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Historical Fiction
(Fic)
The Butterfly Necklace: A Magical Time Travel Story
by A. C Paradiso

Allie inherits a butterfly necklace from her grandma and magically travels back in time to when her grandma was a teenager in the 1950s. Allie and her best friend Holden must figure out how they trave ... More ▼


Chapter 1 - The Pink Lace Shoes

If you had told me last year, that a box of my grandma’s old belongings would change my life forever. I wouldn’t believe you. I would tell you that nothing extraordinary happens here in my hometown of West Linn, Oregon. Now everything has changed an...







Memoir
(Non-Fic)
SURVIVING THE ARMY DURING THE COLD WAR: Serving for 22 years on a wing and a prayer.
by CORA ANN

I was born in New Orleans, La. I joined the Army in 1977. I arrived in Heidelberg, Germany in 1979 as a single parent with two small daughters. After many tours in Germany during the Cold War, I retir ... More ▼


CHAPTER 1 - ENLISTING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY
Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

EACH CHALLENGE STRENGTHENED ME

I found a picture of my Basic Training unit on the internet!!! How cool is that? 

I joined the Army to escape from a violent, abusive ex-husband. I had to sign my two kids over to a guardian while I completed basic training. That wa...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Of Birds and Men
by Shirley Holder Platt


Phoebe, the daughter of an ornithologist, has led a normal life until nightmares turn her world upside down. Has she buried a memory, or is it something else? "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
Night Terrors

Some days I wished my therapist insisted that I lie on a couch like they do in the movies. This was one of those days. My body ached, my head throbbed, and I longed to close my eyes and block out the world. Sarah (she insisted we communicate on a first name basis) s...







Satire
(Fic)
You Can't Blame That On Me
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 ▼


Title Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Can’t Blame That On Me!

 

 

 

 

by

Larry K Thompson

 

TEXT EDITED BY

       DAVID OSTERHOUT








Mystery
(Fic)
Sunnyvale: Sequel To "Pins and Needles"
by Barry B. Wright

A rural community is turned upside down with the influx of extremists bent on creating a white ethno-state, the murder of a highly respected police officer, and the fetishism of a person willing to ki ... More ▼


Chapter One
Waiting Until Dark

His approach to the bedroom window is stealthier than previous visits. Though unintended, he had killed. The local newspaper and media reports had put the community on edge. Respected and above suspicion, much was at stake during each intrusion, but a sexual fetish ...







Romance
(Fic)
Regina Della Mafia
by K. M.

As the new Donna of the Luciano Crime Syndicate and the New York mafia, Marsia has a lot to work through. One thing she didn't expect? Three hot as hell CIA operative infiltrating her organization and ... More ▼


Prologue

A group of men sat around a conference table in a dimly lit office space in Paramus, New Jersey. The group of four were unnervingly large and fit. A slideshow of brutal murders was playing, each body more grotesque and disfigured than the last. Heads were stuck on s...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Gilded Knights: Heroes of Aezeria
by Elizah Godswood

The Order of the Four Winds has stood against Chaos and His followers for millenia, defending the world from darkness. When the Titan, Mons, a powerful fire elemental, threatens to conquer and destroy ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Like Old Times

"So what happens now? Am I packing up and moving to another city?" 

   Seida turned as the office door shut behind her, surprised to find a young man waiting outside the Overseer's office. Maera had mentioned that he would be broug...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Waveborn
by Mikayla Whitaker

The small coastal town in South Carolina was supposed to be a chance at a new life. It wasn't supposed to turn her whole world upside down. When a merman named Delmare arrives she must choose to prote ... More ▼


Chapter 1

I slammed the door of my truck with more force than I intended as the rhythmic sound of my caution lights blinked a soft orange, shining stark against the deep blue hue of the truck's exterior. I cursed under my breath as I grabbed the spare tire and tools from the ...







Chick Lit
(Fic)
The Kiss
by Shirley Holder Platt


A collection of short stories and an occasional poem "Sounds interesting!"

