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9am And Still, It Was Dark
Price: Free! Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Synopsis A wanted man with a new face, had paused due to the pain. Still dazed from the last of the lingering effects of the anaesthetic, the setting sun's revengeful rays took a last stab around the fringe of the bandages that had been wound tightly to protect the fine rows of stiches and his sensitive eyes.
The Burden
Price: Free! Words: 28,900. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Robert Amuigh's brother is dead, and it is meaningless. The Burden follows Amuigh’s misunderstanding of himself and the world around him. A short narrative that struggles to cement the blurred line between identity, mental illness and what it really means to be free in the early 21st century.
The Regular
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
It's two days before Christmas and the regulars are showing up at Nate's restaurant, kicking the snow off their shoes and fending off that old man winter cold. And Nate, the manager, is there to greet them. John Mentor and his family are there as usual. Nate enjoys the warmth of John's family as well as their rambunctious kids. But Nate sometimes sees what others cannot.
Peregrinaje del Alma Sola III
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Breve diario de un verano activo. Temas líricos, sentimentales, intimistas , personalistas. Crónicas viajeras.
Sudden Onset Mid-Life Crisis
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Phil tries to talk his friend, Alfie, out of an irrational desire to fly to New York and search for Fran Lebowitz.
New Dawn
Price: Free! Words: 62,370. Language: British English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
When Jumaane, an African refugee, climbs the concrete wall securing the southern border of the hermetically sealed United States of Europe, his dreams of freedom and safety quickly turn into a living nightmare.
Dances in the Theater of the Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
It has not been that long ago that I took ballroom dance lessons and what I quickly came to realize is that all of us are engaged in a poetic dance in this theater of life. We must all continue to develop a rhythmic ear for good music that motivates us to get up and get in synch with the best moments and opportunities that life has to offer.
How My Cyborg Dog Saved the World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
An environmental awareness / technological themed story that explores serious global issues through the interactions of the larger than life characters sporadically introduced through the novel. The uniquely personable characters are all caught up in an extraordinary and unbelievable situation in which nothing is coincidence and no one is who they initially appear to be!
Comes Around
Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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Harold Outterrige has forgotten the golden rule, "treat others as you would treat yourself" and now believes that the downtrodden exist for him to trample. He's about to get a solid lesson in exactly how his beliefs hurt others. Up close. And very, very personal.
Korsakoff Blight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,250. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Upon inheriting the home of his deceased father, Korsakoff Blight embarks on a bizarre journey into the center of the creative soul.
Pizza With Panache
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,270. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Pizza With Panache, a satire, is about Fred Farquhar, a pizza franchise owner, who goes for easy money by trading on inside information from a Wall Street buddy. Nick Papadakis, an overworked SEC enforcement lawyer who is fed up with his job, is told to investigate. Obstructed by defense lawyers and harassed by supervisors, Nick hopes for a way to escape his job while Fred hopes to escape Nick.
A Pulse In Oblivion, and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A PULSE IN OBLIVION AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of slipstream and drama stories, utilizing a shared theme of finding comfort in times of great adversity. Blending drama, science fiction and fantasy into a single mix allows for a greater range in expressing emotions.
Pass-Through Paradox
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two Denver-area (Colorado, USA) university employees work in separate but adjacent storerooms. However, there is a connection between these two basement storage rooms: a vent high up on the wall. What could be misconstrued? What could ever go wrong? Puff breaks heighten the suspicions. Approx. 2100 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13 (for marijuana usage).
Tommy
Price: Free! Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Adventure » General
Fire And Ice Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice From what I've tasted of desire  I hold with those who favor fire. - Robert Frost Synopsis Pyromania - From pyro- "fire" + mania "madness, frenzy." The propensity which leads an insane person to accomplish his purpose by burning, has been considered to merit particular notice, and to constitute a variety of monomania.
Life At My House Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A small, eBook collection of my “Life at my House Sampler” columns—the wit, wisdom, and reflections of a woman, wife, and mother.
The Tipping Point: The Year 2030
Price: Free! Words: 100,660. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Global warming threatens our world. Most scientists worldwide have verified the dangers of a rising CO2 to 450 ppm and 2 degree C where the point of no return may be reached. A young leader turns college students into a fighting force to sway the government to stop the rising CO2. The story faces the long odds of converting lawmakers and the oil industry to end the burning of fossil fuels.
The Heavenly Oak
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017 by Trifecta Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
A thought priming glimpse into the afterlife. Six compelling characters come face to face with their own mortality and realize the end is just the beginning.
Mercy
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(5.00 from 1 review)
How far would you go to heal someone’s pain? After years of watching innocent people suffer, a psychiatric nurse makes it her mission to help the most hopeless of her patients — in a way no one will ever suspect.
Broken - A Web of Tormented Thoughts
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 12,040. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Alice witnessed the killing of her parents when she was five years old and hence, over time created an alter ego called Angel, to avenge the death of her parents. At the same time, her husband - Derrick - had something to do with the death of his insane uncle when he was ten years old...something occurs to remind him of what had happened when he was young and it starts to torment him.
96 Broken Ave.
Price: Free! Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Summer, 1996. A severe thunderstorm is heading towards the small town of Blare, Indiana. A community of hopeless dreamers and broken hearted losers. On the edge of dusk the wind and thunder pick up and the coming of night will bring nightmares to the forefront for a failed musician, a rich kid with suicidal dreams and a thirty something female bartender with a broken past.