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Book: Chasing Chilly Pig by Liberty Dendron
The sentences are so brisk you'll find yourself half-way through the story before you know it. And the suspense is well paced, and it tosses in so many possibilities and clues to the lead character's identity into the mix, there's no way you'll be able to set the story down until you read the whole story. Chasing Chilly Pig is a fantastic story!!!Detective Carl Johnson, is on the trail of Chilly [...]
 
Book: Echoes of Clara Avenue by Edward Farber
Take a stroll along an old, decaying, city neighborhood with its now-empty, silent hulks and imagine the people who lived there through the years. That is precisely what author Edward Farber does in his new collection of short stories, Echoes of Clara Avenue. In the collection are stories that appeared previously in literary magazines, an indication that these are not stories by a novice but by a [...]
 
Book: Messages - Poems and Short Stories to Live By by Gail Pallotta
Find inspiration for our hectic times in these straight-forward poems for happy and sad days. Find history, warmth and a touch of the paranormal in three stories. Getting the Goat peeks into the early 1900's when mountain life was tough. Does Mama's advice hold true today? In Stitches in Love Rose's deep love for her grandmother motivates others to share their gifts. Does Rose reap her reward? [...]
 
Book: Bites - Ten Tales of Vampires by Rayne Hall, Douglas Kolacki, April Grey, ...
Do you like the traditional, blood-sucking, dangerous type of vampire? Then this story collection is for you. Ten authors have created creepy, chilling, funny, thought-provoking and scary stories about dark suckers. Are vampires to be pitied for their vulnerabilities, or envied for their powers? How do we know who is a vampire? How do we know what vampires want from us? What if they are [...]
 
Book: Reading a Writer's Mind - Exploring Short Fiction - First Thought to Finished Story by Linda Acaster
"...I place this one alongside the excellent Dorothea Brande's book ['Becoming A Writer'], and Stephen King's 'On Writing', both of which have been formative in my writing..." - Stuart Aken, author of 'The Methuselah Strain'. "...Her thinking on characterisation is especially enlightening..." - PF Field (Amazon UK reviewer) Wordcount: 53,700 approx - Written by the author of over seventy [...]
 
Book: Waning Metaphorically - Short Stories and Flash Fiction Collection by Michael Poeltl
"Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story." - F. Scott Fitzgerald - "A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick - a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart." - Neil Gaiman - "I start novels. But something happens to them. They break up." - Alice Munro - A multi-genre anthology of short stories from the mind of [...]
 
Book: Vampire Morsels - Short Story Collection - From the world of Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor
Seventeen short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don't sparkle and night is eternal. Includes: Kateesha - When Kateesha and her partner are sent to apprehend a rogue coven, things go awry and carry terrible consequences. Michael - Michael isn't interested in finding a job, so his mother finds one for him. If only she'd known she was sending [...]
 
Book: My Most Valuable Possession by Obelia Akanke
My Most Valuable possession is an updated short story originally written in 2008. I decided to write a story of what might be possible if we could see what we feel. Nicholle's plans come to a screeching halt when her treasure is destroyed. Everything she knows is wrapped in it. When David, a man she bumps into, offers to help, Nicholle hangs onto the hope that restoration can happen. I added this [...]
 
Book: Beltane - Ten Tales of Witchcraft by Rayne Hall, Jonathan Broughton, Debra Dunbar, ...
Ten witchcraft stories by ten authors, edited by Rayne Hall - If you meet a witch, will you know if they're the kind or the evil sort? If you hear about someone practising witchcraft, how do you judge if their magic is real? If rumours spread through your neighbourhood or mass hysteria sweeps through your community, will you be able to keep a clear head? If the only way to solve your problem is [...]
 
Book: The Hitman - A short Story by Peprah Boasiako
When The Hitman woke up on that beautiful summer day, he had no idea his life would take a turn for the worst, or was it the best? He was just a working man, earning a living as a construction worker. It was that day's chain of events that turned his heart ice-cold. Now living on the other side of the law, The Hitman is faced with saving a reputed state official's political career, as well as [...]
 
Book: Pride and Sensuality - A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story by P. O. Dixon
"Falling in love with Mr. Darcy became so easy once she had made a start." ~ A lighthearted, whimsical, entertaining, yet ever so sensual tale of Darcy and Elizabeth's pleasurable pursuits pending their nuptials. ~ With his mind agreeably engaged on the pleasures that await him once he and his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth are man and wife, Darcy's patience wanes, and he begins to wonder if he [...]
 
Book: Salted Lithium - A Short Story (Red Shorts Series) by Karen Jung
Salted Lithium was inspired by a documentary I saw many years ago when I still lived in Germany. It was about a man who woke up on a train in New York and didn't know how he got there. My story is different from the documentary I saw back then, but it has these elements of 'not knowing' and 'confusion'. I thought of different settings, but kept coming back to this image of an American road movie. [...]
 
