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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.
Being Martha Ramis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Martha Ramis, church secretary in a small town in South Dakota, ruminates on the new pastor as she goes about preparing the next church newsletter.
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.
Учитель
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Russian. Published: November 3, 2016 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Зазвенел звонко звонок школьный извещая об окончании перемены, и школьный учитель истории Николай Петрович открыв скрипучею дверь вошёл в свою аудиторию. В глубокой задумчивости он слегка кивнул головой и глухим простуженным голосом поприветствовал притихших за партами учеников своими почти неизменными обыденными фразами
Where Am I?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this short story, a traveling businessman settles into yet another motel room. This one just like every other one. Same dull curtains. Same faded wallpaper. Same stale stink. As the world moves on in a rush outside the motel door, he assesses his career and his life, asking, "Where am I?"
In Shadow: A Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Clover’s got two choices: remain an outcast in the small town where she’s lived her whole life, or move clear across the country like her prodigal stepbrother Mason. Clover is forever paying for her father’s sins at home, but leaving is unimaginable. When Mason comes home for their sister’s wedding, his presence reignites Clover’s past. Even in dreams, there’s no escaping a hungry shadow...
The Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mark Smith, an old retired Marine, is not happy with the state of the nation. But he's only cleaning his rifle, a weekly ritual held over from the old days. He leans one way, his wife the other. Protector and protected, neither able to exprience the other's worldview. Will it matter?
The Resurrection of Frank Borchard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,830. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Frank Borchard is an unhappy TV producer who suffers a cardiac arrest, dies (for five minutes) in the emergency room and is brought back to life by the frantic efforts of his doctors. Convalescing, he remembers how it felt to be dead and is filled with the wonder of it... From a master writer for TV (star trek, outer limits, twilight zone, Hitchcock presents...)
The Spun Sugar Hole
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Dr. Scheckley never dreamed all four of his most critical mental patients would stroll out the gate — with his own mistress.
The Man with the Finger and the Rank
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mr. Kristen dreams of world domination. Finally his chance comes. He finds himself in a launch bunker with the red button before him. Yes, that red button. And what he launches will not soon be forgotten.
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.
Splitting Infinities
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,630. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dawn Foster lost her 18-year-old son, Ben following a tragic accident two years ago. She discovers her son's 'lucky stone' in the pocket of his denim jacket and carries this treasured possession with her everywhere. Then her life begins to take a series of inexplicable turns. Initially suspecting stress-induced amnesia, Dawn is forced to face a more frightening - and impossible - explanation.
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.
Psych!(Otic?)(Osis?)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,260. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This 10-story collection is all psychological suspense. Some of these storie are humorous, some perhaps a bit frightening, and at least one is somewhat lascivious. All delve into the human psyche.
The Rubber Fence
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 78,740. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Dr. Joanna Bereza, a passionate intern, tries to stop an arrogant psychiatrist from shocking her patients, an old woman and a mute young mother accused of trying to kill her baby, she comes up against a system as stuck as the people it treats. And with her marriage in trouble, she's attracted to Sam, who looks more like a rock star than an aspiring shrink.
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.
Dillinger Waitflaker: The Mind Is A Dangerous Weapon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016 by Writers AMuse Me. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dillinger Waitflaker allows his mind to roam free in order to survive the torture as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam, then tries to adjust to life as a beat cop in Los Angeles, where his demons continue to haunt him.
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.
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.

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