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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.

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...

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.

Delightment of decomposer

by death20015

When greth wants out of his tomb and take a midnight stroll his rotting friends always forbade him, but tonight he decides to go and explore a forgotten world.he soon finds out its not so forgotten after all.in...

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...

"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...

Hawkswood

by David M. Brown

A failing publishing house receives an unexpected gem but the mystery surrounds the messenger as well as the manuscript.

SPACE JUNK

by Mendel Singer

Sundown in the Mojave. Alexia on the Wuppertal Express. Dip your toe in the zeitgeist.

Joe the Satirist

by William Hrdina

A horror story in the style of Mark Twain.

Meeting Abacus

by Jenue Brosinski

"Meeting Abacus" is the second chapter in "Land of Balloons". Little Yara tries to adjust to her new living situation but her Stepdad, Flint, doesn't make it easy. She finds solace with an unusual friend.

My Name Is Stupid - Part 1

The Devil's Toothache

by Brad C DMD

First short story in my Pandora's Children Book 1: In the Chair collection. This is a preview of the story. To read the entire thing, as well as the second short story, "Dentures", search for Pandora's Children...

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.

Dentures

by Brad C DMD

Second short story in my Pandora's Children Book 1: In the Chair collection. This is a preview of the story. To read the entire thing, as well as the first short story, "The Devil's toothache", search for Pandora's...

Fergyville Episode 1: The New Plan

by Katina Ferguson

Frank and Catherine are parents worn down by three young children, and life. As they try to come up with a new, more efficient, way of managing their lives, they are met with a series of unforeseen obstacles....

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

by Clare Tanner

A personal crisis might seem like the end of the world, but sometimes it is a catalyst for change and renewal.

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.

Armageddon and Potato Chips

by William Hrdina

A dark comedy about the end of the world... and potato chips.

The Boom

by William Hrdina

Short story about a very strange noise, plus an extensive author's note about Beginnings and Endings in fiction.

Griptape

by Baba Tornskin

A parody of a morality story: two skateboarding teens find themselves in a nightmarish party.