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Kingfisher Sunday
By Ester Phillips
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Fifties era fiction. It's September 1951 and Thomas and Evie Mitchell are about to become parents for the second time. Evie's joy at the birth of her son is marred by the apparent indifference of her husband. Thomas is still mourning the loss of his beloved daughter Jane and feels he cannot bond with another child. Will he be able to overcome his reserve and give his son a place in his heart?
The Vicar
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Reverend Adam Rankin the new Vicar made his way through the suburban streets introducing himself to his latest congregation. However is he what he seems?
Hunger in Blue
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
The Wedding
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nervous but beautiful bride Kassia looked into Mikesh’s big brown eyes as she recited her vows. Was she doing the right thing? Was She?
The Gambler
By Avtar S Johal
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Contact
By Biefnot Dannemark
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Fringilla Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Looking forward to a changing world, Véronique Biefnot and Francis Dannemark, two of Belgium’s leading authors, explore the question of what will be the heart’s deepest desire in days to come—and find that it will be the same desire the heart has always had: Contact.
Self Defense
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Miriam's son tries to defend himself against schoolyard bullies, he's victimized a second time by a school system that punishes the victim as well as the bully. Miriam must overcome the trauma of her own past in order to help her son learn to be strong. For bullies exist in every walk of life, and she's tired of being a victim.
Candles for a Water Moccasin
By T.F.B
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
A man who is fishing reflects on his life from the darkest corners of his mind.
The Price of Happiness: $10
By Beth Bernier Pratt
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cora meets a carnival barker who promises to give her the secret to happiness for the low, low price of only ten dollars.
The Loneliest Sami
By Eero Tarik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
They were the loneliest of all peoples, isolated from humankind for thousands of years as their diaspora took them driving north, further and further. And yet just as they were excluded from mainstream society, so too did they exclude their own. He was the loneliest of them all, he was the loneliest Sami. A short story of imagination.
Freefall
By Brandon LeValley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
After a tragic fall into a crevasse, Henry Gunderson must come to terms with a personal loss, while mysteries deep inside a glacier play tricks on his mind. His nephew, Peter, is informed of Henry's disappearance and warned of the futility of a rescue. Climbing at this elevation is more treacherous than Peter can imagine and discovers a bitter truth about what the mountain has in store.
In That Moment
By Jason Jack
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Charles Frank has it all. A loving wife, an adorable newborn daughter, and a good paying job. But on his way home, one second—one moment—shatters his entire picture-perfect life, and he is forced to make the toughest choice he has ever faced— To live or to die?
The Unfettered Dream
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
It is often said that wisdom comes with pain. Long ago in the north of the Indian subcontinent, a being of great wisdom arose. There is pain in his story, but perhaps the story we know is not all of the truth. Perhaps wisdom came at a greater price than we know. This is a vision of what it might have taken to bring it into the world. The Unfettered Dream is a short story of about 4,000 words.
The Sliver Of Light
By Roger Harrison
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man is beaten and locked in a dark room. Can he find his way out of his desperate situation or will he be stuck in the dark forever? Find out when you read this short story from Mississippi writer Roger Harrison.
The Miles
By Ken Hinckley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Only a forked thatch of pavement separates men like Poulan from your doorstep-- any doorstep. Miles of road, miles of byway, miles of interstate. Poulan devours the miles. Within every man lurks a monster, within every monster lurks a man. Fate rides on the millions of miles that pass under a man's rig, and the secret loss that propels Poulan over the horizon.
Lover I Don't Have To Love
By Tracy Marchini
Series: Now Hear This!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Thanks to a runaway best-seller, the world thinks that Greg Hanlon fell in love with Angeline while sailing the open seas, and lost her before they could marry on the beach. Though the book started out as a bet between Greg and his best-friend Darrin, the project has taken off like neither of them expected. In this absurdist short-story, one young adult must come to terms with fame -- or infamy.
Maelstrom, a short story
By Amber Jerome~Norrgard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
15 million people suffer from social anxiety disorder in the United States alone. For those who are plagued with the illness, even the act of leaving their homes is almost too much to bear. For those who suffer from the illness, they rarely find understanding from those who have no idea what it’s like to be terrified to experience life normally.
The Master Lies Dead
By C.Y. Dillon
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A rural Sheriff is called to investigate a foul odor coming from a remote cabin and discovers a female slave in the basement bound by invisible chains. Short story written for mature readers.
Saint Addiction
By Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
Life with HIM (A Companion Novelette to The Rennillia Series)
By M. Sembera
Series: Rennillia. Price: Free! Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Life with HIM covers the six year gap between The Prequel and Rennillia (book I) left out of The Series. Following the death of her parents in 'A Look Back', Ren cannot cope with her heartbreaking loss. Fueled by regret and the overwhelming need to hide from what has happened, she winds up on Henley's door step.