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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 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...

The Artist: Number 57

by Seth Daniels

The Artist is a serial killer that kills for the creation of art. He finds death beautiful and takes it very seriously. He insists on killing in unique ways. His latest work of art is Vicky, a young nurse. She...

Under the Same Stars

by Mike Ramon

A collection of 16 short shorts, brief glimpses into the lives of a variety of people living, working and dreaming under the same stars.

The Visitor (and Other Stories) (sample)

by Gayle Ramage

A trio of short paranormal tales. A woman gets a shock after confronting a trespasser. A man wakes up in a never-ending dark tunnel, unsure how he got there. And a young woman tells of the day her mother was...

Or in a Nutshell, the Truth.

by Taylor Ball

A parody on conspiracy novels involving squirrels, telepathy, and evil pigeons. It is the story of two friends, Daniel and Jonah, placed in a situation where it is up to them to save their small city in Idaho....

The Short (Human) Life of Olivia Harlequin-Grantley

by Claire Violet Thorpe

In a novella based from the fan fiction "Something Wicked This Way Comes", 13-year-old Olivia Harlequin-Grantley is a young girl doomed to an early death following her premature birth and diagnosis of Down Syndrome...

YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKE TO DO AT FOUR O'CLOCK, ED?

by Stefano Boscutti

Meet Hollywood's most inglorious bastard.

Legendary bad boy movie mogul Don Simpson has just been made the new head of production at Paramount Studios. As he waits for a journalist to arrive for a customary...

We Could Hear the Howls of the ADHD Boys: A Fiction

by Tom Triumph

A group of survivors in post-apocalyptic New England go from town to town scavenging for pharmaceuticals in order to stay alive. One man in the tribe searches for seizure meds for his son, while a gang of ADHD...

A Twist in the Tale

by Mel Comley

Five short stories with a twist at the end. Plus as a bonus I have included the first chapter of each of my thrillers. And the first chapter of Tania Tirraoro's This Last Summer.

A Matter of Faith, A Matter of Balance

by Brad C DMD

In “A Matter of Faith, A Matter of Balance”, meet Jebediah Jacobs, a religious leader in the Utah desert accused of horrible crimes. To read the whole story, along with “Just Meat”, “The Madame Penitent”...

Marc of Death

by Terrance Henry

Two blood brothers. Two like brothers. What one man would do if he had the power and another wouldn't even though he does. Marc Lyles takes matters into his own hands to right a wrong at any cost.

Mathew and Cassy

by PearlSun

Mathew and Cassy - celebrating the innocence of childhood!

The Ground Beneath My Feet

by Ray Daley

When Earth finally can't supoport us all mankind has to come up with an alternate plan to ensure the survival of the species. The ships that carry the seed of humanity out into space won't always find perfect...

Forgetting Isa

by Robert D Marion

The ocean calls out to Isa. It has ever since her accident a year ago. When she started forgetting things. Many things.Without her brother and sister, Isa would be lost.But the ocean doesn’t forget. And it...

Noir - Case of Bruce Howard

by Emmanuel Obi, Jr

This time Bruce Howard is the target but he won't go down without taking somebody with him. The fourth installment of the Noir series forces Bruce Howard to show a little of his dark side. Previous short stories:...

Four Corners

by Brad C DMD

Another "almost" flash fiction story, about 1,700 words. Inspired by my four years in New Orleans and some of the legends there. And yes, I have been to this place... www.notjustaboringdentist.com Goodreads.com...

New Wave Detectives 01: Punk Rock Theatre

by Brian mcLellan

James Jordan never expected his past to come back to him like this. Now he's in danger, dodging horrors and nightmares that he thought he'd left behind. And the one person who could help him might have vanished...

Slipping Away

by Ray Daley

When Aliens finally arrive are they here to save at least some of us? As a species, love is the our one redeeming factor but can it keep those we care about close to us forever?

A Journey of Discovery

by Clare Tanner

When a new life bursts upon us, how can we decide what it really means, and how we feel about it? It can take time to realise what we really want out of life.