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Young Adult
(Fic)
The Tale of Captains Woods: A Harry & Dev Adventure
by Nunan Bibi

Billions of light years away on Planet Niburu Eight Deities send Count Edwin D Godrifle, a flesh eating Wendigo, and his army to Captains Woods. They are on a mission to cull humans to stop them dest ... More


Chapter 1

Chapter One

In the beginning..

 

 

If you were to look through a telescope into the night sky what would you see? Well I guess it would depend on how good your telescope is and whether the moon is full or if there is cloud ...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
METAPSYCHICS: The Basics
by B. L. Peterson

METAPSYCHICS is the science of the soul. It teaches you how to use your Unlimited {Analytical-Cause} Mind to solve the problems and ill circumstances of your limited {slave-effect} mind. By showing ... More


Welcome To MetaPsychics
Science Of The Soul

Dedicated to:

L. Ron Hubbard

Kirby J. Hensley

Jon G. Murray

Friedrich Nietzsche

Langston Hughes

Harold Kemp

Anton LaVey...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Aradia's Diaspora: Book One
by Susan Woerner

What if you found yourself in a different world? One in which your ancestor was attempting to enslave the inhabitants of that world? Would you kill her and risk your own annihilation? Or would you joi ... More


Scene 1

I looked at the photos one by one, taking in details, arranging and rearranging them, shuffling and stacking different ones, as if I were giving myself a tarot reading that I didn’t like the answers to. One photo in particular stood out because I saw new detai...







Mystery
(Fic)
Hanging Girl
by Sharron Grodzinsky

A girl is found bound and nude, hanging in a mansion in Coronado. Her boyfriend is a former Navy seal with ties to the Middle East. Sgt. Matt Monohan and his partner,Wendy Song work to find out what h ... More


Chapter 1
Matt Monohan is called in to find a girl hanging.

There is something about Sunday mornings in Coronado.

The sleepy southern California town is renowned for its small town charm, laid back beach attitude and lack of major crime. Most people are out walking or are riding bikes on Sunday mornings. Their agenda f...







Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Frienemies
by Aleta Kay

When seventeen-year-old Fawn Jackson receives a telegram at the finishing school announcing the death of her mother, she must leave immediately. Upon her arrival at home, she discovers her mother' ... More


Chapter 1

Fawn Jackson stood as straight and tall as her five foot, five and a half inch frame would allow and tried hard not to look as if her black mourning clothes were swallowing her alive. She would not allow her sobs to break forth. If she had learned anything at the fi...







History
(Non-Fic)
It Is Over: A tribute to Dick Gregory's brilliance
by Marcus M. McGrew (MMM)

Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur,and occasional actor. During th ... More


Too few know

Do you know who you are? There are nine planets to the Universe you

just happen to have nine holes in your body do you

think that’s an accident? That’s because you are the

Universe, you are nature. You got twenty-six thousand

bill...







Chick Lit
(Fic)
Return to Sandy Shores
by Shirley Holder Platt

A woman who'd just been canned. A kitten needing a home. A new start for both. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

Cold rain blew under my umbrella until I was drenched and shivering. It wasn’t bad enough that I’d been laid off unexpectedly, I’d missed my bus and had to wait for twenty minutes in the storm. My Louboutin’s were ruined, my mascara ran down ...







Romance
(Fic)
Moon Dance: Lover's Moon Series, Book 3
by Shirley Holder Platt

A woman who wants to dance. A man whose art is hidden away. Two people with a chance to become more together than they are apart. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1 - Miles

Party goers swarmed around me, laughing, drinking, dancing. I stood still, dead on my feet, wishing I could be home in bed. Tiny lights in the trees twinkled overhead. I wondered who had climbed up into those tall limbs to hang them. The walkway shone with the remai...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
The Satanic Codex 2020
by B. L. Peterson/Bert LaVey

Satan and the Devil are not the same as the bible teaches you. Matter-of-fact, you have no idea what a monotheist society can do to bring about your personal downfall. Read this book and find some a ... More


Intro
The Vision of Social Collapse and Rebirth

THE SATANIC CODEX

2020

by

Bert LaVey

Copyrighted @2019 by Bert LaVey.

For FutureNow Publications.

All RIghts Reserved.

Table of Contents

Intro

The Vision of Social Collapse a...







Mystery
(Fic)
WARNO: Critical Ploy
by L. K. Thompson, LTC (TXSG, Ret.)

Ordered to prepare a clandestine mission to Europe, Team Reliant's task is to prevent the transfer of deadly radioactive material to terrorists. They must kill General Jagwi. Things were going well un ... More


Chapter 1

Reveille:

 

At 0800, and sometimes at sunrise, depending on the military installation, a detail of military personnel assembles at the flag pole in front of the headquarters building of the military installation. They assemble with the flag of th...







Biography
(Non-Fic)
MAKING A RUN FOR IT FROM BERLIN TO TEXAS BOOK THREE
by Manfred Kaiter and L.arry Thompson

Manny returns to Insel Ruegen and completes his stone mason training. He joins with four of his friends, and they set out to begin their careers as a brick layers. They are approached by Western Intel ... More


Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1

 

 

 

As things turned out, after our escape from the village Communist thugs, Dad fixed up Schultz's old pickup, and he, Mom, and Luther left for Oranienberg. My brother, Siegie, boarded an east bound train back towa...







