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"Someone Who Changed My Life" by Trey Waring

by Ray Smith

Trey has always been popular. And he has always had popular friends. But as he enters puberty, his life and body changes. And he finds himself becoming friends with one of the class geeks. Torn between his friends...

Deus Ex Machina

by Christopher Cruz

Deus ex machina ( /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiː.əs ɛks ˈmækɪnə/ Latin: ”god out of the machine”; plural: dei ex machina) is a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is abruptly...

Rattling Bones: Gathering Light

by theaatkinson

Rattling Bones is a collection of short stories with a dark edge. Meant for the chicklit reader who likes her fiction a little dark in places, it has a distinct literary flavor. The ideal reader doesn't mind...

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...

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...

Boneyard

by Ray Daley

The most important fight you'll ever undertake is that for survival, for your very existence. When you are called to fight on your own field of battle, how will you fare? Live or die? The choice is yours.

The Smell of Petrol

by Josh Robertson

Burning Rubber. Hot Engines. This is the story of a few Motocross Buddies who end up doing a little more than thrashing dirt bikes around a track.

Blood of the Lamb

by Stephen W. Cote

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Cain is a gunfighter known as a leading cause of ghost towns. His desire for a peaceful life is impossible given his sordid past and his inability to remember the...

Dial M For Monkey

by Adam Maxwell

Adam Maxwell's first collection of short stories is inventive, funny, dark, and hugely entertaining. Effortlessly fusing pop culture, gunplay, and simians, Dial M For Monkey contains a vibrant mixture of short...

She

by Courtney Carola

Once, there was a girl. And she loved another girl very, very much.

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...

One Bedroom Apartment

by Ryan Sheffield

Somewhere in the decaying concrete flatlands of post-suburban Texas is an apartment complex where low income, low expectations and low lifes walk the line between the mundane and the macabre. Misery, humor and...

The Sensitive

by Antony Bennett

"The pale boy is too stricken to speak. He watches me as if he is watching an incarnation of the grim reaper himself." The wrecked house holds a secret that has been waiting for countless years to be discovered.

Last Tales of Mercia 6: Hereward the Wake

by Jayden Woods

Young Hereward ("the Wake") finds out that a Norman castle is being built in Shropshire and rides with a group of rowdy boys to cause trouble. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last Tales of Mercia" are...

The Man Who Talked to Machines

by Michael Graeme

You have to talk to them, counsel them, mesmerise them into stillness before you set foot anywhere near them. And, though I may not be considered wholly sane, at least I have a reputation for the way I talk...

Last Tales of Mercia 5: Osgifu the Sister

by Jayden Woods

Osgifu finds out that her sister, Elwyna, may soon be hanged for murder. She faces a hard decision of whether to leave matters to fate or oppose the Normans herself. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last...

Return of the Sexy Teenage Vampires

by Tom Lichtenberg

Some bad things happen mostly during rush hour. People are careless. They're tired and not paying as much attention as they should. They fail to see things that are right in front of them. They see other things...

Royale With Cheese

by Jesse Iaquilino

Matt and Dom spend a night in watching a movie together. 800 words of pure sweetness. Disclaimer: I do not own Muse. The events within are entirely fictional.

Cardinal Rule

by Ray Weeks

Life's rough in the Underside--you've got fairies tending bar, leprechauns mugging you at knife point, and gnomes who are just too damn stupid to know what's good for 'em--but nobody's tougher than Burdoch....

Overboard

by Sandra Madera

Brenna Maren just graduated high school and is in desperate need of some fun and relaxation. When a group of her closest friends decide to spend their summer sailing to the Florida Keys, Brenna is all in......