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Villa Sans Souci

A Victorian Era Historical Fiction

CHAPTER FOURTEEN 1856, Balmoral When they arrived in the port of Dover, it was crowded with ships, some of which needed repairs. The area smelled strongly of sulphur from the smelting activities. A coachman and one of the Queen’s messengers were waiting for them. On their faces, their weariness from the journey, the restless nights, […]

By Maryann Ring Spencer Posted in Fiction on February 5, 2024 11 min read Continue reading
Six Moons, Seven Gods (The Legends of Baelon Book 1)

A YA Coming of Age Fantasy

“Sit! Sit!” Raggett watched as both men complied, his patience quickly fading as Brock made several attempts to maneuver his broad-shoulders and barrel frame into a comfortable position at the table. All the while, the man’s wild eyes peered at Raggett from behind a tangle of red, shoulder-length hair and like-colored bush of a beard. […]

By Robert A. Walker Posted in Fiction on October 25, 2023 4 min read Continue reading
The Queen of All The Islands: A Clash of Power and Love

A Historical Mythical Fiction

-Yes. Let me answer the previous question, regarding me and my wife. And if I assume that your Excellency is not interested in personal or intimate stories, I think that it is impossible to explain some things to a foreigner in any other way. Besides, we have time until Brad gets back. I was born […]

By Milos Petrovic Posted in Fiction on September 25, 2023 12 min read Continue reading
No More Tears for Nonna

A Feel Good Fiction, Classic Coming of Age

Chapter 1 “Nonna eggs? Come on, Mr. Freddy, what are Nonna eggs? Mr. Ercolano, what are Nonna eggs? I want to make sure you eat, but I don’t know what you’re asking for?” the attendant at the Long Island Center for Senior Care pleaded. Mr. Ercolano, Freddy, stared straight ahead, lost in his thoughts. He […]

By Al Esposito Posted in Fiction on July 28, 2023 11 min read Continue reading
Break my Bones

An LGBTQ Thriller Suspense

Michael Kerrigan waited for the world to come back into focus. The minutes ticked by as the night rooted its way in from the distance. He checked his watch for the hour, but time itself had become a sinister thing. The macabre images of his youth played out before him in an endless reel, spinning […]

By Michelle Ian Posted in Fiction on June 5, 2023 8 min read Continue reading
Chiral (The Affix Trilogy Book 1)

A YA Action& Adventure Fantasy Novel

It feels as if I’m carrying the weight of the world on the coin that I am balancing by its edge on my thumb. I’ve been holding it there for about a minute now. The pressure of the load has been steadily increasing. It would be even more intense if I had drunk any of […]

By David Rauenzahn Posted in Fiction on October 17, 2022 10 min read Continue reading
The Gods Are Not Dead

A Philosophical Metaphysical Science Fiction Novel

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. –Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf Prologue I am God. But that is not my name. I was there before the beginning. I will be there after the end. In between, I manifest myself into various forms, living or non-living. I am one yet many. Some people […]

By Abhaidev Posted in Fiction on August 16, 2022 48 min read Continue reading
Liminal Space: Fiction from the Slipstream

A Magical Realism Fiction

Meda’s Clearing Meda Lillin’s hands are bent around the handles of her rocking chair. Her knuckles are brown and knobby like the wood beneath them, and I have to peer closely to see where the rocking chair ends and her skin begins. She’s smiling, and staring out through the window, and she’s very still. Her […]

By Jackie Gamber Posted in Fiction on June 30, 2022 11 min read Continue reading
The Wise Society: Conjunction 

A Spiritual Space Opera

Erin takes Kate to the Conference 5. Earth – November 2625 I burst into Erin’s room in the morning of the plenary. He was in the hotel suite, getting ready for that day’s meeting. “What were you thinking?” I demanded an immediate answer without wasting time for mere courtesy of a greeting. Yet, in my […]

By A.D. Zoltan Steven N. Nagy Posted in Fiction on June 24, 2022 14 min read Continue reading
Spiral

A Haunting Murder Mystery Novel 

Chapter Three On the top row of the splintered bleachers at Booker T. Washington High School, David Tilson, one of the city’s brightest students and, thanks to his parents’ role in business, politics and social life, one of Shelby County’s most well-known sons, clenched  his fists. David was only sixteen and already in the twelfth […]

By Denise Turney Posted in Fiction on June 20, 2022 20 min read Continue reading
Primal Instinct: Hear Her Song

A Near Future Post-apocalyptic Sci-fi

Chapter One: Scales and Songs October 9th, 2099 Lying in a bathtub filled with cold saltwater, Freddie Molloy screamed in agony as his skin turned to scales. His hands grasped at the tub’s slippery, chipped ends, his knuckles turning white. They were the only part of him that could keep still. Everything else was movement. […]

By Minerva Hart Posted in Fiction on May 17, 2022 79 min read Continue reading
For Her Bones: Dark Tales

At that moment a dozen rifles were fired more or less simultaneously, part of a night training exercise.  Adam panicked and lost his balance.  He felt himself start to fall towards the dish and scrabbled to reach it.  His feet slipped from the mast.  As a result, his body was for a moment directly above […]

By Alec Reid Posted in Fiction on April 4, 2022 11 min read Continue reading
Drummond: Learning to Find Himself in The Music

A Middle Grade Novel

Chapter 12 – The Longest Day Knocking at my door. Wake up in my comfortably warm bed. It’s still pretty dark. What time is it? Five in the morning. My alarm isn’t scheduled to go off for three more hours. Did I just dream that or what? More gentle knocks, the handle starts to turn. […]

By Patrick R. F. Blakley Posted in Fiction on March 7, 2022 7 min read Continue reading
The Adventures of Mahalia and Malcolm: The Robinsons

A Superhero Action Adventure Book For Teens

Mahalia and Malcolm know that they do not belong to the typical African American family, but that doesn’t stop them from loving their family and just being kids. After their home is invaded by a masked stranger, the siblings set off on a brave and daring adventure to rescue their family. Plunged into an incredible […]

By Terance Shipman and Prudence Willims Posted in Fiction on February 1, 2022 1 min read Continue reading
Bobo The Gazelle

Modern Fantasy Epic Poems

As Bobo gets thrown back A crocodile proceeds to attack Everyone watches in awe As their strongest gazelle is now inside a croc’s jaws As more crocs swim over to feed A path across the elders see They tell everyone to cross, “Now is the time! Hurry while the big lizards are occupied!” One by […]

By Kmac El Bey Posted in Fiction on December 25, 2021 11 min read Continue reading

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