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In The Stars Part I, Episode 4: Aries
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Aries is Episode 4 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fourth of six eventful months. Jess comes to terms with her condition in time for Kris’s TV debut; Josh and Eleanor attempt to resolve their differences before Toby’s christening; Jason’s hard work comes to fruition; George enjoys a nostalgic birthday celebration.
Passing Lane
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 60,070. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Passing like "ships in the night" we never realize just how much we influence other people. In a series of 14 short stories, the author emphasizes this theme. Lives are changed, some for the better, others forever lost. From tragedy to romance, people embark upon moments of self-discovery, with the realization that other people profoundly influence our lives as well.
A Good Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,480. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Helen Davis deftly weaves the 1980's readjustment of British social boundaries into her novel as she transports the reader from coming of age student life in England, through adventure, death and life changing experiences in Peru, to a disastrous attempt at rediscovering lost youth and innocence, nearly thirty years too late.
Granite Republic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A story told through news clippings, video transcripts, leaked documents, and gripping first hand accounts, Granite Republic details the explosive stand of one small state against a tyrannical national government.
Gulliver Station: The Challenge
Series: Gulliver Station, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Expand her grandfather’s crime syndicate or alienate Gulliver Station residents against The Family – James McMahon thinks Erin Gillespie is weak, not moving fast enough, can Erin hold on?
Finding Jupiter
Series: Chasing Jupiter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,730. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014 by Brown Wall Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Finding Jupiter is about the dichotomy between an everyday person just trying to make it through a societal collapse and the governmental elite who wish to never let a crisis go to waste. This is a story of conspiracy, politics, bad choices, love, and hope.
The Hell of It All
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,610. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Has the consumer been manipulated by the oil industry for decades? After finding oil on his father's farm in the late 30s, William Hamilton devoted his whole life to the success of his oil company. When his only daughter informed him of an efficient gasless car engine, he manipulated the inventor to sell him the patent in order to prevent its manufacture.
Nicole.
You set the price! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A winter night, and an abnormal call for the ambulance leads to a paramedic getting more than he bargained for.
Tea for Two, Justice for All
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: American English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What is life? By what traits and attributes is one thing defined as living, and another not? CCD-08, who prefers to think of herself as "Bo", muses on the subject as the civil war for robot independence rages on outside her bakery doors. She wages her own personal fight inside, trying to bring robots and humans together on either side of a table.
Healer's Choice
Price: Free! Words: 40,960. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Carlos Vega is entering his fourth year of medical school. He will soon be a doctor. What he really wants is to be a hero. He begins the year convinced that the high-tech career of a trauma surgeon is the best way to make this happen. Within months, his feelings and his future are influenced by those who teach him, those he treats and those he loves. What will he choose?
Buford's Backyard Fishing Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Welcome to the idea of raising your vittles in your own backyard, as told to me by my neighbor, Buford. Now Buford has been known to tell a well stretched tale now and then, but the fact he gets meat and vegetables from the same space is the real deal. We’re not talking about corn and potato plants in a garden. This is the world of aquaponics—where you raise fish and plants all at the same time. A
En alles is ijs
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: Dutch. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Julia heeft de zogenaamd beschaafde wereld achter zich gelaten. 'Het ondenkbare' kan en mag haar niet meer raken. In het verlaten strandhuisje, waar zij de veiligheid hoopt te vinden die de wereld haar heeft ontnomen, wacht haar echter een onaangename verrassing. Niet alleen haar geestelijke, maar ook haar fysieke voortbestaan staat nu op het spel.
The Pillars of Light
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man sits on a rock in a forest, gazing at the distance. Who is he? Why is he there? Is he waiting for someone, and if so, who? He seems to be lost in thought, or is he?
Running for the Guv
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Blake Guv is a starving young attorney fresh out of law school, desperately trying to get new clients. In a mad gamble to obtain some publicity he foolishly enters the race for Governor of his state as an independent candidate. But when a series of unexpected events shove him to the front of the race, Blake is appalled at the prospect he just might win--since he hates politics with a passion!
Intertwined
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: American English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Willie awoke in an institution. The dreams had stopped. He was now left alone to face the stark truth that he had been avoiding his whole life— the reality of his own existence. During his stay at The North Oaks Psychiatric Center, Willie struggles with a decision. Should he surrender his trust to Dr. Calabro, who prescribes therapy as the only solution; or should he follow through with his
Ghost Flight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
It was just like any other flight, on any other day - except it vanished into thin air, and all the 21st centuries technologies could not find it for many days. A short piece of 'live fiction' that speculates on where the Ghost Flight might be.
Sleepers 3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,330. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Permuted. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
On a spring day, 1.8 billion children disappear from the face of the earth and natural disasters rock the globe. Of those who remain, 90 percent a ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings.
Ol' Salt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A bond of love between Grandfather and Grandson shattered by death from cancer; a boy's fall into depression and his difficult journey back.
The Finisher
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Florian Featherstonehaugh is a hired assassin—the kind of bloke you don’t want to cross on a good day. On a bad day . . . well, he’s a professional, but even a professional has a breaking point. Will the Department of Motor Vehicles be his? (Flash fiction action thriller sort of thing — 1,000 words, about 4 pages)
The Recliner
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
This short story follows a boy obsessed with a velvet recliner in his house.