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Seven Ages of Man - Stories to Commute By
Series: Sevens Stories to Commute By (Or Have a Cuppa With). Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,560. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Everybody knows that putting a whole family together in one house with an unspoken cloud of uncertainty over everyone in it, is not going to end well. An old man has something to say and the pressure of the unknown squeezes out a lot of secrets. This is one series in a set of seven designed to ease your commute to work or give you an excuse for a leisurely cuppa.
Confessions of A Beta Male Orbiter
Price: Free! Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A lust-filled, teenage Jesus freak is slowly driven to distraction by the hot babes that inhabit his evangelical, Texas youth group. Unable, due to his strict adherence to rules of chastity, to have sex, and unable, due to his lack of financial status, to attract the top-shelf women he craves, he is forced into being the b-actor of romance. He awaits a his lucky break in the lottery of love.
Sweet Pills for the Hospital Ward
Series: Pills for the Hospital Ward. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Illustrated plays are punctuated with irreverent images of politicians and other despots. Social issues are addressed using political satire as a cathartic remedy for hospital inmates. Sweet Pills for the Hospital Ward is a compilation of five books offering restless verse primed to divert sluggish thoughts away from pending medical appointments to refocus on the fabric of society.
Unspoken
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,350. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2019 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
After taking a room in Ruth's dilapidated Sri Lankan guesthouse, Sarah Latimer becomes aware of the brutality her friend suffers at the hands of her husband. Sarah decides to help, ignorant of the dark secrets in her own life. Receiving devastating news about her son, Tom, Sarah considers flying home, but a shocking act of violence eclipses everything and she finds herself driven to take action.
The Gulch Jumpers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,590. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2019 by S & H Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In the mid-1960’s, West Virginia bluegrass trio The Gulch Jumpers was on the verge of musical success, when tragedy struck. Fifty years later, surviving bandmate Ray Jones is broken and homeless when he meets Ellie Sanders, attorney at law. They head south on a road trip into the worlds of bluegrass, blues and old-time music in search of lost family, and find friendship and hope.
Drinking in the Park
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Drinking one can of beer after another, an old man recalls the events that led him to be an old man drinking alone in the park.
Family Practice
Price: Free! Words: 55,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Viet Nam war is raging. Its decadent immorality is affecting the US mainland. This book follows a mystery wherein the semi-destitute private eye knows less than everyone else. His employers use him as a dupe; he unknowingly sent into extremely dangerous waters. In accordance with the theme, there is heavy sexual content, including some BDSM. Does our anti-hero represent the American public?
Free and Clear
Price: Free! Words: 48,370. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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Futuristic American family celebrates paying off mortgage; and is soon joined by a homeless family, under a government program which obliges people with “too much space” to share it with others.
Wilbur
Price: Free! Words: 26,450. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A colorful, balsa wood toucan happily lives in one room with his 58 Cheese Rolling trophy friends. The trophies are being removed for reasons Wilbur cannot understand, and he becomes despondent. Can friends, love, and good wishes alone prevail when opposed by some of the unseen manipulations done by the world’s richest people as well as the desperate wannabees?
Deadly Compromises
Price: Free! Words: 52,530. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Romance » General
A bungling hit man meets and falls in love with the wife of his next intended victim.
Let The Thousand Year Reich Begin
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A short dystopian commentary looking back ten years after the political division between Britain and the European Union.
Old Miss Gracing
Price: Free! Words: 42,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Kindergarten boy develops relationship with elderly female teacher, who has a curious and perhaps lethal past.
Lerkus: A Journey to End All Suffering
Price: $4.72 USD. Words: 47,740. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
When Jude Knight boards a train headed for the Cave of Lerkus, the journey seems so simple. But the riddle of Lerkus has every soul deluded. Jude is determined to expose the real behind the unreal, and he delves into the very fabric of the Mind to regain his freedom. What he doesn’t realize is the world will never be the same and it’s too late to turn back. And, he may even lose his mind forever.
Blase Eight
Price: Free! Words: 258,550. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Blasé Eight” is an ensemble piece which primarily follows eleven people from different walks of life with five stories which initially seem unrelated. One could also say that it’s the story of Propicio; formerly a rural hamlet on the outskirts of a big city; now suburbanized.
Overtones: Flash Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
OVERTONES is a collection of small stories and poems that will take you somewhere new and unexpected. Exploring a range of strange, surreal, weird situations and characters often on the verge of mental collapse, this collection will offer a surprise at every turn.
Shower Buddies
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In America, femininity and the unique womanly arts have been under attack for several decades—mainly by other women with a perverse agenda. In consequence, many American women who are unsuited for wage employment, unmated, and past the bloom of youth are made to feel valueless. This is a major tragedy...but the situation is not beyond repair.
What If (The Murder Lawyer, #7)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Could a man's suicide be a murder in disguise? If criminal defense lawyer Luna Goldwyn’s newest client is telling the truth about her ex-boyfriend’s startling confession, a murderer could be hiding in plain sight. What If is the seventh novelette of The Murder Lawyer series.
Melbourne Writers Group Anthology - A Winter Selection of Short Stories
You set the price! Words: 38,870. Language: Australian English. Published: July 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A collection of short stories from the minds of the winners from the World Writers Collective short story competitions during the 2018-2019 years.
Cruel To Be Kind
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A fantasy about an atypical politician in a fictitious nation. You might like him, or you might not. It’s the same to me either way. But I’ve become so tired of the mealy-mouthed insincerities of “real” politicians that I had to create a character of the opposite stripe and portray him at work. Enjoy, or not!
Individutopia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,420. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The year is 2084, and that famous Margaret Thatcher quote has become a reality: There really is no such thing as society. No one speaks to anyone else. No one looks at anyone else. People don’t collaborate, they only compete. In this world we meet our hero, Renee Ann Blanca. She tries to do the unthinkable. She tries to interact with another human-being...