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Only One Cat In the House
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Elly was only fifteen when she met the love of her life, Ted. They married young. She has been his devoted wife ever since even though he treats her with cruelty and disdain. But things are changing and it's not long before Ted does something he'll regret. Elly reacts in the only way she can! Only One Cat In The House was originally published in Quarry Magazine.
Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
By B.M. Hodges
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Approx. Short Story Length: 11 pages / 3,160 words - Roy had always dreamed of living abroad in the tropics, somewhere remote and exotic. So accepting the offer to teach in Singapore was a no-brainer. But poor Roy failed to anticipate how living in one of the world's most densely populated cities would arouse his intuitive preoccupation with cleanliness.
One
By Cristian Mihai
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
Crossroads
By Cristian Mihai
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"His chest felt heavy, his legs tired. Dead leaves rustled under his feet. Nailed to the sky, the moon’s sardonic smile quivered among a cluster of cold stars. His body just a coffin for his soul, Robert seemed to take every footstep with infinite precaution, as if fearing that the dirt road would swallow his feet."
In That Moment
By Jason Jack
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Charles Frank has it all. A loving wife, an adorable newborn daughter, and a good paying job. But on his way home, one second—one moment—shatters his entire picture-perfect life, and he is forced to make the toughest choice he has ever faced— To live or to die?
Stray
By Mark Matthews
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,210. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A gritty novel with an edge yet surprisingly gentle and sweet, Stray will take you through the dog fighting dens and crack houses of Detroit where Stray souls can find connections in the most unusual of places.
Little Sebastian and The Little Doll He Loved
By Lucian Merisca
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Blacklight Design. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The Nebula nominee Lucian Merisca is coming with a post-modern story which looks like a moral experiment or like an alternative present. The setting and the personages are rather shadowy but the conflict is strong to stir the intrigue...
Truth's Consequence, A Braji Short Tale
By P. S. Wright
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A further exploration of Kraut's life after Brajilliana. Kraut must make the difficult decision to tell the truth. He learns that truth does not set you free, or even relieve the pain of regret, but it just might set you on a new course for a better life. A short, short story based on a character from the novel Braji.
Child Full of Stars
By S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet a man who is dying, face-down in an alley on a strange world, with a knife wound in his guts. He is surely doomed, until a child comes to help him. But why is this filthy street child helping him, and where will this child take him? The answers run deeper than the surface suggests, and this unlikely pair have more in common than you might think.
Stories from the Psych Ward: Eva's Story
By Robert Bowker
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
This short story is a fictional account inspired by real people encountered by the author during his own stay in the mental health ward. Eva's Story portrays a woman suffering from clinical depression, and some of the choices she and her husband must face--and the consequences they must live with.
Entangled in Darkness
By Lindsey Webster
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,240. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.5 star(3.38 from 16 reviews)
This was supposed to be the time of her life. Annalyn Johanssen was done with high school, done with living at home with her overbearing family. Moved out and now roommates with her best friend of forever, Annalyn was starting university. A new beginning, she thought. But as much as she hoped to get away from the unhappiness of adolescence, she soon found herself spiraling into darkness.
You've Just Been Busted!
By Ben Ormstad
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A twisted "love" story. Sometimes it's almost scary what someone will do to help someone they love.
Over There
By Stephen Mars
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Corporal James Crews is on a hunting trip when he hears a cry for help in the forest. What happens next? Find out in this short, thought provoking tale.
An Affair With Death
By Karen Freeman-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the outside, Marika seems to have the perfect life, but on the inside she struggles with depression.
En alles is ijs
By Wendy Schuchmann
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: Dutch. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Julia heeft de zogenaamd beschaafde wereld achter zich gelaten. 'Het ondenkbare' kan en mag haar niet meer raken. In het verlaten strandhuisje, waar zij de veiligheid hoopt te vinden die de wereld haar heeft ontnomen, wacht haar echter een onaangename verrassing. Niet alleen haar geestelijke, maar ook haar fysieke voortbestaan staat nu op het spel.
PLACES; Eight Place Stories
By Ralph Bowden
Price: Free! Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
These stories explore the relationship between physical places and the lives of people in them or affected by them. The places – an abandoned factory, a lonely beach in winter, an old water tank, a beer joint, a cemetery and others – elicit all kinds of responses from all kinds of characters. Different stories are funny, creepy, sad, heart-warming, subtly erotic. All are thought-provoking.
The Fourth Man
By Brian Parker
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
In this short story by Brian Parker, a few words uttered by a lunch companion bring back a flood of memories from another lifetime.
Alone
By Hickory Cole
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man aimlessly wanders the streets of an empty world until he hears a mysterious voice that leads him through a red door that will help free him from the solitude he desperately hopes to escape.
Come, Come!
By Eric Lisitsa
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Where is your home, if not the place where you seem to belong?
Last Orders at Waterloo
By Colin Reed
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After arriving back from a drinking contest in the pub one night, Dave is surprised to find that his long time partner, Belinda is seductively waiting in the bedroom, but then finds out that it is not really him for whom she is waiting.