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#1


Crime
(Fic)
P.S.
by Liberty Henwick

When agony aunt and magazine journalist Jennifer Pendergast inadvertently uncovers a crime ring in Johannesburg which leads her into the dangerous world of game poaching, she realises that, as she fol ... More ▼


Prologue

‘Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld wi...





#2


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 teenage...





#3


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. ...





#4


Fantasy
(Fic)
The Unforgiven (First Draft.)
by Leila Miller


An agent of the Dream World must travel to the Underworld to capture a rogue agent before they destroy the world. "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Roth felt the heat of the blast as he was thrown away from the building they were passing. He could feel Sophia's small hand ripped from his as cries pain rang from behind him. 

Grasping for air, he found himself staring into the clear blue sky, he m...





#5


Romance
(Fic)
Desires of the Heart
by Tiffany Doran

It has been almost five years since Katie has seen him last. After a fire almost destroyed her daddy's farm, Matthew Fuller destroyed her heart. But a newly hired farm hand by the name of William &qu ... More ▼


Chapter One
Love or Lust

She threw herself across the bed and placed her soft face in her hands and her long curly auburn hair fell to the sides. She then rolled to her side. Perplexed, she let out a frustrated sigh. "Do I love him or don’t I?" she said, feeling puzzled. She of c...





#6


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 t...





#7


Fantasy
(Fic)
Born to Die: Book 1 of the Born to Die trilogy
by Kat Frost

Sajia Tiet'fa would give anything to die. She is an Eternal, cursed to come back to life each time she dies. Eternals are forced to fight battles not their own, and die over and over again unt ... More ▼


Prologue

“From beyond the reach of mortal plains, I summon you, Varak, ancient demon of darkness! Speak!”

The demon sighed, no more than a shadowy outline in the red smoke in the summoning circle. “Really, Lamaar, less drama, please. You know y...





#8


Adventure
(Fic)
Whiskey Nightmare
by Davin Rae

Zoe is your average girl in her twenties, but one night everything changed. A shot of whiskey might mean a good time for some, but for Zoe and those she encounters, it could mean total despair if she& ... 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 bea...





#9


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 ...





#10


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 brigh...





#11


Satire
(Fic)
Two Candidates Walk Into A Bar
by Nick Edinger


Two comedians, each best friends, are hired as digital strategists by rival presidential campaigns. Their jobs are to create the memes that sway the election "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter I

PART I
The Setup
or
Holy shit, this stupid comedy book has parts?!?



Chapter 1
This was the last happy night Amal would experience until two years later, after the 2024 presidential election. He spent most of that night at an Ar...





#12


Paranormal
(Fic)
Spirit of Earth
by Arline Chase

Jill Abercrombie, in the throes of her doppleganger-accompanied visions, tugs at our heartstrings as we join her almong the bouts of her scatterplot clairvoyance, a psychic curse which she is desperat ... More ▼


Prologue
A Champaigne Life

July 14, 1901

“It’s not the champagne!”� Showgirl Eliza Hammond whirled around and danced down the street, while her escort hurried after her. “I’m alive with power and getting higher by the day. I’ve got ’em ri...





#13


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 wil...





#14


Thriller
(Fic)
Pins and Needles
by Barry B. Wright

Edward Slocum, vice-president of Kemkor Pharmaceuticals, becomes suspicious of the possibility of illegal activity by his present employer. As his suspicion mounts, he finds himself mired in events th ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Building 3C

Pins and Needles

Billy Talent



SHE WAS DEAD, THERE was nothing he could do about it, now; he had to accept it. But there was more. He had stumbled badly; he had come up short. He knew that he had unwittingly failed in wha...





#15


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 sungl...





#16


Spirituality
(Non-Fic)
The Roots of Slavic Magic: Finding Our Way Back to Balance
by Patricia Robin Woodruff

What the cuckoo clock has to do with the Slavic goddess of water, why roosters are traditionally on weathervanes and what Slavic Pagan beliefs have to do with the Phila. Mummers Parade are just some o ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Why this book is different

Online, you will find the same information on the Slavic gods copied over and over again. It is important to understand where much of the information that currently exists on the Slavic religion came from. The pagans themselves had no written records....





#17


Young Adult
(Fic)
白髪の少女 | The Girl with White Hair
by Bexx Matthews

During the day, blood-relatives of the Shiraga family may appear to just be ordinary hunters, but under the moonlight, they become white-haired warriors; a beacon of hope and protectors of those under ... More ▼


Chapter 1: On the Mountain
オン・ザ・マウンテン

The mountain was quiet that night.

Tsukiko had always been sensitive to her surroundings, the prickle of a colder wind that meant winter was on the way or the aroma of the first tiger lily blooming in the summer. Tonight felt the same. It wasn't uncommon ...





#18


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 pronounc...





#19


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 w...





#20


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&rsq...





#21


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....