Romance
(Fic)
Cinder-Cookie
by Tiffany S. Doran

Victoria Bronx wants to purchase a brand new building on the lower end of town to fulfill her dreams of owning her own bakery, but a corporate giant, Bradley Parson, moves in and threatens to tear it ... More


Chapter 1

The alarm rang loudly against the silence of the dark room. Groaning, Victoria Bronx rolled over and laid her hand hard against the off button. She longs for her snooze button but it no longer works. She rolled onto her back and pulled the covers over her head. Vict...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Revealed
by Mariam Ali

Revealed is a story carrying a series of events that depict the life experience we learn from love, relationships, and mostly self discovery. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
The Dream

I could hear my heart beating so loud and fast, I continued to run in a way I had never done before. It felt like I was trying to chase away from someone, not having the slightest clue of where I was headed. Was I scared or anxious? It seemed I was somehow lost in b...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Hunt for Bheanoira: Jude's Journey
by Dacia M Arnold

On a quest to redeem centuries of family shame, Jude reaches the last leg of his quest to defeat the monster Bheanoira. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

Jude lowered the map to study the horizon. A warm breeze blew his black sweat dampened hair into his face. From the top of the hill he saw a small town in the distance, given away by the specks of light burning bright against the dimming eastern sky. Beyond the town...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
The Brightest Firefly: A Collection of Short Works
by Dacia M Arnold

In these pages you will find poetry and plays, fiction and nonfiction. Enjoy the journey. Available for purchase on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QC9G2PG/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&a ... More


Dear Reader

Dear Reader,

 

 

 

 

 

When I started writing in 2015, I knew I would see my story through to the end. December 6, 2017, my thirty-third birthday, I signed my first ever full length project to a small...







History
(Non-Fic)
Special Counter Intelligence in WW2 Europe
by Keith Ellison

The development of specialized Counter Espionage units to work with the Allied forces in Europe, and the various Allied intelligence organisations which were involved. Available as an ebook, cost $10, ... More


Chapter 1

SPECIAL COUNTER INTELLIGENCE

By Keith Ellison © 2015

PREFACE

I began my research into Special Counter Intelligence Units over 25 years ago, and was fortunate enough at that time to be able to correspond with several former X-2/OSS officers who ...







Crime
(Fic)
The Midnight Call
by Jode Millman

Could you ever suspect that your mentor was a cold-blooded killer? Attorney Jessie Martin couldn’t– at least not until she answers the midnight call. Late one August night, her men ... More


Chapter 1

Chapter One

 

“I think I killed someone,” the man’s voice whispered across the phone lines.

“Terrence,” Jessie Martin’s voice croaked, husky with sleep. She’d know her mentor’s voice anywher...







History
(Non-Fic)
BLACKOLOGY: The True Unknown History of the Black Race
by B. L. Peterson

The Unknown, Unwritten, Unheard of True History of the Black Race. If you do not know your past, not only do you have no real identity, you have no real future. A must read for all people, but espec ... More


BLACKOLOGY
The Greatest Story NEVER Told

Preface

An Open Letter

To All Good Black Men

First of all there are no good men in the world according to Jesus in the New Testament.

Seeing how he ‘corrected’ the man for calling even...







Horror
(Fic)
Assassinato Selva: (Murder Jungle)
by Steven Smith

Four friends go on a mystery sight-seeing holiday, they take a dreadful twist through a vast South American jungle, a jungle which it is soon apparent has far too many secrets. "Sounds interesting!

Prologue

It was late in the night, 1.50am to be precise. A woman sat in the darkness of her apartment living room, her legs resting up on the settee, her back against two large cushions. A white laptop resting upon her thighs was the only real source of light, the subtle lig...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Dragon War
by V.R. Rosewood

For thousands of years, the Order of the Four Winds has kept balance in the world, using their powers over the weather and other natural forces only when their patron goddess commands them. But, when ... More


On the Hunt

The sun was still below the horizon as Seida planted herself on the log by the campfire. With a stiff groan, she stretched side to side and blew into her hands a few times to warm her cold fingers. She stirred the ashes with a stick, piling up the coals in the cente...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
The Jivanmutka: Liberation From A Painful Life
by B. L. Peterson

You can live a life free of pain and misery. Here are the mental techniques you need to overcome the limitations of your limited mind. By operating as a SPIRITUAL BEING {SP} you can overcome any pro ... More


INTRO

 THE JIVANMUKTA 

 Liberation of the  Mind and Body From Chronic Pain         

  

Dedication: 

To all Human Beings who seek pain relief through self-knowledge. &n...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
"Good Morning, God Loves You!": Inspiration Quotes From The Holy Bible
by B. L. Peterson

Have a hard time getting MOTIVATED in the morning? Well, there are over 50 Inspiration Quotes from the Holy Bible guaranteed to "JUMP START" your day and remind you that GOD LOVES YOU ALWAY ... More


Intro

“Good Morning, I Love You!” 

 Inspiration Quotes From The Holy Bible  

by B. L. Peterson   

  

   

Copyrighted @ 2019 by  Future​Now​ P...







Horror
(Fic)
TALES FROM HELL Volume I: 19 Psychological Horror Stories
by Bert LaVey

After reading these new, different kind of psychological horror stories, YOU WON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS! "Sounds interesting!

Grandmama
from TALES FROM HELL

"My Grandmama died. They want me to kiss my dead Grandmama.

I am nine years old. No fooking way!"

What nine-year-old kid wants to go to a funeral?

Even it if was Grandmama's wake.

I had comic BOOKS to read, movies to see, TV shows to wat...







Adventure
(Fic)
Whiskey Nightmare
by Davin Rae

26-year-old Zoe discovers a shot of whiskey changes her persona. She uses it to her advantage, transforming herself into her alter. However, she soon discovers she's not controlling her transform ... More


Chapter 1

I slowly awoke to a ray of sunlight gleaming through the window piercing my eyelids. I turned over, sheets a mess, trying to shun the light as best I could. My hip hurt, I thought for a moment. After I was settled I noticed it was still light, the sun still beating ...







Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Called to Account (formerly The Poor Law Inspector)
by Frank Parker

From the author of Strongbow's Wife and A Purgatory of Misery comes another searing account of a terrible period in Irish history. When a government official exposes the unpalatable truth abou ... More


Chapter 1
Introduction

I like to imagine Arthur Kennedy and Crofton Vandeleur each about to embark on his journey to Cork for the assizes at which the charge of slander was to be heard. Each looks in a mirror – shaving, perhaps, or combing a beard; adjusting the tilt of a hat or the...







Verse Novel
(Fic)
Story's To Remember: Chapter 1
by Anthony Poindexter

A young man finding himself after he loses everyone he's ever loved. He goes from living in a bottle to making something out of himself and finally falling in Love. "Sounds interesting!

A stitch In Time
Chapter 1

A STITCH IN TIME

CHAPTER 1

    When you can stand and look at the rolling hills and deep flush valleys of North Carolina, I believe deep down in my heart you have reached a piece of heaven and in my opinion, there is no place more bea...







Adventure
(Fic)
Shadows Retreat: Sequel to Waters of Salvation
by Robert Jepson

Follow Mike as he leaves the Army and lays the foundations for a new career. He forms a strong relationship with his long lost father but this comes under strain as his father takes on a contract with ... More


Chapter 1

The summer sky filled with dark clouds and a sudden deluge of rain pounded the parade ground causing a river of water. Mike switched the windscreen wipers to maximum speed as the rain pummeled the roof of his car like someone tipping frozen peas into a pan. He recal...







History
(Non-Fic)
You did this to yourself: America's plight
by Marcus M. McGrew

In this particular genre we take a deep dive into America's good, bad and ugly bits. No holds barred eye opening look at where we have evolved as a United States. "Sounds interesting!

The forgotten 13

So yesterday I took a gander at Executive Order 13603 and my brain would not shut off. The next few minutes I'd like to try and paint a picture for you all and where I think we're headed but before I do that I'd like to set the tone by posting the following:

T...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Jack and Jill: Is That All There Is?
by Jen Lewis

After 25 years of separation, two former intense, but unfulfilled very young lovers get together to rekindle the flame and excitement of the good ol’ days. "Sounds interesting!

Prologue
I Do Not Write True Stories

My name is Sara Hanson. My Aunt Jill told me this story about young love after she heard I was a struggling writer.

“It’s a true story,” she said, without as much as a smirk. “You should publish it in a women’s magazine.”

&l...







Self-Help
(Non-Fic)
Moments of mental randomness: My scrambled brain
by Marcus M. McGrew

As random thoughts enter my mind I can either dismiss them or roll with the punches so I decided to roll with them and you're more than welcome to follow me on this journey! "Sounds interesting!

Well damn

How does one determine when is the right time to make personal adjustments to their lifestyle, leadership and servitude? This may be the very question that enters your head from time to time. To me, I believe that there are certain instances and trials that a person goes through...







Self-Help
(Non-Fic)
Health and Whatnot
by Marcus M. McGrew

This is my rendition of a healthy lifestyle guide as told from my own honest opinion and thoughts. Please enjoy and strap yourself in for some interesting theories and ideas. "Sounds interesting!

You're nuts

So today a question was posed to me and below is how that went. Friend: So, Marcus, what do I need to do in order to get back in shape? Me: That’s a question that I’ve always asked myself. And after years of thinking about that very thing, I don’t think there’s a true answer …






Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
Boy Soldier: Warlord
by Marcus M. McGrew

Growing up he always heard stories of how great men fought to protect this country and that, one day, he would have the honor to do the same. This book twists and turns and leads you through catacombs ... More


Foreword

The energy that brings life to this book comes from a present day Soldier fighting America's war on terror. For many years, growing up as a small kid in Alabama, he always fantasized about becoming a warrior. Fast forward to present day and he has been numerous comb...







Paranormal
(Fic)
Bewildering Recipes: A young, supernatural bond... an accident. Right?
by Naomi Burt

Sebastian Herring is a failure, a boy living alone with his cat, dog, and tea. Maybe even an occasional trip to the beach. His family and friends all thought he was clinically insane growing up, terri ... More


Chapter 1

Life scares me. People scare me. The things I see scare me. And it has always been that way, for as long as I can remember. Something changed for me though, eleven years ago, when I finally realized no one else could see like me. No one else can see their wings. Jus...







Young Adult
(Fic)
Beyond the Deep Water: There's an unknown world
by Ivette Martinez

More than a romance, there is a message I want to give to anyone who can relate to the feelings of the main character. Camille Laitner is beautiful and elegant but a clear example that beauty does ... More


Fear

The sun is bright in the middle of the blue sky. Heavenly.

The countryside is always so sunny and clear, showering everything with light and life. It’s perfect. The vast landscapes are full of pasture; grass that grows generously thanks to the sunshine, ...







Humor
(Fic)
Thoughts down memory lane: The Toothache
by Anthony Poindexter

This is one of the adventures of Wilbur, a farmer from North Carolina. Wilbur's old school and doesn't have much to do with public activities. But when he does it's a hoot. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
The Toothache

THOUGHTS DOWN MEMORY LANE

CHAPTER 1

                                    &n...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
Thought's Thru Time: Days of Embarassment
by Anthony Poindexter

It's about a young man who wants the world to know what he went through growing up. The abuse and everything else. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 2
Caught In-Between

 

   “The victimization of children is nowhere forbidden; What is forbidden is to 

write about it.”   Alice Miller 

   Reliving the memories of my past is the hardest things I can do. Believing that is ...







Memoir
(Non-Fic)
Memoirs of a Dacia: Life Happens For Me, Not To Me
by Dacia M Arnold

The life journey of author, mother and US Army Veteran, Dacia M Arnold "Sounds interesting!

What's In A Name?
Thanks Dad

I hated my name growing up.

