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Conditional Voluntary
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Series: Simon and Melanie, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Patrick Coyne feels like he’s safe from the drug authorities as a patient in a mental hospital during the late 1980s. He even calms down an angry young girl and thinks his love life is about to improve. Will legally prescribed drugs end his paranoia? And why won’t the staff let him have a girlfriend?
Unquiet Dreams: A Murmuration of Unsettling Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Between waking and sleep, they wait." This is a speculative fiction anthology that includes some previously published and unpublished works by K.A. Laity. There's something for everyone who enjoys being disturbed whilst reading.
The Fine Point of His Soul
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,720. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Death follows in Adrian Hart's wake, yet he is feted by the best of society in Rome, and boldly dubs himself 'Iago'. Determined to avenge the loss of his unrequited love, Lt Andrew Sullivan asks the advice of Keats, poet and Shakespearian. Soon they are joined by the Shelleys and Lord Byron. But they can't even agree whether Hart is a man, the Devil, or Dionysius - let alone what to do about him.
Elevator Going Down
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inside a Federal office building on a defunct army base, a woman is slowly going crazy—without any tangible reason—but rather an illogical, lingering fear of losing her career, her husband, and her mind, after a co-worker is murdered. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN is a horror story about how a person can be driven over the edge of reality and slip into a world of madness.
Being Different
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three short fictional stories, showing a young boy, an adult woman and a teenager as they are - different, standing out and isolated. These snapshots reveal their inner struggles, leaving you wondering what will happen next.
The Illusion of Secondhand Smoke
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,360. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll turn deadly in 1977 when a popular teenager is murdered because he's rumored to be gay. Twenty years later, his sister, Maria, and her friends put together the missing pieces of the night he died. No one is innocent, and when the smoke settles, Maria comes face to face with her hidden past. Set in Levittown, the country's original master-planned suburb.
Passing Warmth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How strange and peaceful this death business is. And yet, in our culture, there's so much fuss.
A Sinful Wife
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012 by Kelly Washington. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A SINFUL WIFE explores one woman's heart and guilt as she follows "her little demon" as she calls it and the consequences of her actions. 55 yr old housewife Beverly secretly yearns for an exciting life. Her husband is kind yet boring. And then something happens. A masked man enters her home and a strange, year-long affair with three men begins, but at a terrible price that changes everything.
Hands of the Master
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celia undergoes a cutting-edge duel hand transplant in order to win a prestigious piano competition. Obsessed with playing like the great master, Jiri Mrazek, she discovers parallels between her life and his. But surgeries carry risks, and dreams nurture the seeds of obsession. Mrazek died at a tragically young age. Celia must discover just where the parallels between her life and Mrazek’s end.
Lost in the Details
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man whose life is on the skids grows obsessed with an intricately detailed painting hanging in a bar. As his fortunes decline, the crowded, convivial dinner scene in the picture comes to seem more and more preferable to the real world. And, indeed, before long the painting begins to attain a reality all its own... A 3,300-word short story.
The Monster
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this short story, Stacy is obsessed with spending her father's money, and she is finally at age 21 getting cut off. But Stacy won't put and end to her vice, a verified spiritual rite, or what she calls her "monster." Shopping is "better than sex" in her book...
Homecoming
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Kelly Washington. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Not all homecomings are necessarily good ones. Throw in a plane crash, a duped husband, a lying wife and her personal secret, the history of a murdering family, and you'll dig up enough problems to last a lifetime. Suffice to say the marriage might not work out... but that's if the wife survives the plane crash. If she does, then what? This is a short story that may or may not end happily.
Waiting For Daybreak
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Frieda has never felt normal. She feels every emotion too strongly and lashes out at herself in punishment. But one day a virus breaks out turning her neighbors into zombies. As her survival instinct kicks in keeping her safe from the zombies, Frieda can't help but wonder if she now counts as healthy and normal, or is she still abnormal compared to every other human being who is craving brains?
The Emperor of Silence
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A simple man, sickened by the utter filth and chaos of the city with its deafening noise and melting pot of dirt and grime and commotion and odours finds himself in salvation. A simple room, beautiful for its lack of everything is opened to him as an oasis from that which he hates beyond the door leading back to the city.
Into the Arms of Madness: A Novel of Suspense
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,790. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Just how well does anyone really know the one they love? In this heart-pounding psychological thriller, a newlywed's unusual obsession surfaces while on honeymoon.
And Then the Magic Began
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
World cooking writer Suzanne travels to the Andes Mountains and falls insanely in love with Diego. Theirs is not a typical older woman, younger man romance, Suzanne is living with a tragic loss and desperate to hide the real number of years separating her and her young lover, fearing the truth would rip their romance apart. But how long can she possibly hang on to him? "Heartbreaking" NZ Reader
Dumbass
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When a boy grows up being told he's stupid constantly, there's great potential for things to go wrong later in life. When the young man he grows into discovers that he can read minds, that potential grows...
An Affair With Death
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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.
Reticent Rain
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Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The spaces between the connect and the disconnect are in concert when a young psychiatric intern, Doctor Pierce, faces the many challenges that the state run institution of Westwood presents to him. There he meets Paige, a frail and catatonic patient, that changes both of their lives forever. Through cryptic passages and heavy metaphor, the story unfolds to a bewildering and unnerving ending.
Stories From the Psych Ward
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,880. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This collection of stories was inspired by people met by the author during his stay in a mental health unit. The characters are tragic, heroic, disturbing, and inspiring--and as real as your family or friends. Explore mental illness and its treatment through the stories of those living with its effects.