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Something in the Furnace Room
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Only 5 year old Willy knows exactly what the presence in the furnace room is. It crouches in darkness and warns people to leave the basement. It hates Mother and desires to see her unhappy. It becomes sickened at the sight of Willy's baby sister, and plots of ways to hurt her. At night the presence tries to burn Willy with its firey hands. Can the family home be free of the terrifying presence?
The Imaginary Friend in the Closet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Little Vince’s imaginary friend was a bit of a problem for Mother. It demanded scotch whiskey and would often kick little Vince out of bed. And whoever it was, spoke the most atrocious language! Strange and eerie occurrences were becoming everyday phenomenon. Was little Vince blaming misbehavior on his imaginary friend; or was someone really living in his bedroom closet?
The Secret of Whistling Willow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,420. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A two century-old secret haunts the peaceful village of Whistling Willow, an eerie mystery that Freddie, along with his friends and Patch his pet dog have finally decided to unravel. That night they lie and wait along the river to find out why, only on full moon nights, a ghost-like whistle floats up from the river Willow. What they discover will change their lives forever.
Home Invasion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
On a cold, snowy Sunday afternoon, a stranger loudly rapped at the window of a family home and demanded to be let in. How did such a dangerous person find his way into the home? What terror did he bring the family on that dreadful afternoon?
Alive, Not Dead!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
There's a strange phenomenon that we sometimes observe in which a deceased, love one appears to be breathing. It's only an illusion. But why does one man insist that his deceased wife is alive, and not dead? How far does this maddening thought persist?
The Freel of Streel: Part One in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
It is always advisable, when you are a conman, to make sure that the town that you're about to try to con does not have a land such as Streel hidden within it. For if it does, you may find yourself trying to escape your mind in an incomprehensible land with a left-handed scribe, being forced to deal with lexically picky ants, Kweengs, and the Freel on your journey through your fears, God and love.
Strange Horizons Retrospective
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Price: Free! Words: 45,910. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Internet
Robotic implants and augmented reality. Wearable computing and toxic PC manufacturing. For five years, writing across the dot-com boom and bust, William Van Winkle syndicated a column on cutting edge technologies and their intersection with people and society. Now, he's updated those columns, looking at past issues and insights through the eyes of an internationally read journalist.
Claustrum: Part Two in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Claustrum, a superhero with a strange power, the ability to control people with strange, elegiac mixtures of words, seemingly randomly shows up in the city of Dioma, not knowing where he came from or why he is there. The city is then beleaguered by the cruel villain Sine Animus, who is immune to Claustrum's powers over words. Claustrum flees the city and is forced to seek his own personal truth.
The Polyglot's Nightmares: Part X½ in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Fleeing a war and in search of himself, Ion finds himself residing in a number of strange caves, on the walls of which are written a strange language. He meets a woman who guides him through his state of being a refugee and is troubled by strange dreams that seem to incorporate the existence of the war, his love for the woman he has met and a sense of the divine.
The Quite Possibly Near Death of Hurol Davelrish: Part Three in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
When an arrogant stuntman, Hurol Davelrish, has a seizure during a stunt, he finds himself in the kingdom of Scalter, a land in which he is king, but which is strangely ruled by a phantasmic man named Viscount Vaunt. Hurol meets a strangely kind friend, Grib, in the malevolent world, who tries to pull him back from the ledge of his pride - what will become of the much-admired stuntman?