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Who is Amen: African Warrior?
By Roger Russell
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
An analysis of the makeup of Amen; the rider on the pale horse – See AFRICAN WARRIOR published on Smashwords by Roger Russell.
Luminous Skies
By cutedevilchild
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Stella has lived all her life in loneliness, neglected by her parents since childhood. She thinks her family has long since fallen apart, but perhaps that isn't the case.
User Pays
By Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What if we took our political leaders' rhetoric seriously? What if we implemented their dodgy policies in real life? In this chilling parable, the User Pays doctrine is examined as applied to a typical Australian family.
Conquerors
By Aonghus Fallon
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story. Honoria Brewster is the last descendant of an old, Anglo-Irish family and the family estate is now a golf course. Only one thing might change her fortunes – locating the famous Ballyshee Dowry. But how on earth is she ever going to do that?
Gematria²
By Ernesto San Giacomo
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short story, explore the mind of a man in the grip of an obsession so intense that reality has faded from his consciousness. His fixation on Gematria leads him to a terrifying place where memories and thoughts become his only tools in the search for truth.
Dirty Water!
By Joseph Russell, Jr
You set the price! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Once accepted as Turkey is the New Afghanistan. It stood Constantine forever. But the power of India's criticism is that we all have been changed a little more. Profoundly today little India is His New Delhi. But this is known more faithfully as Kingdom Come What a wondrous place to believe. Learning that people almost everywhere are protected by more of the same religion; Christ is Lord!
Therapy for Ghosts (The James Women Trilogy Book 1)
By Eric Praschan
Price: Free! Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When therapist Cindy James experiences bizarre panic attacks that trigger memories of a forgotten childhood, she must embark on a harrowing journey back into the heart of her darkest fears. As she undergoes therapy with her unconventional therapist, Tony Prost, Cindy discovers dark family secrets that leave her with a choice: to repeat the family curse, or to forge a new future for herself.
Past to present (Short)
By Jaide
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: British English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A female who had suffered years of physical and emotional abuse from her father decides to speak out. She begins researching and writing up her story late at night, when she hears her doorbell ring. She ignores it as its so late, but the ringing carries on. When she finally answers, the person doesn't speak and she offers him a room for the night. Could this be a blast from the past?
Fallen Angel - Prequel To Ominous Love
By Patricia Puddle
Price: Free! Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Devlin arrives late for the birth of a ward, he can’t believe his best friend has taken over his position as her guardian angel. Nathaniel refuses to hand her back, claiming Devlin's new obsession with fallen angels and sexy women are affecting his judgment and putting the child's life at risk. Accusing Nathaniel of betrayal, Devlin threatens to guard Eloise, with or without his approval.
Johny Beaumont Stars in Godhead Leading
By Christopher F. Mills
Price: Free! Words: 37,900. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Johny Beaumont just wanted to leave home and see the world, but his destiny was to run down the myth on the mountain he grew up on. On the night he finally leaves there will be an unstoppable force waiting for him just beyond the county line, where he will be given the chance for escape or redemption.
The Elsphere Notes: From Holidays to Olympics to Everyday - Els Besieged and Pushing Back!!!
By David Brant
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Carriers of elevated human spirit, the Elsprights - Els for short - are besieged everywhere. The Holiday spirit was quickly smothered, the Olympic spirit attacked, and everyday works for the greater good are targeted everywhere. Always intrepid, natural connectors, there is now an upsurge in their messages to each other - ethereal rays of life, weaving together the big Pushback!
In The Stars Part I, Episode 2: Aquarius
By Debbie McGowan
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 31,120. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Aquarius is Episode 2 of In The Stars, a two part instalment of the Hiding Behind The Couch series, following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the second of six eventful months, exploring their day-to-day lives as they encounter celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
The Queue for the Bog
By Colin Reed
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nathan didn't like queues and when he arrived at the museum he found just that. But the girl he had come to see, made him think about himself, and the queue could be very valuable to him if he were to join it.
A Deliberation of Morality
By Kevin L. O'Brien
Series: Sir Differel Van Helsing, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 29,120. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Few of us ever see our shoulder-devils, those personifications of our own evil side, and those who do are generally hallucinating. But Sir Differel Van Helsing has to be different.... This is a short story.
Love Leaves No Knots: A Collection of Stories
By Domenic Marbaniang
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Featured Stories: Love Leaves No Knots, Do Not Judge Before the Time, God Cannot Be Doubted, Adoniram Judson, Polycarp
Jesus Youth Prayer
By Jesus Youth
Price: Free! Words: 24,440. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Seven steps prayer format inspired by the traditional patterns of community prayers in the Church.
Finding a Way in the Dark -The Blind Bat Short Stories and Previews
By Amanda Bybee
Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
The short story series: The Blind Bat, The Bat Sisters, and The Bat Colony are short anecdotes featuring teen bats. Bebe is a totally blind insect bat who first finds herself in the company of fruit bats. Batina is a fruit bat with low vision who gets adopted into an insect bat family. Despite their differences, these angsty bats eventually learn to live together. Also, two book Previews featured!
Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1)
By Lili Saint Germain
Series: Gypsy Brothers, # 1. Price: Free! Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
** Part 1 of 7, Dark Romance ** Her innocence stolen. Her father murdered. Six years ago, Juliette Portland was viciously attacked and left for dead by by people she trusted. People inside her fathers motorcycle club, greedy for power, who defiled her, shot her father dead and destroyed everything she ever cared about. Only, she didn't die. She survived ... and now, she's out for revenge
Ishmael and Dr. Gypsy
By Bill Crumpler
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
“Ishmael” is a convicted killer who obviously has psychological problems. But “Dr. Gypsy”—his psychiatrist—has a few problems of her own. Can she help him? Can he help her? This award-winning story answers those and other questions.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 1: Capricorn
By Debbie McGowan
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Capricorn is Episode 1 of In The Stars, a two part instalment of the Hiding Behind The Couch series, re-introducing the characters for new readers, and following those characters through the events of the first of six eventful months, exploring their day-to-day lives as they encounter celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.