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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.
Gravity Well
By Bennie Grezlik
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short science fiction story, doing the right thing is harder than doing things right.
Pain_Relief_Now!
By rohit gour
Price: Free! Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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As We Lay
By Shane Vaughan
You set the price! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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
By Harry Dodgson
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Being old is bad enough, but when your children forget you, that is the last straw.
Last Words: A Story of Apocalyptic Loss
By Michael Coorlim
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Brandon's father has to have a talk with his son, both the most important and the last chat they'll ever have. How can a man give his boy the worst news possible? Can a 5th-grader cope with loss on an unimaginable scale? Last Words is a very dark and very short story, perfect for a single sitting or a long commute.
Il Furbo
By Antonio Massara
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: Italian. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: 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
By J. P. Kurzitza
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(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?
Alone
By Hickory Cole
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.
Topolino
By Mark Swain
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A victim of a workplace accident, Dave lives alone. His Postlady's daily visit is one of the highlights of an otherwise dull life. One day a woman from an accident claims company call-centre telephones him to offer help making a personal injury claim. Happy for the company, Dave tells her all about his accident. Soon the whole call-centre is listening-in. But all does not end well.
Deliverer
By Tamara Hart Heiner
Price: Free! Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jeff Truman inherited the big house, the bank accounts, and the life of crime. When a rival gang-leader sets a high bounty on Truman's head, he finds himself crossing lines that he never intended to cross.
Coulson's Wife
By Anna J McIntyre
Series: The Coulson Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,890. 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
By Allison Brown
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
By Sonny Saul
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
By J Vergara
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
By Miriam Guerrero
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
By David Rowinski
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. 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.
The Artist
By Mark Douglas Stafford
Series: On the Faith of Trees, Vol.2. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A BOTANICAL FABLE ABOUT FAITH AND VISION. Little Apple had a dream his pragmatic brother couldn't understand. As German bombs rained down on London and shook the Earth to its mantle, he would dare to bring something new and wonderful into the world, even though it might cost him everything.
I Smell Smoke
By Mark Douglas Stafford
Series: On the Faith of Trees, Vol.1. Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A BOTANICAL FABLE ABOUT THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH. Reed’s brothers are always arguing. One aspires to a life of faith, the other to a life of reason built on the bedrock of scientific truth. She tries to strike a balance but isn't at all sure. Then there’s the mysterious stranger who knows something that could change everything. Reed’s time is almost up. What will she do?