Short Stories (10-50 Pages)

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    House: A Southern Haunted House Story

    House didn’t like the stories. Mink didn’t care. Seemed she had a new story to tell about it every morning while we waited for the big yellow bus to pick us up and take us to school…

    House didn’t like the stories. Mink didn’t care. Seemed she had a new story to tell about it every morning while we waited for the big yellow bus to pick us up and take us to school…

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    The Pirate, Part 1: The Traitor

    When Jack Turner was arrested for stealing a car in LA, the judge gave him a choice: Two-years on probation or join the military. Now Jack is aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Almayer, 45-nautical miles south of Key West, Florida, standing watch as a lookout, searching for illegal aliens and drug runners.

    When Jack Turner was arrested for stealing a car in LA, the judge gave him a choice: Two-years on probation or join the military. Now Jack is aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Almayer, 45-nautical miles south of Key West, Florida, standing watch as a lookout, searching for illegal aliens and drug runners.

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    SIXTY-FOUR DAYS

    High-seas military action/adventure. Sixty-four days from now, Senior Chief Brendan O’Reilly will retire after 30-years in the US Navy, but today he’s working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier—the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the planet. Today, he has to stop daydreaming about visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane, in their new motorhome. Today, Brendan O’Reilly has to focus on keeping himself and his shipmates alive.

    High-seas military action/adventure. Sixty-four days from now, Senior Chief Brendan O’Reilly will retire after 30-years in the US Navy, but today he’s working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier—the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the planet. Today, he has to stop daydreaming about visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane, in their new motorhome. Today, Brendan O’Reilly has to focus on keeping himself and his shipmates alive.

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    Escape From Shiloh: Civil War Ghost Story

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    Railroad Bill: Alabama Spooky Story

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    Shadow Snatchers: Kentucky Cave Witch Story

    Cautionary tale of a Kentucky cave used by witches to steal souls, through shadows!

    Cautionary tale of a Kentucky cave used by witches to steal souls, through shadows!

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    Spectacular Tales: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A thrilling anthology of short stories by some of the rising stars in independent publishing.

    In this collection we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy. There are tales about beautiful princesses and cunning thieves, intergalactic wars, cosmic energy beings, warriors and rocketship pilots ‘Spectacular Tales’ is yet another thrilling anthology of short stories from the Indie Collaboration. In this latest collection, written by the rising stars in independent publishing, we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A thrilling anthology of short stories by some of the rising stars in independent publishing.

    In this collection we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy. There are tales about beautiful princesses and cunning thieves, intergalactic wars, cosmic energy beings, warriors and rocketship pilots ‘Spectacular Tales’ is yet another thrilling anthology of short stories from the Indie Collaboration. In this latest collection, written by the rising stars in independent publishing, we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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    Kiss and Tales 1: A Romantic Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. Kiss and Tales 1: A Romantic Collection of short stories –

    Another collection of original tales brought to you by The Indie Collaboration. This time we present a chocolate box selection of love stories. Some are romantic, some funny, some sad and some mysterious. Whatever the style, there will be a story or poem in here that will melt even the most hardened of hearts.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. Kiss and Tales 1: A Romantic Collection of short stories –

    Another collection of original tales brought to you by The Indie Collaboration. This time we present a chocolate box selection of love stories. Some are romantic, some funny, some sad and some mysterious. Whatever the style, there will be a story or poem in here that will melt even the most hardened of hearts.

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    Kiss and Tales 2: A Romantic Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. In 2014, Kiss and Tales: A Romantic Collection published by The Indie Collaboration got national and international media exposure and rocketed to the top of the “free” best-seller list on Amazon and Smashwords for the Valentine’s season. The Indie Collaboration was happy to offer a diverse collection of free short stories and romantic poetry highlighting a wonderful group of authors from all over the world. This year they’re back with a new collection of romance and poetry for you to enjoy on Valentine’s day.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. In 2014, Kiss and Tales: A Romantic Collection published by The Indie Collaboration got national and international media exposure and rocketed to the top of the “free” best-seller list on Amazon and Smashwords for the Valentine’s season. The Indie Collaboration was happy to offer a diverse collection of free short stories and romantic poetry highlighting a wonderful group of authors from all over the world. This year they’re back with a new collection of romance and poetry for you to enjoy on Valentine’s day.

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    Just a Little Terrible

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.

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    Tales From Even Darker Places

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. The Indie Collaboration presents its thirteenth anthology of short stories, freely donated by independent writing’s most ghoulish ghosts and gremlins. In this, our third annual Halloween collection, we serve up another sacrificial platter of chilling tales to keep you up at night. If you choose to read these tales of ancient evils and sinister sorcerers, of ghostly hauntings, witches, serial killers and avenging angels, then remember to keep a light on tonight and don’t forget to check under the bed.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. The Indie Collaboration presents its thirteenth anthology of short stories, freely donated by independent writing’s most ghoulish ghosts and gremlins. In this, our third annual Halloween collection, we serve up another sacrificial platter of chilling tales to keep you up at night. If you choose to read these tales of ancient evils and sinister sorcerers, of ghostly hauntings, witches, serial killers and avenging angels, then remember to keep a light on tonight and don’t forget to check under the bed.

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    Tales From Darker Places

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of dark shadows & darker tidings, shifters, ancient warriors, zombies, & demons… See the world through the Ripper’s eyes, and so much more. So many dark, foul things wait for you between these pages. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations.
    Join us in Darker Places.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of dark shadows & darker tidings, shifters, ancient warriors, zombies, & demons… See the world through the Ripper’s eyes, and so much more. So many dark, foul things wait for you between these pages. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations.
    Join us in Darker Places.

