Books tagged: mortality

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Mortal Instinct
You set the price! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Mortal Instinct is a short story collection that explores what humans do when faced with death and mortality.
The Greylands: Volume VII
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 112,330. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
Poetic Memory
Series: Memorable Verse, Book 37. Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Poetic Memory is nine poems, ~1,000 words, that deal with memory as the fruit of a life still being lived. Thankfully, we don't have perfect memories - important meanings would be lost in the myriad mundane details of the past. Old memories come to us as poetic memory, where sights can become smells, and events are transformed into stories with crystal-clear meanings. Mature themes.
Laundry Day (Three Short Tales of Love & Madness)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Laundry Day, the world is held hostage by an alien force that puts the fate of mankind in the hands of an ambivalent young man. In Theodore & the Red Light, one man's quest for sugar becomes an odyssey of self-loathing when he gets into an argument with a stop light. In Nicholas and Ana, the last atomic bomb is about to be dropped, but not before Nicholas can reconcile with his estranged wife.
Through the Nose
Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
There she was, a silent old woman sitting alone / Seeming as if for some sin she sought to atone / Her lungs filled by a transparent, synthetic hose / And long and laborious breaths through the nose
Tornado Gift
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
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A short story, about 2000 words. Strange is when a passing tornado drops an antique Westinghouse refrigerator in the backyard of your trailer. Stranger still is what is inside when Dad opens it, and what the contents mean for two rambunctious boys who often pay too little attention to their surroundings.
The Fight For Forever
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The world has changed. Millions of humans have been transformed into Wavers; creatures of myth, or given super powers, or granted power of the mind and matter. Most of the world is better for it. But in Toronto, one person despises what the world has become. He fights to make humans dominant again by throwing away his own humanity.
we'll beachcomb for their broken bones
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Botts's poems address themes such as human mortality, vulnerability, and perception of time. They are meant to trigger a thoughtful response from people of diverse sensibilities.
The August Birds
Price: Free! Words: 48,440. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Time-travelling ravens Muninn and Huginn visit a dying boy to grant him his final wish. August desperately wants to be a scientist, and the ravens take him on a journey through history to see science... the science that happened in the month he was named after. But although August doesn't know it, Muninn has her own reason for helping him...
Things Mysterious
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,390. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Roane Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Dasan Garret is a disappointed man. Recently divorced and just returned from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, he moves back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon only to find himself unexpectedly alone. His old friends are all gone, moved away, locked up, or dead.