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Prescription for Guns, A
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Gilbert is a loser. He suffers for low self-esteem, high blood pressure, and inoperable social invisibility disorder. Doctor Mallet, Gilbert's psychiatrist, offers a different diagnosis: Why take responsibility for life's problems when you can blame everyone else instead. "A Prescription for Guns" is a short humor piece combining satire with commentary on a social propensity for violence.
Just Breathe
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
We all get lost sometimes, we all fall down. The important thing is that we get back up, that we find our way home.
The Outsider
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
On a normal day, a bizarre tragic thing happened. The world cried out for answers, but the one man who might have had them had none to give.
Eco History Exam 2052
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Writing her third year eco history exam, Shazi plans on grad studies in 2053 next year. She divides her essay up by decade, summarizing each with a planets-consumed measure. The economic near crash of 2008 marked a transition over the teens of rising food costs and desert solar installs. She can so picture Hollywood stars swimming at the ice-free North Pole in the twenties. And women’s voices.
Wajemup: Place across the water where the spirits go
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
On the surface, this short story is a snapshot of an Australian family holiday. Look a little deeper and you'll find a subtle critique of a society that buries its head in the sand, ignoring a brutal history to focus on its own gain and enjoyment.
One Shot. New American Western
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(3.00 from 1 review)
A cowboy discovers that you get one shot to do things right in life.
Caught at a Crossroad
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
"Come off it, Tiff. You had a choice: your family or your career. Remind me again, who did you chose? Oh, that's right, you chose those pigs in blue," June bellowed. After twelve years apart, June and Tiffany are reunited. Now face-to-face on opposite sides of the law, Tiffany must choose between her career and her family. It all comes down to this: lose her job or arrest her brother-in-law.
Worst Case Scenario
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
This short story is about Charlie Tam a young woman struggling with life's emptiness, pains and existential conflicts. Instead of coping with her problems like the "normal" adult would she chooses her own way of dealing, and it's not ideal.
Studious
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a serious Med Student. This is also a story about how where we're planted matters, and the friendship between two different people.
Laconic Lyrics
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This is a poem book, with themes ranging from drugs, to climate change, to the struggle to escape the class warfare that society induces.
Mind-Benders & Bizarre Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A collection of strange and unnerving short stories that will bring readers to worlds of uncertainty and illusion. These surreal takes on fantasy and sci-fi will stick in readers’ head long after they put them down.
Swans Still Sing
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A heartbreaking short story about the final goodbye between a big brother and his little sister. It truly captures the meaning of loss, love, and hope.
The Lad in the Lake
Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
A Buffalo, NY priest recounts the life story of twin brothers, Shane and Blaine Cody Vaughn. The short story chronicles their contempt-filled relationship and their inevitable downfall.
Tic-Tac-Toe
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A man fights a battle with his conscience on whether or not he should continue to help a disabled girl. Altruism vs. self.
Big Data, Little Girls
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
(2.00 from 1 review)
Copious amounts of surveillance data- Big Data- are gathered daily. Surveillance is everywhere- supposedly watching, searching for wrongdoers, and protecting. Only when Lily is kidnapped and forced into a life of prostitution along with other stolen girls does she realize that presumptions of the security provided by surveillance are entirely wrong. (Contains mature themes)
Certainties
Price: Free! Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Every day is a sunbaked fight for survival of the fittest, or the fastest. The air is oppressively hot, the sun relentless. The river’s water is too contaminated to drink; it will kill you if you do. But what if the river is the only water you can find? He is a thief and a survivor. He will find a way. This he knows: He must find a way.
Shall We Gather
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
With the end of the world nigh, the Pastor and Deacons of the New Zion Abundant Life Church agree to meet to discuss the matter. When humanity is at stake, is it wise to leave it to the humans to decide who's worthy to live on?
Dina
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about the roller coast ride of depression and recovery of a gifted but disturbed musician, and the one person who knows how to save him.
The Empire of Carane: The Vatarian War, #1 of The Empire of Carane Saga
Price: Free! Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The Empire of Carane: The Vatarian War is a political thriller set in a dystopian land. Based on the characters of Vaibhav Thombre's upcoming novel, "The Sovereign's Ambition", The Vatarian War takes the readers through the lands of Carane shackled in difficult times. The book traverses through the past, present and future of the novel's timelines and paints a vivid canvas of an empire at war.
Death Among Trees
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A young photographer wants nothing in life but to help his gifted son live out his dreams. It is up to William to provide his son Rocco with a clear path. William Cain makes decisions for his son based on what he knows will prove fruitful. But are his decisions really in his son's best interest?