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The Potters of Halberton
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 100,420. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
This moving story explores how World War I affected not only men at the Front but also their loved ones at home, who were unable to understand what they were going through. The Potters of Halberton is a compelling tale of love and loss, jealousy and anger, magnanimity and denial as Edmund and Lilian are compelled to face uncomfortable truths in a world that is changing for ever.
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.
An Interview With Jesus Christ And Other Short Stories
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
What would Jesus say if he were to come back today for a news interview? You will find out in An Interview with Jesus Christ, the lead story in this collection of twenty-four short stories not afraid to address the hypocrisies of life. War, religion, marriage and discrimination are some of the topics addressed in this collection. The hypocrisies that are revealed will open up your eyes!
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.
Miriam
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,990. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Miriam is a story that explores the impact of bequeathed memories and experiences on identity, behaviour and attitudes. It charts the life of a daughter of Holocaust survivor parents as she comes to grips with her parents' past and the constraints it applies to her living her life freely and without recrimination.
Alice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Alice is near breaking point. Floods have left her beautiful dream home a damaged mess, her step children's lack of respect is giving her migraines and, worst of all, her husband is giving her no support to lean on. Her life is slowly spiralling out of control. When Alice's daughter, Anne Marie, repeatedly falls victim to aggressive vandals, Alice finally can take no more.
Love Both Ways
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,470. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
At fifty, Michael thought his life was over. In his mid-thirties, David wanted his life to begin. After these fathers divorce, they meet at a support group and fall spiritually and passionately in love. Their romance forces them to fight for the love of their children and battle against bigots who refuse to understand their lives as Italian and Black British fathers who love both ways.
The Beautiful One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,670. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Michael Stanton is a haunted man. He can think of nothing but Moira, his sadly departed love, as he paints endless portraits alone in his mansion. But when ghoulish shadows and ominous voices start to haunt him as well, Michael finds himself spiralling into a fatal pit of depression, paranoia and anxiety.
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.
Best of Breed an Extraordinary Rose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,880. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If you’re a dog lover this story will make you laugh, cry, and want to read more. “Best of Breed, an Extraordinary Rose” is an adult picture book that tells the story a little German Shepherd who changes her owner’s life forever. It’s an inspiring, interesting and heartwarming story of courage and love.
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?
Second Chances on the Nile
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
For Tracy Widowson, the morning she wakes up to venture out on a Nile cruise is a turning point in her life in more ways than one. The trip originally planned for her husband, Tom, and herself, is now to be undertaken alone since the death of Tom from a brain tumour four years earlier.
The Beautiful One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,670. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Michael Stanton is a haunted man. He can think of nothing but Moira, his sadly departed love, as he paints endless portraits alone in his mansion. But when ghoulish shadows and ominous voices start to haunt him as well, Michael finds himself spiralling into a fatal pit of depression, paranoia and anxiety.
Mafia Wheelman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,750. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Tony 'Scram' is one of the top getaway drivers in the game. Bank robberies, mafia hits, home invasions. Name your score, Scram's your man. Pushing 70 and indebted to mobsters, Tony must decide to drive for an armored car heist. The split promises one million per man. Does Tony have one more Scram for the road?
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...