Welcome to Smashwords!

Check out our new interface for discovering great ebooks! Read the official announcement at the Smashwords Blog.

Please confirm your erotica preferences.

Learn more about erotica controls. You may change these settings at any time.

[Close]

Fiction » Themes & motifs

Sub-categories: Psychological | Spiritual & metaphysical | Family sagas | Political | Crime | Medical | Technological | Religious | Legal | Media tie-in
Questionable Character
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In an age of Immorality and Deception, having her college's powers-that-be label her character “Questionable” might be a Revolutionary act, but in her estimation (and that of her family and friends) it’s definitely a badge of Honor.
Karpool Khaos
Price: Free! Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Mashups
A satirical, political short story peppered with occasional humor and insights.
The Dream Weaver: Into The Mystic: Book 1 The Dream Weaver Series
You set the price! Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2019 by Books Galore. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A stranger comes to town. He promises paradise to those who follow him. Is he a good person, a con man, a murderer, or something paranormal? A novelette for all ages.
Yellow Datsun Sunny
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A short story of being a parent, old age and probably probably some form of dementia. Quite miserable frankly
Invest in Oxygen Masks
Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
When Abby visits her friend Sheryl, she is surprised to find the town devoid of oxygen and even more surprised to learn the reason. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Statue of Liberty Orders a Burger - And Gets Something Completely Different
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
As the Statue of Liberty's order passes from judge to judge, it begins to resemble less and less what she originally intended. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Observer
You set the price! Words: 32,350. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Young artist Helena Hart struggles to preserve a persistent vision from her childhood on the canvas, and discovers herself in each step toward completion. But memories are not always what they seem, and before the paint has dried a dark secret enters the light...
Rüya
Price: Free! Words: 134,380. Language: Turkish. Published: January 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Rüya 20. yüzyılın başından günümüze uzanan dönemde Macaristan-Türkiye-Fransa ekseninde bir ailenin dört kuşağına yayılan bir destanın ikinci kitabı. Rapsodinin ikinci bölümü acımasızca ezip geçer. Yüreğin sıkışır. Derken, cesur kahramanların yazdığı heybetli destanlarla göğsün kabarır. Ve sonra Çardaş! Üçüncü bölüm Çardaş duyguların uç noktaya vardığı başka bir âlemdir. Her şey Çardaş’a bağlıdır.
Kırık Rapsodi
Price: Free! Words: 94,270. Language: Turkish. Published: January 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Kırık Rapsodi, 20. yüzyılın başından günümüze uzanan dönemde Macaristan-Türkiye-Fransa ekseninde bir ailenin dört kuşağına yayılan bir destanın ilk kitabı. Rapsodinin ilk bölümü bir yaz gününün rehavetiyle başlar. Dudaklarında sorumsuz bir gülümseme, kalbinde genç bir heyecan, içinde tatlı bir yaşama sevinciyle dinlersin. Sonra ruhunu melankolik bir umutsuzluk sarar. Durgunlaşır, içine kapanırsın.
Talents, Servants, and Government Busybodies
Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
An old parable, full of wisdom, is corrupted by the foolishness of modern-day politics. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
A Twist in the Tail
Price: Free! Words: 105,740. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness as the 21st century draws to a close in a world where nothing is as it seems. Tara, a beautiful and daring young woman, tries to come to terms with a life-long lie and forgive her father as love takes her on an emotionally charged journey into the dark cave of her childhood.
Csardas: Ruya 3
Series: Ruya. Price: Free! Words: 126,100. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
“Csardas” is the third book in a three-part series (following “Broken Rhapsody” and “A Retake on War”), an epic spanning four generations of a family as they live in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and France, depicting their personal dramas, inner conflicts and artistic quests against a backdrop of tragedies faced by humanity, and the social and political changes in Hungary and Europe.
A Retake on War: Ruya 2
Series: Ruya. Price: Free! Words: 97,660. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
“A Retake on War” is the second book in a three-part series (following “Broken Rhapsody” and followed by “Csardas” ), an epic spanning four generations of a family as they live in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and France, depicting their personal dramas, inner conflicts and artistic quests against a backdrop of tragedies faced by humanity, and the social and political changes in Hungary and Europe.
Broken Rhapsody: Ruya 1
Series: Ruya. Price: Free! Words: 153,550. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The first book in a three-part series (“A Retake on War” and “Csardas” to follow), “Broken Rhapsody” marks the beginning of an epic spanning four generations of a family as they live in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and France, depicting their personal dramas, inner conflicts and artistic quests against a backdrop of tragedies faced by humanity, and the social and political changes in Hungary and Europe.
Penny
Price: Free! Words: 50,180. Language: British English. Published: January 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Penny is a story about Earthly loss and the continuation of the soul in a place where kind people live.
Victim
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2018 by Rouge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
Victim, is a short story focusing on a handful of people who get on a plane together. With only one thing in common, they form unlikely bonds and come together in an unusual way. Hang on to your seats, and come along with undercover officer James Parkinson as he follows a suspected scammer.
Love Absolute
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Dogs are very special 'people', something deep space crews seldom knew. Dogs were considered only good for making messes; but a tiny fur ball proved them wrong...
The Boxcars Line
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Mashups
(5.00 from 1 review)
A widower in Charlotte (NC, USA) comes up with an unusual 'wall art project' that involves a game of chance, which he shares with an old friend over lunch. Will he live to see the 'golden goal' scored? Approx. 1700 words. Rating: PG-13
Can't Hold A Real Job
Price: Free! Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Urban
Two desperate temp agency workers struggle to make rent in San Francisco. Their economic desperation drives them to specialize in working with clients who need short-term white-collar criminals to carry out their schemes. The perks are substantial, but the risks are high. Not only are the criminals being followed by federal agents, but the federal agents are being followed too.
The Trout
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.00 from 1 review)
The author has a random conversation with a school teacher from Michigan at a craft-beer bar/store in downtown Morganton (NC, USA) on an autumn afternoon. The answer to the final question was hiding behind a submerged granite boulder. Autobiographical. The dialogue is almost verbatim. Rating: PG-13 (an instance of foul language). Approx. 1300 words.