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Mafia Math (growing up Sicilian)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by RandyTatano. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
If you're good at math and your last name ends in a vowel, you've got a future in this Italian neighborhood.
Oblivious
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Price: Free! Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Young Elizabeth Maurice lost her parents because of the Isaacs. Smith who was a very good friend of her family took her in his care and gave her a new identity, Kathleen Marjorie. Ten years after her mother’s death, she is stuck in a middle of a war between the Isaac family and the people that the Isaac’s harmed before.
A mistake of youth
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Price: Free! Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Futura is pregnant for the second time, and to Patrick it seems that their world is perfect, but news from the past might upset everything. Patrick is indeed contacted by one ex girlfriend, Arlene, who confesses having an almost-teenage daughter who might be his. He has no courage to disclose this to his wife. But there are also other news heralding pain. Futura and Patrick have been for years...
Voice of Reason
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Savvy land manager, Jean Benchley, gives a voice to the people of a struggling city. Her hunches about the CEO of Bankstron Glass gets too close for comfort in this brief flash fiction story.
The Dinner Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: 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.
The Borderline
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Price: Free! Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Category: 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.
The Compassionate Act
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: 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?
The Golden Age
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
Katherine Talbot
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You set the price! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One resident at Forestwood Care Center has been waiting a long time for payback.
The Floor
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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Jerry's parents had fought for as long as he could remember. One night, when his video games could no longer drown out their shouts and screams, the trembling boy decided to confront them.
The Finisher
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Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Florian Featherstonehaugh is a hired assassin—the kind of bloke you don’t want to cross on a good day. On a bad day . . . well, he’s a professional, but even a professional has a breaking point. Will the Department of Motor Vehicles be his? (Flash fiction action thriller sort of thing — 1,000 words, about 4 pages)
His Perilous Throne
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A young man is wrongly imprisoned for the manslaughter of his kindly employer. Michael has mild learning difficulties and was raised in a children's home. Unable to explain to the court that the death was an accident, he is incarcerated with a sadistic killer, who forces him to become his butler and becomes progressively deluded that he is a member of the aristocracy. Revenge lurks in the shaddows
The Gambler
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Reunion at University Avenue
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Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sixteen years after he left college, Mike Adams wrote a best-selling satire that is now set to become a movie. Not everyone liked what he wrote. As people get hurt and eerie messages are left behind, Mike finds himself targeted. Now, he must ask: What did he write that enraged this attacker? Who in his past would do this? And is any of this related to a secretive group known only as The Circle?
Everything Sucks #7, Win
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Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Kate wasn't your typical Oklahoma farm girl. She was ambitious, brilliant, and deadly. A born predator with a sweet, bashful smile.
The Outcry
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Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
What would you do if you had an important decision to make, even if it meant you might loose everything you built your life on? Lukas Baily has only one chance to make things work the choice he makes will determine the outcome of his future.
Guest of Honor
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Price: Free! Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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Megan Dust, after recently losing her parents, hitches a ride with Bart Simms, a Minneapolis attorney. Along the way, they meet up with a local farming family, and in exploring their backwoods home, Megan uncovers a secret that leads to a bloody trail of a crazed killer.
Sugar Town
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Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.
Speak for the Dead
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Series: Streets of Crawfield, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 45,960. Language: Australian English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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A girl, alone... In a bad part of town... She has taken it upon herself to remind those who break the law that their actions have consequences. She is not the only one, and there are people who intend to remind her what her actions mean. What price will they ask, and will it be too high to pay?