The Kiss

A short story, to brighten your day:

"The Kiss"

Sometimes, a kiss is just a kiss. This wasn’t one of those times. I’d been watching Marcus for years, ever since he saved me from bullies in the schoolyard when we were in fourth grade. I was on...







Romance
(Fic)
Beyond the Deep Water
by Karla 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 ▼


Fears

The sun shines brightly in the middle of the blue sky. Heavenly.

The countryside is always sunny, blue, and radiant, thanks to the sun that touches everything with life. Landscapes are full of pasture, which looks like a yellow ocean of buttercups when they bl...







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...







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...







Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Traces of Evil: Angel Maker Series
by Barry B. Wright

Chapter One
1923

In the poverty-stricken neighborhood where the Gruener family lived, tuberculosis was a well-established part of life. But in the fall of 1918, something new visited their Frankfurt community that remained until 1920. It began as a fever and sore throat. Headaches, ...







Children's
(Fic)
You, me and the Bubblegum Tree
by Tiffany S. Doran

Join me as we meet a curious little boy whom has been given a task by his mother to use his imagination. Follow him on his magnificent travels as he goes in search within the brinks of his imagination ... More ▼


Chapter 1

I was sitting outside with my mom one day and she told me to think of a land far away. So I moved closer to her and closed my eyes real tight, I thought and I thought, with all my might. I saw a bright sunny day filled with birds in flight, the breeze blowing trees ...







Fan Fiction
(Fic)
Back to Donkey Island: A fan tribute to Monkey Island
by Gilbert Gallo

A terrible curse ruined your royal wedding, placing your soul into your pirate grandfather's body. To lift it, you must lead a crazy crew through countless hilarious challenges in this adventure inspi ... More ▼


The cursed maiden

The [b]curse[/b] weighs like an unbearable burden on you.

*line_break

This body you're [i]in[/i] is a torment and a mockery: it does not belong to you, nor does the hateful name associated with it: [b]"Guy"[/b].

*line_break

You want your form...







Inspirational
(Fic)
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover
by VirgoWriter20


Life, Love and Substance Abuse "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Be Careful of What You Ask For..

 

I remember as a kid we all couldn’t wait to be grown. To our friends we talked about what we would do, who’d we become and how we would be in personality as moms and wives and usually after we were ch...







Thriller
(Fic)
The monster I've become (working title)
by Steven Derwin


Growing up in the eighties and nineties. Daniel has to navigate life at the hands of an abusive father, the loss of a loved one, and a deadly mistake. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
The End

The rancid smell of stale urine and weed hung in the air. You could tell that nothing had been done with the house since the eighties maybe even the seventies other than being a refuge for local junkies and squatters. The carpet was damp and rotting away at the corn...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
Fish Business
by GB Rangoon


It's a story about entrepreneurship, opportunities, decisions that along with happenstance decide where your life leads you. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Chapter 1* *

The Restaurant

Georgia moved from table to table taking orders and refilling coffee cups. She talked and joked with the customers, most of whom she knew by first name. 

“Hi Fred”

“ Hi Georgia.” Fre...







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 mentor/conf ... More ▼


Deleted Chapter
Meet Miri Shtern, MD : Psychiatrist to a Killer

 

                          

 

Miri Shtern’s eyes were wide open, staring straight ahead. Her hands firmly gripped the handl...







Fantasy
(Fic)
OSKAR: A Rock Opera For Children
by B. L. Peterson

A young Black man goes around telling people he is from Mars and he has an extremely important message for the people of the earth: It is of a grave matter but he forgot what it was! So to humor their ... More ▼


Chapter 1 - Oskar Arrives

"An unenlightened man is like a man in a cave with his hands bound.

He is looking at the wall and seeing the spot of light from the entrance to the cave which is behind him.

You step into the dark cave, out of the light and try and tell the ...







Thriller
(Fic)
Forbidden Desires-Sequel to Desires of the Heart: Sequel
by Tiffany S. Doran

Daisy May has everything she could ever ask for; a mom who loves her with her whole heart, a dad who is a hard worker and supports them and a grandpa who is second to none that teaches her everything ... More ▼


Chapter 1

It was a blissful day in the Calhoun home. The weather was once again warm, and the flowers were all growing around the farmhouse. Katie woke up to the rich aroma of her dad making coffee. She sat up in bed and stretched, trying to fully wake from her night’s ...