Book: Public Criminal - A Short Story (Red Shorts Series) by Karen Jung
Two men rob a bank and take hostages in the late 90s right under the public eye. Jenna, a 19-year-old girl, dies. The book is about David, a policeman, who spent 16 years in the shadow of this crime. I was inspired by one question: What kind of thoughts and feelings would somebody have, who was involved in such an incident? I considered at all the characters and decided to give the policeman a [...]
 
Book: My Mother's Diary - A Short Story by Steven Williams
A short story of loss, grief and a son's hope filled dream. Simon is devastated by the sudden death of his mother - his whole life falls apart around him. In an inebriated dream, Simon desperately tries to forewarn his mother of her illness in an attempt to save her life and turn his own life around.
 
Book: The Adventures of Marco and Carla - The Monster of Lake Shan by Shamara S. Davis
The Adventures of Marco and Carla: The Monster of Lake Shan is the 3rd installment in this Tween series. Geared towards 13 and under this series is filled with mystery, adventure, and all kinds of creatures. In The Monster of Lake Shan, our main characters, Marco, Carla, and their friend Sammie go on a short vacation with their families. On the way their Marco becomes interested in the tale that [...]
 
Book: Safe in the City - A Dystopian Romantic Short Story by Julie Farrell
"What sinister stuff have you been up to this week? Tell, tell, tell!" Inspired by great sci-fi such as Orwell's 1984 this exciting romantic adventure is the perfect quick read for your Kindle or book club. Safe in the City is a 10,000 word dystopian short story, following Ruby as she struggles to free her mind in Dome City, where boredom is a crime, and love and sex are banned. Safe from the [...]
 
Book: Hero & Heroine 2 (Anthology of Short Reads) - Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine by Rayne Hall
Magic. Science. Love You'll find three novelettes, three short stories, and one novella, across the spectrum of speculative fiction. You'll find everything from Hard Science Fiction to Steamy Paranormal Romance, from Steampunk to Time Travel, from High Fantasy to Urban Fantasy. All the stories, whatever the subgenre, have Happy Endings, or at least Happy For Now endings and although not all the [...]
 
Book: The Last President - A Speculative Short Story by Martin Roy Hill
In the not-too-distant future of the United States, Sergeant Frank Wengler, a corporate-contracted police officer, is called to assist in the eviction of an elderly man from his company-owned residence. Wengler senses something familiar about the old man, but can't put his finger on it. The old man, on the other hand, simply wants to talk, and as Wengler listens he begins to learn the American [...]
 
Book: The Butterfly - A Short Story of Life, Mystery, and the Impossibility of Endings by M.G. Hawking
Discover an Elegant Short Story of the Mystery and Magic of Life. Welcome. If you enjoy enchanting stories the kind that prompt you to briefly put down your reading because you're inspired to think about what you've just read then you'll love this tale. A brief excerpt: "Night has arrived, in the softness of fading light, in the silence of emerging stars. The earlier sweep of high clouds has [...]
 
Book: Presence - A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Short Story by G G Collins
Sometimes it doesn't pay to brush your teeth. Not when you're Rachel Blackstone, the Reluctant Medium. She can't explain why a simple clock on her bathroom shelf flew across the room. The death of a friend weighs more heavily. Her friend Chloe, into all things New Age, once told her about a transition blessing for the dead. Although Rachel wants to do it, she is gun-shy about attempting another [...]
 
Book: Revenge, Redemption, and the Blueberry Douchebag - A Short Story of Murder by Eric Drouant
Authors Notes - This is actually the result of a couple of different things that just collided. It started as a simple revenge short story. Then it kind of grew on me as I realized I could ask some bigger questions. I've been told that the main character isn't really likeable. But I like him a lot. He's got some good qualities even if he is capable of doing some horrible things. But aren't we [...]
 
Book: Corners - A Short Story of Life Changing Murder by Eric Drouant
Somewhere in every life is a corner that must be turned, a decision that must be made. Eric Drouant visits a pivotal moment in one young man's life and the months afterwards, months in which things are done and lives are changed on a journey that can't be reversed. From senseless violence to premeditated murder it all starts on a corner during a peaceful summer evening.
 
Book: The Possession of Santa Claus (A 2nd Realm Short Story Book 1) by RoChe Montoya
This Christmas, come to a world where aliens will battle a group of evil serpent spirits for the soul of Santa Claus. A short story with illustrations for every chapter. Artwork by Nina Mkhoiani. As the city of New York is under siege from spirits and evil ghosts, a department store Santa Claus gets possessed by one in the form of a boa constrictor. Holiday shoppers are forced to stay inside as [...]
 
Book: Seers - Ten Tales of Clairvoyance (Ten Tales Fantasy & Horror Stories) by Rayne Hall
Is clairvoyance a gift or a curse? Imagine getting a glimpse of what the future holds, and ask yourself how you would deal with the burden of this foresight. Is it right to interfere with the pre-ordained? Is it your duty to avert the doom, or will your meddling make matters worse? Is it even possible to change the future? What if those with the power to prevent a disaster disdain your warnings? [...]
 
