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Leda and the Swan and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 57,090. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
EVAN DONOVAN MUST DIE. When the nun explains Ash Wednesday, you’d better be listening, especially if you’re six years old and prone to frights anyway. THE ILLUSION OF FLIGHT 737. Flight 737 is missing over the Pacific Ocean without a trace, and yet FAA investigator Eric Stroheim has found the empty plane in a maintenance hangar in San Francisco. One clue is that only women were aboard.
The Prince of Staten Island and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
EROTIC SHOCK. Nixon is out. The tyranny of the old men is over. Conway has survived his years of smuggling out of Cuba, sells his plane, and returns home. The singles bar is born. The top tease at an escort service moves in with Conway. GATHER ME MY SCATTERED SELVES. Convinced Armageddon is near, a world famous novelist imagines his most ambitious plot.
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.
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.
Power of the Dance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,530. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Golbin Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Khemael is a creature of beauty and grace with a mostly human appearance. His love of stretching his leather-like wings and flying freely in the world of men brings far too much attention to the existence of the goblins. Haghuf knows that the inevitable responsibility will fall to him to destroy Khemael who, in the world of the humans, would be called his grandson.
The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people.
The Shadow's Embrace
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short, emotional, story about the inevitability of aging.
Gulliver Station: Revolution
Series: Gulliver Station, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,700. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
While Lemuel Calahan, the leader of Gulliver Station’s Underground, fights to restore a safe and peaceful society the two crime families on the station are engaged in a fight to the death. Can he change the corrupt station government?
Brothers Unite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Eden Vale is a beautiful, fruitful and well-watered village on an idyllic Island in the Caribbean Sea. Frank and his brother Jack and their parents live well but all is not as peaceful as it seems - Jack has to leave. This is the story of how Jack stamped out favouritism in two families and how he worked to create harmonious family values within their extended families.
By The Book
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 34,840. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
They've never done anything that wasn't in The Book. This Tuesday, God sent them on a quest. Now, they're learning not everything is in The Book.
Running with the Wolves
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
A Death in Vegas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,400. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
"A Death in Vegas" is the story of a man with a beneficial bugs company who is the prime suspect for a murder he didn’t commit in Las Vegas. Who would set him up? Why is the FBI after him? Will his wife believe him?
Echolalia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
What do a superhero, a pumpkin, and light switches have in common? They are all special interests of Jerome's brother Todd. Todd's autism is so severe that his speech is limited to echolalia -- the repetition of other people's words. Jerome's dearest wish is to have a real conversation with his younger brother. Will Todd's echolalia be the first step in making his wish come true?
The Fires of Autism
Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Just as fire destroys wood but hardens steel, a child's autism diagnosis can either rip apart or strengthen a marriage. Calvin and Laura Wygant struggle to accept their son Todd's new diagnosis and to keep their marriage intact. This story, written by the mother of a child with autism, depicts both the heartache experienced by parents of a newly-diagnosed child and the hope that endures.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 40,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Leo is Ep 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss: It’s Toby Brown’s first birthday, and he’s not the only one in for a surprise; Josh abandons his professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time.
The Story Continues...
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"The Story Continues" is a cute little collection of micro stories that do not have a formal ending. This book of three stories counts as the next free short story installment to follow the success of "The Soul of an Author." Thanks for reading!
A Late Monsoon
Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
On the shaded veranda of a post colonial Bombay hotel, two men shelter from the pre monsoon heat. Their generations and ideologies differ but they share the same turbulent moment in time. As they muse on the consequences of their changing world, they confront each other with questions affecting each of their personal worlds; questions they would prefer not to face.
Rebellion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Fantastic Worlds Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Fisk rebels against the worst organist ever encountered in more than four decades of filling his church with heavenly music. But when the rector blames him for the resulting dissonance, must he make the ultimate sacrifice?