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The Craft of War

by Todd Alan Benevides

Frond, a blood elf warrior, along with his companions, set forth to conquer Throngus who lurks midway through the dungeon of Grim Batol. In search of an item that will help Frond reclaim his family's good name,...

A Little Snack

by Brad C DMD

In “A Little Snack”, meet Michael Worthington, Esquire a man whose romantic rendezvous with a stranger doesn’t turn out as expected. To read the whole story, along with “Roadside Memorial”, “Higher”...

First One There Dies

by Ray Daley

Can the first crew to land on Mars uphold a deadly ancient local tradition and still all survive?

Patient Review

by Ray Daley

The Doctor once said "I am definitely a mad man with a box" but what if that's what he REALLY was? Perhaps that might explain his behaviour?

Missy Tonight

by Tom Lichtenberg

These days it seems like everyone is cashing in on the New Atheism craze, except for lifelong unbeliever Alan Musted. What’s a portable toilet dispatcher to do? Crash the party, that’s what! Join Alan and...

The Favour Men: Lost and Found

by Firas Janabi

Lost and found is a short in which Charlie, Jake and Harry find something they weren't expecting to in an alley behind a bar. This sets Harry off to do what he believes is right, and for him to try and find...

Letters Home

by Ray Daley

A good service person sends letter to their loved ones back home as often as they are able. Can those at home believe everything they read though?

Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard from the time he was a child to his growing independence...

The Worst Thing

by Mike Ramon

A short story. At three in the morning George is woken up by a knock at the door. It's a stranger; his car has broken down and he needs to call for a ride. George let's him in. It's an act of kindness that he...

Permanent Record

by Andrew O. Dugas

Memory fades but guilt endures. A middle-aged man is accused of a horrible crime. He may be innocent, but a past guilt is stirred up. Can retribution be far behind? "Andrew O. Dugas' Permanent Record will haunt...

Ameristocracy

by Paul Moxham

When a conspiracy theorist cop stumbles upon the secret society responsible for the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy, he becomes convinced that they now have the newly elected President squarely in their...

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...

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.

Live Concerts

by Jessica Urahara

Live concerts, one boy, one girl, one band, one show, one enemy, one friend a band built from hate preforms but who will stay the nervous talent or the beautiful star

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.

The Magician of Monkton Pier

by Michael Graeme

Joshua is navigating his eco-boat, The Mattie Rat along a dark and stinking stretch of the old canal through Monkton - a city overwhelmed by gangs and gun toting militias. Joshua's seen it all before: urban...

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...

Santa Gets Outsourced: A Short Story

by Gayle Tiller

Santa Gets Outsourced: A Short Story" is a short humorous tale of about 6,000 words. It's the week before Christmas in the North Pole. Santa and the elves receive notice that operations are being outsourced...

Anything But Lonely - stories about the end of the world

by Ryan Sheffield

From charitable vandals to lovelorn superheroes to mad bombers, the disconsolate characters of the six stories in Anything But Lonely each face their own figurative- and sometimes literal -end of the world.

Face Your fear

by Justin D. Russell

This is a preview from my upcoming collection of short stories.(Word count 1986) What happens when your fear rules your life. Johnny has lived with one fear all his life, can he conquer it now?