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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 not see anyone; the trees were swaying, and I pulled my coat a...

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.<...

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

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...

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.

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...

Live For Me
by Gloria Elle Gabrie

Short story/Story idea about struggles of a DNR order.

Live For Me



“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...

Aradia's Diaspora: First Draft
by Susan Woerner

In a closer-than-you-think alternate reality, our protagonist finds herself pleading with other women to stay clear of fanatical witch burners. On their journey to another home, they encounter slavers ... 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...

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



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...

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...

Don't Be Afraid of the Beast
by Ivette Martinez

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


The bright light of a full moon calls upon them.


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


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

by Tiffany S. Doran

When Victoria Bronx wants to purchase a brand new building on the lower end of town to fulfill her dreams of her owning her bakery, 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...

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.

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....

Thoughts and creation: My thoughts
by Nanda Kishore Soni

This is a collection of blog written.

Chapter 1

Before creation, thoughts works to start, invent, implement, shape and produce a logical thing. You start your job to create something with the help of your thoughts.

Thoughts have no criteria but it smoothly establish a logical criteria for the work which is ...

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.

Chapter 1

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

if you are only willing to listen.”

~ Jimmy Buffett



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

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...

origin shorts: elemental guard short story
by Katrena Turner

part of the origin story for one of the main characters in Elemental Guard: 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...

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...

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,...

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

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


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

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

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.

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...

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?

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...

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

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 ...

by Barry B. Wright

Chapter One
Waiting Until Dark

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

He draws closer ...

Mama needs new shoes
by Shirley Holder Platt

Car theft

Chapter 1
Jimar and his Pokes or Mama needs new shoes

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...

Shadows Rise: a Shadow Play prequel
by Jordyn Jacobs

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

Chapter 1

JFK International Airport, NYC 1900 EST

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

The Academy

There’s Magic in the World. Anyone with a Magical spark is taken to the Academy, a place to learn Magic. Every decade the person on Earth with the most powerful spark becomes the Magician. F ... More

Chapter 1-December 27

Chapter One-December 27


Tucked in a valuable private alcove of the crowded hallway, I swipe my hand in a circle along the beige painted bricks and watch the image spawn in the wake of my hand. My tiny blond sister, eating a bowl of oatmeal with on...

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...

Welcome To My Garden
by Barry B. Wright

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

Chapter One
The Decision

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

by Manfred Kaiter and L.arry Thompson

Manny returns to Insel Ruegen and completes his stone mason training. With four of his friends they set out to begin their careers as a brick layers. They are approached by Western Intelligence to spy ... More

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...

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 we ... More

Chapter 1



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

Crystal of Fate (working title)
by Nova Mitchell

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

Chapter 1 (revised)
Something Unexpected

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

Nestled co...

The Demon At The Gates Of Winter: A Wyrd Seasons Tale
by Trudi Hauxwell

The creatures of folklore have returned after two thousand years of exile beyond the veil. Humanity is now at the mercy of the forces of darkness. Only a few individuals have the power to stand in the ... More

Bergen, Norway. 2149
The Party From Tromso

The air smelled of mold and dead things, of old fur and dessicated bones. It was a smell familiar to anyone who worked in a museum. It was the perfume of history and usually Professor Sandvik breathed it in with relish. But not today. Today, the esteemed career whic...

Parklife (Working Title)
by Steve Boseley

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

Chapter 1

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

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

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 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...

The Horror which Became My Life: A cautionary tale of a housewife G
by Rose Wood

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


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

PayBack: Two Different men, which one will win?
by Jaye Marie

Mystery Thriller about revenge...


The South of England 1999


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

After Common Era: The Big Dark
by JGLittle

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

Chapter 1
In the beginning - Day 4 ACE

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

by Tom Mohler

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

3 A.M. at Home

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

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...

Girl and the Ghost
by Kripi

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

Chapter 1

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

The Adventures Of Lucien & Aldous: Vampire Microfiction
by Trudi Hauxwell

Aldous likes the opera and fine dining. Lucien wears plaid and thinks Aldous is a square. But when you're the only two vampires in town you have to stick together.

Lucien & Aldous #1

“Isn’t this illegal?” Aldous asked, as Lucien twisted the two wires together beneath the steering column.

The car rumbled in to life.

“We’re vampires, Aldous.” Lucien responded. “Everything we do is illegal.&rdqu...

The Hollow: Flash Fiction - previously published in Heater magazine April 2015
by Trudi Hauxwell

A hitman seeks revenge for the death of a local musician.

The Hollow

There was an empty space across the street where the girl once stood. It wasn’t a particularly interesting piece of pavement, squeezed between a pub and a betting shop, sticky with old chewing gum and cigarette butts. An ordinary London street. It had been the...

Angel Maker: Completed First Draft
by Barry B. Wright

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

Chapter One

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...

Almost Love: A love story
by Prabhat Kumar

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

Chapter 1
Wedding Day

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

"Hi.." I told her.

After some shocking reaction..

The Fall of Darkholm
by Taren Elle

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


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

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 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.

Chapter 2- (Revised)
Plane Ride

The Airplane rides

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

Hawk (working title)
by Jack Wolfe Frost

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

Chapter 1: The Beginning
a wip for feedback pls

Chapter One: The Beginning


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

The ...

Just a dead cow: Short true fiction
by Jack Wolfe Frost

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

Just a dead cow
Flash Fiction

Just a dead cow.


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


Going Home: Flash Fiction
by Jack Wolfe Frost

An old man returns to his roots...