Chick Lit
(Fic)
Wandering Among the Stars
by Wendy Ogilvie

When Wanda Mikos’ ambition of being a celebrity personal trainer in Los Angeles becomes a reality, she is soon reminded of her dad’s advice ‘be careful what you wish for’. An unfortunate inc ... More ▼


Chapter 1
LA Jail

I arrived in Los Angeles four weeks ago and here I am in jail. I should mention why I’m here - not jail, LA I mean. I am a Personal Trainer to the stars. Well that's a slight exaggeration but that was my dream when I entered the Main Event Competition at home ...







Science Fiction
(Fic)
Taking Power: Book Five of the DiaZem Series
by Dacia M Arnold


THE FINAL BOOK!!!! "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
Valerie

Valerie Russell took four long strides towards her new captor and punched him square in the jaw. Needle like pain erupted in her hand and shot through to her elbow. The impact, no doubt, broke more than one bone. Tears blurred her vision. Rage boiled in her che...







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)
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,...







Horror
(Fic)
Pray for Night
by E.T Hanson


A desperate cop and a pack of werewolves try to find common ground in their mutual hunt for a serial killer terrorizing San Francisco. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
Luther

It was the last Tuesday before Christmas, and the halls were peppered with art projects full of trees, presents and snow, which was funny to Luther since it never snowed in San Francisco.

That’s what he thought of to distract himself as he ran onto the ...







Mystery
(Fic)
Killing Time In LA: A James St.James Mystery
by Kenneth Lawson


1949 LA. James St.James is pulled into the investigation of a a professors wife who has been shot. The Husband confess. But the facts don't add up. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1: Day One Thursday. June 9, 1949

The smell of coffee woke me up.

I followed the smell into the kitchen. Where  Brenda stood at the stove frying up some bacon and eggs.

“Smells good hun.” As  I  headed for the bathroom. I came back into the kitchen a few minute...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Flash Fiction Collection
by Jo Hawk

Tall tales, snippets of conversations, general musing or dark thoughts from a disturbed mind, all retold in a few words. What ideas lurk in the corners of a writer's imagination? You can find out in a ... More ▼


Repeating History

I took the stairs, two at a time, stuffing my gun into its holster as I tried to ignore the heavy strap digging into my shoulder. It was early, and I prayed as I approached her apartment.

“Please, be awake.”

Closing the door softly, ...







Romance
(Fic)
Sweet Desire
by Imogen McKenzie

Claire's flatmate is forever late with her share of the rent, but what will Emma do to avoid paying out money she doesn't have? Claire soon finds out that her flatmate has a weird infatuation with the ... More ▼


Chapter 1

It was Friday evening, and it had been a long day at work, Claire couldn’t wait to get home and crack open the bottle of wine she had brought from the shop. The stresses of the week had simply zapped poor Claire of energy, both physically and mentally. She too...







Coming of Age
(Fic)
Growing Up Girls
by Deanna Greenway


The coming of age of a shy young girl and her journey through independence. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
Summer

Mama hung up the phone and called my name, “Sara?”

At 10 years old, I come running when mama calls my name. As the middle child, I have a bossy older sister and a whiny six-year-old sister. Despite my efforts to keep everyone happy, it ra...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
Journey Through Lockdown: A Christian devotional for uncertain times
by Jenny Young


My personal reflections on Level Five Lockdown as a Grandmother in South Africa. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

25 March 2020

Virtual World

 

On Sunday we attended virtual church. Well, it wasn’t quite virtual reality – if you compare it to some games where you wear a helmet and wield a sword, but it was not real church. It was watching videos pre-recorded or selected by ...







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...







Biography
(Non-Fic)
DEVIL 63, Vietnam Gunship Pilot
by CWO 2 Sims and Larry K. Thompson, LTC (Ret.)

