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The Party
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
This story revolves around a mysterious party taking place in the wake of an awful pandemic...
A Return to Spring
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Three disparate individuals navigate a culture clash in a Palm Springs nightclub far past its prime. A horrific tragedy is unveiled, one which fell through the cracks of history from the Spring Break Riots of 1986—an event that left one young man dead, a man and woman on the run, and the iconic city forever altered in its wake.
The Kite
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
At a kite festival in 2018 on the southern Oregon coast, a series of odd occurrences/revelations accrue, all related to an out-of-the-ordinary kite. Word count per MS Word: 2323. Rating: PG-13.
Aunt Madge and the Civil Election
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Aunt Madge is angry that her Jersey shore town will give big tax breaks to a huge resort. Ocean Alley will be swallowed up in a condo canyon. She runs for mayor to promote sensible growth, and some folks agree with her. Maybe not whoever tried to burn down her garage. She and her opponent don't stoop to to low blows, so people have some fun. (Special to the Jolie Gentil series)
Outright Enright
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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On a chilly overcast autumn afternoon, a father, son and daughter go for a hike in the Oregon Coast Range. The number 7 features prominently. A female hermit leaves some cryptic clues. Word count: 2929 (according to MS Word). Rating: PG-13.
Light-bulb Moments: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Based on real life events, and embellished in the quirkiest manner, this short story explores the moment that a janitor’s rags turn to riches. The inner workings of Alfredo’s mind are brought to bear in the outer world, since: as within so without, as above so below.
O Sister, Where Art Thou?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Armed with unwavering hope, his best friend, and his 1938 Daisy air rifle, a nine-year-old boy waits and practices his shooting in hopes of finding redemption...and his beloved sister.
Virtual Reality Vacation: My Journal
Price: Free! Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
A month-long vacation in Virtual Reality Worlds. Thirty days of journal entries. A speculative science fiction book that uses the theme of Virtual Reality technology to explore questions related to identity, relationships, privacy and cultural changes.
Just a Moment in Time
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Biographical
Agent 33 ruminates while gazing at the Willamette River in Oregon City. Agent 32 is not in the mood for anymore nonsense. And, who was passing over the I-205 bridge at 4:37:19 on the 5th of September (2020)? Word count: 1919 (original manuscript). Rating: PG-13.
Non-Prophet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Staring down the barrel of university, Logan Diaz faces a choice: choose a program that follows his passion for cooking, or one that will benefit humanity, which is in desperate need of assistance. When the choice becomes impossible, Logan hires a cut-rate "non-prophet" to give him a glimpse into his future. Unfortunately, the future is never exactly what one expects.
Swami Lars: If You Have No Dogma, Any Dogma Will Do
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Adventure » General
Swami Sarl Brahmacantra had fallen. Hard. Leah Lane took his heart, his soul, his very being. She was everything he had been looking for. He didn't need the fame, the money or the followers. He only needed Leah. There was just one problem. A problem which the Swami wasn't aware of. A problem that would inexplicably change his life, yet again. If you have no real dogma, any dogma will do.
"you know"
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A language-lover gets fed up with people using interjections she calls “speakos”. She kidnaps a talk-show host and uses the trial to draw attention to her organization, the Language Defense League. While she’s in prison, a local poet engages in a publicity stunt on her behalf by embarking on a pogo-sticking journey. From this, uh, point, things, um, get, like, a little, you know, out of control.
Astonied in Astoria
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Agents 32 and 33 travel by bus to Astoria (OR) to search for an inkling of a linkling. [sic] Word count: 2020. Rating: PG-13.
Truth Always Wins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: September 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A life-changing story of a common man Amit, who was oblivious to the fact that he was completely under the influence of unknown creatures Rakshak & Bhakshak.
Rednecks And Longnecks: The Rules Of The Game Are Simple...There Are No Rules
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Welcome to life on the shores of the Redneck Riviera. A world where sin runs rampant, lust drives men mad, women rule with power over their prey and justice is a fleeting line. A world without caution, in the great state of Alabama, where nothing makes sense - except the desire for even more depravity and sin.
Just For Fun!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: September 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Love story of a careless boy, who turned a boon into a curse and became a living hero ghost.
The Girl The Heart The Killer: The Heart Remembers...Justice Always Prevails
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The girl. Her name is Emily. She just turned ten years old. Her mother is Karen. The heart. It's a transplant. A very risky procedure. A 50/50 chance of survival. Doctor Benoit is their only hope. The killer. His name is Mike. Killing isn't really his fault: it is The Hunger that makes him do it.
Day Two
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Agents 32 and 33 return and scrape Beaverton, Oregon for existential clues in the late summer of 2020. Two cans of Rant-o-Roni are uncovered. A Texan émigré calms the scene. Word count: 2121. Rating: PG-13.
Tales of Heavy Hearts and an Almost Perfect Crime
You set the price! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
TALES OF HEAVY HEARTS AND AN ALMOST PERFECT CRIME is a compilation of short stories by Chelsea Freeman. In these three drama filled stories, "Gone Girl," "Burn," and "Thieves in the Night," tragic truths will come to the light and difficult decisions will have to be made. The suspense will bring you to the edge of your seat.
Dubious Duties
Price: Free! Words: 14,580. Language: British English. Published: September 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Kella Bleen is paroled from prison after 10 years, but when she is strong-armed into becoming the reluctant asset in an operation to kidnap and ransom the Judge who sent her to prison, her life takes a turn for the strange. Is the price of revenge worth the risk of trusting this self-professed liar?