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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...







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, ...







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 ...







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...







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...







Mystery
(Fic)
OPSEC Critical Mass: 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. At the same time, their commander must split his t ... More


Prologue

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The People’s Army Headquarters

Army Intelligence HQ

Pyongyang, North Korea

0800 Hours Sierra Breakfast Briefing

 

 ...







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

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


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)
Claire's End
by Cindy Davis

Claire Baines blames Payton Winters for the fact that she’s been locked in an asylum for nine months. When a fellow inmate jokes that she and the bailiff look alike, she devises a plan to escape usi ... More


Chapter 1

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, 

and the city of yearning.”

~ Gino di Bondone

 

Chapter One

Claire Baines

 

“King me!” Claire Baines shouted. She couldn&rsq...







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...







Mystery
(Fic)
Sunnyvale
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 ...







Inspirational
(Fic)
Almost Goodbye: Based on true story
by Patricia Elliott

*A short read based on a true story* Jennifer Wilson has always wanted to be a wife and mother. It's what she lives for every minute of every day. But being 8 months pregnant with their third child ... More


Chapter 1

'Almost Good-Bye' is based on a true story. Hold your young ones close and treasure what you have. Life can change in the blink of an eye...

***

"No!" Jenny Wilson said, gently pulling his tiny hands away from the door handle.

T...







Thriller
(Fic)
Forbidden Desires: 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


Preface

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 ...







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...







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

Gods are created by a mighty force, a force to balance the universe, every galaxy, world, and life. "You are not here to die." The God clarifies with exasperation while he sees through t ... More


Fear

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

The countryside is always clear and radiant, thanks to the sun that showers everything with its light and life. The vast landscapes are full of fresh pasture. Grass that grows generously in the open fi...







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 ...







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

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


Scene 1

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







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 ove...







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Priestess of the Lost Colony: An Alternate History
by Brandon Pilcher

It's an alternate-history fantasy tale about ancient Egyptians colonizing Greece during the Bronze Age. The protagonist is the Egyptian priestess Itaweret, who seeks to liberate what remains of her pe ... More


Chapter 1

1600 BC

Itaweret had moved her last pawn off the last square on the senet board. Straightening her posture up on her stool, she crossed her arms with a triumphant smirk.

“By Apep, not again!” Bek slammed his hands on the ebony table, knocking both of his t...







Creative Non-Fiction
(Non-Fic)
Poinhawk's Little Book of List
by Anthony Poindexter

Finally A place you can read about different things at your finger tips. Zodiac, Planets, etc, etc. "Sounds interesting!

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 and how to use them.”

K...







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

THE FINAL BOOK!!!! "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

Valerie punched Tony square in the jaw. Tears blurred her vision and she took another swing. Needles in her hand lasted a split second and she pulled back again. This time he hugged her into him.

“I’m not against you, Valerie. Trust me.”

...







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...







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...







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...







Spirituality
(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

 NOBODY WANTS ME

  How You Rob Yourself

Of Your Soulmate

by

B. L. Peterson

Copyright © 2019 by B. L. Peterson for

FUTURENOW PUBLICATION...







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...







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...







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.








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

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


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...







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...







Spirituality
(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 Vision of Social Collapse and Rebirth

THE SATANIC CODEX

2020

by

Bert LaVey

Copyrighted @2019 by Bert LaVey.

For FutureNow Publications.

All RIghts Reserved.

Table of Contents

Intro

The Vision of Social Collapse a...







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: Litt...







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...







Mystery
(Fic)
Hanging Girl
by Sharron Grodzinsky

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


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

There is something about Sunday mornings in Coronado.

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







Historical Fiction
(Fic)
Frienemies
by Aleta Kay

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


Chapter 1

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







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Revealed
by Mariam Ali

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

Chapter 1
The Dream

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







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

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

Chapter 1

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







Literary Fiction
(Fic)

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 ...







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


Chapter 1

Chapter One

 

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

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







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

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


On the Hunt

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







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

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


INTRO

 THE JIVANMUKTA 

 Liberation of the  Mind and Body From Chronic Pain         

  

Dedication: 

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







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

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


Intro

“Good Morning, I Love You!” 

 Inspiration Quotes From The Holy Bible  

by B. L. Peterson   

  

   

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







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

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

Chapter 1
Grandmama

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

I am nine years old. No fooking way!"

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

Even it if was Grandmama's wake.

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







Adventure
(Fic)
Whiskey Nightmare
by Davin Rae

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


Chapter 1

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







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

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


Chapter 1
Introduction

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







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

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

A stitch In Time
Chapter 1

A STITCH IN TIME

CHAPTER 1

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







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

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


Chapter 1

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







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

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

The forgotten 13

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

T...







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

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

Prologue
I Do Not Write True Stories

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

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

&l...







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

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

Well damn

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







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

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

You're nuts

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






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

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


Foreword

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







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

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


Chapter 1

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







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

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

Chapter 1
The Toothache

THOUGHTS DOWN MEMORY LANE

CHAPTER 1

                                    &n...







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

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

Chapter 2
Caught In-Between

 

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

write about it.”   Alice Miller 

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







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

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


The Wolf, Sleepy And Bushy

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

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







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

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


Preface

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

...







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

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


Chapter 1

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







Fantasy
(Fic)
Origo
by Vanessa Von Mollendorf

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


Chapter 1
Seeds of Destruction

28 Nion, four months before the Devouring...

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







Literary Fiction
(Fic)
Love via SMS
by Amara Blackstone

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


Chapter 1
Anticipation

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







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

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

Chapter 1
Elizabeth

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

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







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

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


Prologue

4012 B.C

The plains of Giza, Egypt

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







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

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


Chapter 1

Murmansk, Russia. 1933

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







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

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

Jungle

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







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

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


Chapter 1

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







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

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


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

 

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







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

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


Prologue

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







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

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


Chapter 1

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







Thriller
(Fic)
The Non Dead Wife
by Roberta Huckle

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


Chapter 1

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

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







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

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


Home
A First Line rejection

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







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

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

The Battle Is Coming Home

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

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







Philosophical
(Fic)
Live For Me
by Gloria Elle Gabrie

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

Live For Me

***

“Negative.”

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

“Continuing CPR.”

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







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

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


Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1

 

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







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

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

Chapter 1

 

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







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

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

Chapter 1

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

if you are only willing to listen.”

~ Jimmy Buffett

 

One

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







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

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

Verlyn

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







Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Smoke and Gold
by Mackenzie Seidel

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


Chapter 1

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







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

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


Prologue: Sleeping Stars

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







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

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

Chapter 1

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







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

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

Chapter 1

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







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

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

Chapter 1
The Jouney

* 1 *The Journey

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







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

Car theft "Sounds interesting!

Chapter 1

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





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