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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 FantasticWorldsPublishing. 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?
Growing Up
Series: The Irish Novels, Book 2. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 88,450. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Six years after her family of ten children had assembled in her home for a party, Sheila Malone has to endure another reunion weekend with all but two of her children. The occasion this time is a wedding.
Sweetness in the Dark: A Story of Love and Survival
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,960. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The world is headed toward financial collapse when a powerful solar flare crushes the Earth’s electrical grid. Paul Kendall is now in a race against time as he fights to save his family’s lives from the chaos that ensues.
Tunnels in the Briar Patch (The Adventures of Roland McCray)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Inspirational
Set in the 1960’s, Roland McCray’s adventures recall a simpler time when kids played for hours outdoors, instead of hours on video games. His mother took him to a Baptist church every Sunday, but it was his grandfather who taught him that real faith is not just for show; it is a quiet and unwavering belief that all things work for the good of those who seek good.
Generally Recognized as Safe
Series: Tom and Wiley, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,570. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The chronicle of Wiley Royce's struggle to keep his cool and perspective in the face of the disconcerting new waves in his life. What can he do for his beloved Brendee, who may or may not want him anymore? What should he do to beautiful, sexy Janae, who clearly wants him too much? How is he going to take down the shady cabal responsible for poisoning the entire first world?
There is No Dragon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A fun fantasy with a Christian theme originally published under the pen name Arthur B. Roberts. The account of the adventures of Jerad and his dragon slaying partner Zede, the feisty dwarf. The pair is famous throughout the kingdom but are surprised to come upon a village where the people insist, in spite of evidence to the contrary, that there is no dragon.
Meet Jack
Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Meet Jack provides a sneak peek into the first of the Acts of Justice series, Melancholy Jack. You'll meet Jack briefly through the eyes of Nina (his mother), Jason (his best friend), Allie (his wife) and Dr. Ellen Foster (his psychologist). Melancholy Jack, the first in the Acts of Justice Series, is available. The second book, And So He Plays His Part, is scheduled for release June 2015.
Under The Willow Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Manicured blue nails and cow dung hardly go hand in hand, but neither does a sound mind and hearing ghostly voices, yet that’s what will bring Blaine Hanley to a discovery an entire nation will sit up and listen to.
The Waiting Room
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In the waiting room of a psychologist's office, a man engages a woman in a conversation about personal responsibility and the mores of society.
Amber Bridge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man searches for the meaning of life: stuck in neutral between the green light of birth and final Red Light. Everyone has a choice: follow the amber lights along life's bridge, or simply sit, watching them burn. What lies at the end of this bridges, that place where the amber lights meet? Where will the Amber Bridge take this man, his thoughts, and life?
Land For Peace
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The oldest war story of all, revisited from a radically different perspective: One that assumes nothing about the attributes or characters of the combatants. In any war, it’s not the propaganda that matters but the outcome of the final battle. Don’t be alarmed. It's just a fantasy. No statement of belief about...well, anything...is expressed or implied.
The Infinite Jeff (part 2): A Parable of Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Please read part 1 before reading this part. Stanley, an out of work tech writer, gets a short-term contract job across the country. Of the three areas he feels give meaning to life: family, work, religion; he has left the only one of the three which has meaning to him, family, to go be ‘just a tech writer’ at ‘just another company.’ But ...
Moonridge Memories Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 294,360. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Follow the lives of Theresa & her best friends as they reminisce about growing up together in the small town of Moonridge and how their friendship got them through their tough childhoods. The strength of their bond is tested when their childhood bullies return to torment them as adults. The saga spans over 40 years of their lives including painful childhood memories, rocky marriages, & parenthood.