What happens when an educated woman is forced to engage in a conversation with an ill-mannered and senseless socialite? With only ten more minutes left to endure this intolerable exchange her salvation is found in the hands of a clock hanging in the woman's view.
Each glance at the time keeper promises a forthcoming end to the grating inept dialogue. Focusing on the minutes is the woman's only solace. But when the timepiece comes to a standstill, the woman's logic turns increasingly disturbing finding her just seconds from madness ...
Kathleen discovers that love cannot be paid back; it must be paid forward. And so, finds true recovery.
Kathleen tells the story of her painful journey out of the chains of addiction. But how it became possible when she "came to" and believed that it was possible through a Power outside herself. She learns the secret behind the key recovery strategy, "fake it 'till you make it."
The story ends with Kathleen learning the benefits of paying love forward.
The latest Scott Harris action thriller from the twisted mind of Kenneth James Allen
"You are more than you think, Mr. Harris."
Scott's life has spiraled out of control. The Identity app has transformed him from stationery salesman into coldhearted killer. With more questions than answers, and on the run from Zero Division, Xavier whisks him away to an abandoned military installation to set the record straight.
Scott learns of his true purpose and meets others like him that Xavier has discovered. There is a war brewing, and they ...
Groatcrestby James FieldPrice verified 21 hours ago
Delve into my disturbing short story in which Adele finds herself admitted into a mental hospital after a period of being mistreated by her husband. She receives a psychiatric diagnosis of 'major depressive disorder' from the head psychiatrist, Dr Harpoon. When Adele actively challenges the validity of this diagnosis, she faces a formidable retaliation, which comes in the guise of therapy.
1947. Small town, Midwest. Fifteen-year-old Pete's father is the local, well-respected, prosecuting attorney by day and an alcohol induced abusive father by night. The boy has turned elsewhere for adult, male, companionship. He found it in a cabin in the woods in the form of a sage, reclusive, handyman, his father's age. For some, unspoken reason, his father disapproves. Pete sees his role at home as protecting his mother and handicapped sister, thinking if he weren't there, they would become his father's targets. As a school ...
In this dark and compulsive debut somewhere along the lines of Fatal Attraction meets Unfaithful comes a thrilling, addictively suspenseful, and haunting story that grabs the reader, and holds them captive until the very end. For fans of psychological thrillers, suspense, and the forbidden, Bedrock hands us a deceptively beautiful tale.
Addison Greyer knows better.
Or at least she should.
Never in a million years would she have guessed she'd wind up agreeing to the sinister side-gig her tough-as-nails new boss proposes.
The Bryans and the Flannerys from 'Murder at the JC' and 'Murder on the Cruise Ship' take a vacation in New Orleans during Mardi Gras Season. They are soon recruited by their old friend FBI Special Agent Don Hobbs to search for a serial killer who murders a young woman each Mardi Gras for her kidneys. Clues lead the foursome to the killer and to a huge twist at the end of the story.
There is blood on my hands
But it was not I who killed them
It was the other.
A troubled writer battles with his other in this short read. All is fair in blood and gore, but what happens when they despise the same woman?
"I who have known true insanity know that madness is something that should be fought against and not something that should be fought for. And I did fight, I fought with the other, that mad side of me for months. Don't believe me? Fine, I don't care. Just keep reading and allow the truth to take you over. "
Joe's controversial approach to life is fuelled by his fixation on Abbie, and a beautiful wedding offers the perfect opportunity for him to seduce her - everyone loves a wedding, don't they? The only hurdle is Eddie - Abbie's son and Joe's best friend - but inebriated and forcing an end to the evening, he inadvertently assists Joe's quest and a suitably indulgent night beckons. But what should have been a culmination of Joe's eleven-year obsession descends into chaos and devastation, wrenching Joe from all he's known for the majority ...
"Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. Written in 1898, it was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. This volume also includes Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether, stories concerned with the themes of maturity and old age, respectively. "Youth" depicts a young man's first journey to the East. It is narrated by Charles Marlow who is also the narrator of Lord Jim and Chance. The narrator's introduction suggests ...
Welcome to Brockton, New Jersey, a peaceful seashore town where nothing truly terrifying ever happened until now.
After being cyberbullied for his entire senior year of high school by three of his former friends, eighteen-year-old Terrence Marshall, a loner, an outcast, snaps! One night while high on hallucinogenic mushrooms and PCP Terrence seeks his cyberbullies out. Once he locates them, he murders all three of his former friends in a barbaric manner with a hatchet.
But in the aftermath of this unspeakable crime, the questions ...
Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series. Lisbeth Salander is back. This is the fourth book imagined in a work of fanfiction. Lisbeth Salander has a new puzzle to solve. Someone is sending her mysterious packages, which will reveal her true bloodline. And there is an interesting new character - a youth wanting to base his life on 'chance', or some crazy idea. The consequences of the Sapo debacle are still reverberating within the Establishment. Local gangsters are rife and misogynistic as ever. All for a new exciting ...
Mermaid, muppet, octogenarian, street urchin - just who or what is Shiloh?
And for that matter, who is Betty?
Twenty four years ago, having just buried her parents, Betty felt something, someone, brushing at the edge of her senses.