CWO Sims wants it understood from the beginning: he was no hero. He tells his story from the training that began at Fort Wolters, Texas, and continued through Fort Rucker, Alabama. He tells his story ... More ▼


Devil 63 Title Page

DEVIL 63,

Vietnam Gunship Pilot

 

By

CWO 2 Richard Sims

     As told to

      Larry K. Thompson

________

 

 

 








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...







Mystery
(Fic)
Love, Or Something Like It
by L. K. Thompson, LTC (Ret.)

Stunned by the discovery that General Jagwi has not only escaped from his prison, but has been able to return to Korea, Team Reliant is forced to mobilize, seek out the General, and take him down.The ... More ▼


Chapter 1

Front matter:

Love,

Or Something Like It

 

Love, or Something Like It

This novel is a Team Reliant series, Book Four

Businesses, brands, places, products, names, and other Marca Registrada referred to in this book are used fictitiously and...







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Bowled
by Nicki vanK

The lives of two women (the beautiful, wealthy late 50's Lizzie and downtrodden early 30's Aurora living on the street)become connected through family violence. The local bowling club somehow becomes ... More ▼


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

In the middle of the night Lizzie woke. Her eyes half opening, trying unsuccessfully to adjust to the dark. She moved her hand marginally – just enough to feel if he was still in the bed. He was. She expected he would be asleep after last night...







Crime
(Fic)
First Kill
by Paige Shoop

Emily moved in to a new place. She becomes injured and is forced to stay home. To occupy her time she spies on the neighbors. Jeremy is an interesting. What does he do on those long days away? Will sh ... More ▼


Chapter 1

It was the first time I killed a man. I know killing is wrong. But, killing someone who has done more wrong than right I believe needs to be dead, right? Was I really wrong to kill him? It just had to be done. 

I sat in the enclosed room with the two dete...







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...







Mystery
(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...







Romance
(Fic)
Never Far Away
by Patricia Elliott

*Published by Clarendon House Publications in their Rapture Anthology* Ryan Jenkins was once a happy husband and father, but a tragic accident took his wife from him; and now, all he can do is wish ... More ▼


Chapter 1

*Published by Clarendon House Publications in 2018 in their Rapture: The Inner Circle Writer's Group Romance Anthology 2018*

------

"Daddy, Daddy!" Jessa, Ryan Jenkins' whirlwind of a daughter, shot into his office, her red pigtails flying. "I saw a mermaid."

Picking up his six-...







Coming of Age
(Fic)
Orion's Unveiling
by Odell Scott

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

           

           

           Orion clutched the bench in the chan...







Science Fiction
(Fic)
The Second Body
by Terence Kuch

In the future, it's possible to have a second body - another you - a buddy, a guy to go to work for you when you just don't feel like it, to take risks you might not want to ... but the mysterious com ... More ▼


Back Story 2

[a piece of back story for the novel: The Origin of Anne]

Eric Danegold, a bioscientist, and his wife Lisa, want children. However, he is sterile owing to an earlier lab accident, and she had been advised by a physician that it would be dangerous for her to conceive, owing to an inhe...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Mythical Theatre (temp title)
by Sibille Rose


A young stage manager begins her career with a theatre where there is more to the magic backstage than one would expect. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

      As she turned the key, Astrid could feel the old mechanisms sluggishly turning and falling into place in the door that separated her from her new home. She pushed the door open wide with her hip, walking in backwards to easy the bags and boxes she carried throu...







Humor
(Fic)
Life in the time of Covid19: Or, how to declutter your home
by Shirley Holder Platt


Short story poking fun at being quarantined. "Sounds interesting!"

Short Story

We were doing everything they told us to do. We washed our hands relentlessly. We stayed home and ordered take-out. We started having our groceries delivered. We even had plenty of toilet paper stocked up and stowed away under the sinks. I had always dyed my own gra...







