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The Game Show
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Douglas Spate can't remember his appearance on new game show Amnesia until it airs six months later. He can't have been that bad though, could he?
Rustlers in the Sage
Price: Free! Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Holt Kincannon has nothing left but his horse, his guns, and his pride. His years as a Texas rancher and lawman are behind him. His wife and son rest on a lonely hill overlooking the Llano River. Now, he rides through the rugged mountains and sagebrush covered valleys of Northern New Mexico, searching. He’s hoping for a new life, but will settle for a hot meal.
Blaze of Glory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Bobby Earl is a local criminal looking to pull off one last job and go down in history just like a western outlaw from yesteryear. Although his partner is reluctant and thinks the job is a bad idea, Bobby Earl is steadfast to go down in a blaze of glory no matter the cost.
Hard Luck: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Sheriff Randall King has been arresting members of the White family since he began wearing his brown uniform many years ago. This time, the hard-drinking, unorthodox sheriff who's been known to enforce his own kind of law has his sights set on the no-good Nathan White, a small-time drug dealer whom King suspects of murdering his little sister.
Twenty Dollars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Kurt is a working-class guy whose marriage is on the brink of unraveling, and his frequent nights out at the bar aren’t helping his situation. When a co-worker convinces the reluctant Kurt to go out again, this time, his night out with the guys changes his life in more ways than one. (Grit Lit, Dirty Realism)
Mister Bluesky
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
There once was a man called Bluesky Who was crushed by the system but didn't die Charged-up with energy and nature in synergy He took the fight to the bad guys.
Forever my Jewel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2018 by Firefly & Wisp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
When a young man's world suddenly ends with the death of his girlfriend, he is asked to give the eulogy and he speaks from his heart as he tells the story of their love and life together. This story is heartbreaking, beautiful and real. It's a story of love and grief. This is a short story by Jenny Snow.
Private Security
Price: Free! Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Private Security is a short work of fiction combining elements of criminality, retribution, and social discourse detailing the latent effects of liberalism and the potential radicalization of the police, military, and security personnel as the shepherds of society and the protectors of the flock.
Not On The Phone
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The protagonist stayed home, minding his own business, reading a book. And suddenly...
The Curtain Twitchers
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Jessie and Aggie are sisters. They like to interfere with other people. A touching moment in the lives of Moira and their mother as they stagger on regardless.
Cranked
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Joe Spray is a small-time drug dealer who's caught in the middle of a fiery love triangle. When he is forced to choose between his two love interests, he quickly finds himself conspiring to commit murder on the other woman. (Crime, Transgressive) Cranked is also included in the book HARD LUCK: Stories by Jeremy Perry.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents: The Crosstown Kid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A small-town cop’s attempt to help a local kid uncovers a tale of police corruption and clandestine gang activity that may cost even more officers their lives. Estimated word count: 11,800 words
House with a Black Door
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jarvis House deals with the death of one of its most-colorful residents.
While Waiting for the Trolley
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
The author recounts a candid conversation with a Philadelphia Eagles fan in uptown Charlotte, while waiting for a streetcar to arrive on a muggy Friday morning. Some unexpected revelations. From ho-hum ordinary to hysterically absurd. 1500 words PG-13-rated. (language)
Independence
Series: Maereath: The Fiean Revolution, #1. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until Oct. 21!) Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018 by Free Eagle Studios, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
THE IDEALS OF A NATION. The impending execution of a beloved scientist sets off a chain of political fallout that will lead to the sundering of an empire... and the rise of a new republic.
Wanda's Appointment
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2018 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Wanda experiences a series of strange, unsettling events during her doctor's appointment.
Untolerated Rejection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Paul has slept with dozens of girls at his high school, but it’s the person he keeps rejecting that gets him in trouble.
If Just One Person (The Suicide of Shari Jensen)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Shari Jensen could be your sister, your mother, or your best friend. She’s everyone and no one. She’s an ordinary woman suffering from depression. She’s middle-aged and divorced. She has a dysfunctional family and forgetful friends. She appears strong, but deep down inside, she’s screaming for help. Her story is a reminder that even strong, successful women can feel lost and alone.
What Our Helmets Let Us See
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Am I the monster you see when you look at me through the lens of your progressive politics?
Starts With A Flame
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Harv has a dream: become a firefighter. But he lives in a world where the firetrucks and extinguishers don't need humans to fight fires. Still, he's determined to find a way. The way he finds is fraught with danger: rage, anger, obsession, secret plans, stubborn pride, crime, and of course: the fire!