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The Mascot (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
His first day at a new school, Winston discovers there's something very wrong with his classmates when they attack him for refusing to pretend their mascot is something it is not. A short satire. (~3700 words)
Deadline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer (the neurotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough), a writer is late publishing his short story of the week, or is he? Follow along as the deadline nears.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
Dreams Are Real
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Safe and Secure in Atropia
You set the price! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A couple recently moved into a master planned gated community, kept up to exacting standards by aerial surveillance, "helpful" bureaucrats, and of course the vigilant HOA. But having to worship a parking meter seems a little much. This farcical satire of suburbia illustrates that totalitarianism isn't always an iron-fisted dictatorship (yet), and it may be closer to home than one might think.
Q: BROKEN
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 8 · The Furai Compilation, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A few years from now, in three, fateful minutes, EVERY population center will be LEVELED by Alien invaders. Billions perish; survivors, rounded up and enslaved. The story of a soldier, a FURAI, who escapes bondage, infiltrates the enemy, and waits, patiently, for the day, when man will free himself from Alien bondage- The day man's enslavers will be defeated, their grip: BROKEN.
Children of the Sand
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A fan asked me to write something about the children of Gaza. I imagined what I would do for them if I had giant hands. What would you do?
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this wonderfully descriptive short story by Nick Porter, an elderly woman and her husband take a journey through a small west-Texas town and her memories.
Earth's Worm
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Following years of maternal abuse, Coral lies down in the mud of his backyard and embarks on a journey through nature's elements to escape his pain.
Touching distance: 0.1mm
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two lives. Two deaths. In one universe June lives. In the other Jim survives his wife. Both live on without the other. Desperately sad, but still sharing the same space. So very far apart.
Q: LEVERAGE
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 7 · The Furai Compilation, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
“With the right leverage, I shall move the world.” Something new entered the PRISON today. A man, unlike any I've met before. A man who knows my thoughts, what I love, what I cherish, what I need, what I fear- "The softest point, in any security: the men in charge of its administration. Men are clay; mold them to your will-" TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS!
Q: BREATHE
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 6 · The Furai Compilation, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A powerful, dangerous stimulant is discovered: AXOFILOSOPHEIN; so transformative, it's not viewed as a drug: it's a weapon. LEARN THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE! THE FURAI COMPILATION A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO READ- from a 'DARK' 'TWISTED MIND'.
Q: LOTUS
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 5 · The Furai Compilation, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
...In the not so distant future, The Furai Empire has expanded man's conquest of the galaxy; man's sphere of dominance expands for 3 lightyears, from the Empire's center EARTH. A planet has been discovered, which, may hold the secret for the future of the Empire; man's manifest destiny: CONQUER THE GALAXY. TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS. THE FURAI COMPILATION
Q: DESCEND
Series: Q SOURCE, Book 4 · The Furai Compilation, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A planet's discovered, unlike any other in the universe. A dark, black, desolate, uninviting planet made of pure carbon: 10 times the size of earth, yet gravity is similar; far away from any star, yet there's life, abundant life. The planet itself seems to be crying out, to all would-be explorers: "You're not welcome here!"
The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people.
The Shadow's Embrace
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short, emotional, story about the inevitability of aging.
Running with the Wolves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
Echolalia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
What do a superhero, a pumpkin, and light switches have in common? They are all special interests of Jerome's brother Todd. Todd's autism is so severe that his speech is limited to echolalia -- the repetition of other people's words. Jerome's dearest wish is to have a real conversation with his younger brother. Will Todd's echolalia be the first step in making his wish come true?
The Fires of Autism
Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Just as fire destroys wood but hardens steel, a child's autism diagnosis can either rip apart or strengthen a marriage. Calvin and Laura Wygant struggle to accept their son Todd's new diagnosis and to keep their marriage intact. This story, written by the mother of a child with autism, depicts both the heartache experienced by parents of a newly-diagnosed child and the hope that endures.
The Story Continues...
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"The Story Continues" is a cute little collection of micro stories that do not have a formal ending. This book of three stories counts as the next free short story installment to follow the success of "The Soul of an Author." Thanks for reading!