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400 Words

by Kurt Ulmer

This is a brief (400 word) guide to writing and assessing short stories. Especially my own. Some writers object to a structure for stories. That is fine as long as you realize that no structure is a structure...

Clear Words

by prokhor.ozornin

Aphorisms of our age

The (Recovered) StoryHouse Essays

by Michael Pollick

These microshort humor essays were originally commissioned to appear on the labels of gourmet roasted coffee bean cans. Instead, they remained tucked away for 10 years in the author's desk drawer. His instructions...

Taw & Busk \ Six, No Seven, Poems

by Justin P Heap

My hope is that these poems and prayers will create space within your life to grow, to change, to live. Use the literal white space to record whatever you will. May GOD bless you, keep you. These are intended...

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #39

by Silver Age Books

Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #39 has six more stories of Thornton Excelsior from the magnificent Rhys Hughes, mutant ultraviolence from Mike Sauve, science fiction from Douglas Thompson, and an interview with...

An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Quran vol 11

by Ayatullah Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani - XKP

An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 11 From Surah al-Mu’minun (23) to Surah al-Furqan (25) verse 20 The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner...

Happy Shorts: 120 Essays on Life, Love, Happiness, and Inspiration

by Susan Spira

Happy Shorts is a collection of zany, goofy, heart-felt inspirations and observations. Happy Shorts is a look at life from the quirky side to make you smile, warm your heart, and help you to embrace your life,...

Tafsir of Holy Quran - Surah 11 to 15

by Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP

Tafsir of 11 Huud (Hud) 12 Yusuuf (Joseph) 13 Ra'd (The Thunder) 14 Ibraahiim (Abraham) 15 Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract) translated by Mirza M. Pooya. One of the few and most comprehensive and detailed commentaries...

I Was a Teenage Stowbilly

by Michael Pollick

"I Was a Teenage Stowbilly" covers the author's childhood in the small Midwestern city of Stow, Ohio during the Seventies and Eighties. It starts out innocently enough, with a fond look back at elementary school....

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #36

by Silver Age Books

144 pages of fiction and reviews, all available for free download! Our fiction this time: The Photographer’s Tale by Daniel Mills, A Fable of Worcester by Victor D. Infante, Angeline of the Woods by Dylan...

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #37

by Silver Age Books

Eight stories and one article feature in this issue of Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction: Apoidroids by Douglas Thompson, Make It Sacred by Mike Sweeney, The Last Testament by Rafe McGregor, Curios by Ben Kendall-Carpenter,...

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #38

by Silver Age Books

Stories in this issue: “The Lives and Spacetimes of Thornton Excelsior” by Rhys Hughes (actually eight stories in one!); “The Daylight Witch” by Jim Steel; “Off and On Again” by Alison Littlewood;...

Interpretation of Surah Al-Hamd

by Ayatullah Ruhullah al-Musawi al-Khomeini - XKP

It is possible that the 'bismillah' in the beginning of each surah of the Qur'an is related to the verses following it. Generally it is said that the bismillah is related to a verb understood (omitted), but...

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #35

by Silver Age Books

Wash your pain away with the misery of others! “Involuntary Muscle” by Black Static contributor Maura McHugh tells of Lilly, her unhappy life made more miserable yet by surprising news. “House of Nowhere”,...

Alphabetical Index to the Holy Quran

by Syed Ammar Shah - XKP

This is very useful ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO THE DICTIONARY OF THE HOLY QURAN - ISLAMICMOBILITY.COM

Duas for Students

by Islamic Mobility - XKP

Excellent compilation of the beautiful duas for our young ones who are coping with studies! Include Dua before starting the class, before studying, Dua While Studying Something Difficult, Du`a for removing Anxiety,...

Historical Sermons of Imam Hussain, Mola Abbas, Syeda Sakina & Syeda Zainab

by Islamic Mobility - XKP

Glorious sermon of Mola Abbas (as) on the roof of Kaabah - Glorious Sermon of Syeda Fatima binte Hussain (Syeda Sakina or Syeda Rukiya sa) - Sermon Of Syeda Zainab (sa) in Kufa - Sermon Of Syeda Zainab (sa)...

Friendly Letters

by Bint Al Huda - XKP

An Islamic novel by Bint al Huda. These letters deal with common ideological problems of young Muslims. Sisters Wafa and Raja and sisters Zahra and Asma exchange letters on their personal problems and seek each...

Peak of Eloquence (Nahajul Balagah)

by Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) - XKP

"Peak of Eloquence" is hailed above the words of man, and second only to the revealed words of God Almighty, which are manifested in the Holy Qur'an. The importance of the Nahj-ul-Balagha lies in two dimensions....

AS-SAHIFA AL-KAMILAH - AL-SAJJADIYYA

by Imam Ali Zain-ul-Abidin (AS) - XKP

A collection of supplications and whispered prayers composed by the great-grandson of the Prophet (s). Includes supplication for the Coming of the Month of Ramadhan, and supplication for Bidding Farewell to...