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The Old Men Who Row Boats and Other Stories

Literary Short Stories

“THE BULLRING” She would reach for my hand beneath the crisp white sheets and say nothing. She would lock her fingers inside mine and simply breathe, with her eyes closed, morning upon us, the birds calling outside our window, and the sun warming the room. There was nothing she could possibly do to enhance the […]

By David Joseph Posted in Fiction on April 1, 2021 11 min read Continue reading
No Karate in the Potty

A Humorous Children's Toilet Training Book

No Karate in the Potty is a humorous story about a big sister who attempts to help her younger brother learn how to use the bathroom. However, a misbehaving ninja interrupts the potty training session with high-flying karate kicks and ninja stars. With a little help from the pet bird, the sister disposes of the ninja […]

By Salvatore Mautone Posted in Fiction on March 30, 2021 1 min read Continue reading
The Pale Girl Murders

A Psychological Thriller

CHAPTER 13: FRAMED Early that morning, Kate’s phone rung and vibrated across her nightstand so hard it fell to the floor. It didn’t wake her up—considering there was no way she was going to get any sleep for a long time—but it did scare her. The letters were blurry but she could tell it was […]

By Claus Sowalic Posted in Fiction on March 23, 2021 10 min read Continue reading
VALAKOR: The Great Occult War

A Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Horror 

I SAW A UNIVERSE OF UNIFIED FLESH. PARADISE. NERVE TENDONS FLOODED WITH SEROTONIN, NEURAL NETWORKS OF TRILLIONS OF INDIVIDUALS RACING WITH SIGNALS AND POSSIBILITY. I WAS CAPTIVATED BY THE BEAUTY OF THIS DREAM, AND THE MOMENT I DECIDED TO MAKE THIS MY GRAND QUEST, I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO EXIT THE VOID…200 MILLION YEARS OF […]

By Walter Black Posted in Fiction on March 23, 2021 3 min read Continue reading
A Deal with the Dark Fae (Cruel Intentions Book 1)

An Enemies to Lovers Fantasy Romance Novel

Elenia During my short twenty-three years of life, I had seen a lot of luxury, but now I just wanted to stop and stare with my mouth open. Everything was so perfect. From the topiary bushes to the cobblestone paths leading to the main entrance stairs. I was told to go through the wide glass […]

By Valerie Harmon Posted in Fiction on March 4, 2021 11 min read Continue reading
Grotto of Chaos: The Exploits of Clarence Griffin Book 1

A Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Series

Chapter 4 What Lurks Below Us Clarence felt himself drop as if he were on the highest roller coaster in the world. It was as if his heart was trying to move into his throat. It made him think about going down a waterslide at the local amusement park. However, this was different. It was […]

By Christopher Knox Posted in Fiction on February 22, 2021 11 min read Continue reading
The Old House By The Woods (Detective Ria Robertson Mystery Stories)

An Illustrated Mystery Book for Middle Grade and YA Readers

A STRANGE CASE “Another buzz,” groaned Ria. “Who can be so desperate?” She stopped trimming hedges and walked across the lawn of her house. As she neared the front door, she heard the telephone still ringing. By the time she had flung the door open, the ringing had stopped. She dropped her gardening apron on […]

By Soma Kar Posted in Fiction on February 19, 2021 21 min read Continue reading
Dad

A Unforgettable Family Fiction

Two The clock behind the hotel counter says it’s almost 1:30 in the afternoon. The woman at the front desk smiles and nods knowingly when I tell her my name and why I’m here. “Your last name is Martin?” “Yes. I’m Jacob Martin. John Martin is my dad.” She says she wasn’t working when the […]

By Bob Seay Posted in Fiction on February 9, 2021 7 min read Continue reading
The Fool

A Coming of Age Humourous Fiction

Chapter 44 1 in a 1,000,000. 2 for the price of 1. Dimwitted and reimbursed. What if the other side of the Moon was full of human sized tarantulas? I didn’t make the rules I just follow them. I get up early and shave my back even though I have no back hair. People stare […]

By Andrew Leake Posted in Fiction on February 8, 2021 2 min read Continue reading
A Lullaby in the Desert

An Adventurous Women's Fiction

“What way? You’re not from this place, from this life. You have no idea where you are. Where do you plan to go in this desert once you jump out with no food and no water? The only living things out there are things that want you dead.” Susan knew she was right and she […]

By Mojgan Azar Posted in Fiction on February 3, 2021 10 min read Continue reading
Warriors and Monks: Pons - Abbot of Cluny

An Adventurous Historical Fiction

Chapter One Pons entered the scriptorium. For several years I have been the sacrist of the copy room to oversee the library and the monks copying the old manuscripts and Bibles. No one would question why I work late hours, but dear Lord, forgive me for my curiosity. I am again drawn to a manuscript […]

By Michael A. Ponzio Posted in Fiction on February 1, 2021 9 min read Continue reading
The Archon of Peace (Sovereign Book One)

A Fantasy Adventure Novel

CHAPTER TWO I am the shining star of Serestia. No other kingdom can outshine me. King Orbius Galerna-Lynxer   Flashback. We were running. We ran past a fancy garden and across a wide courtyard before turning right and saw a fleet of soldiers and wizards that spewed fire. Dash’s eyes turned green and conjured a […]

By Juddy Anderson C. Punzalan Posted in Fiction on January 27, 2021 11 min read Continue reading
Gwen

A Page-Turning Thriller About The Impact Of Years Of Psychological Bullying On One Woman

There Are a Lot of Short Fat Women Gwen waited all night for a knock on her door. She put her clothes in the washing machine and wiped her shoes down with cleaner. Just before dawn, she hopped in the shower. As she was drying herself off, Gwen took a good long look at herself […]

By E. D. Lippert Posted in Fiction on January 26, 2021 8 min read Continue reading
36 Hours

A Superbly Written Crime Thriller

7:20 p.m. “Hello, sleepy head.” The voice broke through into her fog-filled mind and Brooke struggled to open her eyes completely; and keep them opened. She shook her head to clear the cobwebs that had developed, but that did no more than create a vertigo sensation, so she lie her head still and waited. It […]

By B.J. Woster Posted in Fiction on January 25, 2021 9 min read Continue reading
To Human From Dog

An Illustrated Book For Dog Lovers

Chapter 1 Human, aka Steve, whistles to Dog. “Come here, please!” Steve, the human, says to Dog, “Are you ready to go on an adventure? Thinking of going on a little road trip to the mountains, what do you think? Do you think we should bring you along? Or shouldyou stay here and we will […]

By Rachel Loren Posted in Fiction on January 22, 2021 2 min read Continue reading

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