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What They Left Behind by Karen Teagarden
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
Walking In The Neon Night by Michael Huddlestone
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Jonathan had always been warned of this side of the city. A place where neon lights disguised everything and where shadows concealed the sins of man. His father's warnings were beginning to fall on deaf ears as Jonathan searched for the answer to his own question. That question had brought him here but will he find his answer.
Fall of the Yellow Jackets by Mike Bozart
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological(2.00 from 1 review)
On a resplendent autumn afternoon, two recurring agents (32 and 33) have a discussion on the back patio in east Charlotte. A certain species of flying insect soon make its presence known. An encyclopedic discussion of yellow jackets ensues. Then, Agent 666 turns the radio on. Somehow, it all ends up in the waves. Sorry, no sex, violence, or Mr. Malloy in this one. Approx. 1600 words.
The New Life. (Book #1) by David Alexian
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological(4.00 from 1 review)
This should be considered sample chapters in the novel: THE SKIES ARE LIGHTED WITH LAMPS, which will be out in a couple of months. Kiskadee can be a wonderful place to live. It is a small village on an island in the Caribbean. Life there is generally simple and serene. But in the middle of this little world, there exist an uneasy feeling that this is not one of the happily ever after stories.
Collective Intelligence by Harry Marku
Price: Free! Words: 41,750. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Insects swarm. Fish swarm. Birds swarm. Even mammals move in mass migrations of complex intelligence. Professor Jankowiak believes that he can access that intelligence in humans, using computer gaming, to solve problems that threaten mankind. His success is early and profound but the more he and his protege, Ryan, try to manage the course of their games, the more likely they will lose control.
'Neve Uncovers the Ultimate Truth of All Things' by Brad Oh
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas(5.00 from 1 review)
'Neve Uncovers the Ultimate Truth of All Things' tells the tale of a little girl with some big concerns, left to ponder upon them in the familiar confines of her local library. Although her world is in an increasing state of turmoil, she finds comfort and meaning in the books around her.
The Hummus Dealer of Meknes, a short story by Angus Brownfield
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mustapha is a young man selling hummus in the medina of the city of Meknes. A rival opens her hummus stall opposite his and soon steals away most of his customers. Convinced she has a secret ingredient he can never discover, Mustapha intends to end his life. His rival saves him with a highly unconventional proposition.
Essential as Air and Water by Matthew Bushen
Price: Free! Words: 76,950. Language: British English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Essential as Air and Water is a novel about violent events that are occurring in a time of world peace and co-operation between nations. The novel focuses on Tom Lanegan, the British Prime Minister, who is faced with an unknown enemy that is causing many of the world’s citizens to participate in rioting and civil unrest.
Nut Stuffing by Lee A Jackson
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas(5.00 from 1 review)
A festive gathering with little genuine cheer attached. The nut stuffing has ruined Erin's meal, her day and perhaps her life. This story is a snapshot of fake relationships and of biting the tongue in order to play nice with family out of obligation and in trying to keep everyone happy, even though everyone clearly is not.
Rabbits Don't Make Deals by Ches Torrants
Price: Free! Words: 90,700. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The United Kingdom is dead, betrayed by its leaders. The federal superstate regards its citizens as rabbits. Ron Smith is one in a billion. What are his chances?
The Interview Room by Mike Ramon
Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: American English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story. Detective Jim Willis, now old and near retirement, can't forget about an old case, and the day he came face to face with a monster.
The Foreseer by Rae Avery
Price: Free! Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a fictional short story about a young girl who learns about her gift of foresight. While the runes technically start with the F rune, this story was the first that came to my muse for translation. Anei will overcome a painful initiation and learn the history of her destiny as a Rune Messenger.
The Socialist by Calvin Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Essay » Political(5.00 from 1 review)
In the near future, America's public schools have been privatized and are now run by large corporations. The return of laissez-faire capitalism has created a world of cutthroat competition and cost-cutting, allowing for tremendous profits. But when the head principal of a corporate-run high school finds himself betrayed by the very titans of industry he once served, he decides to fight back.
The Last Trump (A Farce Of Politics) by S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political(1.00 from 1 review)
When Donald Trump becomes President in 2016, nothing seems amiss -- aside from Donald Trump being President. But by the time 2020 rolls around, he's more popular than ever but things are beginning to fall apart. President Trump just doesn't seem to be himself... ...and the face he shows at his second inauguration is more shocking than anyone could dare dream!
Universal Superficial Contagion by Angus Brownfield
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical(3.00 from 1 review)
An elderly woman, gifted with a computer and internet access, becomes a slave to the machine and ultimately it’s victim.
Pinatubo II by Les W Kuzyk
Price: Free! Words: 93,640. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
On foreign contract in Africa, Vince the Calgary oilfield engineer finds his client wants a geoengineering design as the president of Niger campaigns on bringing back a Green Sahara. Driven by his daughter's future, he ignores the risk of being a drone target and takes on political negotiating. Expected to explain climate science to politicians, he becomes immersed in an intense new career.
Playmates by Francis W. Porretto
Series: The Bruno Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical(5.00 from 1 review)
We’ve been told that dogs’ partnership with Man took thousands of years to germinate and solidify. Perhaps it did...but that doesn’t mean that a different sort of inter-species bond would take that long, especially if Bruno the Newf were one of the participants.
Το παιδί που κατάπιε μια φάλαινα by Nikos Roussos
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: Greek. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / Jungian, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Το παιδί που κατάπιε μια φάλαινα είναι ένα παραμύθι για μεγάλους. Η συνάντηση του Έρικ με το εσωτερικό του κήτος. Δύο όντα μοναχικά, διαφορετικά σε ένα κοινό σώμα. Πως μπορούμε να συμφιλιωθούμε με τις παιδικές μας μπουκιές;