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PhotoBomb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In this short story, George is walking on the beach with his four year old granddaughter when he pranks a gathering of Middle Eastern people by adding himself to the back of their group photo. When this group sets off a bomb in Philadelphia, and some of the terrorists are killed, the photo on a dead man’s phone soon falls into the hands of the media and the FBI, who identify him as the mastermind!
Best Served Cold, Revenge a la Carte
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
No matter what taste short mystery fiction readers might have, each will find something to their liking in this bakers' dozen by Sylvia Nickels. Revenge in many forms, as concocted by the characters, is featured in most of the stories. Sometimes the fierce thirst for revenge must ignore the saying, '...revenge is a dish best served cold.'
Green Mountain Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,160. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This book is the third in The Green Mountain Dream Trilogy. It hinges largely on the events of the two previous books, No Permission Needed and The Widow Maker. It is about love, about the possibility of reincarnation, about dreams, and about the spirit that lays hidden in everyone and everything around us.
Trump's Bible The Book of Genesis, a satire
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Story of Creation, from Trump's Point of View. This is a work of satire: Genesis 1 In the beginning, there was nothing but chaos and darkness. And from this nothingness, Trump created himself. And he saw that he was great. Also from the darkness Trump created a vast Firmament and he called this America, land of the free and home of the brave. And Trump saw that this was Great.
The Detail Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
I sell drugs. So did Bay Reed. The difference between Bay and me: I know how to keep secrets...
What They Left Behind
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
Walking In The Neon Night
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Jonathan had always been warned of this side of the city. A place where neon lights disguised everything and where shadows concealed the sins of man. His father's warnings were beginning to fall on deaf ears as Jonathan searched for the answer to his own question. That question had brought him here but will he find his answer.
The Gay Pill
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,710. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The President of the United States is up for reelection and a controversy erupts. A pharmaceutical company has manufactured a pill that when taken by the mother during pregnancy, can prevent the child from being gay. Will the President decide to stand against the Pill and risk losing reelection, or will he stand up for what he believes is right?
Into the Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,120. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Into the Silence is the story of Chris Hinton and his spiritual journey to find happiness from a life of fear and guilt. It tells of his travels from London to Dharamsala in the Himalayas, of his encounter with the Dalai Lama, and then of meeting his spiritual teacher on the sacred Hindu mountain, Arunachala, in the South of India.
Point Blank (a Short Tale of Macabre Family Faults)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE PRESSURE... ASK YOUR MOTHER TO STOP POINTING THE GUN AT YOUR HEAD. Suddenly, it's write or die for Steven, thanks to the pressure of his own mother indenting his tender skull with the muzzle of the pistol held in her hand. Not to mention that his recently departed Father lying on the floor beside him should supply enough motivation.
Coffee? Perhaps Tea?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this psychological short story, Mr. Wilson appears to have misplaced his mind. But then, why would he appear normal around a pretentious doctor who has completely alienated him? Well, if he could be anymore alienated than he already was.
Our Lady of the Burning Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Two stories of crime, chance and coincidence. Liam has to raise twenty thousand dollars to pay back the mob and decides to rob a church. But fate has other ideas. Dennis has robbed a bank and found the perfect hiding place for the loot, a deserted factory. But his plans are thwarted by homeless Harry… 4900 words or 18 print pages altogether
A Man of Means - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Over dinner in a London restaurant, a man reflects on breaking up with his latest girlfriend. Dear Reader: If you enjoyed this short story, please read my longer works, also available for free on smashwords.
Reader
Series: Daughter of Time, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
From the future, a final plea. Out of the past, a last hope. A young girl, born to die in freakish disregard. A doomed world, enslaved to forces unseen. A final hope beyond imagining. Become a Reader, because in the end, the most unbelievable step in the adventure—will be your own. "A gripping science-fiction epic that will propel readers toward wonder" -ForeWord Reviews
Red Soil Through Our Fingers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A Mars colonist accepts a deal with a mining company to start a new life on humanity's off-world frontier. But idealism turns to unease when reality becomes darker than the fine print foretold. With his farm under bio-genetic attack and the most powerful player on the planet as an enemy, Mahela has no choice but to run... and expose economic slavery on an interplanetary scale.
Fall of the Yellow Jackets
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
On a resplendent autumn afternoon, two recurring agents (32 and 33) have a discussion on the back patio in east Charlotte. A certain species of flying insect soon make its presence known. An encyclopedic discussion of yellow jackets ensues. Then, Agent 666 turns the radio on. Somehow, it all ends up in the waves. Sorry, no sex, violence, or Mr. Malloy in this one. Approx. 1600 words.
A Curious Warmth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man can be nice to a woman without any thought of having sex with her, right? And vice versa? That's Pamela's theory, but will it hold in the presence of a tall, nice, very handsome man? On the night before the finality of her wedding?
Things That Don't Rhyme - A Short Strory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
It is rumored that a mere handful of people controls the world. Controlling both wealth, the ruling sense of fashion, what was and is considered art and what was and is not, the various perceptions on science, climate change, commerce, etc. But hidden deep in the gears of this machine, no one asks what should be the only question really... "Who pays the Speech Writers?"
21 Weeks: Week 6
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A woman’s body is found in a van at an auto salvage yard, her stomach cut open as if something has been ripped from within. Up to Nash, Williams, and Bishop to figure out the true nature of their victim’s torture, for Beck the case hits a little too close to home. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series.
How To Pause A Monster Called Time - A Short Strory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The reincarnation of the insomniacs of yesterday. A tribute to the ones who managed their return from hell as well as the ones who couldn’t find their way back. The sleepwalkers, the night owls, the cops, the soldiers, the forgotten.