#22


Fantasy
(Fic)
"New To Love..."
by Icy Goddess

This is a story about love and how fragile one's emotions can truly be... How something as simple as a text can destroy everything you ever knew... How heartbreak can tear you to shreds leaving n ... More ▼


Introduction:

What if all that you ever believed love was turned out to be true? What if love at first sight wasn’t just some silly phrase used in fairytales? WHAT IF love was as real as the blood that courses through your veins or the steady beating of your heart?

...





#23


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 ...





#24


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 co...





#25


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...





#26


Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Hiren's Journey
by Rebecca Onkar

Prologue

The wails of mourning reachedHiren’s ears long before the news of her husband’s death did.

Brightly clad women, their faces covered in grief by thelong colorful folds of their sarees, stumbled their way on to the open groundi...





#27


Romance
(Fic)
...bitch meets boy
by Ruth Virgo

Matt's just moved into town, bringing several problems with him... Cas is the girl with the Insta-perfect life. No problems, that is, until you meet her parents... (which you won't - cause ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Matt

Grab them!” “Run!” “Quick!” Last minute instructions echoed all around the underpass but Matthew Clayton didn’t need to be told as he grabbed the most valuable spray cans and dived into the nearest alley. Matthew watched as t...





#28


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 fe...





#29


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...





#30


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 OS...





#31


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 ...





#32


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 ind...





#33


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 a...





#34


Fantasy
(Fic)
Immortally Beloved: (a vampire's vignettes)
by Alayna-Renee Vilmont

Born into the lap of luxury and a time of turmoil, Mme. Eleonore Delphine Vigneron experienced her coming of age in the Court of Louis XVI. Marked for death by birth, Eleonore endures hardship before ... More ▼


Prologue
Je Ne Regrette Rien

8 décembre 1793

Versailles, France



Once opulent and full of the richness of life, the city is a torch-lit darkness, stinking of death and screaming of everything sanguine. Eleni runs, and runs, and runs. She pushes he...





#35


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 abou...





#36


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 overflo...





#37


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...





#38


Romance
(Fic)
One Fine Beast
by Elizabeth Courtright

Chapter 1

August 1885

The walls of the hospital corridor were stark white, blindingly so, but they didn’t bother him anymore. Neither did the tangy, overpowering smell. He was used to it. He’d been here five long months. This morning they’d taken...





#39


Romance
(Fic)
Ally (working title)
by Ruth Virgo

This is the prequel to my book Bad Blood and is written about her younger sister, Ally. The style is very similar although the characters and plot line are different, I'm not sure how else to exp ... More ▼


A Secret

Where are you’re parents Ally? Oh, I know, they’re those two, over there!” Tori laughed as she pointed to a really fat couple near the door.

“No. My parents aren’t coming.” Ally made the mistake of telling them too much...





#40


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...





#41


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 ...





#42


Literary Fiction
(Fic)
The Monsters I Remember
by N.E. Yeomans

HAVING FRIENDS CAN BE MURDER! A searing novel about guilt and the loss of innocence. Sam is the new kid in town, lonely and introverted. That is all about to change when he meets Nadine and a group ... More ▼


Prologue

After the boy was dead and hastily buried, we stood around for a long time wondering what to do next.

No one said anything. What was there to say?

Sam was dead. I still see the five of us standing in a hush around that shallow grave. It is an image frozen in ...





#43


Fantasy
(Fic)
The Way
by Linda James

Follow the trials of Zeke, former hippie and now wizard-in-training, from his comfortable, if lonely, home in 1970 Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco to the strange world of The Wold, a magical place ful ... More ▼


Chapter 1

 

Zeke had just opened and was wiping down the counter when the doorbell tinkled and he looked up, then down into the face of a dried apple doll, with wild Janis Joplin hair that flowed around her head like an aura. She wore a lavishly embroidered peasant blouse and multicolored l...





#44


Paranormal
(Fic)
Spirit of Rain: Book 4 of the Spirit Series
by Arline Chase

Empath Jill Abercrombie and her detective brother Jack, now an attorney, become involved with the multiple murder of a Pigtown family when he agrees to act as the accused father's defense attorne ... More ▼


Prologue
Murder in the Night

Murder in the Night

October 19, 1907

Troubled in mind, Fritz Kraftner left Patrick’s Tavern, the oldest Irish pub in the city, and made his way through the sleeping streets of Pigtown, a district named for the livestock that was sometimes herded through the streets f...





#45


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 sof...





#46


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 direc...





#47


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. ...





#48


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 ...





#49


Biography
(Non-Fic)
Making A Run For It From Berlin To Texas Book Two
by Larry Thompson

While young Manny Kaiter will mature to become the man who marries Buddy Holley's sister, in this volume, he faces more threats to his life. He and older brother, Siegie, play with explosives and load ... More ▼


Chapter 1

Things were pretty dreary after Gunther left. Since we weren't on the road running from the Russians and the SS, Siege and I bad time to locate things. We discovered that Castle Willigrad had its own little theater. We found it, and we investigated it. We retur...





