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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.
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.
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.
Mortal Instinct
You set the price! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Mortal Instinct is a short story collection that explores the individual psyche when faced with death and mortality.
The PKG
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.00 from 1 review)
A man in his late 50s receives a package around lunchtime on his day off from work. He opens it, and a world of trouble jumps out. Another tale in the ongoing psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 2200 words. If this little tale were a movie it would probably be rated PG-13.
Alice Needs to Go
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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.
Prayers of Resentment
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This story is a collection of three short stories that focuses around real-life drama and suspense.
Protectors
You set the price! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What if the monsters under your bed - the ones that you were taught to fear - were protecting you? What if they were protecting you from the real danger?
Directly In My Way
You set the price! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a boy who wanted the pain to end. He didn't want to die, no. He wanted the pain to end, but death seemed like the only way out. This is the story of a girl who wanted to die. She didn't want a way to stop the pain. She just wanted everything to stop. This is the story of how the both of both met, minutes before they planned to kill themselves.
Quig Rises
Price: Free! Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Middle-age is not for the faint-hearted, as Quig, the central character of these short stories, discovers. Join him as he attempts to negotiate the mine fields of memory, dealing with adult children and living alone without losing his sense of humour.
Winning the Lottery Doing the Right Thing
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Rob had won the lottery. Twenty-three Millions Dollars. In a phone call from his daughter in law, she advised him to "Do the Right Thing!" and she made a suggestion as to what that should be. At age 77, Rob knew he was not competent enough to use the money wisely. But he wanted to do the right thing! Would you agree with what he felt the right thing was and what he did?
The Esemplasy of Hunginn and Muninn
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The Esemplasy of Hunginn and Muninn is a collection of short stories. They either involve the well-known but not understood process of birth or even creation. As well as the common insecurities of unknown potential.
Murder At The Job!
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Aggression breeds Aggression. So when Samuel simply doesn't fit in at the company, the bullying starts. But Samuel has a form of revenge that nobody could even begin to imagine. Till one day, it simply goes just a little too far.
The Complications of Life
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Complications of Life is a collection of short stories that remind us of just that, the complicated nature of life. These stories are a peak into the world of men and women in the hereafter of their lives, doing the best with what they have left.
Fall of the Yellow Jackets
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
On a resplendent autumn afternoon, two recurring agents (32 and 33) have a discussion on the back patio in east Charlotte. A certain species of flying insect soon make its presence known. An encyclopedic discussion of yellow jackets ensues. Then, Agent 666 turns the radio on. Somehow, it all ends up in the waves. Sorry, no sex, violence, or Mr. Malloy in this one. Approx. 1600 words.
The New Life. (Book #1)
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
This should be considered sample chapters in the novel: THE SKIES ARE LIGHTED WITH LAMPS, which will be out in a couple of months. Kiskadee can be a wonderful place to live. It is a small village on an island in the Caribbean. Life there is generally simple and serene. But in the middle of this little world, there exist an uneasy feeling that this is not one of the happily ever after stories.
The Hummus Dealer of Meknes, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mustapha is a young man selling hummus in the medina of the city of Meknes. A rival opens her hummus stall opposite his and soon steals away most of his customers. Convinced she has a secret ingredient he can never discover, Mustapha intends to end his life. His rival saves him with a highly unconventional proposition.
Dreamstore Impressions
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story that asks you to reevaluate your relationship with your pillow.
Nut Stuffing
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
A festive gathering with little genuine cheer attached. The nut stuffing has ruined Erin's meal, her day and perhaps her life. This story is a snapshot of fake relationships and of biting the tongue in order to play nice with family out of obligation and in trying to keep everyone happy, even though everyone clearly is not.