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User Pays
By Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What if we took our political leaders' rhetoric seriously? What if we implemented their dodgy policies in real life? In this chilling parable, the User Pays doctrine is examined as applied to a typical Australian family.
The Elsphere Notes: From Holidays to Olympics to Everyday - Els Besieged and Pushing Back!!!
By David Brant
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Carriers of elevated human spirit, the Elsprights - Els for short - are besieged everywhere. The Holiday spirit was quickly smothered, the Olympic spirit attacked, and everyday works for the greater good are targeted everywhere. Always intrepid, natural connectors, there is now an upsurge in their messages to each other - ethereal rays of life, weaving together the big Pushback!
Il Furbo
By Antonio Massara
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: Italian. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Le storie più belle sono quelle che s’inventano i furbi, quelli bravi. Straordinarie, mutevoli, sempre verdi. Sono talmente belle che se avessero scelto la penna invece che la lingua, saremmo pieni di Shakespeare proprio qui, in terra di Sicilia. Artisti. Anzi, grandi artisti, tutti quanti.
'Of Pipers and Pigs'
By Brad OH
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
‘Of Pipers and Pigs’, tells of an individual dealing with social and political uncertainties. It’s about a man watching big things happening, while simultaneously questioning his own role in the events. After all, it’s an important thing for everyone to consider their role in the world, and what they can best do to improve things.
The Angry Oxygen Breathing American
By Max Kongo
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The Angry Oxygen Breathing American He lets you know where he stands on issues! Right or wrong!
Confession is Good for the Soul
By Patrice Stanton
Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A loyal subject does not bite the hand that feeds her...without understanding the terrible price that will most certainly be extracted. But a high-ranking, middle-aged Admin of the ruling regime in Washington has had a pang of conscience. She decides to finally reveal the truth behind the elite pogrom, begun generations earlier, which essentially killed Liberty and Justice for the American male.
Memories
By Alex Hurst
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
"It is the shop of memories. Its stores are what moments we collect through our lives, those which gather dust or glory on the shelves of our mind. Some are forgotten, some boxed away; some touted as the very best of our life. Every article has meaning, every clipping, sensation. The store changes for each person. What will you see on its shelves? What will you find in its intimate interior?"
Yankee Determinism
By Patrice Stanton
Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
"To Whom It May Concern…You will be escorted off these premises between midnight and dawn on the…" Naturally they weren’t giving him long to decide or prepare; they never got push-back. But, then, he wasn’t like everyone else. Even so, he still had to consider the three teens he was grandfather, and now, father to. He'd gotten his fill of war long ago, apparently the sheriff hadn't. So be it.
"Three" if by Fire
By Patrice Stanton
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Writing about container-gardening was bad enough, but now Yoshi Pratt, 26, has to endure Inauguration Day (in the sure-to-be-swarming City on the Potomac) with an obnoxious female boss who’s the embodiment of something his grandfather always calls “The Peter Principle.” Yeah, he'd dreamed of political-journalism, but dirt, weeds, and unwelcome planter-pests wasn't sounding all that bad today.
Take Two and Call Me in the Morning
By Patrice Stanton
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Hereford Bolton was just happy to finally get a job. I mean, he had a bunch of school loans to pay, not to mention a basement to escape. (Probably never heard that one before!)The realities of not holding out for a better employment deal have been sinking in with a vengeance lately. Something's gotta give...
What The Doves Said: The Director (Book Four)
By Mojdeh Marashi
Price: Free! Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mashups
An Iranian film directed by a familiar name reminds the author of one of her parents’ close friends, the director’s family, and how everybody’s lives, including hers, changed after the revolution.
The Travel Agent (A Short Story)
By R.G. Taark
Price: Free! Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
What happens when citizens are trapped over seas in a nation turned hostile? Why the change? How did they get there and how do they get out?
American Zoo
By George T. Mormann
Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Still, nobody knows where the elephant came from. Flash fiction. 500 words.
Who's Catcher McCall?
By C.J. Lanet
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(2.00 from 1 review)
"I became a hero by mistake. My desire was to be an honest coward like everyone else. Yet, I argued with the gods of power and influence and stirred up evil. And learned - the difference between a hero and a coward is not what you think, but what you do about it. I have no desire to save the world or defend the rights of others; merely my intent is to be invisible and pick my causes."
Dismantle
By Michael McDonald
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A week is a long time in politics. In diary format, one political candidate chronicles his drastic change of fortune as he goes from the potential Prime Minister to a pariah within his own party.
Shafted Dreams
By Stephanie Flint
Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
920 words. A father's actions run full-circle when he chooses to cut educational funding.