Betty, her husband Frank, and their daughter Chiara negotiate Betty's deterioration (some might call it liberation), as her behaviour grows increasingly erratic due to apparent dementia. The eccentric workings of Betty's mind as she is befriended and guided by her shape-shifting companion Shiloh, take ...
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
The Magic Shop
The Valley of Spiders
The Truth about Pyecraft
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
Jimmy Goggles the God
The New Accelerator
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation
The Stolen Body
Mr. Brisher's Treasure
Miss Winchelsea's Heart
A Dream of Armageddon
H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction ...
The Portrait of a Lady is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. "The Wings of the Dove" tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. ...
Walk Againby Charles Futch-Moffin(Montgomery-Smythe Publishing Associates) (1 Review)
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'Walk Again' is a short story consisting of eight short chapters which take place over eight consecutive days. For a typical reader, it will probably take no more than half an hour to read.
"Jasper Blenkinsop wakes up hand-cuffed in a windowless cell-like room. His last memory is of being grabbed from behind and a cloth placed over his mouth. Jasper's trepidation increases when a man wearing dark robes and a strange beaked mask arrives... "
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'Walk Again' is taken from the crime themed short story collection, 'How ...
"Famous Impostors" is the fourth and final book of nonfiction by Bram Stoker, published in 1910. It is a book that deals with exposing various impostors and hoaxes.
The Hidden King
The False Dauphins
Practitioners of Magic
The Wandering Jew
Witchcraft and Clairvoyance
Sir Edward Kelley
Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)
Women as Men
The Motive for Disguise
Les Rougon-Macquart is the collective title given to a cycle of twenty novels by French writer Émile Zola. Subtitled "Natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire", it follows the life of one family during the Second French Empire (1852-1870). In this tremendous work Zola first and foremost examines the impact of social environment on men and women, by varying the social, economic, political and professional milieu in which each novel takes place. It provides us with a close look at everyday life, gives us a deep ...
Growing up is never easy; sometimes it is painful. Audrey is twenty-nine and the mother of two when the veil of childhood naïveté that had shielded her is ripped away. Learning to face life as an adult is a long, difficult journey, and begins when she travels to Mexico with her family in the summer of 1972. Audrey experiences an existential awakening that will change the course of her life.
This book is a memoir with a thin veneer of fiction. To write this story I relied upon my memory, which is faulty at best. I have changed the ...
He wants to protect the town's secrets. She's determined to uncover them. Will a 50-year old mystery bring two strangers together or drive them apart?
Lucas Oakes is one of Lindsey Point's most eligible bachelors. He works construction, volunteers as an EMT, and plays Santa, and that's more than enough to fill his single life.
Until reporter Sophie Smithwaite arrives in town.
Sophie is only in town for a story. But when she discovers a personal connection to Lindsey Point's haunted lighthouse, she'll stop at nothing to uncover ...
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.
Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did their parents. That is until one day when Nancy would do the unthinkable, harm a child. Harm Billy.
This would set the stage for warfare a showdown between Billy's mother and the Good Humor employee. Someone was going to die.
The Angel of Death...
One night, a long time ago, Ian Kensington became the Angel of Death, and everything made sense for the first time in his life. Until the police arrived.
Since then, he's kept the "Angel" at bay with the help of a series of doctors and an endless supply of pills. Battered into exhaustion and numbed to the world around him, Ian has become a productive, if solitary, member of society. But the Angel's whispers still plague him day and night.
Therapy teaches him that those whispers, just like the draft notice ...
***** "A disturbing, gripping page-turner, it pulled me in further and further until I realised I was going to read it in one sitting.
There's a sense of menace throughout and the narrative is addictive. FIVE STARS
***** "There's no messing around with this book, it jumps straight into the action and keeps that pace up throughout. I love that it's set in my favourite parts of North London and there are some truly dark edges to the book."
The first book from 'This Dark Town' mystery thriller trilogy.
Eighteen-year-old Lydia Stone ...
Cheating is a dangerous game.
Ask Tom, a man with a lot to juggle: a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep a deteriorating farmhouse from falling down around him. With his wife headed out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get busy under the covers with his lover. If only he knew what was waiting for him... in the crawlspace.
A tale of exquisite psychological terror from author Evans Light (Doorbells at Dusk, Bad Apples: Halloween Horror, Don't Need No Water).
HORROR NOVEL ...
"Has it ever occurred to you that if you want to survive in this dark world, you have to become darkness itself?"
Emilia Wilson was a typical, not so typical, 3rd year college student, who just wanted nothing more but to pass all of her subjects, read the books she had bought and enjoy in a good cup of her favorite tea in peace.
When she got a phone call from her parents to visit her Grandmother who was at death's door, Emilia was pulled into the grand scheme of monstrous crimes, and the tea she wished of was nothing more than a ...
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Where do you start looking for a serial killer who's choosing victim's by the first letter of their first name? What would you do if all of those letters spell out your first, middle and last name?
A serial killer, in search for the right victim. Using the mixture of nightshade, oleander, and water from the lily of the valley plant, turns London's pubs into crime scenes.
After a case goes cold in Saratoga Springs New York, true crime author, Dusky Anne Wild finds herself at The New Scotland Yard in London England to help find a ...