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Moon Magic: Espy's Romance
by Shirley Holder Platt

Espy is feeling insecure after being dumped by the Frenchman she met on vacation. When she's harassed by her favorite college professor, she turns to Justin, her brother's best friend, for s ... More

Chapter 1
Take Off

    Imagine coming home from vacation and finding everything changed. That’s what happened to me. I went to my abuelita’s in Spain for Christmas with my parents. I hadn’t seen her in two years and had a wonderful time visiting her. We all took the train into ...


Welcome To My Garden: A Book of Very Short Stories and Other Sundry Things
by Barry B. Wright

Insights: Part One

Going into the publishing process, I was a bit overwhelmed. As a first time writer, I discovered that there was so much more than “writing” to get a handle on - learning how to develop and deliver an effective pitch, how to interview, learning how to mar...


Sweet Revenge: Copyright 2018, Jennie Lewis
by Jen Lewis

Randy Whelan, 24, is every woman’s dream, young, handsome, smart, romantic. . . . ’He's very secretive about his life. Alli, 18, and fresh out of high school, has known Randy all her ... More

Copyright 2018, Jennie Lewis

Twenty-four year old Randy Whelan is every woman’s dream, young, handsome, smart, and he knows the many ways to please a woman. But, he is conservative with his love—he doesn’t do one-night-stands—and he rarely tells his girlfriends about his financial status. He i...


Shifting Power: Book 2 of the DiaZem Series
by Dacia Arnold

After gaining power of the Western Region of the United States, Valerie Russell finds herself a leader of a rebellion against the World Council. Seven months pregnant, she must fight for control of th ... More

Chapter 1

“At night I lay in bed, as still as I possibly can. I don’t want to breath. I don’t want to think. I don’t want to be, at all. I don’t want to die, but I just wish I could float into a place where I don’t hate myself.”


The Wastes (working title)
by Melanie Pimentel Toth

A post-apocalyptic story, where after thousands of years of genetic adaptation and mutation, the female genome has been changed to incorporate a special "power," known as "Mother's ... More


A thousand years ago, the world was covered in cold metal. Metal that stretched high and metal that was buried far below. Yes, even the earth was not free of the cold metal; it pierced the mother’s flesh and bore into her body, making her sick. But the lords o...


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


‘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 with fi...


The Same Vein
by Tara L. Herweg

Summer, 1985. Kylia is running away from her role in a family tragedy. Elizabeth wakes up to find herself hunted. The most loved, and most feared, band in America, The Same Vein, is wrappin ... More


“Wake up.”

The sound reached down to where she lay, eyes closed but aware. 

“Come on, wake up.”

The sound pitched slightly higher, the throat tighter.

“Selene--please. Please.”

Her left eye opened before...


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 beating ...


The Cat's Lair
by Mary Judge-Hubard

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

Fallen Angels

Accidents happen, and when God fought evil, and rid heaven of Satan and his evil army of arch angels, me and my twin got caught in the crosshairs. We landed on Earth scarred up and confused. Our wings were gone, and all we had were our legs which we used t...


Angel Maker
by Barry B. Wright

Chapter One

A heavy grey mist had settled over Bournemouth. It was well past the ten o’clock closing for pubs and the last of the trolley buses had been docked for the night. The damp, cold streets were empty, that is for the exception of a young man carrying an over-size...


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 autho ... More

The Emu, 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 macho 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 his ...


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

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 eyes, ...


a knowing of stars & other trees: a memoir
by nina light

Starting in the 60s and focusing on a house, its four inhabitants and the surrounding hills, A KNOWING OF STARS & OTHER TREES tells the story of a girl growing up, torn between conflicting views o ... More

memories of rich velvet and old brocade

It’s late Spring. The wooden banisters and railings of the porch are entwined with the gnarled wood of the wisteria’s centenarian branches. It embraces two sides of the old farmhouse and frames the views from my bedroom windows in riots of murmuring gree...


