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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
This is a psychological thriller by Eric Stringer. His friend Janie is a collector, but a collector of what?
Where the Shamrocks Grow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,070. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Young Jo Kingsley leaves war-torn Ireland for Paris, finding work in Chateau Colbert. Jean-Pierre, her employer's grandson, introduces her to Paris and womanly desires. Jo then travels to Prohibition American and falls in love with Mike PasiƄski. Loneliness, loss and hardship follow during the Wall Street crash. Will the beautiful Jo let go of her demons and learn to love again?
A Model Hero
Series: Calendar Men. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Gretchen Meyers is a full-figured woman living in a model thin world. Kyle Ramsey is the epitome of physical perfection. He’s also Gretchen’s last hope to save her mother’s struggling modeling agency. But she’s asking for the one thing he can’t give and she’s already lost her heart…
The Mascot (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. 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. Also available within the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories.")
Lady of the Yellowstone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,970. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
When one or both of the tunnels connect, the Yellowstone magma chamber will drain, releasing pressure, and giving mankind a century, or an age, or an epoch in which to prepare once more.
Bare Branches
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,360. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From Manhattan to the Florida Keys back-country: the Chinese hunt for Sally Luck. Finally, the Coast Guard cutter Thetis is underway. Jillian orders Captain Becker to anchor the yacht in the Johnson Key Channel. Higgins will be coming up the Cudjoe Channel. The waterways will seem almost to join, but midway, the sea floor rises enough to trap his boat upon the rocks.
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.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Virgo is Ep 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 9th of 12 eventful months. Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires, increasingly drawn together; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through the other side?
Fate and Angus McGrath
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Marilyn refuses to bestow the traditional but unlucky McGrath first name on either of her sons. Her brother-in-law is not so superstitious. His child's journey, through childhood ADHD and adolescent rebellion, teen prostitution and drug addiction, rehabilitation and relapse, to eventual maturity and a too-early death, continually surfaces to impact on the lives of the family.
My Husband's Sin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Following Lillian Taylor’s burial, her four loving adult children assemble for the reading of her will. For the grieving youngest sibling, Lacey, life is about to come crashing down as a deep secret is revealed. The fall-out affects every member and they struggle to regain the happy family unit they once shared. Each of the siblings must come to terms and learn to handle this huge revelation.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
Price: $1.99 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: 4,960. 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.
Leda and the Swan and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,090. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Year 2000. Marilyn Monroe never died. Her suicide was staged. Her assassin could not go through with it. Where did she hide? Why is she back? Did America’s most glamorous woman age gracefully? Escape to the Italian Alps with teenage Portia Bianchi to evade the clutches of Dictator Benito Mussolini. She takes her family fortune and a da Vinci painting stolen by her family 400 years ago.
The Prince of Staten Island and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Indiana State Fair. August, 1961. Their story is A Danger In Becoming. Seven boys on the cusp of leaving childhood encounter evil on the midway and throughout their day at the fair with a peppering of horror from out of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. One of twelve white knuckle - nail biting stories from the relentless imagination of Mike Kennedy.
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
Price: $1.99 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
Coral lies down in the mud of his backyard and embarks on a journey through nature's elements.
Echoes and Memories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A man studying the messages from the first discovered alien artifact. A newly colonized world cut off from the rest of human civilization. One of the last humans contemplates loneliness at the end of the universe. All these stories and more await in this collection of speculative fiction by Tristan Gregory.
A Surgeon's Heart: The Crisis
Series: A Surgeon's Heart, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 193,370. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
The Crisis is the third book in the series "A Surgeon's Heart". This fictional account of pediatric heart surgeon, Jack Roberts, reveals the trials and tribulations of life both in and out of the medical profession. When personal crisis threatens all he hold's dear, Jack loses site of his life's calling. This fast moving tale of tragedy and triumph will leave you eager for more.
The Write-In
Price: Free! Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Who told Rev. Joshua Evans he could sidestep the political machines and run for the Texas House as a write-in candidate? Monday through Friday, Joshua Evans drives a garbage truck for the city of Houston. On Sunday, he ministers to a small church. Why defy the professional politicians? Because it needed to be done to save his community.