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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including the complete Sexy Teenage Vampires trilogy, The Futile Epikles and other characters, and several previously unpublished stories.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.

Tis The Season, Baby

by Jesse Iaquilino

Six 150-word stories of Christmastime and love. Disclaimer: I do not own Muse. The events within are entirely fictional.

The Deer

by Shirley Glynn

Meet Bill and Sue Andrews. Florida residents and newly retired, they're traveling on a rural road in upstate New York heading toward Albany when bad luck jumps out at them. They hit a small deer. That incident...

Descent into Madness: A Tryst with Lunacy

by C. A. Stommel

A collection of short stories where the author of each is mad or crazy or insane. Come along on this twisting journey I've created.

Watson's Finances

by Cress Roylott

A brief speculation on how Watson supported himself before he was a famous author.

Arrival

by VH Folland

A short story set in the remote town of Brooke's Vale and its small airstrip. When Jim heads home after losing the plane he'd set his heart on, he's expecting to spend the remains of his leave getting drunk....

Cigs, Bolan & Strange Men With Guns (sample)

by Gayle Ramage

1979, London. Darcy, a bored australian journalist, goes outside for a smoke and bears witness to something that will change her life forever. Featuring cigarettes, mentions of a 70s glam rocker and a very strange...

Danse Macabre

by Sean Hines

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

Swilliam Shines - Chapter Four - By Rail to the Sea

by Samuel Williams

FOLLOW THE RECOUNTED TALES OF BANKERS-TURNED-ADVENTURERS JOHN SWILLIAM AND RUPERT SHINES IN THIS BRAND NEW WEB-BASED SERIAL. Nerves set in as our chaps reach Plymouth and cast off in to the unknown.

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....

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.

Dark Land - Whispers

by Joey Stewart

It started as a simple idea in fringe science. To use technology to perfect a way to copy humanity into an artificial after-life. After the great cyber war, humanity was eager to jump into a project together....

A Christmas Carol for Modern Times

by Clare Tanner

Evergreedy Squeeze is a wealthy banker, out of touch with the age of austerity. At Christmas he receives visitations from three spirits, who attempt to show him the truth of his situation. Will he heed their...

A Life Bared

by C. A. Stommel

A teddy bear describes moments in his life: From beginning to end. While offering insight into a little girl growing up.

A Journey of Discovery

by Clare Tanner

When a new life bursts upon us, how can we decide what it really means, and how we feel about it? It can take time to realise what we really want out of life.