 

Like most kids with unique names, I tried my best to anticipate the substitute teacher’s grimace and squint as the trigger to give her the answer to such a mind boggling question... “How do you pronounce Dac...







Mystery
(Fic)
You Can't Blame That On Me: Some Short Stories
by Larry Thompson

These are stories that I wrote in response to things that happened in my life while I wasn't in my right mind. Some of them are lies! Yeah, I know, that's outrageous, but, I'm an author. I make thing ... More


The Wolf, Sleepy And Bushy

My brother says it never happened. but I know it did. I was there. I saw it.

My little brother and I have a problem with sibling rivalry. I call him my little brother. He's 15 months my junior but about three inches taller and 80 pounds heavier. He's losing hi...







Adventure
(Fic)
Waters of Salvation: A Story of Adventure, Despair, Love, and Redemption
by Robert Jepson

On a final combat mission in Afghanistan before retirement, a young girl dies in Mike’s arms. The floodgates open; memories from atrocities he has witnessed through his career. Returning home, ... More


Preface

In dark caverns of the mind lie distant memories, dark, insidious, unwanted, and almost forgotten. Hidden from consciousness, but connected to each other by a labyrinth of tunnels, they linger and fester in the twilight; harmless, so long as they are suppressed.

...







Adventure
(Fic)
Storm Breaking: Prequel to Waters of Salvation
by Robert Jepson

A routine deployment to Afghanistan. One death, and one double leg amputation, hit Mike and his platoon hard. Amongst increasing hostilities, he begins to wonder if he’ll ever make it home. Then ... More


Chapter 1

Mike caressed the watch on his left wrist. It occurred to him, ironically, that it had no face. It had belonged to his father, but there were no memories. Even the photos of his father, which his mother kept, spurred no hint of recollection. He had left home long be...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Origo
by Vanessa Von Mollendorf

Finding your place in a world which has ceased to exist. Forces conspire to eliminate humans from the earth. The Elementals and the Semnothei are left behind and Fayne has to stop the world from implo ... More


Chapter 1
Seeds of Destruction

28 Nion, four months before the Devouring...

“Kentigem, you know as well as I do that this was foretold. The knowledge remains sacred and it is not for us to interfere or wonder why. It is a necessary evil.” The stern voice of Elder Perger filled the underground cavern ...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Love via SMS
by Amara Blackstone

The chemistry between them is undeniable, but can they keep their relationship a secret? A chance meeting piques William’s interest in a much younger female colleague, Eva. Years later, they m ... More


Chapter 1
Anticipation

Eva’s phone buzzed in her gray Michael Kor’s handbag as it slid down the TSA conveyor belt at the International Airport. She heard it continue to buzz, vibrating a siren song, that more text messages were incoming. That sound spread an indescri...







Paranormal
(Fic)
Hunger: A Short Story
by Megan Baughman

Elizabeth is fighting to keep her humanity, but she doesn't know how much longer she can deny her new nature. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
Elizabeth

The touch of his hand burned her skin. She retreated as deep into the corner of the room as she could, weeping softly. 

“I won’t hurt you,” he said gently as he extended his hand toward her. He had said and done this same thing every nig...







Science Fiction
(Fic)
The Cull: The Draconian Legacy Book 1
by Robert Jepson

Near to the great pyramids, a team of geologists unearth a strange artifact. Far from being inert, they inadvertently activate it. Soon, the object spawns a rapidly growing plant which carries a letha ... More


Prologue

4012 B.C

The plains of Giza, Egypt

 The Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, as they became known in later times, glowed in the yellowing light of the setting sun as the desert air cool. The polished white limes...







Horror
(Fic)
The Ice Remembers: A Paranormal, Pschological Thrilller
by Robert Jepson

In a remote lighthouse in the Barents Sea, a new crew take over for the winter. Some consider the building to be jinxed after a checkered history of tragedy. A strange series of events beset the two ... More


Chapter 1

Murmansk, Russia. 1933

Ivan fingered the crucifix which hung around his neck, then grasped it in a clenched fist as he squinted through the windscreen. His vision of the runway was obscured by a sudden snowstorm, but it was too late now to abort.







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Horror Collection: A collection of short stories
by Steve Boseley

A number of speculative, dark fiction and horror short stories "Sounds interesting!

Jungle

“Ellie!” Bernadette Lawson shouted, spinning around. She looked at the many faces that hurried past. She had taken her eyes off her daughter for only a moment. Mrs Lawson worried that her daughter wouldn’t know what to do. She was a bright gir...







Young Adult
(Fic)
Plastic Roads: Chapter One
by Katherine Higgins

A young rebel leader. Daughter of a political oligarch. In 3010, almost one thousand years in the future, Capucine Heron is trying to end a war. But how do you end a war when both sides want to keep ... More


Chapter 1

Sometimes, people aren’t who they claim to be. Some people decide that, maybe, it’s okay to lie. That it’s okay to pretend to be something you’re not. Others say that “honesty is the best policy”. I agree with both. As long as you...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Boy Who Could Be A Hero: The Ancient Magic Book Series, Vol 3
by Evelyn Frederick Moll

The boy who could be a hero...Josh Sparkins...discovers a portal in time. Lured through the portal by a beautiful voice, he finds himself with people who will be sailing with Christopher Columbus. Th ... More


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

 

         Josh Sparkins stretched as he sat on the edge of his bed. Getting back into a morning routine on the first day of his sophomore year proved harder than he thought it would be.&nb...







Romance
(Fic)
Her Lover's Face
by Patricia Elliott

Laryssa Mitchell is one of the lucky ones. The death of her abusive husband finally allows her to live again on her own terms, making her own choices. Her first official decision, take back what was l ... More


Prologue

Freedom. The word played in her head like sweet music on the radio. She stared at his coffin as the pallbearers lowered it into the waiting grave. It landed on the ground with a dull thud. She cringed, unable to take her eyes off the wooden casket. Expecting, at any moment, for her husba...