What's Love Got to do with Green Beer?: Twelve short stories, one for each month of the year.
by Shirley Holder Platt

A short story centered around one holiday per month. Romance all year long!

Chapter 1
January - A Hot New Year

Geena shoved a glass of tomato juice in my face and said, “Drink it.” She meant well, but the smell had me gagging and running to the bathroom. Wondering if I’d ever feel human again, I sat on the cold tile floor and hugged my belly. A brand-new ye...


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


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


A Crack in the Mirror (working title)
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.

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...


Love via SMS
by Amara Blackstone

A career-obsessed woman falls for an unlikely male colleague, through text message.

Chapter 3
How it started

Eva originally met William at one of those exceedingly boring fundraising events. Not being able to recall the cause for which the funds were being raised, Eva remembers she was the new girl among a crowd of people with whom she was unfamiliar. The event commenced u...

Ghost Counselor (Full First Draft): Some of us are haunted from within.
by Cori Laraway

A counselor learns that her patient has been molested for years, and feels compelled to help her, but must track down the young woman, who has been taken hostage on a killing spree across Texas. NO ... More

Chapter 1
Daddy's Little Girl

Bonnie didn't even notice the tears running down her face as she scrubbed her young flesh clean of her father's cheap aftershave again. The only thing different was that the rage she'd felt for so long didn't dissipate into helplessness this time. Instead, it spiral...


Hello Hell
by Sheila M. Good

When circumstances force Claire Nelson to return to her hometown, after sixteen years of estrangement, She must leave the life she’s built for herself behind, face the painful secrets of the pas ... More

Chapter One
Chance Encounter

Claire’s feet made soft lite taps on the pavement. A swirl of multicolored leaves fluttered across her path like confetti as she rounded the last curve. Grateful Blossom Street Bridge was in sight, she slowed to a walk, pushed stop on the iPhone strapped to he...

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...


Bad Blood
by Ruth Virgo

This book is about two very different people and hopes to show a true-to-reality representation of how personalities, backgrounds and class can cause conflict in relationships. It explores the psychol ... More

Chapter 1

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 the lo...


Critical Deception: Team Fail Safe
by Laazarus Thompson, LTC (TXSD, Ret.)

Team Fail Safe 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 terrorists ... More


This novel is dedicated to the following:




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

Amy Stell for her steadfast and keenly insightful copy reading.

Sharon Henderson for en...


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

Living Life to the Fullest With Terminal Cancer

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


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 long s...


Poems from The Girl at the Rest Stop: Copyright 2018, Jennie Lewis
by Jen Lewis

Poetry and quotes from my novel, The Girl at the Rest Stop

Poems from The Girl at the Rest Stop
Copyright 2018, Jennie Lewis

NOTE: These are the poems and quotes I have collected to date for my novel 'The Girl at the Rest Stop.' I wrote some; borrowed some. I still need about three dozen more quotes/poems appropriate to the subject of the chapters. Contact me if you would like to have a poem or two published . ...


by Rachid Choaibi

A family man's world is about to become darkly disturbed... The life of a young married Muslim man spirals out of control when he falls for a healer, and is believed to be the chosen prophet her ... More

Chapter 1
It Had Happened

I felt compelled to open my eyes. I anticipated the familiar feeling of inner emptiness, accompanied by a wall of noise. I opened my eyes slowly. Nothing. Empty and calm. An unfamiliar ceiling, slightly recognisable. Four pale walls. No wall of sound. Just the light...


by Mark Rippon

This is my book on a much loved and hated writer from the recent enough past. The trials and happenings in a twisting plot and the horror that reached out for him.

Chapter 1

Chapter one


The bottle lay empty upon the table and Edgar looked at it. The bottle seemed to vibrate in his mind as he tried to concentrate on the image but all that came to him was darkness. He had achieved the state that he had so desired to fin...


