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As We Lay
You set the price! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
As We Lay is a prose on love. Two colleagues bathe in the blistering heat of a Spanish summer while one contemplates the other.
It's Time
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Being old is bad enough, but when your children forget you, that is the last straw.
বিতংস (The Trap)
Price: Free! Words: 91,970. Language: Bengali. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
'বিতংস' দেয়ার বেড়ে উঠার গল্প। একটি স্বাধীন দেশের প্রেক্ষাপটে। তাই এই গল্পে রাজনীতি এসেছে, দেশের সমাজ ব্যবস্থার কথা এসেছে। সবকিছুই ভাঙ্গাগড়ার মধ্যে দিয়ে এগিয়ে চলছে। দেয়া মফস্বলের মেয়ে। মুক্তিযুদ্ধ দেখেছে খুব কাছ থেকে। আসলে সে দেখেছে মানুষ। শিখেছে কিভাবে মানিয়ে নিতে হয় বিভিন্ন রকম মানুষের সাথে। দেয়ার অভিজ্ঞতাই এই উপন্যাসের পটভূমি।
Il Furbo
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: Italian. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Le storie più belle sono quelle che s’inventano i furbi, quelli bravi. Straordinarie, mutevoli, sempre verdi. Sono talmente belle che se avessero scelto la penna invece che la lingua, saremmo pieni di Shakespeare proprio qui, in terra di Sicilia. Artisti. Anzi, grandi artisti, tutti quanti.
The Pardon
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a young, stubborn priest and a convict on death row, and their strained relationship surrounding the status of the inmate's soul after death. Will he conform to the priest's requirements, or will the young priest simply give up on the doomed man?
His Perilous Throne
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A young man is wrongly imprisoned for the manslaughter of his kindly employer. Michael has mild learning difficulties and was raised in a children's home. Unable to explain to the court that the death was an accident, he is incarcerated with a sadistic killer, who forces him to become his butler and becomes progressively deluded that he is a member of the aristocracy. Revenge lurks in the shaddows
Alone
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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
Series: The Coulson Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,060. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 52,280. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: 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.
Project Spiralbound
You set the price! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A poor college student trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre experiment. How will he get out of it? Can he? (Printed length = 35 pages) This is a long short story.
Fire Boy
You set the price! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?
Redemption
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(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.
Spirit of a Place
Price: Free! Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(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
You set the price! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious, Fiction » Literature » 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?
The Gambler
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
A man who is fishing reflects on his life from the darkest corners of his mind.