Book: Tapestries and other short stories by Alana Woods
In 'Tapestries and sleeping beauties' Carolyn Burns, embroiderer-extraordinaire little knows what she's up against when she meets brother-in-law Bob's architect, Alexander Wells, on the building site of Bob's new home. 'Squeaky shoes' takes you into the courtroom for a divorce based on farting. 'The scenic route', an award-winning true story, shows what can happen when you ignore a young [...]
 
Book: No Time for Love (Short Story #1 of True Love! Series) by Jacqueline Winslow
Clean Sweet Romance is Here to Stay!!! What you get in the No Time for Love: A Quick Clean Read - Christian Romance - A Romance Short Story (No Time for Love is a 90 min read) High Stakes Washington D.C. Business Woman, Michelle Rocco, has no time for love and no interest in anything else. When an emergency calls sends her frantically driving back to Roanoke, she is stranded on the side of the [...]
 
Book: Twisted Flash Fiction Volume 1 - An Anthology Of Really Short Stories (Coffee Break Tales) by Jaime and Raechel Faulkner
Twisted Flash Fiction (Volume 1) is a collection of ten really short stories - and we do mean really short, as each of these short fiction stories is just 500 words (which qualifies them as micro fiction). That means you can read these modern short stories whenever you have just a few spare moments - on your coffee break, on the bus on your way to work, while you're waiting in line at the bank or [...]
 
Book: Romantic Stars by Terry Atkinson
Love and romance under the beautiful, twinkling stars. Justin is totally in love with Josie and takes her up into the mountains where he was raised, to introduce her to his world. This is a story of two sweethearts who find a way to love each other despite their differences. A very romantic story, giving hope for a bright and happy future. "A love story to aspire to. True love fit to be amongst [...]
 
Book: Trapped by Desire by Yuwanda Black
Get this romantic novella for less than $1.00 in the 4-book bundle offered at http://amzn.to/1rao03x. PREFACE - "It's just sex." Karen said. "Will you stop trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill!" "I would if you didn't have that humongous smile glued to your mug," her best friend Angelika shot back. "I've never known you to do 'just sex.' Be careful Kare," Angelika said, turning serious as [...]
 
Book: Turlough's Tale - Driud's Brooch Series - short story extra (Druid's Brooch Book 0) by Christy Nicholas
After his wife dies in childbirth, Turlough decides his children will be better off with their aunt. He leaves in the middle of the night, with only his son, Ruari. Turlough and Ruari travel west to find music, the other true love in Turlough's life. Unwittingly sleeping under an ancient Faerie stone, they wake up in Faerie.
 
Book: A Lover for Beth - Part III by Yuwanda Black
Note: Get the first part of this novella right here on Amazon at http://dld.bz/d5Wd9. Part II can be found at http://dld.bz/dA9UM; and Part IV at http://amzn.to/2GF9sDs. PREVIEW - "A private investigator to investigate your husband Beth?" Kingston said, her mouth gaping open. "I thought you guys were getting along well! I remember when Christian's mom hired that PI to investigate me when we first [...]
 
Book: To Catch a Thief - A Short Historical Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
This short story was born out of a play I wrote when I was teaching and directing drama at a school. We used to turn into a theatre company and one year I wrote Hugo Spiffing and the Case of the Dying Swan, which was a spoof murder mystery set in the 1920s. I enjoyed the style so much, I kind of rewrote Hugo and turned him into Kenton Lane, amateur detective. It's not a murder mystery, but Kent [...]
 
Book: The Pacifier Tree - A story for parents to read with kids strugglingto give up their pacifiers! by Uncle Amos
Would you like that the removal of the pacifier will not be a traumatic event for your child? === *** Free e-Video Gift Inside ! *** Johnny does not want to give up his pacifier - ever! Mom is at wit's end. But will Johnny's mind change when he learns about the magical Pacifier Tree? Mom and Johnny will learn an important lesson about priorities and growing up in this playful pacifier tale. A [...]
 
Book: Children's Fish Book+ E-Video: Joey and the Net - by Uncle Amos
Children's Book : "Joey and the Net" (Adventure & Education series for ages 3-10) (Animal Habitats & Environment children's books collection): Educational series === You Need To Read This Book Because it's: 1. A tale about fish that has a great message. 2. Excellent story for young children based on real fish facts. === "Buy today! Be encouraged as a parent and share a great story with awesome [...]
 
Book: The Chrysalis - Companion short story in the Agricola Series Red Fury Revolt by J. F. Ridgley
Proverb "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was coming to an end, she changed into a butterfly." A dangerous butterfly... Ravaged by Rome, Morrigan turns her fear into revenge and now it is Rome who should fear her. Rome's taxcollecter Decianus Catus intrudes on Morrigan's father's funeral, flogs her mother Boudica, and then takes the Iceni people back to camp where the women are raped. [...]
 
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