Ends of the Earth
by PMColtrane

On 25th-century Earth, three friends embark on a road trip from Cape Town to Cape Horn. But when one is accused of murdering a prominent trillionaire, their journey turns into a run from the law, and ... More

Chapter 1

A storm was rolling in from the west. Black thunderheads had already blotted out the setting sun. Lee gazed down from the 27th-floor window. Out to the northwest was the city of Old Nairobi, a city untouched by centuries of progress. Rain pounded the crumbling concr...


The Island of Daffodils: (A Working Title)
by Kaitlyn Abdou

A boy dreaming of an apprenticeship in magic. A powerful wizard with an unabashed taste for lechery. A beautiful sorceress with a secret. This book is in it's draft form, so feedback is ALWAYS ... More

Book Blurb

Europe, 1847.

In France, the daffodil is a sign of hope. In England, a sign of wealth.

In Île de Jonquille, they cover the landscape in a sea of white and yellow. Oliver Montgomery grew up among the daffodils, but now he is leaving home to seek...


Beyond the Deep Water: There's an unknown world
by Ivette Martinez

Camille has every reason to give up on life, she's constantly abused by her father, bullied by her peers and haunted by the shadows of her fears, even then, she has hope that something good might ... More


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

The countryside is always so sunny, so clear; showering everything with life and light. This is what Camille enjoys the most about the open space. The freedom.

To feel the burning sun on her skin...

Distrubance (workinng title)
by David Cantrell

A strange signal received by the Pioneer 5 probe to Venus in 1960 leads to the discovery of alien artifacts hidden in the depths of the world's oceans. A covert organization, known as 23 Skidoo, ... More

Chapter 1

The turbine’s roar and the thumping of rotors reached a crescendo as the helicopter slowly rose. The craft shuddered as if it was losing its fight with gravity but then quickly gained altitude. Jess Napier looked out of the porthole that passed for a window an...


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 sound and...


The Silence Of Chaos: The Silence Of Chaos: Poems and short stories of love
by Esther Ndovie

A poetic book about all the things people think about and go through but never speak of it. You are afraid that maybe my mistakes and sometimes rebellious nature will overshadow you You are afraid ... More

Chapter 1
Writings of a 14 year old girl

These are poems I wrote when I was a little girl, just discovering my passion for words and writing.


My hero you are, my hero my dad

My hero since birth, my hero till death

You protect me, you guide me



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 Twenty-Seven

“What do you mean, she’s missing?” Nana demanded.

Jason approached until he was close enough to take the older woman’s hands in his own. “There were three sets of hoof prints. She’s probably with Joel and Angel. You know wha...


Don't Let Go
by Ivette Martinez

Samantha is falling deeper in love with Cameron, but every time her heart beats for him, she dies more... Cameron has everything he wants, but he can't forgive the fact that his mother abandon ... More

August 20, 2010

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

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

Chapter 1

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...


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 ... 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 returned t...


None Existent Life
by Stan Law

James is a self made business man with few trusted friends, when a bad investment puts the lifestyle of his family in jeopardy he makes plans to turn things around. Things go from bad to worse, and J ... More

Chapter 1
The beginning of the end

A cold, dark and wet night was in full swing, a deathly silence fell over the busy city, not car could be heard, not a single house light could be seen, no restaurant could be smelt, yet instead of being cautious of this eerie environment, James was excited to begin...

"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


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?


The Poor Law Inspector
by Frank Parker

Ireland is wracked with famine. Arthur gives up his safe position as an officer in the British army to join the Poor Law Commission. His job: to ensure that one of the most seriously distressed areas ... More

Chapter 1

The court room was crowded, the viewing gallery at the back a jostling mass of humanity. I had been surprised by the size of the multitude outside the court upon my arrival. Surprised, and my heart gladdened by the considerable number that wished me good luck as I p...

