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The Podestà's Brooch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Yes, sociopaths exist and exult in wreaking havoc on other people’s lives. Watch Konnie, domestic help-cum-wife in a wealthy, dysfunctional Italian family. On impulse, she steals a family heirloom, and then…
The Trust Protector
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
After his premature passing, the beautiful probate attorney appointed to handle his estate must join forces with Peter's charming but grieving best friend to see that Peter's plans and wishes are fulfilled. These two proxies must sort through the mysteries Peter left behind, as well as their feelings about the case and each other.
Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Approx. Short Story Length: 11 pages / 3,160 words - Roy had always dreamed of living abroad in the tropics, somewhere remote and exotic. So accepting the offer to teach in Singapore was a no-brainer. But poor Roy failed to anticipate how living in one of the world's most densely populated cities would arouse his intuitive preoccupation with cleanliness.
Cop Fear
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
What is cop fear? What effect can it have? Discover in this story, where a man is morbidly afraid of cops.
Truth's Consequence, A Braji Short Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A further exploration of Kraut's life after Brajilliana. Kraut must make the difficult decision to tell the truth. He learns that truth does not set you free, or even relieve the pain of regret, but it just might set you on a new course for a better life. A short, short story based on a character from the novel Braji.
Signorina
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Her aka is Signorina. She's a kidnapper, she's ruthless, she has no identity, and she's terribly good at writing code. Her plan is smart and undetectable.
Bullets For Buddha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story duo: Bullets For Buddha in which an excess of zeal leads to the Dalai Lama hunted down by militants, and Looks Like God in which Jesus and several companions decide to take a second look at Earth.
Confessional Sins
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Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
(4.00 from 1 review)
How can one seek redemption from another far guiltier of sin?
London Comfort: From Hollywood to the White House, an American Idol's Dangerous Real World Adventure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,660. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
London Comfort is a seemingly brainless Hollywood celebrity who finds herself in the truly brainless world of Washington when a judge sentences her to community service as a White House tour guide. She soon discovers her coke-filled nights with Hollywood party boys are tame compared to what she finds in the White House — a world just as exploitive but much more dangerous.
Those Hands
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard was attacked as a young boy and has kept it a secret for decades... even from himself. When he has the chance to confront his attacker before the attack, it will change both of their lives forever. Warning: may contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. NO explicit description of abuse.
Giallo
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
When a handful of underground currency traders set up a chat room to make a few bucks, they underestimated the disastrous effect on Banks and countries as their currency spun out of control. Suddenly an interesting offer is too good to give up―after all, they're just in for the money.
Idiot's Mask
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,600. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
‘Idiot’ is the street name of a thief who has been drafted into a revolutionary army fighting a war between worlds. When he is put in charge of a beautiful hostage during a brutal battle he is forced to question his loyalties, and the consequences of that choice will steer the fate of two planets...and reveal an even deeper mystery.
Barefoot Girls
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 169,880. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When her hometown newspaper reviews Hannah O’Brien’s newly released novel, the nature of her book is called into question when the reviewer suggests it is a memoir depicting her neglectful alcoholic mother – Keeley O’Brien Cohen, the most beloved of the Barefoot Girls - a little too accurately for fiction, citing rumors rather than sources. Mother and daughter estranged, Hannah's life unravels.
Око за око
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: Russian. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
1990’s, Moscow, Russia. As the society is discovering capitalism and freedoms of various kinds, the majority of people are left to survive however they prefer. The country descends into chaos, with the newly rich making their own rules. Laws aren’t working, jobs are lost, government-issued pensions are not being paid. Crimes are neither solved nor punished…or are they? A novella. Russian edition.
Gleams
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,410. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by Espresso Books. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Marian just wants her life back. After a car crash in L.A., she’s been suffering from panic attacks – and her glamorous best friend Liza has been left suspended between life and death in the Institute of Immortal Pursuits.
My Conversation With 50 Dollars
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
After losing his business, his family, and with his life unraveling, Jack Kingsley has the strangest of experiences. Little did he know that a conversation with money, literally, would hold so many of life’s secrets and the key to his own victory over adversity and misfortune. Jack experiences his own inner awakening as the most unconventional of characters becomes his guide and counselor.
Muzzle Flash
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A man traverses a wintery forest, serching for an escape from his past.... and his assasin.
Five Million Dollar Cat (A Novella)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Amy’s sleazy ex reemerges, she is wary, for two good reasons. One, she is still paying off the debts Jack had gotten her in. Two, his scheme, as usual, smacks of fraud. Jack, however, insists that everything is perfectly legal, safe, and easy, especially Amy’s part. All she needs to do to earn her share, which would be a quarter million dollars, is… adopt a cat.
The Interrogator
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
In this tense, timely thriller, an interrogator finds himself in a remote bunker and an even more remote region of the human soul as he confronts the most hardened enemy he has ever faced and the most difficult choice he has ever been forced to make. “The Interrogator” asks the question: Are there moral limits to the way information should be obtained to defend one’s country?
Letting Go
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A chance encounter gives a grieving woman new perspective in this short story by the author of 'A Stranger's Kiss' and 'A Stranger's Touch.'