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The Ritual
Price: Free! Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Inspirational
(2.00 from 1 review)
Step into your high heels and listen to astronaut Charlie Brick confess his sins in this supernatural tragedy. A complete Novella, no part-two or cliffhanger ending. You can read this for free and know that you will see the whole story.
One Thousand Dead Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Take my hand, and walk with me. See their faces, know their lives. These are the stars that burned out and faded away before the world ever knew their light. Know their burdens, see their art. Know what it is that we lost, when they left us. It's the only apology we can make for not seeing them through their pain.
Invaders of Venustas
Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Invaders of Venustas is an action-packed, thought-provoking short story. It tells of a time when Lemuria, a lost continent in the Pacific, was powerful. Its Central City was the hub of the empire that the tall white beings, a spiritual group from another universe, had created and inhabited with the many extraterrestrial transplants they brought to Earth.
Unravelling
Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
(5.00 from 1 review)
She wrote to me again last night. It was a simple post onto my wall. She, who I have never touched, is more real to me than any of my other friends. A story of obsession. It may unravel you.
Spiked Tea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Matthew is getting tired of waiting for the cancer to finally claim his eccentric aunt Annemarie. So he decides to help nature take its course… by adding some morphine to Annemarie's beloved tea. Beth is fond of the milk jug that is a family heirloom, but her boyfriend Ryan disagrees. Two short tales of family heirlooms, inheritances, tea and murder of 4400 words altogether.
Two of the Same Kind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two kids from different social statuses find out at the end of the day they aren't that different. This short story contains content that may upset some. If you are offended by sexual abuse themes concerning children (although this story has NO graphic scenes) you may want to check out one of my other stories.
Tom Garraty's Zoo
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
(4.00 from 1 review)
The local man of wealth buys a crumbling mansion and fills it with religious nuts to see what happens when the cameras run.
Welcome Droplet
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
At the speed of light, a lady looks down upon streams and flowers. Close by, another listens to her words as they gently come to rest upon the petals. What subtle message do those words impart?
The Fatal Elixir
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Through my hazy vision I could see a score of bottles rolling over the table, some already had jumped to their deaths. Indistinguishable pieces of glass. I guess that's death's way of making us realise how indistinguishably pathetic we are—once dead, we are all the same.
The Passage of Time
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
She sat across the table from me as my heart pounded in my chest. The half-eaten meal sat between us, forgotten, and the candle burned low. Our hands were joined (hers felt like fire on a cold night, like a hug in an icy wind) and she looked into my eyes. That’s when she asked me, without saying a word. That’s when she told me she wanted us to be forever.
Écoutes, Échos, Espérances
Price: Free! Words: 9,860. Language: French. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
L’Inconscient, la Conscience et leur Amphitryon parlent.
Labor Days
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Acclaimed poet and novelist Mario Milosevic offers 100 sharp tales of employment—each exactly 100 words long. Sometimes shocking, sometimes poignant, but always enlightening and entertaining, these narratives bare the souls of laborers doing what they have to do to make a living.
The Last Words of a Good Man
Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Dez and Silas live contrasting lives. Through circumstance both achieve living deaths of contrasting natures.
Make my Joy Complete
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2015 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Mona is a silent but strong mother, unlike her daughter Lisa who loudly insists on being called Joy. Mona is headstrong and has needed to be as a single mother, but now the young adult that is Lisa (or Joy) is seriously injured. In the hospital waiting room Mona continues to be the strong silent type and is determined to sort everything out for her beloved daughter, who has other ideas.
Used to Me
Series: Virginia's Hot Picks ยท Complimentary Books. Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
We are all lost, Tossed in a sea of shit and rot, Taught to be ourselves, But really, all they think we should’ve thought To be as they made us be. I’m just as bad at this all As I used to be. I’m worn down to naught and caught Up in a whirlwind of decay and haven’t got Two cents of sense to know what to believe, But in all this time, you should be used to me.
Confession
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In a lonely little apartment a man makes a weapon he believes will rid the world of sin. Only, the results are not what he expects. Confession is a short story of around 2300 words. Plus bonus story: Hell of a Ride.
The Cull
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
An anonymous author has posted a manifesto calling for the worldwide elimination of the unproductive elderly. The aim is to improve the human race, physically and more importantly, economically. It goes viral and makes such logical sense that seniors world wide act on it, almost to the point of being a fad. Some of the posh retirement community of Harbor Trace join the tide.
Bonds of Affection: What Else Are There? (A Short Story on the Human Condition)
You set the price! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Physical prowess, mighty warriors. Two men enter the boxing ring. One, the reigning Champ, and the other, the one who would dethrone him: Lightning-hands Luke. Both men have trained hard for this moment, both have earned their monikers yet there can only be one World Heavyweight Champion. A match to the death ensues.
Betrayed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Christine discovers that her fiance has been cheating she sets out to discover the truth. What she doesn't realise is who he has been cheating with, and then she comes up with a plan. A short 9k story of love and betrayal
Above, and a Little Higher, and Over the Pavements…
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
On a warm dry day, a cool breeze blows. In new shoes, a lady puts one foot in front of the other, and hears a harmony in the distance. What does she remember when she casts her mind back through time and vast space?