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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.
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.
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)
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.
Over Head
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A short fiction describing the advent of opportunity and the income of imagination. The captured audience creating the players on the stage, and the lens of micro-cosmos guiding these cosmos into the macro-cosmic arena. The dreamer being dreamed by another dreamer, guiding their dreaming.
Pete and the Angel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's a scalding hot day in Mexico when Pete sees something fall from the sky. Moments later a beautiful blonde woman is coming up the road behind him. Is she an angel? Maybe, maybe not. Come along and find out.
What It Was, Was Gunsmoke
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this frantic short story, as opening credits roll and Matt Dillon sets up for the opening showdown, gunfire sounds in the front yard. What do you do? Probably not what this guy did.
Hear No Evil: Five Scott Drayco Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Five tales featuring brilliant crime consultant Scott Drayco, a former pianist turned FBI agent who uses his music and law enforcement insights to solve cases others don't want to touch. From HEAR NO EVIL, where Drayco has to solve a murder in an empty concert hall in a snowstorm, to FM IS FOR MURDER, where a shock jock gets his comeuppance, these stories show why evil is often a song best unsung.
President Trump's Month: An Epistolary Novella
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
It's January 20, 2017, and Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. But his ambitions are cut short. Find out what happens in President Trump's Month, an epistolary novella offering a satirical look at an imagined Trump presidency through executive orders, proclamations, "official" transcripts of key press briefings, inaugural and weekly addresses, and more.
Celebrating Muffled Voices
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
This poetry collection is a snap shot of the contemporary African society. The poems mirror the tyranny and abuse which have become the order of the day. It gives prominence to the muffled and repressed voices which speak out together in bold acts of kindness and outright rebellion. It also is a celebration of the hazy elegance left, a much need hope.
The Empire of Carane: The Vatarian War, #1 of The Empire of Carane Saga
Price: Free! Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The Empire of Carane: The Vatarian War is a political thriller set in a dystopian land. Based on the characters of Vaibhav Thombre's upcoming novel, "The Sovereign's Ambition", The Vatarian War takes the readers through the lands of Carane shackled in difficult times. The book traverses through the past, present and future of the novel's timelines and paints a vivid canvas of an empire at war.
Motel Endings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Motels dot the highways of America, providing a range of services and prices. We use them. Thousands of us use them for a place to rest, for meetings and assignations, and even, at times, to act out life's dramas. They are soulless places, almost perfect for the tragic endings that sometimes seem to take on their own power and strength, playing out no matter what we truly want.
Pearlized
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
What's a mobster punk to do when the detective he's talking with about an attempt on his life turns and walks away? Or worse yet, simple fades out and disappears?