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The Devil's In The Details - A Tale Of Sardis County by T. M. Bilderback The Devil's In The Details - A Tale Of Sardis County by March 22, 2019 $0.99 4,080 words Sample 20%
A literary agent is asked to sign off as witness on an unusual contract.
Ho! Ho! Ho! by Misty MacAllister Ho! Ho! Ho! by March 22, 2019 $4.99 5,730 words Sample 20%
Twas the morning of Christmas and in Kris Kringle's house something was stirring, and it wasn't a mouse!
The Beginning of the End II by X. T.W The Beginning of the End II by March 22, 2019 $1.15 3,660 words
Fredrick and his old friend start a new journey to hunt down magical items.
Jack AND The Ripper by R. Richard Jack AND The Ripper by March 22, 2019 $3.25 8,880 words Sample 30%
In the London area of year 1888, Whitechapel was terrorized by Jack the Ripper. Jack The Ripper murdered and disemboweled at least five women. Jack The Ripper was never caught, despite the effort of the London Police. Jack AND The Ripper is the fictional story of how it should have been done.
Don't Come Around Here No More - A Tale Of Sardis County by T. M. Bilderback Don't Come Around Here No More - A Tale Of Sardis County by March 22, 2019 Free! 11,120 words Read a sample
Three teens find an open doorway to Hell in an old man's basement.
Eli's Coming - A Short Story by T. M. Bilderback Eli's Coming - A Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 7,220 words Sample 20%
A young couple must fight a very public battle with a demon that feeds on burning heartache.
Hot Child In The City - A Short Story by T. M. Bilderback Hot Child In The City - A Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 3,310 words Sample 20%
A young woman distracts a cop from investigating some gruesome murders
Gold - A Short Story by T. M. Bilderback Gold - A Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 2,730 words Sample 20%
Two California girls agree to a camping trip with a boy they met in a bar. The boy has a special talent…and the girls’ life expectancy has grown short. This unsettling story, inspired by the hit song by John Stewart, asks…What is the spooky secret of…Gold?
madriZ El Origen by David Méndez Prieto madriZ El Origen by March 22, 2019 $1.00 10,930 words Sample 10%
Madrid. Una apacible y lluviosa mañana de domingo se convierte en una brutal pesadilla. Un extraño virus comienza a afectar a la gente transformándoles en seres violentos sedientos de sangre. Aparentemente mueren y luego regresan. El macabro fenómeno parece global y la capital de España tendrá que afrontar su episodio mas oscuro.
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - A Short Story by T. M. Bilderback The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - A Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 5,640 words Sample 20%
A fishing boat encounters a radiation-mutated monster at sea.
Heart Of Glass - A Short Story by T. M. Bilderback Heart Of Glass - A Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 6,120 words Sample 20%
A retired British Colonel tells the story of a lost love during World War Two.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - A Short Story by T. M. Bilderback The Lion Sleeps Tonight - A Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 3,280 words Sample 20%
A retired British Colonel tells a story about an extinct lion.
Buzinga by Edmar Câmara Buzinga by March 22, 2019 $3.00 19,560 words Sample 20%
Reproduz a realidade da vida pobre que ganha rosto no acompanhamento de uma criança. São fatos reais que expõe esta dura realidade. O cenário se faz no interior de uma pequena cidade.
Fleur Des Morts by Misty MacAllister Fleur Des Morts by March 22, 2019 $4.99 9,510 words Sample 20%
"The only true language is a kiss." - Musset Haunted by a drawing and her dreams, Susan tries to discover the truth about a love affair that ended in murder eighty years before she was born. If love can cross time and broach death, will hate be far behind? "Fleur Des Morts" is a paranormal/ghost story.
Twelve Dancing Princeses by ALO Twelve Dancing Princeses by March 22, 2019 $1.00 1,200 words Sample 10%
ALO tells the classic tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.
A Crimson Red by M. A. Jenkins A Crimson Red by March 22, 2019 $0.99 12,770 words Sample 20%
Waves broke fierce against her weathered hull as she lowered slowly into the night sea. Without so much as a star to pierce the dismal sky, her doomed crew splashed about in the cold black darkness without a single penitent word between them all.