Science Fiction
(Fic)
The Secret Time Warp
by Marian Wood

People have gone missing and the police do not know what's happening.. I walk to the end of the field and time changes, suddenly I am looking at Woolworths..a young girl reaches out her hand to ... More


Chapter 1

The dark clouds covered the blue of the sky and the fields layout in front of me. As I walked the atmosphere around me became eerier. I was alone and started to feel that someone was watching me. I could'nt see anyone; the trees were swaying, and I pulled my coat ar...







Thriller
(Fic)
The Non Dead Wife
by Roberta Huckle

What if the things that you thought were true really weren't. What if someone you thought was dead really was alive. What if that someone was here right now. What if they wanted to take away e ... More


Chapter 1

Funny how things can change so suddenly isn't it. The people you thought that you knew, the friend's that you thought you had, it can all change overnight, without warning.

The things you believed were true, well maybe they just aren't true after all.<...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Rejections: We all get'em
by Gloria Elle Gabrie

Within this area, I'll share some rejected submissions of short stories. Although I have one novel under my belt, I write short stories here and there to keep my writing flawing and dabble in oth ... More


Home
A First Line rejection

As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small crack along side a stone in the wall, with a slight golden light breaking up the darkness of the late hour. Never had she noticed it before on her daily trips through the alley, on her way to and from her bread shop...







Philosophical
(Fic)
The Battle Is Coming Home
by Gloria Elle Gabrie

A brief verse written about patriotism and current conditions. Off from my typical writing, it simply reflects a time lost in thought and my pen hit the paper. "Sounds interesting!

The Battle Is Coming Home

The battle is coming home. It is an inevitable conclusion.

The ideas of few, against a world in number, is bound to create chaos. And once spoken or acted upon, has a shadow that will eventually follow you home. To a home where the rules of conduct are scribed...







Philosophical
(Fic)
Live For Me
by Gloria Elle Gabrie

Short story/Story idea about struggles of a DNR order. "Sounds interesting!

Live For Me

***

“Negative.”

“Copy. Negative pulse and respirations,” the static female voice on the radio confirms.

“Continuing CPR.”

The scene should have been chaotic, but it wasn’t. The only adrenaline pumping was that of the first respondi...







Young Adult
(Fic)
MY NAME IS ROSE
by Alexa Kingaard

Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parents’ dream come true, not hers. She doesn't share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the is ... More


Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1

 

I recognized all of them. Aging hippies assembled to pay their last respects. Some held toddlers in their arms, their grandchildren who never experienced the communal lifestyle they had afforded their own children. Friends my age, whiske...







Young Adult
(Fic)
Don't Be Afraid of the Beast
by Ivette Martinez

Angelica lives in a colorless world that has made her independent and strong, but everything changes when the touch of a mysterious guy, she gets to experience the bright colors she has been missing. ... More


Prologue

The bright light of a full moon calls upon them.

  

 Creatures of the night that humans think have disappeared from the world centuries ago, but...

  

 What they don't know is that this world is not what we think...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
Flygirl
by R. D. Kardon

Let pilot Tris Miles lift you up, and fly you to new heights in this inspiring story of love, ambition, overcoming obstacles, and the true meaning of success. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

 

TRIS LOST ALL visibility as the airplane pierced a thick slab of fog. She slid her focus from the miasma outside the cockpit window to the flight instruments in front of her. They were her eyesight now. She trusted them. They told the truth....







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Zipacna's Legacy ~ Jade
by Cindy Davis

An eight-year-old boy awakens Jade's shocking asset: her seer and healer’s ability. Good thing because she's just inherited a school for advanced spiritualism. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

“Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path,

if you are only willing to listen.”

~ Jimmy Buffett

 

One

Jade French stepped from the cab transfixed by the tangled mass of vines that nearly obliterated the ho...







Fantasy
(Fic)
origin shorts: elemental guard short story
by Katrena Turner

part of the origin story for one of the main characters in Elemental Guard: Verlyn. "Sounds interesting!

Verlyn

She peers out the window, onto the perfectly groomed yard. Watching her beautiful children play without a care in the world. She doesn’t let the tears run down her face, not now in this sunny fall day. She won’t let her children see her cry. She won&rsqu...







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Smoke and Gold
by Mackenzie Seidel

When Eridein Kaspers is invited to be a potential suitor to the prince of the Golden Throne, the reigning power in post-nuclear California, it is the opportunity of a lifetime--to assassinate him. Now ... More


Chapter 1

Storm warning sirens wail around me as I run through Arling’s central market. The wind whips the sand up into my face and it cuts into my skin as I plow forward through the crowds pushing to get inside, away from the storm. I glance back for just a moment, adj...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
by Justin Thoby

The world is freezing. Once idyllic Elistar is cast into war and endless winter. Old kings and new are forced to put the bloodfeuds of the past behind them for the survival of all. And high above, ... More


Prologue: Sleeping Stars

The road was composed of ribbons of starlight. It rose up away from the world into the vast emptiness beyond, ancient as the distant suns that cast it, winding out of sight in every direction through the darkness. The horse raced across the plane of the star system, sure of its direction,...







Fantasy
(Fic)
A Crack in the Mirror (first draft)
by Sibille Rose

A young man fights to save magic from extinction in a world that is quickly developing new technologies that renders magic useless. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

His heart pounded away in his chest as his feet thumped against the leaf-covered ground. The forest was silent except for the nighttime sounds of the creatures who lived here. Silent except for his panting breath and pounding feet and the crunching leaves beneath hi...







