Short Stories

When army veteran Andrea King begins paying escort Michelle Adams for weekly visits neither of them thinks that it is anything more than sex. But the more time they spend together the more they realize just how alike the two of them are.


“The Tagibi Prophecy, Volume 1: The Chronicles of Theo is an epic fantasy adventure, a thought-provoking tale of a young warrior and his meeting with a heroic young woman, each from very different worlds. United by a common cause, the pair of unlikely heroes raise an army to defend Kiow from an enemy, the like of which they have never seen before


Cody Higgins
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stories sung in starstuff vol. 1 is a collection of beautiful short stories about love, loss, adventure and learning through life’s darker moments. With a poetic flair, Cody Higgins spins tales both challenging and innately human.


This book is a collection of five short stories. 1. The Lady in the Moonlight, 2. The death of the unknown, 3. The secret of life, 4. The blue-eyed girl, 6. Goodbye papa, The stories are filled with suspense and mystery. These stories takes you to the greatest height of enjoyment throughout the read.


Murder is on the list of gifts this holiday season. At least it is when you’re apart of the deadliest gang in town. When young Anuaka’s family discovers her involvement with the local criminals, they give her an ultimatum. Get out of the gang or get out of their lives. However, removing herself from the gang is inconceivable. The only way out is death.


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Gods and monsters. Mermaids and witches. Blood and magic. Love and death. This is Food Of The Gods.


You may think that being a lesbian is as simple as being sexually attracted to just women, well you are wrong my friend. So very, very wrong. Being a lesbian is a way of life, it’s an attitude, it’s a fragrance. Learn how to become a proper lesbian with this hilarious guide!


Just a few drops of my blood—drops mind you, and miracles start happening.


My blood kills cancer. Yep, you read that right. The big bad C word that scares just about everyone these days. My blood kills it. Dead. Dead Kennedys’ invitation to the White House dead. Disappointed George Romero dead. Doesn’t matter what type of cancer. It quickly finds itself outmaneuvered, surrounded, and mercilessly crushed by an iron-red phalanx. Just a few drops of my blood—drops mind you, and miracles start happening.


was one of these girls married to you?


Don’t even think about inviting these women home to meet your mother . . .


Dale Cameron Lowry
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Nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short gay romances in one volume. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vegan vampire, and a gay ex-Mormon Bible salesman. From sweet to sensual, this collection exhibits the quirkiness and diversity Dale is known for.


E.D. Rea
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Come, relax under the majestic sky our solar system’s premier gas giant. Experience culinary delights from every corner of the galaxy. Be entertained by the greatest performers in the universe. Risk it all… at Rowan’s Emporium.


J.K. Duval
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The Interludes, A Sexual Odyssey, is the fun sexy novel. All characters have only one thing in common, they’re all named Jordan. Seven different Jordans will take you along for almost every conceivable pairing in some seriously sexy locales. Enjoy and here’s to la dolce vita.


Barry Vacker
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Take a journey through the questions from your favorite space & science movies that may continue to puzzle your brain. This is a radically original critique of how humans have confronted the majesty of the vast universe-via art, media, science, pop culture, space exploration, and the greatest space films.


Rebecca Gransden
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In Hilligoss, a tired man searches for a son, a flamingo enthrals the night, and fireworks light up the lost. In these stories and more, Rusticles offers a meandering tour through backroads bathed in half light, where shadows play along the verges and whispers of the past assault daydreams of the present. Walk the worn pathways of Hilligoss.


Explore your perception of existence in Thread. Dive into worlds of intrigue and mystery with this cross-genre collection of short stories. Trace the thread of reality as it weaves through the fabric of surrealism.


Rik Ty
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Join the team for a quick ride-through of three different Realmworlds.‭ ‬Decompress,‭ ‬coast,‭ ‬zoom,‭ ‬and catch a groove glimpsing the wonders of worlds not yet explored by Earthers.‭ An excerpt from the novel Thrill Kings: Fragmented Sky (about 10 pages).


Rik Ty
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Not for everyone (my lovely sister hated it). A blow by blow, fully choreographed fist fight between Dangler and Varrage. An intimate symphony of violence between two once-men “finally free to destroy without restraint”. See if you like it. This is a full-scene excerpt from the novel Thrill Kings: Fragmented Sky


Rik Ty
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Inter-dimensional flyboy and test driver Nonstop, performs an emergency rescue in a vast parking lot. And then the parking lot wants revenge. This is a full-scene excerpt from the novel Thrill Kings: Fragmented Sky. It is about 10 pages long.