The Clearing by Les Cohen The Clearing by March 22, 2019 Free! 5,720 words Read a sample
Sometimes it's the most ordinary things in nature that we should be the most worried about. "The Clearing" is written in the form of emails between a concerned father and his son who is away on a camping trip – and whose life may be in danger. This is a PG-13 short story, loosely based on hard science. It's a quick read, a little scary, but without explicit violence.
The Little Drummer Boy - A Justice Security Short Story by T. M. Bilderback The Little Drummer Boy - A Justice Security Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 5,430 words Sample 20%
Louie Washington and Dexter Beck tell a Justice Security Christmas tale to Dexter's wife, Megan.
MacArthur Park - A Justice Security Short Story by T. M. Bilderback MacArthur Park - A Justice Security Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 3,420 words Sample 20%
Megan Beck is given an assignment that must be completed on her new husband's birthday.
Saturday In The Park - A Justice Security Short Story by T. M. Bilderback Saturday In The Park - A Justice Security Short Story by March 22, 2019 $0.99 3,990 words Sample 20%
Justice Security's partners are ambushed in the city park.
No Room at The Inn by Thirsty1 No Room at The Inn by March 22, 2019 $0.99 1,620 words Sample 20%
What does it take to get a fuckin' drink around here? A very brief look into the guest-service mindset of a thirsty bartender.
The Tragedy of Knowing by Rori O'Keeffe The Tragedy of Knowing by March 22, 2019 Free! 550 words Read a sample
What better way to greet spring in the Northern Hemisphere than with claxons blaring? These six poems take a look at the issues that have made America's grotesque would-be Putin inevitable, and leave it to the reader to fill in the blanks for possible answers. No adult-only content.
The Graffiti of Pompeii by Laura Sobbot Ross The Graffiti of Pompeii by March 22, 2019 $7.99 9,580 words Sample 10%
The Graffiti of Pompeii is series of poems inspired by actual graffiti unearthed from the ancient city of Pompeii. Just like the voices of the graffiti writers, the poems assume different tones, moods, and perspectives. What was the most fascinating both for a writer and the reader connecting the words across the centuries, was how much alike we are, and how time does little to alter our basic hum
Osei Betumi The Mystical Man OB’s first day at school by Dr Joe Owusu-Agyemang Osei Betumi The Mystical Man OB’s first day at school by March 22, 2019 $7.99 4,690 words Sample 10%
The story of Osei Betumi, the Mystical Man in this book is based on a mystical and supernatural character called Osei Boa-Amanfi, whose real name is Asebu Amanfi. Asebu Amanfi was the superman of the ‘Gold Coast’ now Ghana many years ago. The story has been created through a myth. However, some of the names used are true or real names in Ghana. In addition, the story reveals the rich Ghanaian hist
The Emu Who Flew by Sue Muldowney The Emu Who Flew by March 22, 2019 $0.99 540 words Sample 20%
Hamish is an Emu. Emus can't fly but Hamish wants to fly more than anything in the world. He practices everyday. He doesn't give up or feel sorry for himself. He thinks positive and sets an example for all to see. With the help of some new friends he actually does get to fly.
Down on the Corner of Love by Sharon E. Cathcart Down on the Corner of Love by March 22, 2019 $1.29 10,920 words Sample 20%
Being a civil rights activist isn't easy in rural Louisiana. Raine's found herself ostracized and alone because she's a woman who speaks her mind. Fed up, she leaves her country world behind for beautiful San Francisco. There, Raine meets a new best friend, Jo, who is free-spirited and living life to the fullest. But Jo's in more danger than Raine realizes, "Down on the Corner of Love."
Crazy Street by Archie McFee Crazy Street by March 22, 2019 Free! 11,710 words Read a sample
Growing up in the old family home in New Zealand was an amazing adventure, although Archie didn’t realise it at the time. This particular suburb was on the country’s least desirable list where a high level of crime was reported daily to which he, and a few mates, contributed depending on the weather and other circumstances.
