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The Stool Pigeon: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A female State Security agent in the capital of North Korea gets the green light to betray her country's premier. The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust awarded "The Stool Pigeon" first place in the suspense category for short fiction at the 2012 Graham Greene Festival.
She Haunts Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: American English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
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Based on a true event, this is the touching tale of a woman misunderstood and left unjustifiably incarcerated for life. She is forever a sparkle of light in her dim surroundings, leaving valuable lessons in her wake. It is a story of joy, heartbreak, surprise, and anger, and is destined to be remembered.
In a Cat's Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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A Collie pup can never comprehend the depth and mystery behind a Siamese cat's eyes.
Fox in the Hen House
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
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Can a fox kit be raised by a mother hen? Originally published in Dancing in the Moonlight: Rainfurrest 2013 Charity Anthology.
The First Thing He Noticed Was Her Legs
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Torry Morales is a dance teacher whose legs must be amputated after she is in an auto accident with her fiance. Overwhelmed by what he sees as her bleak future, Torry’s fiance leaves her. A year later, she’s rolling around town, suspiciously joyful, even in trouble for being happy.
Riding the Drone
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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'Nobody gets blown up in the Air Force,' the legless Army vet who hung out in the public library all day used to tell him. Find out if that's true or not. "Riding the Drone" is a very short story of about 1150 words.
A.L.O.M Episode 2: Stranded
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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?
Reflection: We Have No One (an abstract fiction)
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
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Have we made the effort to find out what comes next before it comes? An abstract fiction of life, death and the forever after.
Linehan's Ordeal
Series: Sean Linehan. Price: Free! Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Sean Linehan brings over his dead boss to Hong Kong to open Asia’s finest sports venue. Captivated by the alluring Hypatia, Sean gets kidnapped by Maoist guerrillas. His government will not pay a ransom. Can he stay alive long enough to fulfil his quest to become good? Dark humour and subtle satire enrich this tale of our all-too-near future.
Returning--Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: British English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
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Three flash fiction stories about love, death and grief. Stories of despondency and the existential fragility that lies at the heart of the human condition.
The Computer That Cared
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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An unemployed man has to make a mortgage payment at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). On a whim he scribbles a message on the input card and soon receives a communication from the computer. The man and the ATM develop a ‘relationship’ which solves his financial worries, gives him important information about the bank, and leads to employment - with the bank. But can the relationship last?
Jalapeno Park
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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It's been said life is lived and that old age is not for the weak. When Arthur Donamann and Timothy Thornton meet for their weekly outing, and play checkers, we glimpse into the world of Past, Present, and Future. Their lives might parallel our own in many ways as they struggle to recall how life really unfolded: testing their ability to remain relevant to each other, and to their future life
The Mannequins Are More Real Than You
Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Sometimes the mannequins get behind my eyes I feel them tugging the strings of my nerves playing with my mechanisms They make themselves at home in the lumber room of my skull James Knight's latest collection of poems and prose poems takes the reader to the other side of the mirror, where the Bird King reigns and mannequins are more real than people.
Claudius Barnum Grabit
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of the legendary Claudius Barnum, an icon of his time.
I Left My Heart at Terminal Tower
Price: Free! Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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Cleveland was darker without him. They shut the subway down when he left. I remember his voice in my ear, whispering. "Don't let it consume you." Well, I guess I did. I guess it happened, because here I am. He always said he'd come back.
The German Housemate - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ever have the misfortune of living under the same roof with an annoying, eccentric individual whose sight you couldn’t stand? Here is a story for you...
SuperOldie
Series: Franco Tira. Price: Free! Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Retired spy Franco Tira saves an old Englishman, Charlie Dunpy, from poison meant for himself. Charlie has dementia, but also unusual powers that Franco wants to harness to protect himself against killers seeking revenge for his own past misdeeds. Will Charlie help him? Will his powers keep them both alive?
A Man of Means - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Over dinner in a London restaurant, a man reflects on breaking up with his latest girlfriend. Dear Reader: If you enjoyed this short story, please read my longer works, also available for free on smashwords.
Manchester Arms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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College grad Lawrence Dunbar Harrison has aspirations to be a writer but he has no real-life experiences with odd characters, so he takes a bellhop job at Manchester Arms where he’s soon forced to make a life-changing decision.
Zaid: An Urban Tale
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Twenty-Five year old Zaid has just been released from prison and hopes to reunite with Amiah, the mother of his child. After a shocking event, Zaid's life is forever changed and he is faced with his most difficult challenge yet. Note: This is a short story of approximately 2,100 words or 10 pages.