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The Reaper's Design
Price: Free! Words: 65,600. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
That day millions of unrelated women looked at their watches, wall clocks and mobile phones. Not only were they unrelated, but they dotted different parts of a colourful world, totally oblivious that they shared something unique with each other. As some reached into their dressing table drawers, others searched their hand bags and purses. Sitting at the back of limousines, driving
Cat
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
General duties of a Receptionist: Office helper, secretary, assistant, recorder, counter person, transcriber. The seven o'clock lazy coastal morning air, had all but given up on life. Having toiled its only apparent remaining purpose, it had been pushing the sticky and humid, low-hanging polluted clouds of burnt coal and wood, further back.
The Waiter
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Agents 32 and 33 venture to a nearby Italian restaurant (in Charlotte, NC, USA) in search of another short story, and one lands right in their laps. Approx. 1300 words. If this largely autobiographical tale were an American movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (some crude language).
Wet
Price: Free! Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Scrawny little Ariel eventually came second as she duelled gravity and dropped to her knees, and with her small hands clutching her stomach, she surrendered and drowned in the stinging hope that she kept sufficient pressure on her gaping wound. attempted countering her pain by forcing a skewish smile...
Death in the Garden
You set the price! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Benjamin Ians Flash Fiction. To Miranda, her garden means everything; the pinnacle of her happiness, of her love and fulfilment. She looks back over her life, its amours and death to the future.
Begotten
Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In a place where time does not exist, where mankind has never tread, he stands to face his final judgment.
Psalms of Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Four poems addressing Isaac, Adam, Sarah and Divine Wisdom. The verse plays on the previous verse as seasons and intents change according to the quartet. Four seasons deemed the history of man upon this earth, we play on biblical themes from Genesis and the Gospels; Issac, Adam and Sarah lament. Divine Wisdom laments their lament and promises a balm and shining city of future intent.
The Writer
Price: Free! Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dissatisfied with his life and trapped in what has become a mundane and unrewarding job, the writer returns to his home town in an attempt to rectify his life and come to terms with the choices he has made. The past and the present blur in his memory, and he discovers that his future depends on how well he can write his own script. This time the writer chooses his characters more carefully.
The Burden
Price: Free! Words: 28,900. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Robert Amuigh's brother is dead, and it is meaningless. The Burden follows Amuigh’s misunderstanding of himself and the world around him. A short narrative that struggles to cement the blurred line between identity, mental illness and what it really means to be free in the early 21st century.
Peregrinaje del Alma Sola III
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Breve diario de un verano activo. Temas líricos, sentimentales, intimistas , personalistas. Crónicas viajeras.
Sudden Onset Mid-Life Crisis
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Phil tries to talk his friend, Alfie, out of an irrational desire to fly to New York and search for Fran Lebowitz.
New Dawn
Price: Free! Words: 62,370. Language: British English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
When Jumaane, an African refugee, climbs the concrete wall securing the southern border of the hermetically sealed United States of Europe, his dreams of freedom and safety quickly turn into a living nightmare.
Comes Around
Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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Harold Outterrige has forgotten the golden rule, "treat others as you would treat yourself" and now believes that the downtrodden exist for him to trample. He's about to get a solid lesson in exactly how his beliefs hurt others. Up close. And very, very personal.
A Pulse In Oblivion, and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A PULSE IN OBLIVION AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of slipstream and drama stories, utilizing a shared theme of finding comfort in times of great adversity. Blending drama, science fiction and fantasy into a single mix allows for a greater range in expressing emotions.
Pass-Through Paradox
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two Denver-area (Colorado, USA) university employees work in separate but adjacent storerooms. However, there is a connection between these two basement storage rooms: a vent high up on the wall. What could be misconstrued? What could ever go wrong? Puff breaks heighten the suspicions. Approx. 2100 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13 (for marijuana usage).
Tommy
Price: Free! Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Adventure » General
Fire And Ice Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice From what I've tasted of desire  I hold with those who favor fire. - Robert Frost Synopsis Pyromania - From pyro- "fire" + mania "madness, frenzy." The propensity which leads an insane person to accomplish his purpose by burning, has been considered to merit particular notice, and to constitute a variety of monomania.
Life At My House Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A small, eBook collection of my “Life at my House Sampler” columns—the wit, wisdom, and reflections of a woman, wife, and mother.
The Tipping Point: The Year 2030
Price: Free! Words: 100,660. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Global warming threatens our world. Most scientists worldwide have verified the dangers of a rising CO2 to 450 ppm and 2 degree C where the point of no return may be reached. A young leader turns college students into a fighting force to sway the government to stop the rising CO2. The story faces the long odds of converting lawmakers and the oil industry to end the burning of fossil fuels.
Mercy
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
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How far would you go to heal someone’s pain? After years of watching innocent people suffer, a psychiatric nurse makes it her mission to help the most hopeless of her patients — in a way no one will ever suspect.
Fictional Pain
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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We have all experienced pain in one form or another. It can be sharp or dull, enduring or brief, but once it has gone, we can only remember that we didn’t like it. We are unable to relive the feel of it.