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I Killed Hemingway
Price: Free! Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Educational
True, he had not killed him on his own. It’s not like he shot him or anything, but he had helped. He had been there, and he could have done something. Instead he did nothing and so, by omission, helped kill a legend, lent a hand in silencing an icon. This is the confession of the psychiatric nurse that helped administer the last fatal electric shocks to Ernest Hemingway.
My Life as Death (Standalone Book)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: American English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Death, the grim reaper of souls roams the earth with his partner life, appearing before the newly dead to explain to them the reasons why they've died.
Rage tendre
Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: French. Published: June 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Je ne sais pas si je pourrai un jour sourire à cet enfant. La chair de ma chair. Le sang de mon sang, qui actuellement bout dans mes veines. Ma hargne est trop forte, il faut que je me défoule. Sur lui ?
Justice of the Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,500. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
A contemporary YA Romance showing the working life and the love life of an unusual young lawyer, who turns out also to be very lucky.
Gone is the Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The adventures of a boy who encounters a mysterious bagel-pretzel vendor near the City College of New York. Raymond, as he is known to students that included General Colin Powell, entices the child to retrieve a balloon attached to a bagel. If he successfully completes this mission, the child and his family would be awarded a year's supply of free bagel
The Process of Dying
Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Death is only the beginning After dying on Earth, Daniel's soul is taken to Purgatory where his guardian angel will help him get to Heaven. In Purgatory, he will learn what he got wrong, let go of the past, and be purified of his sins. In Albert Oon's 50th book, he will give a unique perspective on the afterlife, how it works, and the reasons why certain souls get sent to certain realms.
I Spy With My Little Eye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Foreword Don't you just hate it when you're off somewhere, eyeing your watch as if to pause the moments, since you're already behind schedule? And then you get slowed down by someone - with all the time in the world, who seemingly has absolutely no regard for your time? Mortimer knows about these things.
Pig
Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » General
A couple struggles to contain the beast living in their basement as they entertain their colleagues at a summer barbecue. A story of love, addiction, and pain.
Hunger
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The man is freshly arrived and freshly awake. He’s not even hungry yet—not even aware of hunger yet. He surveys his new prison. But he has questions. He meets Cheetah, who would gladly answer them, were he not hungry and on the hunt.
Firing Gunter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: British English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
There is an abode where living and laughing and love, are stirred with dreams, where "was" and "is" and "will be", had, like a lemon - the bitter - squeezed out, and poured into such a place. Some people would just love to make a place such as that, home.
Piece of Work
Series: Sin City, 0.5. Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Coming of age
Meet gang leader Tim Kelly, who's latest ideas pits him against the Chicago Outfit in 1965 Las Vegas. Prequel to the Sin City series.
Waving Through a Starry Night in Paradise
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
WAVING THROUGH A STARRY NIGHT IN PARADISE is a flash fiction story collection featuring some of the first-ever published works by Colby Applegate. In these dramatic tales, characters encounter fantastical beings and life-altering situations that turn their worlds upside-down just when things couldn’t get any worse.
The Hermit
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A unique female from the greater Philadelphia area finds her perfect secluded spot in the dense woods of rural North Carolina. All is going to be perfect for her long-desired, solitary, stress-free, creative lifestyle. But then one spring morning ... Approx. 1200 words. If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would most likely be rated G (ok for all).
Going Home
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Stars at this altitude are palpable, touchable almost. One star even seems to grow as I labor in the cold night at eleven thousand feet, one slow step after another with many stops to catch what little breath there is to catch up here. While that star grows larger still. And closer.
Death Minus Hours
Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
His father has been in jail for twenty years, the last few of these on death row for killing his aunt—his father’s sister—a murder that he did, indeed, commit. His execution is set for the following morning, and he has finally agreed to see his son.
Estorya sa Panganod
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This thousand-word short story is in English. Estorya sa Panganod means 'story in the clouds' or 'cloud story' in Cebuano (a popular dialect in the Philippines), the native language of the author's wife. Scenes from the Battle of Marengo (1800 in northern Italy) flash by on a stormy spring day in eastern North America. The commentary goes from surreal to caustic.
Copper Plumbing
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Love and good copper plumbing go hand in hand. Love starts out as perfect plumbing; all pipes slant slightly earthward and gravity does most of the work. There are no scratches and there is nothing wrong with the world. So it is with love when it is up to code.
Cat-ageddon: The Caterwauling, episode 2
Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Topics touched on in this episode include, selective kleptomania, Graph theory, Chocolate stashing, Political Sciences, Corporate Sciences, Lois Wain, Investment Banking, Evolutionary Anthropology, Selective Breeding, Prehistoric Cat, Cat Sweaters, Finding happiness in a cat at the end of ones life, Cat Church, and the inverse transposing of parasitic roles for a species and its host.
The Cleanse & other stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A four-day juice cleanse flushes out some unexpected toxins in "The Cleanse." A mass abduction leaves the ladies in charge in "Huldred, the Sea-Witch." And in "Done With Mirrors," a sleepwalker embarks on a brutal campaign of self-sabotage.
Lilac Cadillac
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Synopsis Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where someone throws 'Family is everything' around, like it's cheap confetti? It had been many long years after, and the tightly-knit film-making family of Moorcrofts would listen in on conversations like these, and not react, correct, elaborate, or judge. Maybe because they made a pact to keep life 'after' Sue's birthday to themselves...