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The Hand of God

by George McNeur

A hint of Sci-Fi and religious philosophy lie behind this story of modern Hi-Tech business interrupted by a terrorist bomb... Jim is about to find out that life isn't always fair during a regular business trip...

Friendship Changes Everything

by Jacquel Chrissy May

a short story based from my fantasy series "The Secret Library Guardians". In this story, Dlav Geinse wanders away from his classmates and forms an unusual friendship, one that changes the course of his life...

Heart's Desire (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

It takes sixty years, but Minerva McGonagall finally comes to understand the truth of George Bernard Shaw's pronouncement: "Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is...

Deadly Allure (sample)

by Appolina Gray

Leon, a rich young man, is at a nightclub with his superficial friends when he encounters the beautiful, exotic Meredith. Taking his chances, he uses his wealth and arrogance to get to know her. After booking...

Do you think I should feel guilty?

by Clare Tanner

Sometimes the ripples from world events can cause waves in our own lives...

THE RUMORS SWIRLING ABOUT JAMES PATTERSON

by Stefano Boscutti

Do you remember your first day on the job?

Engaging writer's first day on the job at James Patterson, Inc. He wants to make a good impression but it's not going to be as easy as he thought. If only he didn't...

8 Stories

by Mike Ramon

8 short stories. Most are horror stories, but other genres are represented as well, including thriller, post-apocalyptic fiction and family drama.

What You Never Read In The History Books

by Ray Daley

They say history is written by the winners. When it comes down to it, what do you REALLY know about historical characters other than what is written down? Caution! Contains some swearing.

Chick Magnet

by Kurt Ulmer

Being a chick magnet is fine as long as it doesn't get you into trouble. Albert had some serious explaining to do as things went awry.

The Choices

by Michael Graeme

A fifteen minute read: I am sitting here in the lounge-bar of the McKinley Arms Hotel, by the shores of Loch Lomond, and I am staring out into the twilight at my choices. I have been this way before many times...

The Foreshadowed Land

by Kurt Ulmer

Australia: the island continent. Strange animals, unfamiliar plants, beautiful beaches and scenery plus: a trap for young players. Beware, all is not as it seems.

The Night Before The Christmas Before I Was Married & other festive tales

by Adam Maxwell

Charles Dickens has dominated the Christmas short story market for too long and he's so bloody depressing... wouldn't you rather read something that was funny, had comedy misunderstandings, people accidentally...

The Sixth Lost Tale of Mercia: Hastings the Hearth Companion

by Jayden Woods

A royal hearth companion named Hastings fights on the front lines of battle for duty and the Golden Cross, but he entertains unrealistic notions of how his mistress, Aetheling Aydith, might reward him. “The...

Black Rain

by Ian Sales

The settlement on Titan, one of the moons of Saturn, is only just hanging on. When a teenager goes missing, a search party is organised. What Dr Albarn finds while looking for the missing girl could have profound...

Phone Calls From God

by Stephen W. Cote

Craig Henry is an atheist and he loves Tabitha Wolfe. Her mother, Christine Wolfe, is a devout Christian and thinks her daughter can do better. But, when Christine starts receiving phone calls from someone she...

Echoes From The Past

by Shirley Glynn

Voices - high school friends; an old cabin deep in the woods; a terrifying night spent in that cabin. Sara and her five closest friends - they were all together and then there was only Sara. Her friends disappeared,...

Faster Than Light: Dobhriathar

Faster Than Light #2

by Malcolm Pierce

The second in a series of short stories about the I.S.S. Fenghuang, the last faster-than-light starship in the galaxy. In this volume, Governor Caitlin Adair struggles with her place among the crew while they...

Sweep (Harry Potter for grown-ups)

by Squibstress

In the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, caretaker Argus Filch does the only thing he can.

24 Hour Nightmare: A Short Story

by Gayle Tiller

"24 Hour Nightmare: A Short Story" is a short horror tale with about 6,000 words. It's Friday night and Monica is checking her e-mail from her apartment in San Jose. She hasn't had a date in over six months....

The Second Lost Tale of Mercia: Ethelred the King

by Jayden Woods

This haunting short story illustrates the scandalous circumstances surrounding King Ethelred's rise to power at the age of eleven, and reveals why the entire reign of so-called "Ethelred the Unready" seems to...