Fan Fiction
(Fic)
Two Harts are Better than One: The Rest of the Story
by Elizabeth M. Bradshaw

Hart to Hart season 5 opener is a fan favorite. What happens after the proposal to bring the fans back to the pilot? "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

Married. Jennifer’s head was spinning with the amazing turn of events. She had been headed from London to New York, trying to figure out what on earth had made Jonathan Hart turn on her so fast, when she was once more detained by a detective. And now she was r...







Self-Help
(Non-Fic)
How I lost a Thousand Pounds: Eating my way to better health
by Rick and Cindy Palmacci

Let’s face it folks, dieting has become a national pastime, just like baseball Sound familiar? Finally I found success. I lost over one hundred pounds "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
The Jouney

* 1 *The Journey

I think it’s important to let you know my history, so you can identify with the sixty years worth of struggles. As I did when reading diet books, I compared the author’s journey with my own. I can’t say how often they were similar. Maybe you will be nodding your ...







Mystery
(Fic)
Sunnyvale
by Barry B. Wright

Chapter One
Waiting Until Dark

Darkness surrounds him and lies deeply within him. Tonight, his approach to her bedroom window is stealthier than his previous visits. Because he had killed, the community had become alerted to his presence. But, his identity remained hidden.

He draws closer ...







Crime
(Fic)
Mama needs new shoes
by Shirley Holder Platt

Car theft "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

He sat low in his restored, midnight blue Buick, flicking the ashes of his cigarette out the window. From behind, all you could see was his closely shaved and greased head, which was very round. It looked like a glossy, new, bowling ball wearing expensive sunglasses...







Thriller
(Fic)
Shadows Rise: a Shadow Play prequel
by Jordyn Jacobs

Terror grips the skies and only sibling spies, Sarah and Elijah Yadin can stop it. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

JFK International Airport, NYC 1900 EST

Every pass through airport security was another victory. Israeli intelligence officer Sarah Yadin tucked her American passport bearing the name Emily Rosenberg back into her carry-on bag and slipped through the line at J...







Coming of Age
(Fic)
They Call Me Nothing
by Jenny Young

LUTHO dreamed of being a hero when he was a child but after his parents died, he lost his identity and became a nothing like the nickname his cousin, SIPHO, gave him. At fifteen Lutho is involved wit ... More


Chapter 1
Lutho

Coming to the church was probably a mistake. What if they know? What if they call the Police? I listen intently, ready to run. No gunshots, no running feet, only the uneven pounding of my heart. I feel exposed. For seven years I have been invisible, a nothing. Nobod...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Welcome to My Garden
by Barry B. Wright

“Welcome to My Garden” is multi-themed in its content. Short stories are a venue for discovery. As a writer, they provide a wonderful playground to experiment and to learn. The value of words and ... More


Chapter One
The Decision

Four hours he had made her practice! Four goddamn hours! Until she defiantly screamed out: “Papa! I don’t want to be a ballerina! I will never be one! Do you hear? Never!” Stomping her foot, she crossed her arms tightly across her chest and pu...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Crystal of Fate (working title)
by Nova Mitchell

She's escaping her Fate, and he never wanted to be a hero, but sometimes the most unlikeliest of things can change the world. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1 (revised)
Something Unexpected

The sun began to climb in the brisk morning air of Spring. Trinkets of the nights rain were still fresh upon the earth and droplets fell off the leaves. It was looking to be a picturesque morning as the forest was awakening to the sounds of morning.

Nestled co...







Horror
(Fic)
Parklife (Working Title)
by Steve Boseley

A Horror novel about a group of people that get trapped in a park by the animals in the park. Christian Moore must keep his son safe from not just the wildlife, but from those in the group as well. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
Saturday

The object made surprisingly little sound as it sped towards the earth. 

It had left a trail of fire as it passed into earth’s atmosphere. Anyone that happened to be looking up at that exact moment would have assumed it was a meteor passing through ...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
The Horror which Became My Life: A cautionary tale of a housewife G
by Rose Wood

How your life can turn up-side down in 7 years. From a Parnell housewife to being offered a West Auckland gangsta boot ride, and all because he stole your car?? "Sounds interesting!

Bored

I used to sit and watch the rain. In the most expensive street in the city I felt I had reached my lowest point. I usually had a large house with a spa corner bath and spectacular view of my beautiful yet desolate prison of ten years married to a goul. Two shiny b...







Crime
(Fic)
PayBack: Two Different men, which one will win?
by Jaye Marie

Mystery Thriller about revenge... "Sounds interesting!

Prologue

The South of England 1999

 

An eerie silence greeted eleven- year- old Billy McKenzie when reached the front gate of his house that afternoon. Most days he would hear his grandmother shouting or laying down the law at his little brother Tommy.







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
After Common Era: The Big Dark
by JGLittle

After an EMP attack knocks out the electrical grid and most automobiles, Randy Anderson must travel 100km's to find his son and then another 500kms to find his wife and stepdaughter. Along the w ... More


Chapter 1
In the beginning - Day 4 ACE

My memory isn’t what it used to be but there are things I remember with utmost clarity. This is one of those moments. It was the fourth night of my new life. This new life of mine started on July 1st, 2018, and it began the way most lives do, with a lot o...







Horror
(Fic)
Harvester
by Tom Mohler

Wyatt Holloway is an alcoholic suffering from severe insomnia, rapidly descending into madness. He’s on the wrong side of thirty and finding it increasingly difficult to deal with the monotony o ... More


3 A.M. at Home

I haven’t slept for days, or maybe it’s been weeks. Hell, I’m not even sure anymore. I’ve been popping Ambien from the unmarked pill bottle sitting on the table next to me like it was my job, washing them down with a bottle of Davy Crockett b...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Elemental Guard
by Katrena Turner

a young woman is suddenly thrust into the paranormal world with the death of her sister. she is assigned on 'The Guard' a force of elemental magic wielders who protect the magical community ... More


Prologue

Officer Johnson was driving his police cruiser down the county road sipping his coffee on his way to his shift. He loved the night shift. The air was still; the dark was peaceful and out here in the country, the most action he saw was trying to keep the teenagers fr...







