- African American fiction
- Children’s books
- Cultural & ethnic themes
- Gay & lesbian fiction
- Graphic novels & comics
- Humor & comedy
- Literary collections
- Mystery & detective
- Plays & Screenplays
- Science fiction
- Themes & motifs
- Thriller & suspense
- Women's fiction
- Young adult or teen
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Art, Architecture, Photography
- Business & Economics
- Career Guides
- Children's Books
- Comics (nonfictional)
- Computers and Internet
- Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits
- Education and Study Guides
- Engineering, trades, and technology
- Gay and Lesbian
- General reference
- Health, wellbeing, & medicine
- Home and Garden
- Language Instruction
- New Age
- Politics and Current Affairs
- Relationships and Family
- Religion and Spirituality
- Science and Nature
- Sex and Relationships
- Social Science
- Sports & outdoor recreation
- True Crime
The War Machine by James M. Weil
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(2.00 from 2 reviews)
A factory laborer destroys the machine he works on after finding out he is a cog in the instrument of war. One of my earliest stories, The War Machine won second place in a short story contest at Mesa College in San Diego in 1987. It was published in two places: Inword Journal and The Mesa Press; March 9, 1987. The restriction was 2,000 words.
The Soul of an Author by ~CRK
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 1 review)
Thoughts of what it means to be an author. (This free story is for you! Thanks for reading my stories!) This short story was reviewed by the Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers' Association (WIFWA), of which I am now a member. Please check out their website and submit your manuscripts for review! Please spread the word! http://www.wifwa.org/
Regret by M Ross Leighliter
Price: Free! Words: 94,740. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
What happens when you start to remember moments from the future as well as the past? Anna finds a mysterious object in her husband's things. This leads her on a search for answers about their life together and his death. When she meets a stranger who seems to know everything about her, Anna realizes nothing is as it seems. If she gets the chance to relive those moments, can she change the past?
The Champion of All Snacks by Martin Dugas
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A father decides to make himself the Champion of All Snacks. When his young daughter Sabrina walks in the kitchen hoping to get a piece of her favorite delicacy, he clearly informs her that he's making his Specialty Snack for himself only, but agrees to teach her how to make it. However, the lesson on how to prepare the infamous snack turns out to be a little bit too technical for Sabrina!
Gandhi's Goat by Barry Rachin
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mrs. Chowdhary named her youngest daughter after Saint Theresa, the Little Flower of Jesus. Unfortunately, Terry has more in common with Attila the Hun than her nineteenth century namesake.
Fathers House: A Preview by C. Edward Baldwin
Price: Free! Words: 27,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Preview of the critically acclaimed Fathers House. When a young teen is fatally beaten in an abandoned schoolyard, assistant district attorney Ben Lovison is assigned the case of prosecuting the alleged perpetrator, a seventeen year old wannabe rapper and current resident of Lovison's childhood home, Fathers House.
A.L.O.M Episode 2: Stranded by Y Correa
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Vlad’s travel aspirations should have been a dream come true. Yet the reality of his scholars’ teachings concerning the ancients is quite sobering. A.L.O.M. is in need of dire repair and lack of technology, industrial science and language barrier prove hefty challenges for Vlad. Will he gain cooperation from the ancients to save him from this travesty or will the final destination remain Stranded?
Wet Medicine Dreams by Kim Campion
Price: Free! Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Western
“Wet Medicine Dreams” is Kim Campion’s second collection of short stories about sex, violence, aliens, personal and planetary growth, magical formulas for eradicating acne and republicans, becoming a better person and enjoying life in all its weirdness and wonder. There’s a lot of westerns in this one. Inside you’ll find lonely prospectors, alien wives, revenge, bigfoot, lots of guns, and more.
Jamul's Happy Day by Clive Gilson
Series: Dancing Pig Originals. Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jamul's Happy Day is a Dancing Pig Original publication - showcasing work by author Clive Gilson. Set in Afghanistan just after the arrival of US and European troops in the early years of this new century, this tale tells the story of one man's patience and reward.
Changes of Heart by Patricia Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These five short stories tell, each in their own way, what people do when change enters their lives. Written clearly and concisely, the stories are tragic, ironic, touching, and hopeful. Whether it's about love, loneliness, or the yearning for recognition, in each story a decision must be made to give up, or to keep going, in the face of new situations.
Mr. Glass by Kyle Hemmings
You set the price! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Leaf Garden Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Mr. Glass" is a coherent chapbook of poems by Kyle Hemmings on the character of Mr. Glass. Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been published in Elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Matchbook, and elsewhere. He loves cats, dogs, and garage bands of the 60s.
What Never Happened: An Observation by Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
1 Day by Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature
A single mother teaches high school literature, parents her young son, and fights through a day. 1 Day, a novelette, was first published by the literary journal Prick of the Spindle.
Vengeance by Bradley Atchison
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short piece taken from the book, Hope, Depression, Love & Fractured Hearts: A Collection of Short Stories and other Pieces of Writing. Something in his past comes back to him.
Fragmente by John Schou
Price: Free! Words: 49,940. Language: German. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short-stories in German: „… weil die Auswahl der Texte einen Einblick in die ‚Werkstatt’ von John Schou bietet – ein Autor, der seine Leser gerne mit Ironie und Humor bedient, hinter denen sich aber die Wahrheit verbirgt. Wer keine Angst vor dem eigenen schlechten Gewissen und Lust auf eine geraffte und gereifte Sicht der Dinge hat, kann das alles nachlesen“ (aus dem Vorwort von Christa Efkemann)