Going Home
Flash Fiction

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

Keep taking the pills...: Poem
by Jack Wolfe Frost

Overuse of doctors just giving pills

Keep taking the pills

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

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

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

Certificates on the wall, displayed that I may see.



Earth Rejoined
by Glen Fitch

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

Chapter 1

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

Imagine: A short story
by Jack Wolfe Frost

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

Chapter 1




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

Irish Firebrands: A Novel
by Christine Plouvier

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


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

Dark Biker: a wip for feedback pls
by Jack Wolfe Frost

A Hell's Angel that keeps dying...


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

Horror Collection: A collection of short stories
by Steve Boseley

A number of speculative, dark fiction and horror short stories


“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...

All at Sea Working Title!)
by Tabitha Bennedict-Downes

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

Untitled 06.03.17 (Part Chapter)

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

Shadows Past: a Shadow Play prequel
by Jordyn Jacobs

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

Chapter 1
Vienna, 1981

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

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


This novel is dedicated to the following:




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

Amy Stell for her steadfast and keenly insightful copy reading.

Sharon Henderson for he...

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...

When the Music Stops!
by Nova

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

Chapter 1

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

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

Dragonia: The Awakening: Awaken the magic within
by Jinnifer St. Yves

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



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

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

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


By Keith Ellison © 2015


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 ...

War Born
by Mackenzie Seidel

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

Chapter One

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

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

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

Chapter 1
The Stag and Dog cafe

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

Writings of a Dacia: A Collection of Shorts
by Dacia M Arnold

A Collection of Short Writings by Author Dacia M Arnold

Writing a World

I write in the wee morning light, when everything slumbers and the morning is merely a pink-orange glow. When the night animals tuck in their dark spaces to escape the light and the day animals roll sleepily from where they claimed as home the night before. When my ...

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.


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...

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

A midnight graveyard shortcut gives Jim and Mary more than they bargained for...

Fri 13th

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

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

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

“Don’t be daft, I just… we...

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

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

Je Ne Regrette Rien

8 décembre 1793

Versailles, France

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

by Jack Wolfe Frost



Was I born such a rebel? Probably not,

But exposure many times to societies rot,

Caned at age 10, for nothing doing wrong,

Something inside stirred, daring to be strong.


I saw the cracks appear in ‘normal’ life,

The Owl Mug
by Jack Wolfe Frost

An Owl mug. Flash fiction in two parts

Chapter 1
The Owl Act I

I hate it. Plain, white and featureless, with just a hint of an owl. It’s a mug – a giant teacup. And I hate it. ‘She’ owns three owl mugs; two I like – though not this one. It’s big and fat; it must of gr...

Grim: A Short Story (3800 words)
by Jack Wolfe Frost

Humour. Grim stuff, you know... It's humour. If it doesn't make you laugh, I want my money back.


Grim sat with his feet on his desk, reading the obituaries--making tick-marks on a sheet at his side-table, a boring but necessary task. “Brad Jones?” he said to no-one. “Who the hell is that?” That name wasn't on his checklist. Damn. Tha...

Little boxes: (small minds)
by Jack Wolfe Frost

Find out and see!

Little Boxes

I see the rows of places, where normal people live,

Stacked in neat little boxes, are they some kind of gift?

They look so good and tidy, I must have one to fit my mind,

But though I try my hardest, one my size I cannot find.



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...

...bitch meets boy
by Ruth Virgo

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

Chapter 1

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...

by Jack Wolfe Frost

A small abused girl is mysteriously transported to an alternate dimensions where she is taught her true powers, and how to overcome her abuse back in "reality"

(Short story)

 Already in the cellar, Llana heard the door slam shut. She crawled by her nails and bloodied fingers, deeper into a dark corner, and curled up in a ball. She knew by the slam of the door, he was drunk and angry again, but the old broken boxes around her would perhaps offer some protection. ...

Silent Killer
by Jack Wolfe Frost

A by-product of man's tampering with the elements creates a Silent Killer--not a virus, not apocalyptic. Yet. Unless the as yet unwitting Steele Brooks can figure out what is happening and why ar ... More

Chapter 1

Mist slowly encircled the campsite and crept around each tent, slowly rising until it covered the tents. Morning came later, and the mist dispersed as the sun rose. Where before campers were sleeping, the land sparkled with dewdrops. Not a trace remai...

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 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 Third Dimension: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
by Mary Judge-Hubard

Two infant girls were separated from their Mothers at birth. One of the babies has magical powers that are said to save the planet in an ancient prophecy. Earth is the first planet to be developed b ... More

Chapter 1

The Third Dimension

I turn as the night nurse enters the room. She stops at Catarina's bedside. She holds in her hand a needle and a vile. She performs her duty with the grace of a Russian ballerina. Sticking the syringe in the vile of medicine ...

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 Frankfurt Sting: © 2017 Joe Jenney. All Rights Reserved
by Joe Jenney

A mole is suspected and the Agency is tasked to find and neutralize the mole with out publicity.

Trapped Somewhere in Germany

Jason is in that fog of the transition from being asleep to being awake and can’t tell where he is or whether it is night or day. He is aware of a swaying motion; is it in his mind or is it real? He thinks did I fall asleep in a car? But that clackety clackety...

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, ...

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...

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...

Love via SMS
by Amara Blackstone

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

Chapter 2
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...

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...

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...

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 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


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 ...

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


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 ...

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...

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 ...

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

Untitled Chapter
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 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 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...

Pins and Needles
by Barry B. Wright

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

Chapter 1
Building 3C

Pins and Needles

Billy Talent


Never understood how she could,

Mean so little to so many

Why does she mean everything to me?

Is it worth the pain, with no one to blame?

For all of m...

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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