Romance
(Fic)
Hook, Line, and Sinker: Hart Brothers, Book One
by Shirley Holder Platt


A man born to privilege. A woman who worked her way up from poverty. One promotion on the line. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Zeke stood in the parking lot staring at the back of Darlene’s car. His brothers were on either side with their arms draped over his shoulder. The men remained silent until the car turned a corner and could no longer be seen. The neon sign for Rainy Daze Café...







History
(Non-Fic)
kənˈspirəsē: Conspiracy theories about U.S. Government
by Marcus M. McGrew (MMM)


This is a thought provoking attention grabber. None of this is original writing just information and research. "Sounds interesting!"

Executive Order 13603
Martial law

Federal Register

Vol. 77, No. 56

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Title 3—

The President

Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012

National Defense Resources Preparedness

<...







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 found herself detained by a detective for the second time...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Gods' Own
by Alexis Cunningham

Street conjuror Yasha Alukov wants only one thing, to get even with the rival who put him in prison but when he's released he discovers Djisi City's magical underworld overrun by demigods--and all of ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Preach on, My Brother

‘Remember my brothers, we are the gods own chosen soldiers,’ Preacher hollered, arms raised toward the cafeteria roof. ‘For we have been granted great gifts that we might use them for their glory—‘

‘Get off the Pit damn tabl...







Thriller
(Fic)
Starrbodies
by Cynthia A. Jensen


A man kidnaps a fitness guru to help his depressed sister lose weight. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

STARRBODIES

Chapter One

 

 

           “Merry Christmas, Man,” my brother, Todd, said as he walked in my bedroom carrying a breakfast tray. On it was an overflowing ...







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...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Sasha's Journey: Book One of the Transition Series
by Sheri Conaway

All her life, Sasha had been part of a close-knit community. So why did her parents suddenly uproot her to move to the middle of the desert where they were unwanted outsiders? Why did the locals hate ... More ▼


Chapter 1

The blazing desert sun offended Sasha with its efforts to raise her mood above abject misery. The voices in her head had been getting louder, but each carried the same hostile message: “Go back where you came from, Girl. You and your family aren’t welcom...







Romance
(Fic)
Unexpected Happiness
by Cassie


An unexpected happiness found, leading to immeasurable heartache when HE leaves to join the military.. will they're love survive this "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

‘I’m so sorry, I hate that I’m hurting you, but I’m going to hurt you more if I don’t leave now” and just like that I was awake and sobbing. It had been almost a week since he took away the happiness, he just so easily gave me onl...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
FROM THE MOON TO THE EARTH: AS ABOVE SO BELOW
by Anthony Poindexter


A combination of lists covering different aspects of the Earth, past and present "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
The Zodiac

CHAPTER 1

THE ZODIAC

“The twelve signs of the Zodiac lay down twelve different “paths” of life… Every sign has its own manner of expression, birth in a higher and in a lower sense, and it depends on the person which options to take an...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
In Search of a Soulful Life
by Al Duncan

A tale of courage. Leaving a long conditioned uncomfortable comfort zone with an intention of connecting with like-hearted people. From the Himalayas to rural South East Asia, prepare for an enlighten ... More ▼


Intentions set. Shift unfolds

“If the darkness is followed by the light was simply a belief of the ages.

Then what if the light was ever present.

But our perception remains one of illusionary shadows.

Who decided the shadows were real?

Was it you?

Or was ...





PUBLISHED BOOK!



Science Fiction
(Fic)

Buy!
Apparent Power: Book One of the DiaZem Series
by Dacia Arnold


A dormant gene awakens... And so does a rising world government. Valerie Russell is the key. Does she save her husband and son? Or humanity? Buy a copy!

Chapter One

The electricity flew from her fingers to the shower door handle. Valerie Russell yanked her hand back. The shock had not hurt, but the burst of light caught her off guard. She reached again, slowly. This time, nothing happened, and she stepped into the shower. The w...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
HOW MY THOUGHTS CAME TO LIFE: TRUTH ABOUT MANIFESTATION
by J. S.