Blood of My Blood: Second Drop by Khali Raymond Blood of My Blood: Second Drop by March 22, 2019 $2.99 7,180 words
The blood may fall, but it don't fall like these tears do... it doesn’t fall like my tears.
The Accident by J.T. Evergreen The Accident by March 21, 2019 Free! 3,440 words Read a sample
My mother was thinking of hiring a surrogate to accomplish her penchant for grandchildren. Then – the accident. I’m a lawyer and was on my way to court when the accident happened. She fell down, I lost my balance and joined her on the sidewalk.“Why don’t you watch where the hell you’re going?” “Do you need a lawyer?” “What?” “I may sue you.” “For what? “Breaking my heart.” "You're kidding?"
Three Colors Brilliant! by J. Elk-Baptisté Three Colors Brilliant! by March 21, 2019 $2.00 1,210 words Sample 20%
Three Colors Brilliant! Prose poetry by J. Elk-Baptisté for your enjoyment
POETRY with NO FILTER by RJ Williams POETRY with NO FILTER by March 21, 2019 Free! 2,800 words Read a sample
29 free verse poems; Poetry with No Filter
Love the Cook by Daria Parker Love the Cook by March 21, 2019 Free! 760 words Sample 30%
Love Goldenheart was a teenage girl who owned a restaurant and her life was normal until she met Luke Windfall. Shortly after meeting Luke, Love was strangled by her uncle and so her aunt and uncle were imprisoned. Due to Love's parents being dead and no other family to live with, she moved into Luke's house. Please enjoy this romantic short story.
The Vita Collection by J.L. Solomon The Vita Collection by March 21, 2019 Free! 3,660 words Read a sample
A collection of poetry about life.
Jigsaw Jill: LAPD by Gary Hancock Jigsaw Jill: LAPD by March 21, 2019 Free! 7,880 words Read a sample
Jill is back in Los Angeles and a series of brutal murders start that beg for her solution. Throw in the FBI, some professional assassins and a phony psychic and you have a soup of mystery murder and mayhem. How this comes out has Jill’s life hanging by a thread. This story goes from the highest to the lowest of her career.
African Horror Short Stories volume 3 by Ada Kate Uchegbu African Horror Short Stories volume 3 by March 21, 2019 $2.00 9,090 words Sample 10%
It is a collection of short horror and mystery stories.
Grandma Rose by J.T. Evergreen Grandma Rose by March 21, 2019 Free! 4,440 words Read a sample
The funeral for Nama was very boring. I was standing with my parents at her graveside when I noticed someone standing at a distance from us. It was an elderly woman who looked vaguely familiar. I assumed it was one of Nama’s friends. She saw me watching and threw me a kiss. I saw the woman again as we drove away. This time she waved to me. I returned the greeting and wondered who she was.
Corpers' lodge by Inuwa Usman Corpers' lodge by March 21, 2019 Free! 4,420 words Read a sample
Oboy yeee! Too much gbege dey happen. The Story of Corper soji gives us an insight of what happens during the service year.
The other side of the island by Jacqueline Prager The other side of the island by March 21, 2019 $0.99 7,210 words Sample 10%
Two broken souls. They were meant to be together. One love story that lies buried for decades. Frieda, the creature from outer space who signs a song no one can hear and talks in feelings. Is it ever too late to find your way back?
Madam Miruarın sirri (hekayə) by Anar Gasimov Madam Miruarın sirri (hekayə) by March 21, 2019 $0.99 1,830 words Sample 10%
Kitab Bakının tarixi hissəsi olan İçərişəhərdə yaşayan sirli bir yaşlı qadın və onun sirrini açmağa çalışan qonağı barədə bir hekayədən ibarətdir.
Just a Couple of Married Stonemasons in Italy by Susan Hart Just a Couple of Married Stonemasons in Italy by March 21, 2019 $2.99 12,060 words Sample 20%
Just a Couple of Married Stonemasons in Italy - this story is about an Englishwoman who is sent to Italy to become the bride of an Italian stonemason, living in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. She is an intelligent and inventive woman herself and along with her husband, they come up with several highly unorthodox solutions to both warring factions and taxes.