#50


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...





#51


Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Ghost of my Heart
by Leah Lindeman

Eleven years after Gerald MacCrae's execution, Evelyn finds a haunting memento from the past that dares question what she believes to be true. A seemingly innocent new acquaintance shatters the struct ... More ▼


Chapter 1

The sheets beneath Evelyn Richardson’s hand were scrunched; the folded layers were not enough of a deterrent for the nails digging into her palm. A brush of skin—Carl was awakening. That had not been her intention. It never was.

Carl gently br...





#52


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 ...





#53


Thriller
(Fic)
The 36Club
by Wendy Ogilvie

When ex police officer turned teacher, Jenna Sharp, discovers the recent death of a student is the fourth in a year, she insists on finding out why. Police investigations revealed no connection bet ... More ▼


PROLOGUE

Danny Musgrove noticed a faint humming noise joined by a cackling as he became more aware of his surroundings. The sound was reminiscent of his uncle's farm. The air around him was thick and humid; a droplet of sweat ran into his right eye causing him to squeez...





#54


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 alread...





#55


Mystery
(Fic)
Wolcott Rocks
by Robert Albert

Chapter 1
Room 202

 Room 202

 Sue Murdock watched from her desk at Wolcott High School as each student in her class stopped to hand in his Algebra quiz results before leaving school for the day. Tom Diorite winked at her and smiled as he dropped his test onto her desk,...





#56


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 subtl...





#57


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 fictitiousl...





#58


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 th...





#59


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...





#60


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&...





#61


Literary Fiction
(Fic)
When We Were Innocent: previously 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 bas...





#62


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 a...





#63


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 he...





#64


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 t...





#65


Biography
(Non-Fic)
Making A Run For It From Berlin To Texas Book One
by Larry Thompson

Young Manny Kaiter suffers through being buried alive in bomb devastated Berlin of 1945. He narrowly escapes being strafed by a Russian fighter plane as he hides in an outhouse. he learns notto trust ... More ▼


Chapter 1

As I ran for the outhouse, the roar of the engine on the Russian fighter plane filled the air. I knew he was shooting at me because I could hear the rat-a-tat-a-tat-tat of his machine guns, and I could hear the whack-whack-whack of the bullets as they chewed up...





#66


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. Sh...





#67


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.





#68


Mystery
(Fic)
The Witchhammer
by Genia Jones

Digital archivist Tanner Florin gets more than she bargained for when she travels to Italy to digitally archive a valuable illuminated manuscript collection. Instead, she stumbles into a ring of m ... More ▼


Chapter 1

The dark figure seemed to materialize out of the fog. Or at least, that’s how it seemed to me. Then again, I hadn’t had my morning coffee, and it was still early enough that it was dark out, the streets filled with a dense, wet fog that muffled soun...





#69


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 Crock...





#70


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 ...





#71


Coming of Age
(Fic)
Mechanicsville book 3
by Laurie Stewart

taking place immediately after book 2, Ashleigh is finding her purpose, and realizing that life doesn't have to be hard. Samantha is realizing that even bugs grow, so what's wrong with her. ... More ▼


Chapter 1
Mouse

Lift one shoulder and drop it, keep your face expressionless, show nothing.

“I asked you the boy’s name, isn’t he a friend of yours? Aren’t you worried about him?” Officer Hound was living up to his nickname, big, sad brown e...





#72


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:





#73


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 bea...





#74


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





#75


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 w...





#76


Fantasy
(Fic)
The curse
by Jina Bazzar

Wanted neither by the Seelie or unseelie, the Dhiultadh are a proud, secretive mixed breed, half Seelie, half unseelie. They took refuge on earth many centuries ago where they thrived with their anony ... More ▼


Chapter 1
The secret

This chapter contains no content.



#77


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 ...





#78


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 selecte...





#79


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...





#80


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.

...





#81


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...





#82


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 o...





#83


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 t...





#84


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.

Nestl...





#85


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 ...





#86


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 ...





#87


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...





#88


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 s...





#89


Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Scathed Bones
by Leah Lindeman

Almost two years after outwitting her blackmailer and father's murderer and discovering her father's gold vein, Rose Wood returns to the Cariboo region of BC to reunite with her fiance and prepare for ... More ▼


Chapter 1

Glorious land! Goodbye to stomaching rat-eaten cheese, vomiting the contents of supper because her body had succumbed to food poisoning, tasting wine only to spit it out because vinegar had somehow taken its place in the bottle! Rose thanked the Lord the ship&r...





#90


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 ca...





#91


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...





#92


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 thr...





#93


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...





#94


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...





#95


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...





#96


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

________

 

 

 






#97


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 execute...





#98


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...





#99


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.&nb...





#100


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!"

Why we need to eat WELL

Eating healthy isn’t always easy, but committing to a healthy diet can be one of the smartest decisions you ever make. Why? Not only can eating well make you look and feel better, it can also save you money on future health costs.

But even if y...












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