Seven days in Istanbul: An ugly love, a beautiful revolution and a delayed suicide… All the youth of Istanbul came back to the streets with great eagerness for changing the world. The gray walls of Turkey are eroded by the revolution wind. And a young man by name Tunch prepares to kill himself in a suburb of Istanbul.