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Da Vinci's Rolling Pin
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 83. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A seeker delves into an unknown part of history involving Da Vinci and a special rolling pin, and the modern conspiracies that obscure it. A humorous contemporary fantasy short story.
Redemption
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lyrah and Caleb have a condition in common. There is a dangerous and expensive treatment. Caleb wants to pursue it, Lyrah wants to accept her fate. It's not as if it's the end of the world...yet. A very short look at the other side of immortality.
Dead Man's Mail
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story: When a foolish marketing letter is mailed to long-departed Maurice D. Griswold, an unexpected, otherworldly, response results.
Chronicle 2019
Series: Chronicle, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Michael Simms. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In this sixth year's worth of entries from a diary stored on a futuristic recording device found after a house fire, an investigation into an international secret will have unexpected consequences. In 2019, the election is on in the UK, but can the government reap the rewards of their recent military victory? Andrew Woodmaker finds his life heading in the right direction once more...
Oh Hell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Family reunions can be HELL…even in Paradiso, the anything goes island playground. But when your family's divorced, bicoastal, and estranged? All bets are off!
A Pair of Shorts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
From the sublime to the ridiculous! This pairing of stories certainly seems to cover that statement, with a story set in Hades and steeped in sin, alongside one about the season of goodwill to all and general happiness. I like the contrast. I hope you do too. The Best Christmas Ever Miss Goody Two-Shoes and the Devil
Child of Liberty
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 80. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man searches for a way to free himself from the chains of debt. A dystopian short story.
Mazghunah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
What would you do if you discovered a lost city in the jungle?
Long, Slow Suicide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
Spirit of a Place
Price: Free! Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A landscape architect from Brisbane, Australia decides to leave his wife and travels to faraway places in search of spiritual awakening; an old life ends and new life begins. Only to find spirits come to those when the mind is ready to receive them. He found more questions than answers, and his personal spiritual salvation lay in connectedness to nature within the land itself.
Matters of Life, Death and Laughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Matters of Life, Death and Laughter is a trio of Joyce Mason's most popular short stories and a sampler of her fiction. "Digital" tells a bizarre and darkly humorous tale about something that turns up where it doesn’t belong. "The Training Tape" asks you to think about what you say repeatedly and its effects. "Zoe's Hair" examines the depth of friendship and how it transcends time.
Death of a Ghost
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man's path to redemption is one that sorts out true friends from fake ones. As Brian ponders his life and the one constant companion he has had through thick and thin, his friend's life hangs in the balance. Absolution and catharsis comes at a cost as Brian discovers.
A Matter of Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Science and Religion have been at war with each other for centuries if not millenia. This short story examines this struggle through the eyes of John, a scientist. He discovers definitive proof of the evolution of life billions of years ago only to have all proof lost in a natural disaster. Or was it natural? Did God intervene? Did local people intervene? How can he rationalize his experience?
The Undergraduate
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Carl Lawrence had achieved the most important thing in his life, to become an undergraduate at the most prestigious University in the world. Now he was here he found it was not how he had expected it to be. He was struggling to cope and before he knew it he was wrestling with the greatest question of all; Life or Death?
The Cellar
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sarah Greenwood ventured down to the Cellar. There she stood in the dark vile Cellar. In a moment she found herself on the cold dirty floor. She yelled for help but no one could hear her deep in the belly of the Cellar.
Kingfisher Sunday
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
It's September 1951 and Thomas and Evie Mitchell are about to become parents for the second time. Evie's joy at the birth of her son is marred by the apparent indifference of her husband. Thomas is still mourning the loss of his beloved daughter Jane and feels he cannot bond with another child. Will he be able to overcome his reserve and give his son a place in his heart?
La Otra Vida de Martín Alegría
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,920. Language: Spanish. Published: October 8, 2013 by ManuPax Editores. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
En un Sanatorio está internado un enfermo mental llamado Martín Alegría, hasta allí, llega a hacer su práctica un joven Siquiatra, Camilo Chacón, quien se interesa en su caso e intenta averiguar, mediante el método de hipnosis, la causa de su locura, al hacerlo, se encuentra ante un verdadero rompecabezas, que pone en jaque todos sus conocimientos científicos.
Sexual Secrets - The Sex Lives of Famous People
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Rebel ePublishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Sexual psychology, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
What if you could peep into an analyst’s exchanges with intriguing people such as Benjamin Franklin, King James, Lilith, Leonardo da Vinci, Brahms, Hemingway, Cleopatra and many others who made great impact on the world? The poet Keats so obviously needed sex therapy and was Napoleon truly a eunuch as Josephine declared?
Special Access
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 176,480. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Basking in the glory of killing Osama bin Laden, the President revealed that US Navy SEALs carried out the mission. His constant heralding of their heroism and capabilities damaged the SEAL's operational security, revealed tricks of their trade, and endangered them and their families.
Tweet of Faith
Price: Free! Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Nothing would be the same after Pearl, a young nurse in Bangkok, saw the mystery comatose western tourist for the first time. Soon, Pearl finds herself on a mission to help identify the man. However, as his condition deteriorates Pearl races against time to save a man she’s never spoken to, yet could possibly be falling in love with.