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Wrong Number

by Craig E McLean

Should you call, or shouldn't you?

Phantom of the Mall

by Tom Lichtenberg

The settlers were dispatched to a distant world to prepare the way for the great migration. Everything went according to plan, a little too smoothly, perhaps. Now there's only one thing missing in New Town,...

The Autumn Engagement

by Stephen W. Cote

When Baseball is used to settle political disputes, one bad pitch cost Janus Franko his wife, career, and reputation. Eight months later, he is presented an opportunity to prove that he didn't throw the game....

Letting Go

by Jaleta Clegg

If you could preserve someone forever, would you? Susan must make an agonizing choice--watch her mother slowly fade away or preserve her as an artificial construct at Life Preservation, Inc.

The Business that Must Be Conducted in the Dark

by DeAnna Knippling

Master Zorac wants Annalise to follow him into the dark, but her programming won’t allow it…until she’s sent to capture him.

Dovetails

by Michael Graeme

A Short Story - She'd always been a beauty, no longer young, but always lovely to him, and had it not been for the faith she'd had in him all these years, he would surely have given up hope of ever finding his...

Swilliam Shines - Chapter Ten - Returning Home

by Sam Williams

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. Back in London with the first of Mr Darwin's bounty, but is he happy with it?

Dream Merchant

by Johnny Wheeler

Dream Merchant, an original story by Johnny Wheeler.

Jarring, Scarring, and Cold

by Christopher Cruz

A short story about a chance encounter with the devil.

RICK PERRY PRAYS FOR THE ASSASSINATION GAMES (STORY)

by Stefano Boscutti

When you look at American politics these days, what do you see?

Land of the extreme, home of the crazy? The Democrats are keeping their loonies under wraps. But the Republicans? Man, they're out of control....

Miracle cure

by Jonathan Hurley

A middle aged writer commissions a drug company to produce a drug which will take away the desire for sex. He undergoes a transformation when he willingly becomes the test subject and informs the world of his...

The Mortal Hole

by Tom Lichtenberg

A collection of short fictions, including the complete Sexy Teenage Vampires trilogy, The Futile Epikles and other characters, and several previously unpublished stories.

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...

One Enchanted Evening

by Mendel Singer

There are more things in Heaven and Hell...

YASMINA

by Georges-André QUINIOU

Patrick has been begging with his street pals and sleeping under bridges for some time. People like him stand no chance of becoming a king. Yet one evening, that is just what happens to him.

Stuck in a Hotel Room Closet on a Friday Night

by William Hrdina

Stuck in a Closet on a Friday Night was first written in 2001. I recently found the handwritten story in a pile of old papers. It is the second story in what I planned to be a trilogy of “This is so Stupid”...

Last Cigarette

by Mike Ramon

A short story. A hitman named Slade takes his latest victim out to the desert and makes him dig his own grave. But this victim isn't who he appears to be.

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...

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...

From My Mother's Kitchen Part 1 - A Short Story

by Oliver Mathenge

Part 1 of a fictious short story on the life of a young boy in rural Kenya in his formative stages in life.