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I Killed Hemingway
Price: Free! Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Educational
True, he had not killed him on his own. It’s not like he shot him or anything, but he had helped. He had been there, and he could have done something. Instead he did nothing and so, by omission, helped kill a legend, lent a hand in silencing an icon. This is the confession of the psychiatric nurse that helped administer the last fatal electric shocks to Ernest Hemingway.
Pig
Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » General
A couple struggles to contain the beast living in their basement as they entertain their colleagues at a summer barbecue. A story of love, addiction, and pain.
The Hermit
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A unique female from the greater Philadelphia area finds her perfect secluded spot in the dense woods of rural North Carolina. All is going to be perfect for her long-desired, solitary, stress-free, creative lifestyle. But then one spring morning ... Approx. 1200 words. If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would most likely be rated G (ok for all).
Death Minus Hours
Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
His father has been in jail for twenty years, the last few of these on death row for killing his aunt—his father’s sister—a murder that he did, indeed, commit. His execution is set for the following morning, and he has finally agreed to see his son.
Estorya sa Panganod
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This thousand-word short story is in English. Estorya sa Panganod means 'story in the clouds' or 'cloud story' in Cebuano (a popular dialect in the Philippines), the native language of the author's wife. Scenes from the Battle of Marengo (1800 in northern Italy) flash by on a stormy spring day in eastern North America. The commentary goes from surreal to caustic.
Copper Plumbing
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Love and good copper plumbing go hand in hand. Love starts out as perfect plumbing; all pipes slant slightly earthward and gravity does most of the work. There are no scratches and there is nothing wrong with the world. So it is with love when it is up to code.
Cat-ageddon: The Caterwauling, episode 2
Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Topics touched on in this episode include, selective kleptomania, Graph theory, Chocolate stashing, Political Sciences, Corporate Sciences, Lois Wain, Investment Banking, Evolutionary Anthropology, Selective Breeding, Prehistoric Cat, Cat Sweaters, Finding happiness in a cat at the end of ones life, Cat Church, and the inverse transposing of parasitic roles for a species and its host.
Relationships: Are They Good For Your Soul?
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Relationships: Are They Good For Your Soul? By TysonDemetrius is a journey through the emotional rollercoaster that is a relationship, whether it be with another being or just yopur inner soul. Stories about relationships in life that are truth and some that are full of lies. He leaves it up to the reader to decide which path they relate to and which part they play in each relationship.
Before & After
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
BEFORE & AFTER is a flash fiction collection by Carlos Frigo that focuses on the potential spectrum of life-changing experiences.
The Cipher
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A middle-age man, a home inspector, stumbles upon a short cipher in southwestern Virginia (USA). As he tries to solve it, the weather conditions worsen. Then there is a medical emergency. Later that evening, the Cherokee barista wonders if it was too much. Approx. 1200 words. If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would be rated G (ok for all ages).
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.
More. More. More.
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.
Atonement
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.
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.
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
(4.90 from 20 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?
No Change
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man is waiting on his wife hand and foot, as he has done for decades. But the years have brought sickness and the possibility of death, which also brings guilt at a future finally free from constant servitude. But that freedom comes in a way he had never foreseen.
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).

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