A House Without Windows
by Stevie Turner

Newly-pregnant Dr Beth Nichols is happily engaged to Liam Darrah, a fellow doctor. She has no idea she is being stalked by ex-patient Edwin Evans as she makes her way home one evening after a late sh ... More

Chapter 1

THE BILE TASTED bitter in my mouth. I did not need to call upon my six years of medical training to realise that the symptoms of amenorrhea combined with morning sickness and aching breasts were sufficient to tell me that I was probably pregnant. I lifted ...

Waiting in the Wings
by Stevie Turner

Waiting in the Wings focuses on my relationship with my mother Dot, and the changes that have to take place in our lives as Dot's health deteriorates as she approaches her 92nd birthday. Taking ... More

Chapter 2

           No child nowadays needs to endure a dislocated hip due to a breech birth, and osteomyelitis without the aid of antibiotics. After a traumatic labour at home with no medical aid and helped only by a local woman who is there to ...


Team Fail-Safe: Thirty Seconds To Critical Mass
by Lazarus Thompson

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


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The People’s Army Headquarters

Army Intelligence HQ

Pyongyang, North Korea

0800 Hours Sierra Breakfast Briefing




Making A Run For It From Berlin To Texas
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 the ...


by Fiona Una

A sarcastic, self-deprecating thief, and a spoiled, idealistic princess. One has common sense; the other has a glowy hand mark and a talking canine. Hard to believe that this disaster of a pair will e ... More

Chapter One
Roguish Endeavours

Rogue was dealing with a bit of a dilemma. That was what she called those awkward situations when her jobs went wrong; which she would describe as any job that ended with the captain of the city guard hot on her tail. It should have been easy - replace the usual cup...

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


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 my mi...


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.


A kid’s guide to first aid: All you have to do in case of emergencies that really matter
by Ana Paula Corradini

The same way bruises and belly aches are cured with special medicines, landing on your bum, feeling separation anxiety for your baby teeth and even missing your granny also demand specific treatment. ... More

Chapter 1



Symptoms: It is just a fancy name for not being able to go to sleep. You can’t stop rolling around, the sheets feel hot and prickly, as if your bed were a big cactus and you finally remember the answer to that pop quiz ...

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.

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 mind w...


Ghost of my Heart (working title)
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 s ... 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 brushed...

The Girl in the Woods
by Cynthia A. Jensen

A couple find a girl in the woods, hurt and unable to communicate.






Noli Meyers just wanted a cigarette. She had gone down the road a bit so her dad wouldn’t catch her lighting up. She was too young to buy them for herself, her friend Angela had gotten this p...

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


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 squeeze it ...


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

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 for t...


They Call Me Nothing
by Jenny Young

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

Chapter 1

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...

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. ...

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, turn...


The One
by Devin Thames

The Beginning

This story is not the Powers Rangers. We were not superheros, or anything just as cool. We were just high school students, and in my opinion, we were screwed over. But again, that's my opinion, the others might have a different view. But heck, this isn't there story...


P.A.A.: The choices we make
by Devin Thames


Every action has a consequence. This particular situation will have three different choices to choose from. These three choices will then have different consequences of their own. So the question is what will you choose? You have three options: P, A, or A. Here you ...


by Aleta Kay

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

Chapter One
The Funeral

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

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 ... More

Chapter 1
LA Jail

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

Where the Elephants Sleep
by Anton Styles

On the third day after the tragic loss of his family at age 5, Andy slipped into his dream of joining the circus to escape a world ruled by aggression and anger. Challenged by his own brand of torment ... More

Mourning's Nigh

Not before in five years of life did nighttime pass so slowly for Andy. The cracker-box trailer bedroom heightened claustrophobia in wake of the accident that claimed the lives of his family three days before. As the night lumbered into morning, he searched the...

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...

by Megan Baughman

Melanie Michaels wants nothing more than to move on with her life. However, on the anniversary of her father’s death she stumbles onto secrets she never could have imagined. With the help of an ... More

Chapter 1

The dead of night. The heart of winter. That is what her soul felt like.

