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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....

City Stories

by James Buttinger

Short shorts and short stories from the cities of America around fin de siecle. Stories: Twilight. Fantail Share. Knocking. Killing. Mannequins. Press.

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?

Milk Run

by Ray Daley

On a regular planet hop made many times before without incident the first blemish on a perfect record is only ever less than a second away. When the worst happens can anyone save them?

October Stories (Vol. 1)

by Ryan Sheffield

Eleven dark tales for autumn nights and autumn people.

The Rising: Fall of Hysteria

by Crystal Rodriguez

Three years after the Risers took over cities and people, the military has finally started to begin rebuilding after some of the infection seems to be controlled. But how controlled has it become? Tony, now...

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.

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.

Tracey and the Regular Men

by Will Jones

A short story studying the regular inhabitants of a bar lost out in the middle of nowhere. Meet the people that make the town tick over.

Service Provider

by Ray Daley

The best way for a business to be recommended is by word of mouth, something that really works well for this particular Service Provider. Until now....

A Journey I Can't Escape

by J.B. Galui

This is the first story in the WAF Journey series by: J.B. Galui This first story is in the life of a man caught in a hell he calls life. A dead end job, a friend who he works with that he loves and hates all...

Swilliam Shines - Chapter One - A Night at the Albert Hall

by Sean Hines

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. Meet the pair as they chase down a thieving youth and make an interesting new acquaintance.

Deus Ex Machina

by Christopher Cruz

Deus ex machina ( /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiː.əs ɛks ˈmækɪnə/ Latin: ”god out of the machine”; plural: dei ex machina) is a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is abruptly...

Falling into the Fire

by Crystal Rodriguez

While living the somewhat perfect life she's built for herself, she still felt alone and restless. She's slowly deteriorating and the thoughts that hold her captive in her own mind are there to watch her fall....

Vengance of Joe Public

by Jond

Joe has an issue to raise with his bank, but there is a little problem, in that Joe is dead. Now some would say that death rather inhibits one's capacity to make a complaint to your bank, or indeed to anyone....

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #40

by Silver Age Books

Featuring cover art by Howard Watts (and in the print edition, interior art by Ben Ludlam), plus “The Delusions and Tangents of Thornton Excelsior” by Rhys Hughes, “The Journey of Toil Ling; a Folkish...

Snoopy Is a Time Lord

by WilliamHrdina

A mash-up of Dr. Who and the classic animated special "You're the Greatest Charlie Brown." For the first time, Charlie Brown's never-ending failures get an explanation.

Why Bobby Fischer Sued The Last Starfighter

by William Hrdina

A short story exploring what happened to Bobby Fischer when he disappeared in 1972 after winning the World Chess Championships.

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...

The Oracle

by Johnny Wheeler

A short story of undying love by Johnny Wheeler.