Paranormal
(Fic)
Girl and the Ghost
by Kripi

Story of a girl who lost her best friend. She get depressed and make a fantasy friend, who in real does;t exist. She thinks people can't see her friend because her friend is a ghost but people th ... More


Chapter 1

She was going to attend her best friends funeral. It was not easy for her to accept this truth that she lost her best friend. She was upset and disturbed from her best friend's death. Thoughts were racing in her mind, she couldn't help that. She felt guilty that she...







Mystery
(Fic)
Angel Maker
by Barry B. Wright

The gruesome murder of a young child, Rebecca Grynberg, sets Inspector Alexander Collier on a roller-coaster ride of events that directly endangers his family. Propelled into a world of spies, espiona ... More


Chapter One
Beelzebub

The heavy grey mist that blanketed Bournemouth provided him a degree of camouflage. Ahead, there was a slight shimmer of the air. It became warped and twisted before it transformed to a soft susurration of wind. The 10:45 trolleybus passed, the last along this route...







Romance
(Fic)
Almost Love: A love story
by Prabhat Kumar

It is based on first love or school love or college love. This is about first ever excitement experience towards love. A simple love story. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
Wedding Day

She is looking as usual 'gorgeous' in her blue dress and her hair band of same colour is trying to beautify her beauty beautifully. And as always busy in talking with her cousins and family members.

"Hi.." I told her.

After some shocking reaction..







Romance
(Fic)
The Fall of Darkholm
by Taren Elle

In a world where vampires and humans coexist, after the taste of a rare human's blood, Gideon Darkholm must muster the strength to stave off his bloodlust and prevent his digression into the mons ... More


Prologue

Our days of isolation from the human world were over. By choice, the humans were evolving forcing us to evolve with them. It turn they made us out to be these monstrous creatures that thrived on their blood. We live and breathe just as ...







Self-Help
(Non-Fic)
Stage 4 - A Personal Journey: Living Life to the Fullest With Terminal Cancer
by Mary Judge-Hubard

I sat in the doctors office with my Mom and Dad. We had finished what was supposed to be a twenty minute MRI. This one lasted two hours. We knew the news was not good, but when the doctor told me I ... More


MY STORY
Living Life to the Fullest With Terminal Cancer

My name is Mary Judge-Hubard. I live in a coastal town of Virginia. I am married to a terrific man. I am blessed with two sons, a fantastic daughter-In law, and one Grandson that is the apple of my life. Two years ago, my life changed, and it will nev...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Cat's Lair
by Mary Judge-Hubard

The Queen of the witches must find and destroy an evil sorceress and her army of killer zombies, in order to save the world from total destruction. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 2- (Revised)
Plane Ride

The Airplane rides

  Margo hands the air hostess both plane tickets. Cleo sits quietly next to the window seat in first class. Margo looks around the airplane cabin. No witches here. It has been only six hours since Cleo had been awakened. Her e...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Hawk (working title)
by Jack Wolfe Frost

Fantasy story about a Prince - Hawk - who loses that which he loves most, and in an adventure to recapture it, finds himself placed with a task of destroying his own royal heritage. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1: The Beginning
a wip for feedback pls

Chapter One: The Beginning

 

Prince Hawk felt everyone’s eyes turned on him, and he but a dumb fool, as the Ancient knelt before him, offering the sword. A million thoughts streaked through his brain threatening to overwhelm him.

The ...







Philosophical
(Fic)
Just a dead cow: Short true fiction
by Jack Wolfe Frost

A cow dies and what happens next ... This is a true story and I am the narrator... "Sounds interesting!

Just a dead cow
Flash Fiction

Just a dead cow.

 

Noon. The cow was overdue in pregnancy and becoming sick, so the farmer, my friend, called the Vet. The situation was serious, apparently the calf had died in utero and was starting to decompose, causing sepsis in the mother.

<...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Going Home: Flash Fiction
by Jack Wolfe Frost

An old man returns to his roots... "Sounds interesting!

Going Home
Flash Fiction

The train rumbles on as I stare blankly at the scenery passing before me. The train has always run along this route. Years ago it would puff great plumes of steam as it trundled along to its destination. Now, the hum of the diesel engine and it’...







Philosophical
(Fic)
Keep taking the pills...: Poem
by Jack Wolfe Frost

Overuse of doctors just giving pills "Sounds interesting!

Keep taking the pills
Poetry

Take this pill my doctor says, it will make you feel alright,

Really? It’s that simple? Only a pill to end my plight?

He assures me it is so, and expert he must be,

Certificates on the wall, displayed that I may see.

 

T...







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Earth Rejoined
by Glen Fitch

What if crop circles aren't the results of aliens from space, but the attempts of Dragon Lords trying to break the dimensional barriers and conquer Earth? Who would stand in their way? "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1
Introduction

I remember the day the Earth was destroyed. June 21, The Summer Solstice. Like I could ever forget. I remember the moment that changed everything.  So many people have asked me to tell my story. I really am a man of few words so I have teamed up ...







