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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.
Being Martha Ramis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Martha Ramis, church secretary in a small town in South Dakota, ruminates on the new pastor as she goes about preparing the next church newsletter.
We're Ready (The Journal of Cable Black)
Price: $1.52 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A lazy military man wakes up to find himself in a chaotic United States. He intended to miss a mandatory deployment by hiding away in his barracks room closet. The world around him in pieces, as political tensions and civil war engulfs America. We are brought into this story through the evolving mind and journal of this young man as he grows in both character and writing ability.
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.
Учитель
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Russian. Published: November 3, 2016 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Зазвенел звонко звонок школьный извещая об окончании перемены, и школьный учитель истории Николай Петрович открыв скрипучею дверь вошёл в свою аудиторию. В глубокой задумчивости он слегка кивнул головой и глухим простуженным голосом поприветствовал притихших за партами учеников своими почти неизменными обыденными фразами
In the Matter of Snake vs. Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016 by Five Tigers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Rikki Pollard, a divorce lawyer for the down and out in gritty Buffalo, NY, makes a living out of rendering asunder what the Lord had brought together. Despite her unholy trade, Rikki never expected to encounter Old Scratch himself in open court. But now she has to rescue her young client, Chance Stone, from a fate worse than death.
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?"
The Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mark Smith, an old retired Marine, is not happy with the state of the nation. But he's only cleaning his rifle, a weekly ritual held over from the old days. He leans one way, his wife the other. Protector and protected, neither able to exprience the other's worldview. Will it matter?
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.
The Man with the Finger and the Rank
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mr. Kristen dreams of world domination. Finally his chance comes. He finds himself in a launch bunker with the red button before him. Yes, that red button. And what he launches will not soon be forgotten.
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.
The Golden Child
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Stephen Pendleton sees his childhood repeating himself. His brother, Ken, who was given everything as the eldest child while Stephen, the youngest, was neglected and abused. He's tried to put that behind him and move on with his life, but when he sees his younger nephew going through the same things, he finds himself reliving the past and his darkest impulses.
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.