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The Cell Tower
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Alternative history
(3.00 from 1 review)
A Central American cell-phone technician has a startling change of plan half-way up a tower in Charlotte (NC, USA). If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would most likely be rated G (ok for all ages). Vaguely based on a real-life incident. Approx. 1,100 words.
The Messes in our Minds
You set the price! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
THE MESSES IN OUR MINDS is a collection of stories exploring the darker corners of the human experience.
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Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is flash fiction, under 1000 words. Teddy is a strong man, driven to become ever stronger -- and with the aid of technological advances like medical nanomachines and vat-grown muscular implants, his dysmorphic drive has made him something both more and less than human.
Frank & Nneka
You set the price! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Following a devastating diagnoses, Frank and Nneka seek comfort in a familiar place.
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Every apartment in the building was its own little universe, and what was going on in another’s universe did not concern you. It certainly did not concern Mr. Wells, a fat, selfish man. He main pastime was to listen to all the goings on in the apartments around him. Everyone in the building considered him strange, and for good reason.
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Business, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Scrawny little Ariel eventually came second as she had duelled gravity, and as if in slow motion, dropped to her knees; and with her small hands clutching her stomach, she surrendered and drowned in the stinging hope that she kept sufficient pressure on her stitched wound.
La Muerte del Inglés
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: Spanish. Published: February 6, 2018 by The Little French eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Aires de revolución venidos a un pueblo olvidado a través de un joven intespectuoso que defiende los ideales democráticos, y que está en contra de todo aquello que, aunque signifique progreso, viene de la mano del regimen dictatorial.
At the Soups
Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Can you be smothered by love? Is there really such a thing? To her mind, yes, there definitely was such a thing and she was feeling the brunt of it, suffocatingly so. She had told her dad, time and again, that she could not breathe, but he would never listen, would not listen. Well, she had warned him.
Alice Thinks
Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
She knows from experience that the trick is to stay really quiet. Really, really quiet. Quiet as a stone person in a square, or as a mouse or a chair. For if she hears you she’ll find you and then she’ll teach you a lesson. But it’s so stuffy in here, and she really, really needs to pee.
The Armor Heist
Price: Free! Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
When corporations have the same legal status as sovereign nations, wars for market dominance are fought with freelance mercenaries in city streets. A smuggler, a sniper, and a shape-shifting thief hire on to steal a box and concoct a risky plan to hit the armored car carrying it – with another armored car.
Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Based on the 1978 assassination of Georgi Ivanov Markov; a Bulgarian dissident writer... Reading time: 16:49
Trains & Travails
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Joseph was told by his boss: get retrained or find a job. Then Joseph is appointed a trainer who is as tech savvy as she is Japanese hot!
Pseudo Man
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 16 reviews)
The Pseudoman continues to raze the foundations laid down by our ancestors. His greed and self-contempt are corrupting the true essence of humanity. War, pain, loss and futile quarrels have become our absolute fate. Will we ever wake up? Or will we all volunteer to be a casualty of this self-constructed catastrophe?
The Red Handle
Price: Free! Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Coming of age
Facing the failure of the government to fix the refugee crisis in the European city of Düsselstein, a factory worker, a second-generation Muslim immigrant and a neo-Nazi team up to solve the problem for real… but not like you’d expect.
No Change
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man who has taken care of his wife for twenty years looks to a future where sickness will bring changes for them both.
Typewriter vs. Word Processor
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
An old skool mechanical typewriter and a modern day word processor debate with each other over whether or not the typewriter still serves a purpose in the 21st century.
The Bistro
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The arrival of the penultimate end in a relationship, where one romanticizes imagination over reality, and the other would rather compensate than accept the true circumstance.
The Waiter
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Agents 32 and 33 venture to a nearby Italian restaurant (in Charlotte, NC, USA) in search of another short story, and one lands right in their laps. Approx. 1300 words. If this largely autobiographical tale were an American movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (some crude language).
Hope River
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
DWS New York Times, a major contender for best novel 2018.This is a work of inspirational fiction a drama and coming of age story. A black child name Doug is free from slavery with the help of his mother, her fast thinking and determination to give her son a better life, on his journey he is saved by the virgin Mary and forever changes the political landscape and history in america.
Death in the Garden
You set the price! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Benjamin Ians Flash Fiction. To Miranda, her garden means everything; the pinnacle of her happiness, of her love and fulfilment. She looks back over her life, its amours and death to the future.