Rik Ty
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The night began with a Bleed Zone mission that was relatively easy, The evening should end with a satisfying camp-fire, stories of the night’s adventure, and treats snuck back from Earth — so why do things get worse? Excerpt from the novel Thrill Kings: Fragmented Sky.


Rik Ty
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In the heart of the novel, two young strangers end a night of adventure with a new and blossoming friendship. It seems, for a second, that their problems are over. (A daring escape with a hint of romance – full scene – about 10 pages).


Rik Ty
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In a dark field in California,‭ ‬a team of soldiers readies to fight whatever emerges from an inter-dimensional portal,‭ ‬but what they encounter is so strange they have no effective way of battling it.


Ken Lange
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When I crashed on this planet fifteen thousand years ago, I thought that my friend—the living spaceship Sleipnir—was destroyed. But it turns out the mysterious signal I’ve been receiving for the past nine years is his cry for help. It’s led me back to Romania.


These 15 short noirs have been collected from a variety of outstanding publications and blog sites, ranging from “Powder Burn Flash” through “A Twist of Noir” to “Sex and Murder Magazine.” Thomas Haftmann’s dark world of murder and madness is not for the lover of the cozy mystery.


Out of seven billion people, one man has declared war on Mother Nature and plans to bring it to its knees. Out of all the criminals in Los Angeles, he’s the number one target being hunted by the LAPD tonight. And out of the entire LAPD, one officer is hell-bent on helping him complete his mission.


If you have ever had an inkling that you’ve done this before, a thought that maybe you were supposed to be right there, at the right time, this collection of short stories will resonate with you as it shows how seemingly arbitrary experiences may not be so random after all.


David Sharp
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Excerpt from The Carny Cage: Dirk cut the line to The Zipper, the exciting ride with its metal danger. A dwarf with an unhealthy gleam in his eye opened the cage. Dirk climbed in feeling the cool metal through the seat of his pants. The clang of the lock startled him. A commotion broke out all the way to the front of the line. Dirk smiled crazily to the aggravation of the blond cop. There was no way out, but the moment was fun. The Zipper lurched up raising the cage a couple of yards above the carnival grounds. Dirk laughed as it rocked him back and forth. The blond cop took a step back, pointed at his watch, and stared as he mouthed Dirk’s name. Dirk shook his head. Averting his gaze, he searched for the house of mirrors. A crowd of all shapes and sizes walked the midway blocking the view until a kid dropped an oversized stuffed bear. Max was still there emanating a fifties greaser cool. The Zipper lurched again causing one of its bolts to squeal. Max’s grey eyes found Dirk’s with a look of alarm. The Zipper came to life. Dirk yelled knowing no one could hear. The crowd swallowed the mirrors. The conveyer belt pulled the cage up higher and the whole contraption swung sideways spinning all the cages as it spun itself, circles in circles. The grounds seemed a blur far below. The Zipper lurched again… faster. Something was wrong. Dirk was flung around face first into the bars. He grabbed frantically to get a hold before he was slammed back. The force held Dirk in place. The bolt squeaked once more and he saw it turn, the big one holding his cage in place. Dirk wanted out. The Zipper spun around with a loud pop. At the highest point, Dirk saw the whole scene like a painted memory all the thrill seekers and marks oblivious below. The Zipper spun down and pulled back up hard. The squeak of the bolt was louder. Sweat poured down Dirk’s face. He knew it was not supposed to be this way. The squeak turned to a squeal and the cage broke loose. Dirk had no time to scream, his breath taken away, everything slow motion and weird. He held the bars tight and closed his eyes then let go.


Pour yourself a nice warm drink, dim the lights and conjure up in your consciousness; Femme Fatales, handguns, seedy bars, bad luck, thieves, scoundrels, a book of matches, a pack of Pall Mall’s, low lighting and definitely everything in glorious black and white and you’ll have “Alcohol and Cigarettes”


A collection of short stories inhabited by black holes disguised as candy boxes, little boy clones, and clockwork creatures.


Inter-connected science fiction short stories, showing the bizarre and terrifying world of the perfect bureaucracy. Where there’s a form to fill for everything, where sleeping until you hit management is the career choice, where genetically engineered super-bureaucrats run the world from their secret mountain. For fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Gilliam and William S. Burroughs.


The Doom Hippies: Bizarro, horror and dark fantasy stories by author Alex S. Johnson.


