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Mind-Benders & Bizarre Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A collection of strange and unnerving short stories that will bring readers to worlds of uncertainty and illusion. These surreal takes on fantasy and sci-fi will stick in readers’ head long after they put them down.
The Golden Child
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Stephen Pendleton sees his childhood repeating himself. His brother, Ken, who was given everything as the eldest child while Stephen, the youngest, was neglected and abused. He's tried to put that behind him and move on with his life, but when he sees his younger nephew going through the same things, he finds himself reliving the past and his darkest impulses.
From the Ash
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
After her leader is murdered, a young neophyte named Angela-Maria must take up the reins and lead her indigent troop of wanderers to a stronghold for the fight against a a fierce, unknown enemy.
Psych!(Otic?)(Osis?)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,260. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This 10-story collection is all psychological suspense. Some of these storie are humorous, some perhaps a bit frightening, and at least one is somewhat lascivious. All delve into the human psyche.
Rembrandt's Shadow
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,120. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Sylvie Rosenberg escaped the holocaust—but can she escape the past? Angela Martino is haunted by events from her childhood and struggles to resolve her guilt. Can these two women from different generations reconcile their own turmoil—or pay the price of an even greater loss?
Swans Still Sing
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A heartbreaking short story about the final goodbye between a big brother and his little sister. It truly captures the meaning of loss, love, and hope.
Line of Duty
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The mob boss wants to test a rookie driver and maybe teach him a lesson too. How to Get the Boss Out of Harm's Way 101. Surely nothing will go wrong. Surely.
The Enemy Within
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by Fountain Blue Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
War has always exacted its toll on the individuals involved whether they are the actual combatants or the members of their family. Travis Lane, 27, lived through a troubled childhood. As a result, his married life was anything but tranquil. As a means of escape, he joined the armed service, but an IED blast during a combat operation ended his military career.
The Rubber Fence
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
When Dr. Joanna Bereza, a psychiatric intern, tries to stop an arrogant shrink from shocking her patients, a mute mother accused of trying to kill her baby and an old woman zapped too many times, she comes up against a system as stuck as the people it treats.
Tic-Tac-Toe
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(3.00 from 1 review)
A man fights a battle with his conscience on whether or not he should continue to help a disabled girl. Altruism vs. self.
Big Data, Little Girls
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
(2.00 from 1 review)
Copious amounts of surveillance data- Big Data- are gathered daily. Surveillance is everywhere- supposedly watching, searching for wrongdoers, and protecting. Only when Lily is kidnapped and forced into a life of prostitution along with other stolen girls does she realize that presumptions of the security provided by surveillance are entirely wrong. (Contains mature themes)
Sherlock and Me: The Case of the Ghost Horse
Series: Sherlock and Me. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,980. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A ghost horse. A missing truck driver. Sleuth Lucy James, with her new PI license, tackles both cases in this mystery set in Reno, Nevada and Pyramid Lake on the Paiute Indian Reservation. The horse belongs to a special needs child and must be found for the boy's therapy. The trucker's fiancé is a former lady-of-the-evening who wants a new life. Lives will be ruined if she doesn't succeed.
Dillinger Waitflaker: The Mind Is A Dangerous Weapon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016 by Writers AMuse Me. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dillinger Waitflaker allows his mind to roam free in order to survive the torture as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam, then tries to adjust to life as a beat cop in Los Angeles, where his demons continue to haunt him.
Certainties
Price: Free! Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Every day is a sunbaked fight for survival of the fittest, or the fastest. The air is oppressively hot, the sun relentless. The river’s water is too contaminated to drink; it will kill you if you do. But what if the river is the only water you can find? He is a thief and a survivor. He will find a way. This he knows: He must find a way.
Shall We Gather
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
With the end of the world nigh, the Pastor and Deacons of the New Zion Abundant Life Church agree to meet to discuss the matter. With humanity at stake, is it wise to leave it to the humans to decide who's worthy to live on?
D is for Dump Trump - An Anti-Hate Alphabet
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016 by Why Not Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
“I know words. I have the best words,” bragged Donald Trump, while running for―are you kidding me?―president of the United States. Well, so do we. And they’re all here in D is for DUMP TRUMP: An Anti-Hate Alphabet―26 poems and 20 original editorial cartoons about this detestable caricature of a candidate.
Dina
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about the roller coast ride of depression and recovery of a gifted but disturbed musician, and the one person who knows how to save him.
The Many Lives of Nathan James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,460. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Desperate to reignite his creative passion, Nathan James and his girlfriend Liv make an appointment with the renowned Dr. Rose to regress into their past lives, in hopes of sparking inspiration. Through a skeptical eye, Nathan embarks on an unexpected journey through the fatal mistakes of his past, discovering that this pattern has followed him into the present.
No Honor Between Brothers
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,490. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Everyone has at least one weakness. Mitch Wilder’s is women. He has always been fussed over, coddled and protected by them. When his father dies in 1967 Mitch’s world starts to fray at the seams. Mitch sees no choice but to hire his brother. Other than the fact that Mitch hates Tom, he has also discovered that Tom had an affair with the woman Mitch loves.
Illusions of the Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Romance » New adult
In 2042 things are different. Brad Franklin and Roberto Gomez are in their early 20’s. They’ve been raised by their respective grandparents on Brad’s family farm in Southeast Georgia. They’ve also been trained and conditioned to fight the enemy…a new kind of enemy...an enemy clearly seen by all, but unidentifiable by most, except the few that must defeat it.