If you've got a dangerous past, don't fall for that handsome teacher-next-door...
Keira is a doctor with a mysterious past. She moves to a small town and starts work at the local hospital. All seems to be well, until a chance encounter in the emergency department throws her into the path of the town's most eligible bachelor.
Heath, a kind but reserved teacher, has been burned too many times by toxic relationships. He is instantly drawn towards Keira... but isn't about to let his guard down.
Circumstances, however, get the ...
Lose yourself in twenty-two remarkable stories of earthly horror and cosmic menace.
Night Terrors III features Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jack Ketchum and an all-star cast from Dennis Etchinson to Paul Tremblay,
A wave of sinkholes appears on the anniversary of a rural tragedy, and local residents begin to hear the voices of the dead.
A woman encounters a predator from her youth -- and a chance to turn the tables.
Experimental physics reveals another world, and it might mean the end of ours.
Shrouded in darkness, ...
Is Charlie Cobb really a tough old hero? And how heroic is the young woman in the old green truck? What about the old pro who's reliable, but never reached his dreams? And how does a young man make myth reality? Mark Hayes Peacock lays out those questions--and more--in time for you to get back to work.
Kress's new client is a millionaire with a superstar daughter. Naturally, when Joy Saranya seems to be heading for matrimony with a politician, her father wants to know if the man's motives are honourable. What's called for is an interview with the politician, a briefcase full of money and Kress wired for sound and video. Someone is bribing someone, but who?
Written over a period of twelve years, The Sunbed of Malcolm Todd transports the reader from the author's very mundane present to his difficult past, and then into his future. Unusual and poignant, and yet intensely uplifting and incredibly funny, these 35 short stories will give you an insight into the mind and life of a very ordinary Englishman.
"Brilliant characters, and well written short stories," - HJO, Creative Life
"Whacked out and tender - like a good steak!" Pete Haines, Venue, Bristol.
In this riveting short story of betrayal, one good turn does not always get another in response. The most harmless looking of them all can always turn out to be the deadliest.
Life seems to be sweet and utterly perfect for the Lord Lloyd McGrath and his wife, the Lady Minerva. After all, they are having their first time child. While still reeling from the intoxicating feeling of being a first-time father, an ominous message with his name on it finds Lloyd. He cannot seem to find who the message is from but it leaves him rattled ...
Lose yourself in six diverse novelettes that walk you down the road to insanity. Thrills, Laughs, Drama, Paranormal, Horror, you'll find it all in these pages. Measure your own hold on sanity against six people just like you as they travel toward the unthinkable. Heed the sufferers of a nefarious navigator, relentless rain, one couple's crossroad, a sinister secret, a bat's bite, and an aggrieved apparition as they bare their tales of the spectacular. Then ask yourself, who's crazy, you or them.
"What if a tribe became a community of laws by imprisoning their god?"
Synopsis: The "Lord Keeper" sets out to murder his successor in order to keep a community secret safe.
After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions.
Podcast discussions of this short story, and others, is available on iTunes, Spotify, ...
I went for a walk in the wilderness to find inspiration for my paintings. But after a few wrong turns, I found something else: him.
He's like his mountain -- strong and mysterious. He saved my life and offered to get me home. But when his hands touch me, I think I might already be there.
I left my life behind to carve out a new one. Alone. But the moment I see her, it's like the first time I saw my mountain. I know I have to make her mine.
She came to my mountain for inspiration, but she just might be my muse ...
Genre: Short Stories
/ Length: 41 Pages (4,063 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Cinderella stared at the spider.
"Let me make sure I understand. You and your family will spin a dress for me and help me get to the ball if I pass a law that lets you live safely in the palace if I marry the prince?"
"That's right," the spider said. "Do we have a deal?"
Cinderella has one last chance to escape her stepmother and find happiness, but can she uphold her end of the bargain? Can a gown of spider silk really change her fate and help her win true love? See for yourself in this short retelling of Cinderella.
A Gown of ...
I've never gotten, or needed, anyone's help in life and I've learned that the only person I know I can truly depend on is me. While it can be lonely, there's a certain element of safety I feel in it. So, being self-reliant is something I have always insisted on from myself.
That is, until the car accident.
Jake's been amazing at helping put my body back together and he's truly been a god-send.
He's also hot, gorgeous and certainly has a way with his hands. Getting to know him has been amazing. But I will never allow him to use ...
I need a hero. Now.
My mother always told me not to walk home alone, and this is why:
Three guys, waiting for me at the alley. And by the looks of them, their intentions are not pure.
I'm in huge trouble...
Right up until a mystery hero swoops in and sweeps me off my feet. Literally.
He's massive, muscled, ex-military, and... my old high-school crush?
I thought I was over him.
I thought wrong.
Happy 4th of July!
Welcome to Milltown, Colorado, population 15,000, where the only things hotter than the annual ...
She was meant to be for one-night-only.
A way to forget about life for an hour or two.
She distracted me, but now I can't forget her.
Leaving her hotel room while she was still sleeping wasn't my best move, but my need for this woman is enough to have me running as fast as I can.
That is until I find her making herself comfortable in my dad's house.
The fiery redhead wasn't just a one-nighter.
The fiery redhead is my new stepsister.
And I want her something fierce.
Happy 4th of July!
Welcome to Milltown, ...
Genre: Short Stories
/ Length: 70 Pages (6,960 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Rise of the Gender Clones in a World With Only Men
Jon Berringer is your typical male in the year 2240 - smart, comfortable, and very confused by the sudden announcement that females will be returning. After females stopped being born in 2042, the world quickly became dominated by the male population. At some point, someone realized no new women were being born, and that's when the New World Order Initiative began.
After the last female on the planet died in 2173 at the age of 131, the program to fix the problem took off in ...
Emily wants to be sure that Santa gets her Christmas wish, and according to schoolyard rumor, that's a job for snow angels. Trouble is, there's not much opportunity to make snow angels in Florida. So Emily has to come up with a Plan B...
A short, short story.
Genre: Short Stories
/ Length: 11 Pages (361 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020
CAN HOPE BE FOUND AMIDST DESPAIR?
'Holi Moly! & Other Stories' is a collection of tales filled with optimism, laughter, grit and resilience. Stories about everyday people who refuse to let life's adversities bog them down. From a woman rediscovering herself in unusual circumstances to an older man finding purpose in his twilight years; from four friends holding each other up as they navigate life's hardships, to a young girl determined to rise above her circumstances - these are stories about the indomitable human ...
Lisa and Mark have known each other since they were eight. Bullies brought them together, and a stray dog might change their lives, their dreams, and their future... "I said you were not getting past us." Sam began to laugh. Just as Mark stood up again he heard a voice come from behind him.
"Leave him alone!"
What now? He turned and noticed a small girl standing there.
She was about Mark's age, eight or so, standing there pointing her finger at Sam and Bobby Jenkins. Sam just scowled at her and then they both laughed. "What are you ...
Another gripping short Polly Park mystery.
Polly is called for jury service which means she misses work. This good news quickly turns sour when a fellow juror is murdered. Unfortunately for Polly the dead man took her for lunch and his killers are on her trail. Luckily she has good friends to help her out.
You'll turn the few pages quickly in this original short mystery thriller full of suspense.
Genre: Short Stories
/ Length: 11 Pages (685 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 5th, 2020