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Shallow

by David Shute

A short collection of five flash fiction pieces loosely horror themed. Pointed exits, insomnia, vengeance, claustrophobia, and the smallest things worth killing for.

February 29

by RoseMary McDaniel a.k.a. Amy Hayle

A mysterious gravestone in a ruined churchyard of a child with the same February 29 birthdate as teenage Abby made her obsessed with the history of the little girl named Amy Sue, and led Abby and her reluctant...

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...

Special Package One - Opening Salvo

by George McNeur

The first three excerpt chapters from Special Package One - A companion story to Planning Armageddon. Special Package One details the back story behind the premise of the original Planning Armageddon story....

Swilliam Shines - Chapter Three - Journey's Beginning

by Sean Hines

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. Rupert reveals the details of his prior meeting with Darwin and Swilliam Shines board...


Jack

by Tom Horn

When he travels back in time, an investigative reporter gets more than he bargains for when he discovers the identity of Jack the Ripper.

The Christmas Jester

by RoseMary McDaniel a.k.a. Amy Hayle

For Fiona and Lindy, renovating a 100-year-old home for their gift shop was a dream come true, until Fiona learned that the former owners had left behind much more than dust bunnies, including the strange little...

The Set-Up

by William Hrdina

The Set-Up is actually a quick sketch for an idea I plan to write as a screenplay. If I can keep the scope small, I might even try to get it made here in Portland. It’s a twist on the classic crime film- a...

Swilliam Shines - Chapter Six - Jellyfish and Grogue

by Samuel Williams

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. A pleasant evening meal is quickly followed by the boys finding themselves in a sticky...

The Deer

by Shirley Glynn

Meet Bill and Sue Andrews. Florida residents and newly retired, they're traveling on a rural road in upstate New York heading toward Albany when bad luck jumps out at them. They hit a small deer. That incident...

On the Curb

by Brad C DMD

Short Horror- enjoy! www.notjustaboringdentist.com http://www.goodreads.com /author/show/4425763.Bradley_Convissar Unpublished story from my Pandora's Children collection. See my site for more short horror

Passions Subtler Than Those

by K M Lawrence

Trapped in a mysterious complex, forced to repeatedly act out a strange play for an unseen audience, a prisoner describes his daily routine. Passions Subtler Than Those by K M Lawrence is licensed under a Creative...

The Grandparent Trap (Quality Times #2) (sample)

by Gayle Ramage

Young Ben Foster is not happy. He’s due to spend his summer holidays at his grandparent’s house. His boring, old-fashioned grandparents who don’t even have wi-fi. But when Ben knocks on their front door,...

Swilliam Shines - Chapter Eight - Deep Water

by Samuel Williams

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. Setting Sail for England a storm hits and a stowaway is found.

Swilliam Shines - Chapter Nine - Into the Fog

by Sean Hines

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. Lost at sea another surprise is about to creep out of the thick fog.

Hachiman Beckons - When Life Gives You Lemons

by George McNeur

Dan has lost his way - but now it's not as a small boy lost in the fog, he's an experienced lethal instrument of death. A one-time officer of the NZ SAS, who has seen too much violent death. In search of some...

April Fools

by RoseMary McDaniel a.k.a. Amy Hayle

A century old theatre was refurbished by a hardy group of performers who respected the history, including the resident Ghost, but when teenagers played a cruel April Fool prank, the joke was on them.

Over My Dead Body

by RoseMary McDaniel a.k.a. Amy Hayle

Seeing my obituary in an on-line newspaper, I nearly freaked out. Of course it wasn't really, just someone with the same name. Somehow I'd thought that the name Deliah Marie Willliamsen was mine exclusively,...

The Outlier #4: Zappers

by Tom Lichtenberg

The world's #1 Big-Data Detective returns in another unrealistic adventure. This time there are disappearing dogs, cars that won't start, and people who have been partially electrocuted, perhaps by God. Part...