Chapter 1
First love

Growing up, I felt different out of all the kids. I don't know why but I just feel off. Felt like a mature being in a kids body. I don't understand why people are the way they are. I don't understand the need for anger and violence. Maybe one of the reasons why I hate watching news. And so becau...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Harbinger: Sphinx: Book One of The Shadowminders Series
by Nicolle A. Jenos

Set on an alternate Earth where Atlantis never vanished and technology has advanced faster than in any other reality. But there is one major difference. Myths and legends are *real*. Those who ... More ▼


Prologue

Laying on the ground, blood trickling from her many wounds and slowly pooling around her body, Rosabel wondered where their group had gone wrong. So very and horribly wrong.

The acrid smell of iron filled her nostrils right up to the point where she could...







Romance
(Fic)
Sea-renity on Sandy Shores (Novella): A Sandy Shores Novella
by Shirley Holder Platt


A straight-laced woman betrayed, seeking solace. A man whose defense against a cruel world is to party like there's no tomorrow. Can these two lost souls find healing in one another's arms? "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1 - Joan

I wiggled my toes in the hot sand of my favorite beach and wished I could stay. If ever I needed a break, this was it. The rental I’d be living in for a month was called Sea-renity, and it promised the serenity I needed after what had happened in my life recen...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Curse of Steel
by John Alleyn

In one fateful day, Kráva comes into possession of a sword of legendary power, and is claimed by the gods as a hero. She soon learns that there are problems she can't just cut her way through. Not to ... More ▼


Chapter 1

Deep in the night, Kráva sensed a presence. She snapped awake, one hand already gripping the knife beside her on the pallet. Then a familiar shape and scent put her at ease for a moment.

“What is it, father?” she murmured.

Derga grunted. &ld...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The Wicker Basket
by RS Potter


A short story (less than 3,000 words) about an aspiring writer who utilizes an unlikely source to become published within one year, or get a real job. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

They leered at each other like a standoff between two gunslingers waiting for the other to make the first move — Edwin knew he’d have to pull the trigger first. He brooded behind his 1950s Hermes Baby typewriter with the clattering of dishes in the next ...







Mystery
(Fic)
Love's 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 ▼


Dedication

 

Dedication

 

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 steadf...







Horror
(Fic)
Daisy: First Scene
by RS Potter


While on a camping trip, a group of friends are confronted by a young girl bent on revenge for her murder seventeen-years earlier. "Sounds interesting!"

Daisy
The Fork in the Road

Melissa Fredrikson glanced up from petting Princess, a three-pound Yorkshire Terrier, and found Mike piercing into her from the rearview mirror. “Mike, look out!”

He slammed on the brakes and screeched the Blazer to a stop. “Mel, it was just ...







Mystery
(Fic)
Love's Critical Ground: Team Reliant
by L.K. Thompson, LTC (Ret.)

A team of Army Intelligence Operatives is ordered to find and thwart a North Korean sneak attack aimed against US Army installations in South Korea. The strange love story is set against the sometimes ... More ▼


Prologue

OPSEC: Operations security is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by enemy intelligence, determines if information obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and then executes sel...







Mystery
(Fic)
Love's 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 ▼


Chapter 1

Dedication

 

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.

Sharo...







Chick Lit
(Fic)
Lady Bug Rebelution
by PJ Colando

Upon release from prison, a young woman wins a mega-lottery. Will she forgo the revenge she's desired and plotted for 2000 days of incarceration? Or, will she yield to her friends' view that 'living w ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Book #4 in Faith, Family, Frenzy! series

 

Chapter One: REVENGE INTENDED 

Amy’s Traverse City entrance was not as quiet as she’d intended. While the trucker accepted no payment beyond his leer and failed attempts to paw her shoulder, his truck&rsqu...







Fantasy
(Fic)
The One World Saga: The World of Power
by Gregory Nimmo

Ezra Vosk is the Prince of Amaathos. A world in which is divided amongst those who can tap into the worlds natural energy and those that have been granted it by Ezra's father. There people are the ... More ▼


Chapter 1
The King's Truth

Ezra Vosk had never always hated being a prince.

           He hadn’t left the palace grounds since he was a young boy and from what he remembers of the outside world, it was magical, in every sense of the word. ...







