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In A Sorry State
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,240. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Fast and furious fun in the topsy turvy world of development experts and international high flyers. In a Sorry State follows novice aid worker Faith Cullimore as she blazes a determined trail through the impoverished villages of northern Uganda. She’s only there to help, or so she keeps saying.
Micheal
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You set the price! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A short story told by David. Locked within his own body, he sees, hears and feels everything, especially pain. Utterly alone, he is assumed to be brain damaged beyond hope. That is until Michael comes- a very different kind of nurse.
Eyes of the Virgin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,130. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The eyes of the Virgin Mother gaze out of the piece of stained glass, their expression wise and protective. From time to time, the Virgin "blinks," and words appear in the glass-cryptic prophecies which the Vatican decodes and discloses, carefully. There are those outside the Church who believe that Mary's words will lead them to untold wealth and earthly power.
Mortlake and Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Speculative and Science Fiction stories on subjects including Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, Augmented Reality, Memetics, Surveillance, Paranoia and Higher Dimensions. 'We are all stories that we tell ourselves, but what if there's no-one there to hear?' All nine short stories have ideas that linger in the mind. You are in the tenth.
Up Gander Road
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,040. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
William and Florence Prater start their lives together with his having all the privileges and control in the marriage. He rarely interacts with any of his seven children, but commands they go by his beliefs and rules. When he becomes an itinerant preacher, there is wide opportunity to be involved with captivated women. His need for lofty adoration is a permanent trait.
Fábulas de nuestro tiempo
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Price: Free! Words: 6,390. Language: Spanish. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Dramatilda, Plácido y Rabión, Arac. Una cobra, dos cachalotes y una pequeña araña son los protagonistas de tres relatos breves formados a la manera de las fábulas tradicionales en las que los animales nos ayudaban a comprender y aprender aspectos importantes para la vida. Historias sencillas que tocarán tu espíritu y tu corazón.
Service Before Self
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Toby Grant has landed his dream job as a service tech for Handy Dandy Services. Things don’t go well from day one, when he's teamed up with Ryan Burnell, a twenty year veteran of the company. Toby quickly learns the hardships of being Ryan’s partner, and finds himself in one uncomfortable situation after another. Toby learns the true meaning of the company’s motto—“Service Before Self.”
Sin, Confession, Forgiveness, and Redemption: A Collection of Short Fiction About Failure and Hope
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015 by Sulis Publications. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
In this mix of historical fiction, science fiction, literary fiction, and contemporary fiction, McFaddyn explores the use of fiction in spiritual growth. These short stories are collected into four themes: sin, confession, forgiveness, and redemption. They will make you laugh, frown, and perhaps a little uncomfortable.
The Odd Task
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer, Charlie Task is the unnamed protagonist. He's taking care of business, doing what he can, using his special skills to remove blights from the world.
Blood In The Stool
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Rachel Tan is a young and soon to be successful administrative assistant. Mary Lee is sixty and moving on with one foot in the grave and the other in the oven. The only thing that ties them together is a single word. Cancer. As they battle life and the diagnosis, the two women experience uncertainty, anger, sadness and pain. How do they combat the vagaries of Life and handle their loved ones?
Detour
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,670. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Caution! Detour ahead: This collection of short stories emphasizes how life's detours can significantly alter the course of a person's life. Some detours may lead to positive outcomes, while others can take a person down a destructive path. The reader will find a variety of characters who face decisions in their relationships, values, and career choices and outcome of their choices.
No Credit in Heaven
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,820. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
John Ballard is dead. That's bad enough, but what's worse is that he neglected to bring any of his possessions with him into the afterlife. It turns out the Egyptians were right and you need to take your stuff with you. John is forced to live like a bum in Heaven until he discovers a way he might be able to return to Earth to get the things that he needs to live an afterlife of comfort.
Hear Me.
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Price: Free! Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
PUNISHMENT HAS A VOICE. Joana and Gonçalo's marriage is far from perfect. The tragedy of their daughter’s death has pushed them apart, to the point that they can barely communicate. Then a Voice that only Gonçalo seems to hear comes into their lives, and the truth behind the Voice will push them towards a fate they never wanted, and could never have guessed.
Walking Where the Dead Ships Dwell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Growing up had been hard, he would admit. But times such as these sometimes had to be experienced in order to mature and grow. You never really become an adult until you have experienced pain, loss and grief; the likes of which, echoed through his mind one after the other on a repetitive, perpetual merry-go-round. The first one went in a crash. The second in a whisper. The third with a bang.
Purple Fables (QUARTET)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"If a fable is a legendary story of supernatural happenings," Mr. Swann says, "or a narration intended to enforce a useful truth, then these four are fables--which shouldn't be confused with fairy tales targeted only for children. These, then, are tales for kind and loving people of all ages." Four magical fables from the pen of Ingo Swann...
Strands of Sorrow, Threads of Hope
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Strands of Sorrow, Threads of Hope, shamelessly tugs at the reader’s emotions. A compilation of thirteen redemption stories, these glittering gems break the heart open with themes of loss, helplessness, jolting change and mistaken paths. For the reader who is willing to carefully untangle the words, within each strand of story sorrow there are threads of hope to be found.
London: Allie's War Early Years
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,270. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015 by White Sun Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
“If there ever was a race-traitor job, this was definitely it...” Revik arrives in London with a new job, a new home…and new people watching him, seemingly more than he has helping him watch the Bridge, a holy warrior hidden among humans to keep her safe from dark Seers called the Rooks. Meanwhile, Allie the Bridge has no idea who or what she really is, (A prequel novel in the Allie’s War Series).
La mujer idiota
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,090. Language: Spanish. Published: February 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Hilda es una niña que vive una infancia difícil al lado de una madre que pierde oportunidad para llamarla “idiota”. Sin embargo ella, a esa edad, poco entiende de la vida, así que ha encontrado el modo de adaptarse a su realidad. Un mal día un evento devastador lo cambia todo y hace que quede a la deriva, y al parecer la palabra “idiota” marca su sino. Sólo el tiempo dirá si logra salir adelante.
The Soul Is Complex
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
An author comes to grips with his spirituality as his life changes due to his new-found celebrity status.
The Passing of Rosario
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this humorous, intense short story by Eric Stringer, the adult child of a woman who recently passed leads you through a humorous, sometimes irreverent look at her life and the impact she had on the other residents, males and females, of the village.