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Orange Blossom Mountain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Chaosheng zhe has been a monk for nearly forty years, but still he finds a long-lasting connection with the Tao frustratingly elusive. Finally, in the last days of winter, he sets out for the hermitage on Orange Blossom Mountain, hoping the seclusion will help him achieve his long sought after state of bliss. A short story.
Wet
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paradise. The soul's ever nostalgic urge to pause a lazy summer Sunday's orange brush at dusk, aided by a waiting cabernet. Ashumble lamb, for some, and that would do. But for Ariel... To be released in April 2017!
The Happiness Inquisition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
One day a child is admitted to hospital, the victim of abuse. Five people of different ages find themselves caught up in the series of events that leads up to this tragedy. But who made the anonymous phone call that set these events in motion? And why did they do it?
The Monk's Bed - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Synopsis How sheepishly we follow... no, rephrase, how we absolutely cherish the endless queues, to purchase with our health, the one way ticket to the bottleneck where financial slavery is sold. And one icy windy morning, the whole world changes and we realise we're part of nature but we know nothing of how to survive it...
Rings of a Tree (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Another season begins… Childhood sweethearts Jake and Cassidy always knew they’d end up getting married, but what they hadn’t been prepared for were the ups and downs that life would present to them. Follow their family through generations of celebrations and trials, as told through the eyes and ears of an oak tree.
Walnoten
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: Dutch. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sarah gaat ieder jaar op vakantie naar de Moezelstreek in Duitsland. Maar dit jaar is ze voor het eerst helemaal alleen en loopt ze totaal verloren langs het water. Een kort verhaal over verdriet, eenzaamheid en afscheid nemen.
Strong Tea, Three Sugars
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
It would be fair to say that the sinister poseur Sørensen is not the most popular new boss in John's office. Despite his best efforts, his staff take an instant and unanimous dislike to him, and over time, he gives them good reasons, particularly in his pursuit of John's wife Sue, who is clearly not interested in Sørensen.
I Forgot To Mention, My Name Is Luigi... - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Synopsis They say we're never really alone... Not even when the black serpent-like constrictiveness of isolated abandonment clouds a human mind, wrestling with the promise, of dying... alone...
Paths of Trust
Series: Tales of Oshala the Hex. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A sword and sorcery adventure in the tradition of Tanith Lee, Ursula Le Guin, and Robert E. Howard. A world of dark sorcery—an age of sharpened bronze. An undefeated warlord approaches an unconquerable city. Can the sorceress Oshala the Hex keep the city from being drowned in the empire's wave of expansion? Or will her past with the warlord be her undoing? This is a 7,700-word novelette
As Seen On the Internet: A (slightly modified) Compilation
Price: Free! Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
If generosity is measured by donations, then Jalen Cole is the most emotionally benevolent author of the decade. Witness what is sure to become the bedrock of this writer's long and lively career as he embarks on a journey of the mind and its many forgetful corners.
The Duster - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Ever wonder about those unassuming vehicles as they drive between the peaceful sleepy suburbs and the airports? Ever wonder why they seem so much more purposeful at midnight or a while after?
Heartville's Diner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Café, Eatery or Bistro... On the whole these brightly lit, welcoming signs serve as samples of sometimes age-old delectable processes kept secret, to keep hungry selective patrons going back for more...
As Above, So Below... A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sometimes... there is an obscured disconnect between what we imagine and what we feel. And sometimes what we feel, is a ponderous part of the illusion of things we'd love to be real... And so we live, alternating our improvised happiness at will, between the things know, the things we feel, and those we'd love to be real...
The Counter - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Call it resourceful well timed strategy or call it dumb luck, but let's agree at least that it's all mixed with relaxed recreation, boisterous entertainment and a generous helping of bright lights in tune with an eternal supply of exhilaration. It's the lively world; both supplying and deriving oxygen from and to the casino gambling machines, that we know and on occasion visit.
Yesterday... Today... Tomorrow... - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Synopsis: There is an abode, a venue... or for now, let's refer to it as a dwelling... not far from where you live and love. Actually, who knows, it may be exactly where you live... A dwelling then, if you want... where "was" and "is" and "will be" are the same place... No, "I" probably won't guess where you live... But then, we're not taking about me...
Midnight Crew - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Synopsis If there prevailed a world as large as ours, parallel with ours, but not in a hazy Sci-Fi kind of way... A real one, right under our very noses. A trepid existence where most of the common dictionary was peeled from communication and life was undressed from daylight's gown... A plane where the Court passages were dustier, less visited, almost unused...
Bringing Down The House - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Synopsis: Who we are when no one looks... What we need to hold, for our souls to taste... The great mystic, poet, Sufi, mystic and philosopher, Rumi (1207) moulded perfectly the vase that contains "us" when he phrased... "We show our worth by what we seek". Rumi had it right, all along, and nothing changed in so many centuries.
Mutated - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
So, moving upper on the food chain..., what about us? What would the correct number of humans be per city, country or continent or are we past that number and is it already too late? Or has mother earth already been working on a solution to ensure we fall back in line with the rest of the species; using her smallest soldiers...? The arguments end up on the same scale every time. Someone must (or m
Walking the Dusty Track
You set the price! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A thought provoking short story based on the journey of a youth whose life is impacted by the social turmoil his country is in. The unfolding events in his life forms the thrill of the story while the overall plot will surely catch imagination and give a glimpse of what it means to be human.
An Occasion of Sin (a cautionary tale)
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man of mature years thinks he’s hit the romantic jackpot, having fallen in love with the “perfect” lover. When she dumps him he realizes that maturity does not bring a load of wisdom about the exigencies of mating.