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Letter from Freedom

by Roberta Grimes

Jack Richardson carries himself as though he owns the world. In reality, he is laying claim to an increasing portion of it. A thirty-six-year-old multibillionaire, he has purchased a tiny island, Atlantica,...

The Teen Rebels, Episode 2

by Jacquel Chrissy May

Episode 2: "Even Worse" Josie Tremlett-Kahn and her uncle, Rajasthan Kalbrunner, get into a heated argument regarding Rajasthan's treatment of Josie's cousin, Trixie, while she, Seth, and Moira continue their...

They Were Perfect

by Eric Chase

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

The Tranquillity Project

by Clare Tanner

The price of peace is high in the post-war British zone of 2042. The female government, led by Verity Wood, blames male aggression for the devastating “Final War”, which has resulted in a shrunken world...

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.


Christine

by C. Sean McGee

She that fights monsters might take care lest she become a monster. This is the story of Christine and the day she grew a penis.

Migrations, Volume II: Only the Deplorable

by Ashim Shanker

"Was it possible to feel nostalgic about something that had never happened to him, possible for nostalgia to be taken in by the body as a free pathogen to infect the consciousness with stray sentiments? Perhaps,...

BOSCUTTI'S ELVIS PRESLEY (SCREENPLAY)

by Stefano Boscutti

Walk a thousand miles in Elvis' shoes.

It's 1970. It's Christmas. And Elvis Presley is jack of it. He's had enough of the songs, the fans, the girls, the guys, everything. He flees Graceland on a wild, manic...

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.

Odyssey: California Dreaming

by Eric Chase

"Reality is stranger than fiction. Who wants to waste their time writing about elves and dragons, when there are enough fantastic and diabolical entities and events all around us here in the real world. The...

LETTER TO BERKSHIRE SHAREHOLDERS (FIRST DRAFT)

by Stefano Boscutti

Let them eat credit default swaps.

Warren Buffett's partner is in a crotchety mood. He's fed up with ordinary people thinking they can get rich off the sweat of others. Who do they think they are? Hedge fund...

"KAFKA'S HAIRBRUSH" (STORY)

by Stefano Boscutti

Someone's having a bad hair day.

Anxious writer Franz K. waits for the pharmacy in Prague's old square to open so he can purchase a bottle of his favorite hair tonic. Why are they late? What is wrong with the...

The Snowman Maker

by Barbara Briggs Ward

Over the years, Ben and Ellie never had a problem communicating. So when Ben seems distant, Ellie's confused. Her instinct tells her it has something to do with the contents of an old cardboard box his father...

Land of Balloons

by Jenue Brosinski

Chapter One – Island life. Yara remembers how much fun she used to have with her family and friends. She especially missed her cousin, Elsie, who was her guide and ally in every childhood mischief.

The Girl in the Trees

by Tom Lichtenberg

Twelve year old Miranda Amelia Harden has lived all her life on her grandfather's ranch in the mountains. All she wants is to stay there, but the rest of the world can't seem to leave her alone. She has only...

Raisinheart

by Tom Lichtenberg

Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the...

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...

Sybill Trelawney & the Unexpected Gift (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

"You can't use your Gift, it uses you," Professor Dorsett tells Sybill, and over the years she finds out how lonely a Seer's life can be. But when she turns to drink to help her manage it, she finds help from...

Besserwisser: A Novel (The Know-It-Alls)

by Steve Anderson

Munich, 1990: American expat slacker Gordy Ford poses as a top Hitler scholar, all to impress a girl. Stuck in his scam, Gordy soon thinks he's stumbled onto a shocking historical discovery that's made him the...