Marshall Moore’s short fiction is propelled by a scathing wit and a dark imagination. In A Garden Fed by Lightning, as in his two previous short-story collections, Moore spans multiple genres of fiction and subverts them all.


A bent copper is compromising national security and needs to be rapidly neutralised, but none of the evidence will stand up in court. That’s exactly why men like Stoner operate in the shadows, ready to terminate the target once an identity is confirmed…


Eleven short stories, one from each country in the South American World Cup qualifying group, plus Mexico (following the precedent set by the Copa América).


100 by 100 is a collection of 100 stories that are each 100 words long. Mathematically, that makes each worth 1/10 of a picture. Some of these 0.1 pictures are scary, some are funny, some are funny and scary, while others are just odd.

This book is recommended for fans of horror and speculative fiction. It is especially good for those who like short stories and flash fiction. However, due to the brevity of the stories, it is not recommended for readers who are looking for an in-depth story.

Review by Amanda McSweeney

These stories are about the cliff—the tipping point—the instant we must roll the dice or succumb to the status quo. Burch’s characters face life with courage and humor in a tenacious search for meaning and fulfillment.

A Book of Revelations delivers the voyeuristic aspects of social media sans FOMO (fear of missing out) thanks to Burch’s stellar ability to place a reader inside the characters he’s created. His short stories have an epic feel because of his exquisite use of language and penchant for deftly wielding details. (Prepare to be compelled to reread  details like “her right blinking flashing as she turned left” multiple times.)

Lately, there’s been no shortage of research on the benefits of reading floating around in the “soundbite-osphere,” everything from reduced stress levels and higher happiness quotients to better sleep and elevated empathy. (This inc.com feature rounds up nine of them.) As for the latter, being immersed in the worlds masterfully created by Burch may result in an almost immediate boost in understanding.

The eavesdropping sensation they induce is mesmerizing, and the stream of unexpected revelations are, too.

 

LINK FOR ARTICLE ABOVEL  http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-ways-reading-fiction-can-make-you-happier-and-more-creative.html

 

Review by Yvonne Lieblein

When two children sneak into a candy factory to steal sweets, they risk capture by the dreaded superintendent, the Candy Man. Enjoy these and other literary tales by Victor A. Davis.


This is not your typical ghost story. Will our hero spend the rest of eternity reliving a really bad day, or can he escape his seemingly inescapable predicament? Join us in this introduction to the world of the Culhanian Institute!


Brian L. Braden
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Underground Book Reviews co-founder Brian L. Braden presents six tales of souls turning life’s corners. From the Old West, to the edge of space, six people must learn to abandon the illusions that feed their fears, and trust in love, friendship, and courage.


Brian L. Braden
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Let DeadPixel Publications take you to places where choices lead to the unexpected and bizarre.


Brian L. Braden
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A collection of engaging short stories that range from gritty to haunting, thought-provoking to ridiculous.


Andrew Garvey & Mike Staples
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Little Penny Dreadfuls, a collection of 99 dark and twisted stories of 99 words . Perfect for readers who want quick fixes of neatly distilled horror, and those looking to sample some new, nastily imaginative ideas.


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Balan was the youngest wizard to join the Mage High Council, crude and unspoken beyond his years. Now, we venture through the eyes of the last surviving wizard in a world recovering decades after The Great War which gave The Church and their Crusaders power over Europe.


David Darson
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Welcome to the South Pacific! The most remote place on Earth. An expedition goes awry, as the team finds itself amidst killers…..


Renee Miller
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Sweet Revenge contains sixteen short tales, which illustrate that while forgiveness can be a gift, vengeance is sometimes a far more satisfying reward.


Tim Patten
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400 Reasons why men should never marry


Erin K. Parker
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A fierce and delicate first book, The Secret and the Sacred contains stories that pierce your heart, engage your mind, slay your being.


Audrey N Lewis
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This collection is a series of narratives exploring events, experiences and memories. Each of the seven independent stories is compelling, and thought-provoking. Often dark and never what you may think, these stories will make you ask yourself “What if?”


Separated from her parents, a young girl must find her way through the Nanking warzone.


J.R. Hamantaschen
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The follow-up to his critically acclaimed collection, You Shall Never Know Security, J.R. Hamantaschen returns with another collection of his inimitable brand of weird, dark fiction. At turns despairing, resonant, macabre and insightful, these nine stories intend to stay with you.