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Alone
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Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man aimlessly wanders the streets of an empty world until he hears a mysterious voice that leads him through a red door that will help free him from the solitude he desperately hopes to escape.
Coulson's Wife
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Series: The Coulson Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,950. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Mary Ellen’s father didn’t trade her for a house–exactly. Marrying Randall Coulson is not something Mary Ellen wants to do, but being the obedient daughter she agrees to the marriage. A bittersweet story of love, lies and family secrets, taking place during a turbulent period of American history, when the perception of women and their role in society changed in one woman's lifetime.
Spring Cleaning
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Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This short story examines the mind and history of Marian, whose mind will not allow her to live completely in the present.
The Temptation of the Buddha: A Fictional Study in the History of Religion and of Aesthetics
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Price: Free! Words: 52,280. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The history of the Buddha and his teachings is not static, but is meant to be made fluid through the practice and of his teachings and values. In The Temptation of the Buddha: A Fictional Study in the History of Religion and of Aesthetics, Sonny Saul reinterprets the ancient Vedas to fully transmit the profound, aesthetic fluidity and meaning of the ancient narrative.
One Night, Nine Months, and Thirty-Three Years Later
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Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Everybody has a secret to tell. But if someone else’s secret unfolds before another’s eyes, what is one to do?
He and She
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Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a short story about a woman trying to rid herself of an abusive relationship. But the problem may not only be him.
Redemption
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lyrah and Caleb have a condition in common. There is a dangerous and expensive treatment. Caleb wants to pursue it, Lyrah wants to accept her fate. It's not as if it's the end of the world...yet. A very short look at the other side of immortality.
Dead Man's Mail
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story: When a foolish marketing letter is mailed to long-departed Maurice D. Griswold, an unexpected, otherworldly, response results.
Spirit of a Place
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Price: Free! Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
A landscape architect from Brisbane, Australia decides to leave his wife and travels to faraway places in search of spiritual awakening; an old life ends and new life begins. Only to find spirits come to those when the mind is ready to receive them. He found more questions than answers, and his personal spiritual salvation lay in connectedness to nature within the land itself.
Death of a Ghost
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man's path to redemption is one that sorts out true friends from fake ones. As Brian ponders his life and the one constant companion he has had through thick and thin, his friend's life hangs in the balance. Absolution and catharsis comes at a cost as Brian discovers.
A Matter of Faith
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You set the price! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Science and Religion have been at war with each other for centuries if not millenia. This short story examines this struggle through the eyes of John, a scientist. He discovers definitive proof of the evolution of life billions of years ago only to have all proof lost in a natural disaster. Or was it natural? Did God intervene? Did local people intervene? How can he rationalize his experience?
Tweet of Faith
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Price: Free! Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Nothing would be the same after Pearl, a young nurse in Bangkok, saw the mystery comatose western tourist for the first time. Soon, Pearl finds herself on a mission to help identify the man. However, as his condition deteriorates Pearl races against time to save a man she’s never spoken to, yet could possibly be falling in love with.
The Gambler
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Candles for a Water Moccasin
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Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man who is fishing reflects on his life from the darkest corners of his mind.
The Price of Happiness: $10
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Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cora meets a carnival barker who promises to give her the secret to happiness for the low, low price of only ten dollars.
In That Moment
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Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Charles Frank has it all. A loving wife, an adorable newborn daughter, and a good paying job. But on his way home, one second—one moment—shatters his entire picture-perfect life, and he is forced to make the toughest choice he has ever faced— To live or to die?
Being Diane
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Price: Free! Words: 130,180. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This is a story of a young man who finds that he has to make his way in life as a transgendered youth fighting for an education and learning that he is not alone in his fight.
Saint Addiction
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
Reunion at University Avenue
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Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sixteen years after he left college, Mike Adams wrote a best-selling satire that is now set to become a movie. Not everyone liked what he wrote. As people get hurt and eerie messages are left behind, Mike finds himself targeted. Now, he must ask: What did he write that enraged this attacker? Who in his past would do this? And is any of this related to a secretive group known only as The Circle?
The Way of Ghee
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Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.