Humor
(Fic)
Imagine: A short story
by Jack Wolfe Frost

Hades, who in this story is real, attempts to set matters right with other religions. It's humour, so I hope no-one is offended, I am a Christian myself. "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

IMAGINE

JACK WOLFE FROST

 

St. Peter had now been in his usual spot at the Pearly Gates for five minutes since processing the last soul. Now, not a soul in sight. Odd, he thought. I don’t think I’ve ever know...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Irish Firebrands: A Novel
by Christine Plouvier

How far will a man go, to know his father? To become a father? All his life, Dillon Carroll has felt cut off from the past by his lack of parents. Half his life, he has felt cut off from the future ... More


Preface

Irish Firebrands can be identified by only one genre here at ChapterBuzz, so my choice was Literary Fiction, but it's much more: it's a Paranormal, Philosophical, Inspirational Romance which also happens to be Boomer Lit (a genre not available). In other words, it's about life, ...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Dark Biker: a wip for feedback pls
by Jack Wolfe Frost

A Hell's Angel that keeps dying... "Sounds interesting!

Death

Brad fired up his Harley and felt that deep satisfaction between his legs. Dawn. Head west. He had no idea where he was headed after that. Away from this God-damn town. I've had enough. That was good enough reason. He lived by his bike, and if needed would ...







Chick Lit
(Fic)
All at Sea Working Title!)
by Tabitha Bennedict-Downes

One woman’s journey from almost settling for ‘good enough’ to rediscovering her lost sense of adventure and falling in love with her own life again. (Please note that the chapter ... More


Untitled 06.03.17 (Part Chapter)

“How’re you holding up?” Tina asked, “And I’m so sorry it’s taken over a week to make contact, it’s all been a bit nuts here.”
There had been an initial flurry of indignant emails when Lucy had told Tina about Har...







Thriller
(Fic)
Shadows Past: a Shadow Play prequel
by Jordyn Jacobs

They are assassins assigned to kill each other. Bitter enemies. Avner Yadin is the rising star of Israeli intelligence. Someday he will run the place. Until his love affair with a KGB assassin thr ... More


Chapter 1
Vienna, 1981

Music cascaded through the air, musty with history and the clawing scent of old death that wafted from the Nazi's breath. Avner Yadin watched the performance over the shoulder of his tuxedo. The man in front of him no longer pranced around in uniform. His hair had g...







Mystery
(Fic)
OPORD: Critical Deception: Team Reliant
by L. K. Thompson, LTC (TXSG, Ret.)

Mrmbers of Team Reliant continue their hunt for the elusive and cunning General Jaqwi, Washington has ordered a hit on Jaqwi. The General continues his dogged pursuit of supplying the Middle Eastern t ... More


Prologue

This novel is dedicated to the following:

 

 

 

SSG John Thompson for his Army experience, foreign service, and honest reflections of events.

Amy Stell for her steadfast and keenly insightful copy reading.

Sharon Henderson for he...







Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Frienemies
by Aleta Kay

Fawn Jackson lives in post-Civil War West Virginia in a holler where most of the property is owned by a local state senator. The mineral rights have been graciously granted to the tenants. Someone i ... More


Chapter One
The Funeral

Fawn Jackson stood as straight and tall as her five foot, five and a half inch frame would allow and tried hard not to look as if her black mourning clothes were swallowing her alive. She would not allow her sobs to break forth. If she had learned anything at the fi...







Young Adult
(Fic)
When the Music Stops!
by Nova

Follow Rin and a few of her fellow classmates on a journey through love, passion, pain and life. All expressed through feelings and music. Rin's little world is turned upside down when she re ... More


Chapter 1

Rin sat in her chair trying to get comfortable. She reached around moving something attached to her that was poking her side. 

A man walked over, "Sorry, it sometimes does that." He said taking hold of the small black box and wire. "I'll fix it for you." ...







Romance
(Fic)
Dragonia: The Awakening: Awaken the magic within
by Jinnifer St. Yves

Lillyann grew up believing everything that she’d ever been taught about the Great War and the Dragonian Clan. After a fateful encounter with a dragon, her dragon, she learns that everything she& ... More


Prologue

Prologue

What is destiny? Can one shape their own future or is it written in the stars? Do we really have any say in the course of our lives or are we just fooling ourselves?

Sighing sadly as these questions raced through Marissa's mind she...







Science Fiction
(Fic)
War Born
by Mackenzie Seidel

Meridian Rollins was raised to be the perfect tactician, but when she is captured by the enemy and forced to fight for their side, she starts to question the convictions she has held for the last nine ... More


Chapter One

The Stargazer shuddered as another missile impacted the hull, throwing Meridian away from her computer. Her fingers grazed against the edge of the tactical screen, but she wasn't fast enough to catch herself and hit the wall behind her with a sickening jolt of pain....







Young Adult
(Fic)
Don't Let Go: A Love Triangle Like No Other
by Ivette Martinez

Yael, and Cameron are connected by love, tragedy, and loyalty. Samantha is Dying. Yael is Gay. Cameron is a player. Coming together or falling apart, will this three would find the light? "Sounds interesting!

Proloque
August 20, 2010

August 20, 2010

"Cameron, where are you going?" she asked as he quietly made his way out the room. He stopped at the sound of her voice making him hesitate for a quick second. Her eyes already finding an answer in his sweet tortured face; an answer he wouldn't admi...







Romance
(Fic)
A new type of love (Working title)
by Morgan Locking

Jagger Barker has never had an easy life despite what people say. He may have the money and some of the most amazing friends but there are two things missing in his life. Love and a record deal. So wh ... More


Chapter 1
The Stag and Dog cafe

As soon as the first term of the New Year started at Reading University the Stag and Dog cafe was never empty. Forever full of faces old and new coming. Everyone who came through the doors all greeted with the same lopsided grin of the shaggy-haired barista. Wh...







Philosophical
(Fic)
Fri 13th: (Short story)
by Jack Wolfe Frost

A midnight graveyard shortcut gives Jim and Mary more than they bargained for... "Sounds interesting!

Fri 13th

“We’ll go through the graveyard, it’s quicker.”

“You’re joking right? It’s almost midnight Mary.”

“Oh, is poor Jim scared of little ghosties?”

“Don’t be daft, I just… we...





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