“This is rubbish.” I said slamming my laptop closed. “I can’t believe I ever thought I was any good!” I laid my forehead against the warm body of the computer and let out a drama...

Dragon Story: Fantasy
by Bailey Bergman

Chapter 1

“Alright…. Let’s do this again.” I laid my hand against the dead wood and closed my eyes tightly. I was trying to do magic without speaking the enchanting word. I been trying for weeks now and I had failed every single time. I...


Desires of the Heart
by Tiffany Doran

It had been almost five years since Katie had 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 Willia ... 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...

Oracle: Vol. 1 of the Peace Keepers Saga
by Kyle Leigh

Earth is guarded by the Watchers, a peacekeeping organization insuring exclusive destruction of anything that threatens that peace. But how will the Watchers respond when a rebellion rises up in the d ... More

Chapter 1



“Where’s Galileo today?”

“Still near New Dublin, 20 miles or so off the coast.”

“How odd… He hasn’t looked up in days.”

The young man sat back...

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

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 from t...

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

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 right w...

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

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Health and Whatnot
by Scruffy Nerf Herder

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.

Chapter 1

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 …


Boy Soldier: Warlord
by Scruffy Nerf Herder

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


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...

Alias Adam
by Robert Lambert Jones III

A mixture of science fiction, mythology, and social commentary, Alias Adam is ultimately a love story on multiple levels. A young man with four biological parents is a virtual outcast in a culture wh ... More



We live among monsters. Some are invisible, agitating that lower part of ourselves to distort the ways in which we think. Others move in human guise but remain unaware of their strings and the hidden fingers which pull them. Then there are those t...

Who Stole the Corporate Sausage: Journal Entries From The Work Place
by Dee Alexander

If you say my boss's name backwards, babies cry, mirrors shatter, and volcanoes erupt. Snarky tales about a narcissistic boss, questionable business practices and a woman who doesn't know wh ... More

In The Beginning

What happens if you play around in college, finally graduate and don’t get a job for the next five years? If you’re parents have enough money, they buy you a business. What happens if you graduate on time, work for the next five years and don’t hav...

A Million Laughing Souls: from "Did You Have the Time of Your Life?" a collection of short stories
by Alisonn Rose

Two young girls meet as one intervenes when the other is bullied. They form a lifelong friendship, not without its troubles, but despite miles, years, and misunderstandings, they manage to keep their ... More

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first part of short story

Judy Bones, as she was called, wanted to be old. Judy Skelton was her real name but because she was so thin, kids at school had started calling her Judy Skeleton, which naturally led to Judy Bones. It was catchier, and somehow, more insulting. She had been bothered ...

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

Chapter I

The Setup
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 Arizona...

UK2080: Welcome to your future
by Steve Boseley

The UK has left European Union. The world has turned its back. The Government is in danger of losing control. One family, torn apart, dares to challenge the increasingly brutal regime.

Chapter 1
A Queue

“Hey!” Joe pushed the man standing in front of him.
“Sorry, buddy.” The man turned around. “There’s no space.” He shrugged indicating the crowd.
“Why the hurry? We can’t go in until they open the doors, any...

Surviving La Bestia
by Sharron Grodzinsky

With nowhere to run from the Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras, Javier Salazar and his little sister, Ana, set out on a perilous journey to join their mother in America. Along their journey, they endu ... More

The Barrio


They were after him.

Javier dared to look back and saw they were close behind, still chasing him. The Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang was trying to recruit Javier Salazar, and if he didn’t join them he knew they would probably beat him senseless or kill ...

That Halloween Night
by Dawn Edwards

Do you believe in other dimensions? I mean, besides the one we live in? You know, the 3rd? 5Th? People don't like to think of life in terms of dimensions and when they do, they think of Rod Serli ... More

Chapter 1

Sitting in the driver's seat, I waited impatiently for her, honking my horn every five minutes to remind her that not only were we late, but that she was pissing me off. I glanced down at my watch and shook my head. Finally, I spotted Nikki walking down the driveway...


