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Refugee from the Modern World

by Clare Tanner

The complexities of life in the modern world can be hard to cope with, but also difficult to escape from. Sometimes, we have to go back to basics to realise what is really important in life.

Cthulhu Returns

by Jacquel Chrissy May

A girl named Sierra Davidson is tired of being bullied at school and neglected at home. As a result, she hides in the closet one day with a copy of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” and wishes for...

Rosemary's Eyes

by Michael Graeme

A short story about life, and death: Rosemary was by the house, feeling her way among the delicate stems of a clematis, her light touch seeking the beauty of its tissue-thin blooms. She paused at our approach...

Wish World

by Tom Lichtenberg

We all have dreams. We pray, we hope, we buy lottery tickets and wish on falling stars. We know this isn't the most practical way to get things done, but our hearts tell us a different story. We want to believe....

The Ghost on the Wall

by Tom Lichtenberg

"Jimmy Kruzel finally found true love where he least expected it, in the moldy corridor of an old hospital emergency room. The timing wasn't so good either. He'd been brought there to die. That should have been...

Why I Document (Two Free Short Stories)

by Hallett German

These two very special short stories are a thank you gift to the readers that supported the author's effort throughout the year. This includes: * Why I document -- A reader wants to know why a particular prolific...

Seeds of Plenty

by Jennifer Juo

Sylvia Soong, a young Chinese woman, finds herself in a rusty-tin roof town of West Africa, where the jungle meets the savannah and spirits cavort in baobab trees. In 1972, she marries Winston Soong, an aid...

The Road From Langholm Avenue

by Michael Graeme

A story of unrequited love, of unexpected love, of love lost, and found again. With divorce and redundancy looming, our hero, Tom, is left facing middle age with the feeling that he made a wrong turn somewhere...

How to Save a World From Dying

by Carl Plumer

Frightening Look At The Future That's Both Funny And Romantic! Plenty of Chills & Thrills for Both Horror AND Romance Fans! ☠ After a night out at their favorite Manhattan club, Mallory Alexandria is kidnapped...

Close to Nowhere

by Tom Lichtenberg

A haunted desk, a case of mistaken identity and ominous threats from mysterious strangers can be seriously annoying when all you want is to get your job done and go home to your family. Sometimes you just have...

The Story of the Wayward Dragon

by Chong Shipei

Dragon was able to break free of the cave of darkness after many years of being trapped in that place. In his new found freedom, he challenged all mortals to a duel, in which the fate of the world of Gideon...


The Tragedy of Macbeth, Part II: The Seed of Banquo

by Noah Lukeman

Ambition, intrigue, betrayal, murder. In 1610 The Tragedy of Macbeth was first performed . . . now 400 years later, the sequel. Ten years dead, Macbeth may lie in an uneasy grave, but the three witches who led...

Two Tales

by Chris Gallagher

Two short monologues; Dorothy's Story, and The Teddy Bear's Picnic. Take a walk on the slightly darker side of life.

So Far

by Ray Weeks

"What's the worst thing you've ever done?" These are the words that launch a man into his past, forcing him to recall an event that changed his life forever.

Rattling Bones: Gathering Light

by theaatkinson

Rattling Bones is a collection of short stories with a dark edge. Meant for the chicklit reader who likes her fiction a little dark in places, it has a distinct literary flavor. The ideal reader doesn't mind...

Making Movies

by David Halliday

The magic of film is recreated, taken apart, examined and lovingly satirized in an unusual work of fiction. David Halliday imagines a BBC documentary about 'the well known Canadian film maker Samuel Bremmer'....

Jarring, Scarring, and Cold

by Christopher Cruz

A short story about a chance encounter with the devil.

They Were Perfect

by Eric Chase

A collection of poetry. It's gritty, honest, raw and powerful.

Deus Ex Machina

by Christopher Cruz

Deus ex machina ( /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiː.əs ɛks ˈmækɪnə/ Latin: ”god out of the machine”; plural: dei ex machina) is a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is abruptly...