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    Tales From Dark Places – The Halloween Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.Tales From Dark Places

    A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.Tales From Dark Places

    A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

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    The Concrete Patio

    It’s a hot summer evening in the small town of Uxbridge, as two men work to remove the old concrete patio in their father’s backyard. As the sun sets, Mark reveals the horrifying truth hidden beneath the patio, forcing one to question just exactly how far you will go to protect the ones you love?

    It’s a hot summer evening in the small town of Uxbridge, as two men work to remove the old concrete patio in their father’s backyard. As the sun sets, Mark reveals the horrifying truth hidden beneath the patio, forcing one to question just exactly how far you will go to protect the ones you love?

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    The Ghost of Our Beliefs

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.The Ghost of Our Beliefs – unique horror/thriller short story

    Joshua is a retired engineer, but was not just an engineer by trade; he was one by heart. Ever since a child he was fascinated and gripped by the mechanisms and machines that the human race has created to further enhance their lives. His mind is methodical, pragmatic and his beliefs stand firm in facts and reason. What is observable, testable and measurable is what exists and everything else is simply myth or theory.

    His heart felt understanding of the world though is disrupted and altered by the strange sighting of a unexplained figure or what is more commonly thought of as a ghost. Will this experience alter his beliefs or will the ghosts of his previous values stand firm?

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.The Ghost of Our Beliefs – unique horror/thriller short story

    Joshua is a retired engineer, but was not just an engineer by trade; he was one by heart. Ever since a child he was fascinated and gripped by the mechanisms and machines that the human race has created to further enhance their lives. His mind is methodical, pragmatic and his beliefs stand firm in facts and reason. What is observable, testable and measurable is what exists and everything else is simply myth or theory.

    His heart felt understanding of the world though is disrupted and altered by the strange sighting of a unexplained figure or what is more commonly thought of as a ghost. Will this experience alter his beliefs or will the ghosts of his previous values stand firm?

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    Horror Shots

    Vampires, sea monsters, aliens, banshees, slashers and more. Ten horror-themed micro stories, each a spooky, bite-size treat at exactly two hundred and fifty words. Read one just before bed if you dare!

    Vampires, sea monsters, aliens, banshees, slashers and more. Ten horror-themed micro stories, each a spooky, bite-size treat at exactly two hundred and fifty words. Read one just before bed if you dare!

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    Pack Rules

    A hunter finds himself in a bloody battle of wits when he signs up to stalk a werewolf alongside an aging monster slayer.

    A hunter finds himself in a bloody battle of wits when he signs up to stalk a werewolf alongside an aging monster slayer.

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    Water Birth

    Rated 3.00 out of 5

    Two young runaways share a small filthy apartment after escaping from an abusive cult. They soon discover that something far worse waits for them in the outside world.

    Two young runaways share a small filthy apartment after escaping from an abusive cult. They soon discover that something far worse waits for them in the outside world.

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    Split Brain 2

    Three days after an incident transforms half a city into psychotic killers, a disgraced military sniper teams up with a man who, because of a rare neurological condition, is half human, half monster.

    Three days after an incident transforms half a city into psychotic killers, a disgraced military sniper teams up with a man who, because of a rare neurological condition, is half human, half monster.

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    Sacred Objects

    A bizarre relationship between two disturbed men reaches its breaking point when one confronts the other about quitting their malicious hobby.

    A bizarre relationship between two disturbed men reaches its breaking point when one confronts the other about quitting their malicious hobby.

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    Split Brain

    A man wakes up to find something has turned half the occupants of his city into violent, bloodthirsty killers. Even worse, because of a rare neurological condition, it has turned half of him into one as well.

    A man wakes up to find something has turned half the occupants of his city into violent, bloodthirsty killers. Even worse, because of a rare neurological condition, it has turned half of him into one as well.

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  • He Who Drinks From Lethe

    This is a contemporary Neo-Gothic horror story set deep in the heart of Florida’s dark, foreboding Everglades. At its core, it’s a modern day morality tale wrapped in the Neo-Gothic genre.

    This is a contemporary Neo-Gothic horror story set deep in the heart of Florida’s dark, foreboding Everglades. At its core, it’s a modern day morality tale wrapped in the Neo-Gothic genre.
    The story takes place near Lost Man’s River. Yes, there really is a Lost Man’s River. Want to speculate how it got its name?
    The story involves the ongoing clash between modern, agnostic view of reality and the native superstitions of past. One of those schools of thought loses. Big time.
    It has been compared to the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King.
    It’s a quick, fun read, but you may want to leave the lights on when you go to bed.

    This is a contemporary Neo-Gothic horror story set deep in the heart of Florida’s dark, foreboding Everglades. At its core, it’s a modern day morality tale wrapped in the Neo-Gothic genre.

    This is a contemporary Neo-Gothic horror story set deep in the heart of Florida’s dark, foreboding Everglades. At its core, it’s a modern day morality tale wrapped in the Neo-Gothic genre.
    The story takes place near Lost Man’s River. Yes, there really is a Lost Man’s River. Want to speculate how it got its name?
    The story involves the ongoing clash between modern, agnostic view of reality and the native superstitions of past. One of those schools of thought loses. Big time.
    It has been compared to the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King.
    It’s a quick, fun read, but you may want to leave the lights on when you go to bed.

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  • Draken Slayer

    Draken Slayer is a dark fantasy fiction short story, part of the Shadows of Illyria Series. Written by author JM VanZuiden, the Shadows of Illyria Series is a unique twist on fantasy fiction, incorporating his real-world combat experience into the characters and events of an epic fantasy world.

    Draken Slayer is a dark fantasy fiction short story, part of the Shadows of Illyria Series. Written by author JM VanZuiden, the Shadows of Illyria Series is a unique twist on fantasy fiction, incorporating his real-world combat experience into the characters and events of an epic fantasy world.

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