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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...

I Was an Internet Addict

by Eric Feka

Harry was a normal person living a normal life until, one day, he subscribed to the online world of Sword of Valour and the scourge of internet addiction claimed him. Now he lives on the fringes of reality,...

For the fragile Muses...

by D. Jason Fleming

Sometimes, the course of your life is set out firmly in your mind. Other times, it's set by the music you chance to hear in the middle of the night when you can't sleep. And other times...

The Turtle Boy

by Kealan Patrick Burke

School is out and summer has begun. For eleven year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery. But on the day...

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...

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.

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...

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....

In Small Doses 3 (A Short Story Collection Abridged )

by Hallett German

From the author of the Olivia Plymouth and Corporate Intent Series, the author's third short story collection. These twenty stories are the most wide-ranging and creative to date. Topics include the paranormal,...

Down in the Sewer

by John Ellis

Pat leads a life of quiet obscurity as an attendant at a notorious public toilet where the majority of the clientele are involved in either drug deals or cottaging. The only light in his otherwise solitary existence...

Perseus & Medusa

by Hannah Shilling

The famous are available for their destruction, This, the contract between congregation and celebrant - and was since the old king ceremonially took the blade at the shortest sun. Is it not the way that they...

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.

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...

In the future this will not be necessary

by Paul Samael

Miles Jensen has a confession to make. To the "true believers", he is the faithful guardian of a website devoted to the late Pete Novotnik, founder of a future-obsessed internet cult. But Miles is not a true...

BOSCUTTI'S JOHN HARPER (SCREENPLAY)

by Stefano Boscutti

A child shall lead them.

Struggling after the hanging of his beloved father, a young boy must protect his much younger sister and a deep, dark secret from the clutches of a murderous preacher. This unsettling...

"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...

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'....

Macedonia

by Tom Lichtenberg

A gang of street kids, an anonymous radio announcer, a detective from the future, a presidential assassination attempt and a frequently mistaken narrator all play a part in this jumble of introductions to an...

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.

The Hardest Word

by Paul Samael

Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that -...