Seat 1A: An Andy Teague Short Story by Paul Watson Seat 1A: An Andy Teague Short Story by March 21, 2019 Free! 3,970 words Read a sample
A short story and third in the Andy Teague series. Andy boards a plane home after a long day. He checks in and gets a seat in the front row, which is about as good as the flight gets. The sinister Dr Mowbrey is also on the plane with plans for Andy.
Tale the WONDER-BOY by Elena Rai Tale the WONDER-BOY by March 21, 2019 $2.99 13,680 words Sample 10%
Tale of children's friendship
100 Off-Beat Haiku and Tanka and a Bit of Senryu by Mari T 100 Off-Beat Haiku and Tanka and a Bit of Senryu by March 21, 2019 $2.99 1,980 words Sample 20%
The haiku of today slip between the fingers and creep away from nature and into cities and offices, cars and buses, shops and schools, alleys and the pockets of strangers met on the street. They rummage through trash in search for an impression, an emotion, or an image to strike at the heart of the reader. Sometimes this can’t be done in the prison of 5-7-5. Sometimes they just come out Off-Beat.
Rocking Horse Pond by J. Elk-Baptisté Rocking Horse Pond by March 20, 2019 $2.00 1,260 words Sample 40%
Rocking Horse Pond This is a short collection of prose poetry By J. Elk-Baptisté for your enjoyment.
The Doctor and the Slime Girl by SciFurz The Doctor and the Slime Girl by March 20, 2019 $2.99 15,660 words Sample 20%
Henrick receives a request for help from Doctor Louis Russell, a staunch non-believer of Henrick's work, after his housekeeper left and pest exterminators reccomended calling Henrick after they were attacked by a mysterious creature.
The Priest Who Never Was by J.T. Evergreen The Priest Who Never Was by March 20, 2019 Free! 7,160 words Read a sample
It was seven years since they met when Pat told Charlie he was leaving. His explanation centered on his devotion to God. Charlie listened but did not understand. God had won and was ripping Pat from his life. And then Pat was gone and Charlie was alone. It was a typical foggy, cold morning when Charlie stepped onto the main span of the Golden Gate Bridge to put an end to the pain of being alone.
When the World Sleeps, Weights Wake Up to Work and Play by Skyla Luckey When the World Sleeps, Weights Wake Up to Work and Play by March 20, 2019 $3.99 80 words
Until now, no one has seen the secret lives of dumbbell weights. Skyla Luckey's vivid imagination takes you into their world with creative illustrations. Her writing brings this imaginary world to life. When the gym closes, find out what dumbbell weights are really doing and saying as they pop to life in Luckey's "When the World Sleeps, Weights Wake Up to Work and Play" children's book series.
In the Shadow of Her Heart by Eryn Sennen In the Shadow of Her Heart by March 20, 2019 $0.99 5,390 words Sample 10%
Have you ever tried to live with people that are not normal? That shouldn't exist? Well, I do... I've lived here for a few years and every day is a new adventure. This day is just one of them. ------------------------------------- This is a One-Shot of Hikaru's story. -Eryn Sennen
Panto Boy by Kerrie Noor Panto Boy by March 20, 2019 $1.99 19,210 words Sample 20%
Panto Boy is the second novella in the Diva Diaries series. A laugh a minute farce set in the world of Scottish amateur dramatics. You will find romance, comic setups, and a more with an ending that will have you chuckling in your shoes.
Immortalized in Death by Albert Oon Immortalized in Death by March 20, 2019 Free! 7,350 words Read a sample
Die Forever with Me Allie becomes friends with a strange girl named Ellie. She goes over her friend's house in the middle of the forest only to be killed and trapped in it. Now Allie must go through a deadly series of rooms with strange monsters and traps ready to kill her over and over again to wear her down and keep her from escaping. Will she give in or persevere until the end?