Mystery
(Fic)
BlackWater
by C S Caspar

Five friends arrive in Hawkins County. They intend hiking through Blackwater mountains. However, before they leave the unusually quiet town, they are repeatedly warned to stay away. What secret lives ... More ▼


Chapter 1

22 YEARS EARLIER

In the early hours of the morning, while it was still dark. A black Cadillac pulled into the Sydney Memorial Hospital car park. Two men wearing long black coats, dark sunglasses, and black hats exited their vehicle and entered the building. No one noticed a...







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...







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 - Sam

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 ...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Ralph and the Prince
by Jo Hawk

This story began as a piece of Flash Fiction. There is where it would have ended, except for the characters. The Prince and Ralph are persistent. They want to tell their story and demand I tell it. ... More ▼


Into the Night

Ralph’s legs burned. He clutched his ribcage and rubbed the twitching muscle which begged him to stop. The intercept lay two hundred yards ahead. Holding the flaming torch higher he inhaled, hardened his resolve and pushed himself forward.

His blood...







Young Adult
(Fic)
Gator Girl: Episode One
by Steven Smith


A dark comic-book hero style novel. A young girls world begins to spiral out of control, and a web of lies is soon uncovered. "Sounds interesting!"

Intro

My name is Melanie Wilson. I have always been a good swimmer. Actually that is a lie, as far back as I can remember I have been an excellent swimmer. My father tells me that there were times when I was younger that I was awful at swimming. Funny thing is, I don't re...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
No Malice Intended: (working title)
by Lorene Albers

This is Stephanie’s story. The story of an ordinary stay at home mom, living an ordinary life in small town USA. But not everything is as idyllic as it seems. Out of nowhere, life changes drama ... More ▼


Chapter 1

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Adventure
(Fic)
Windy Day: Days are windy
by Stan Wick

Wind
Blustery

Blustery days are ahead. Today is one of them. Many days are going to be windy. Winds are chiming the chimes and the wind is going to occupy the times. Wind and rain will contnue to occupy the day as it is blustery. Blustery days ahead will continue to occupy the wi...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
Cadence: The Rise & Fall through Music, Mental Illness and Spirituality.
by Elizabeth Levine

This book is about my personal journey through Mental Illness and co-occurring substance abuse, Spiritual Awakenings, Music, Mind-Bending Universal Twists, and how all are interconnected and integrate ... More ▼


Chapter 2
Spiritual Emergency

(Insert Spirit Science Bit Here) - W.I.P.








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...







Religion
(Non-Fic)
The Book Of Satan
by Bert LaVey


You want to know the TRUTH about Satan? He's not the devil, nor is He the opposite of Christianity. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 3
Aspects Of The Soul

 

   Aspects of the Soul

 

 There are several different aspects that make up the human soul. The aura, the light body, the chakras, the etheric double, [the ghost that takes on the image of th...







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...







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...







Autobiographical Fiction
(Fic)
Man Eats Elephant
by Jimmy Marlin Epperson III

Chapter 1

God must be insane.

Or he has some untapped power that I don’t. I wonder where he hides it, or if he does at all. The reason I say this is because when I try to create something, it’s a maddening process. Anytime I try—like the great artists...







Psychology
(Non-Fic)
Nobody Wants Me: How You Rob YourSelf Of Your SoulMate
by B. L. Peterson

You heard it all before the dating advice, do this and don’t do that and you built up the courage to date again and guess what? YOU’RE STILL ALONE! OK, you know you are not an angel but you ... More ▼


Intro
Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

 NOBODY WANTS ME

  How You Rob Yourself

Of Your Soulmate

by

B. L. Peterson

Copyright © 2020 by B. L. Peterson for

FUTURENOW PUBLICATION...







Coming of Age
(Fic)
They Call Me Nothing: There's a hidden hero lurking in the least of us.
by Jenny Young


A homeless housebreaker consults a counselor from another culture in a quest to uncover the hero he longs to be. "Sounds interesting!"

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...





