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The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks

by William Hrdina

Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people. A fairly harsh indictment of the Baby Boomer generation...

Agricultural Production in the Sudan

by Paul Samael

A (very) short story about sunflowers, a Sheikh and the desire to change the world. Does not contain any statistics about Sudanese agriculture (sorry). "[A]n entirely adept and subtle short story; this one will...

Empire

by Stephen W. Cote

Jan Christopherson is a reporter tasked with reporting on Analytical Engine pollution predictions for the year. When he scratches the surface he finds a conspiracy is afoot that challenges the Jung-Freud religion...

The Old Man of the Sea of Dreams

by Ian Sales

A flash-fiction piece written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, and originally published in A Space About Books About Space.

The Alchemy of The Aurora Chateau Deo Belle Etoile

by Stephen W. Cote

While leading an expedition into deep space in search of paradise, Manuel deFöl navigates his starship to a planet that fits the description. Upon touch-down, the world does indeed seem to be a paradise. But...

In The Mist

by Ray Daley

On a battlefield in some alternate dimension a lowly trooper deals with his situation as best he can, what does the mist bring? CAUTION! CONTAINS SWEARING!

Kiss of the Sun Queen

by Stephen W. Cote

In this very short story, Biju Rao is a Hindi priest who once led hundreds of followers in worship of Saranya. Now his followers have lost faith in both his teachings and Saranya. As one of his few remaining...

Psychic Fair

by Roderick Gladwish

Come to the psychic fair for a bit of light-hearted fun.

My Name Is Stupid - Part 1

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...

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.

Destination X

by Nigel Raven

Struggling to stay the right side of sanity,Scott Reese thinks he is loosing his mind and cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel. Scott's weak mind is any easy prey for a desperate soul who possess's his...

Sleep

by Andrew Gordinier

An insomniac braves the edge of madness when he becomes obsessed with a painting.

The Grandfather Army

by Ray Daley

A loyal Drill Sergeant proudly trains the next batch of recruits to go off to war. Until things get personal.

"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...

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

One Good Dog (A Cat's Tale)

by Chelle Rhys

How Pat and Rocky Raccoon's Dog-Tormenting Club acquires a most unusual new member: Rex. Rex, who is ... a dog.

Torii Gate Reloaded

by George McNeur

Danny was scared – as scared as only a four-going-on-five-year old whose active imagination sees monsters and murderers lurking behind every object that swam in and out of sight amongst the thick, clinging...

Sweaty Road

by A. Makraz

A short story capturing crucial moments in young man's struggle with paradoxical values and views on sexuality, religion and tradition. Set in a fictional Moroccan village.

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...