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A Dreamer`s Guide To Reality
Price: Free! Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Although all characters are fictional, the story is based on true events which have been adapted in order to help the reader understand better the life of the leading character. The story starts off with Gregory waking up in the middle of the night, scared by a dream he could not remember. The feeling of déjà vu follows his actions throughout the story aiding the reader to return to the conflict.
Little Boy Yao
Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This a poem about a Boy King named Yao
Una voce nel silenzio - Invito alla lettura
Price: Free! Words: 14,460. Language: Italian. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Estratto gratuito. “Se tu conoscessi veramente il significato della parola amore, non staresti seduto a guardarlo mentre se ne va.” Isabella è una donna come tante: volitiva, spontanea, esuberante. E come tante donne è sposata a un uomo che non la ama. Sarà la scoperta dell’ennesimo tradimento a cambiare il suo destino: un terribile incidente la costringerà in un letto d’ospedale per il resto...
The Dinner Guest
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
An abused mountain woman has the local sheriff over for dinner to discuss her missing husband. Unbeknownst to the Sheriff, someone else is in the room.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 11: Scorpio
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 35,810. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Scorpio is Ep 11 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 11th of 12 eventful months. The Circle try to move on with their lives, optimistic for a return to normality. But something is amiss, and Josh is intent on solving the puzzle. Shaunna and Andy are in need of TLC…or perhaps a touch of meddling will save the day?
Stare Decisis (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A mutated kitten, magical dust, and a machete: What better way to explain how same-sex marriage has been beating common sense in the courtroom. Includes bonus story: "The Statue of Liberty Orders a Burger (and gets something completely different)" Short satire. (~2100 words)
Barnabas Tales
Price: Free! Words: 102,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
short stories related when a retired physician looks back upon his colleagues, a long career in an english hospital, and life outside. many tales have a grain or two of truth and some contain much more.
The Borderline
Price: Free! Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Billy Only intended to go for a walk downtown, look at the lights and the pretty girls, kill some time. It seemed the safest thing in the world. He bent to take a look in the window of the car, two dead men, he had thought, but the driver was not dead, he raised his gun and leveled it on him. 24 hours later as he dug the hole in the desert hard pan he was wondering how it had all gone so wrong.
Atlas, Broken
Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
“Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people.” Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His will is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man. A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife.
Unfortunate Roommates
Price: Free! Words: 52,590. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jim is a former pop star who has kept to himself over the last few years. However, that is all about to change when his best friend leaves a one night stand at his house. Now, an unfortunate turn of events has them living together in order for him to have a career, and her a place to stay. Can Jim have any kind of love life with her in the picture, or will he be stuck with an unfortunate roommate?
Etaoin Shrdlu
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about my first (and major) encounter with writer's block.
In Isolation We Are All Parasites
Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
There is a story that floats around Norway, passing from ear to ear - of a man, an old musician, who lives alone on the isle of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, maintaining the largest Global Seed Vault on Earth. Forlorn with the death of his wife, he spends his days obsessing over the Seedbank, wasting away until bitter death greets. But death does not have to be bitter.
I'm Sorry
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Occult
After thirty-one years, eleven months, two weeks, and four days of endless agony, Thomas Wingefeld must die. In the final entry of his blood-smattered diary, Wingefeld relives his crime; all those years ago, he forced Arthur to become the sacrifice. And since that day, he's never been able to escape the weight of his sin. With his death as recompense, he hopes he can show Arthur he truly is sorry.
Halcyon
Price: Free! Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This dystopian, bildungsroman, follows a pack of seven adolescents and a child, living in the abandoned surf club of Macmasters beach, Australia, as the dust of their collapsed society settles. It is told from several of their perspectives, switching between characters throughout the novel, as they grow together, struggling to overcome psychological scars and find closure.
The Fourth Lectern
Price: Free! Words: 35,540. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What if … UKIP were given a lectern in the debates in 2010? They weren’t, of course. Not in our world. But in a world very similar to our own, where the tiniest of changes happened, they were. And things turned out rather differently … Read "The Fourth Lectern" to see just how different it would have been. Note: This book is a novella – a short novel (unlike its sequel, which is full-sized)
The Compassionate Act
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
What if a radiologist tried saving you by letting you die? How can and act of Compassion be considered a criminal act?
Всичките мъртви сезони на една рустифина
Price: Free! Words: 35,810. Language: Bulgarian. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
“Животът не е сграда, издигаща се нагоре, а руини, етажи падащи надолу.”
A Light in the Mist
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
What happens after we die? We all have a belief, a theory, of what happens after death. Even if it is as simple as, nothing happens. But one thing is true...
You Never Had a Brother (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man's memories must deal with his brother's rejection of reality. Short story. (~2900 words)
The Golden Age
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..