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Young Adult
(Fic)

Buy!
Don't Let Go
by Karla Martinez

Like a princess, one day Samantha is awakened with a kiss from her crush, Cameron. Someone dreamy and gorgeous which, of course, can’t be any good for her. Samantha finds herself torn by her painful ... More ▼


Proloque
August 20, 2010

Prologue 

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 were already fin...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Lost
by Rey Aura


A Adventurous journey of a youth in finding out about the mysteries about himself while fighting for peace as a royal guard of the country. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1
Start of a tragedy

A Teenager lying near a river with a body half wet, the sun was high enough to be seen. He was surrounded by large and tall trees, with his head bleeding and pain all over his body.

“Where am I ?"

He could not remember anything, He was in the ...







Young Adult
(Fic)
Tales of Teal: Not Another Origin Story
by Erica Roberts

Liz is just trying to survive college. She's quiet, focused and keeping her head down. Yet, she pops on a mask and becomes Teal. Teal is outgoing, sarcastic and a tad narcissistic. With the crimes clo ... More ▼


Chapter 1

RAAANNGGG---RAAANNNGG---RAANNNGG.

Reaching over, Liz smacked at her alarm clock. 0900. That devil warned her that another boring ENG 101 was on the horizon for today. Maybe she could skip again. Or sleep in the back. Good plan. Good plan. 

Elizabeth...







Romance
(Fic)
Home
by Sabrina Garrison

Going home is never easy especially when you walked away from everything you've ever known at twenty. When life throws a major curve ball at Cadance Castillo she must decide if going home is what is b ... More ▼


Chapter 1

Prologue

 

Dear Diary, 

How did we end up here? That seems to be the question of the year. Two months ago I had my family together, a home, a job and as much of a social life as one can have with two active teenagers, a husband and a full...







Fantasy
(Fic)
Born of Stone: Gargoyle Masters Book I
by Missy Jane


Two men who turn to stone when protecting the realm fall in love with the most unlikely women. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Born of Stone

 Missy Jane

Copyright © 2019 by Missy Jane

Chapter One

Astrid trembled in fear as she approached the large stone table. Around its massive frame sat nine of the twelve gargoyle brothers, so deep in conversation they took no not...







Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
The Stoner's Bible: The Crystal Flowe
by B. L. Peterson

The Goddess/God of the Weed is SHIVA. In ancient Africa, the Dagga Tribe believed Ganja came from the Gods and was given to man as a gift of His grace and peace. Ganja came from The Two-Dog star whi ... More ▼


Chapter 1

The Story Never Ends.








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...







Politics
(Non-Fic)
The Satanic Codex 2020
by /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 Major Problem and The Final Solution

THE SATANIC CODEX

2020

by

Bert LaVey

Copyrighted @2020 by Bert LaVey.

For FutureNow Publications.

All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

Intro

The Vision of Social Collapse a...







Coming of Age
(Non-Fic)
THE GREAT AMERICAN BLACK HERO: Little Angels: "Pappa wasn't a rollin' stone. Mamma didn't sing the blue!"
by B. L. Peterson

You are growing up, and there is a strange new world around you. And you notice you ARE different! And some people like you for it, and some don't. But life couldn't be better! It is 1950's Mid-Eas ... More ▼


Intro

THE GREAT AMERICAN BLACK​ HERO Part One: Little Angels 

 

by  B. L. Peterson 

 

The Great American Black Hero Part One: Little Angels

Copyright © 2012-2020 by B....







Thriller
(Fic)
Night Watcher (First Chapter Only): Please provide some feedback
by Alexander Smith

Chapter 1
Night Watcher

***Feedback is wanted desperately and areas to improve on***

Will Chambers knew he was being watched. The phantom set of eyes tracked him as he walked along the sands. The breeze cooled around him as the waves of Merewether Beach lapped on the shoreline. Someone was looking...







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...







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's de ... 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...







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...





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Literary Fiction
(Fic)

Buy!
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 Buy a copy!

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 ...







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

Can you truly live a life free of pain and misery? The answer is No! But you can minimize your loss and pain with this little book and be happy and free regardless of the negative circumstances or con ... 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...





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