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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: 13,260. 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.
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.
Melancholy and me
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Familiar trail, familiar view, yet she is alone. There she meets melancholy, a piece of cloud handed to her.
Telling Stories: A Collection of Short Stories to Feed the Soul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
TELLING STORIES: A Collection of Flash Fiction Stories to Feed the Soul, by Tracy Blake, is a compilation of stories from different genres. Inside you will find an assassin in love with an agenda. A tormented cop with a taste for blood. And four quirky mythological gods changing the fates of worlds.
The Fading of Jill Montgomery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A woman sets out on a run and soon lapses into recent memories. But are the memories complete? Perhaps they're misleading.
Prescription for Guns, A
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. 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.
Redemption Songs: Prayers For People Like Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
The 71 songs in this book started out as responses to The Psalms but Mark soon found himself wandering to all sorts of places, the Psalms being good jump-off points. The songs are numbered instead of having titles, in the hope that this leaves a degree of open-ended-ness, so that God can say to you what you need to hear. Dip into them at random. May there be a few holy surprises here for you.
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.
Le cheveu venu d'en haut : Des actes de bonté spontanés pour des enfants heureux
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 840. Language: Canadian French. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
Pour Alexis, il semblait que Logan et Olivia avaient droit à tout l'amour de ses parents. Alexis se sentait souvent la feuille de laitue dans le sandwich entre le jambon et le fromage, beurk ! Entre Olivia et Logan, la vie était injuste. Est-ce la chance ou le destin qui fit que le mystérieux cheveu venu d’une autre galaxie tomba sur la tête d’Alexis, au moment où celui-ci se penchait...
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.
Caught at a Crossroad
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
"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.