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In The Mouth Of The Gift Horse

by Ray Daley

Surprise presents are very nice, even to extremely tyranical dictators. Sometimes the surprise is that anyone will even SEND you a present!

Loose Movement Part 1

by Steve Wheeler

Loose Movement Part 1 by Steve Wheeler is a collection of short pieces of travel writing, film and music reviews and short stories. A time capsule of sorts, LooseMovement Part 1 is a record of Steve Wheeler's...

Unspent Time - Omnibus [p]

by Graham Parke

Warning: reading this eBook may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by 9% (These statements have not been evaluated by anyone of consequence) From the award winning author of 'No Hope for Gomez!'...

Have You Seen Tarum?

by Jaleta Clegg

Kimberly has given up hope of having more in her life than her job and her ailing grandmother, until crazy old Mr. Jeffries asks, "Have you seen Tarum?"

The Hardest Word

by Paul Samael

Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that -...

Better Than an Olympic Medal

by Bruce T. Forbes

A short story written in 2007 purely for the fun of it. This is not autobiographical; just a funny story. It's amazing what a man, even a mature one, will do to impress a beautiful woman.

Visiting Hours

by Ray Daley

When roles are reversed and The Doctor is taken, can Susan save him on her own? A "What if?" Doctor Who fanfic short story written under Creative Commons terms. If you like it, feel free to tweet me @RayDaleyWriter

(Dis)RESPECT

by Pete Anstice

A shorter than short story about morality. The beauty of forgiveness. The value of understanding and the celebration of revenge. If you read this you will get bonus points from St Peter when you stand before...

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

Danse Macabre

by Sean Hines

Danse Macabre is a short story that combines a Lovecrafian style with a recent popular culture gothic horror stable.

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.

Raisinheart

by Tom Lichtenberg

Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the...

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...

Keep Off The Grass

by Ray Daley

Some say the entire Universe can be altered by the flapping of a butterflys wings. It is the job of this traveller to find out where his Universe is broken, and fix it. Quickly, before his Grandmother finds...

SPECIMEN

by Alan Annand

A wealthy businessman and butterfly collector visits his twin brother, warden of a tropical island penal colony, who is building his own unique collection.

The Last Day With My Friends (In The Marble Orchard)

by Ray Daley

Now the war is over, the fight for peace, prosperity and shared knowledge is just as important. But some knowledge is too important to be shared.

My Name Is Stupid - Part 1

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.

Rabbiting with Jack

by Kurt Ulmer

Be careful when you want to net rabbits in Australia. Sometimes you catch more than you bargain for.

Augmented Reality

by William Hrdina

Augmented Reality is a horror short story inspired by the process of editing my novel Conspiracy: The Movie, the Novel. It's a little darker than more normal stories, but it was fun to write and has a near-future...