The Book (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

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


by Barry B. Wright


Darkness surrounds him and lies deeply within him. Tonight, his approach to her bedroom window is stealthier than his previous visits. Because he has killed, the community has become alerted to his presence but they do not know who he is.

He draws closer to ...


The Kitten and the Cactus Catastrophe
by Tiffany S. Doran

An ordinary day of lying around the house and being lazy, soon turns into a prickly experience when a curious grey tabby kitten named Memphis gets into mischief and finds that the cactus in the window ... More


It was early morning and the sun was shining through the window. Awoken by a stream of light, Memphis stretched and yawned like only a curious little grey tabby kitten can do. She rolled on her back and then over again. She batted around her favorite stocking for a...


You, Me and the Bubblegum Tree
by Tiffany S. Doran

Who doesn't love bubblegum and what better way to enjoy it than from a tree. Learn how to rhyme while learning to use your imagination all at the same time. Come explore all the places you yourse ... More


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

Grandmama: Tales From Hell
by Bert LaVey

i'M nine years old. Mom is taking me to the church to kiss grandmama on the forehead. She is DEAD. I do not DO dead people well! What if she moves? I am not looking forward to this!


They want me to kiss Grandmama.

She is dead. I am only nine. No thanks!

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

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

Even it if was Grandmama's wake.


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


“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 you ca...


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...

The Ghoul of Grassville
by Chris Wood

Two brothers with sibling rivalry issues go in search of an urban legend. What they find will change their relationship forever.

Chapter 1

The 8-cylinder engine of the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda hummed as the jet black vehicle cut a swath down the lonely highway. Behind the wheel, Logan Adler turned his gaze from the road to give his younger brother Jacob "the look".

"You're doing it again," he sai...

by Steve Boseley

A pair of children purchase a book that allows them to sample life in the Rainforest without leaving their bedroom.


“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...


Into The Night
by Barry B. Wright

Chapter 1

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 what he had come to realize was the only worthwhile endeavor. Still, there must...


A Test of Loyalty: Mechanicsville book 1
by Laurie Stewart

I highly recommend you have your teens read A Test of Loyalty by Laurie Stewart." Gale S. Isolation... you can feel alone in the most crowded places. Change... it's the only thing you ca ... More

Part 1


We moved on a Saturday in late August. I hated the place from the moment the U-Haul pulled up. I couldn’t believe how filthy it was; there was graffiti everywhere, even on the steps. At the bottom, they sunk into the ground lea...

Shared Empathy
by NooryaK

Chapter 1

She burst open the door and ran out of the building, she was in, for the past 4 hours. Without seeing around, she walked straight ahead, her steps fast and hurried. Her heart was beating fast and breaths

The Devil Was Once A Human
by Menna Ashraf

Chapter 1

I woke up with a heavy head, as if I had been in a coma for years. It was hard to open my eyelids, but after struggling for some minutes, I did. I was lying on my back and all I could see was a hole in a strange, rocky ceiling. I hastily got up on my feet and with ...

The Chocoholic Confessions
by Nada Shahin


Adulthood can be the hardest time of your life and the transition phase from childhood to adulthood (your twenties take or give a few years) can be the most hectic, stressful and confusing one. You're starting to become an adult and suddenly it's you against the wor...

Hiren's Journey
by Rebecca Onkar


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 groundin fro...

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 his ...

Legend of the Blood Raven
by Devon Mclaughlin


“I will wipe them off the face of the earth! The infestation must be dealt with.”
The air inside the spacious tent crackled in sinister energy.
Savas-Zev was in a foul mood. He stalked about the tent in anger, garments swirling in his wake—n...

Pursuit of Darkness: Unearthing Sarkoczy
by Kasey Hill

Chapter 1

“Thank you for your purchase,” the cashier said handing a bag to a young blonde female.

“No, thank you! My mother is going to love this purse! It’s so chic!” the girl replied dropping the bag into her larger carrying bag. “...

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