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Short Story / Other

June 01, 2019

Reads: 89

Comments: 3

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Hard to break out of our bubble. -- (300 words). Image with permission. Read More

Featured Review by Derina Penn

"What a bubble! Everyone seems to have one or two that are hard to break. Mine is like hers! Is this a picture-inspired story? " Read More

A Hostel hosted a surprise inspection while some of the students were breaking a few rules. Read More
Sophisticated and thought-provoking ... an urban fairy tale for grown-ups. --Avid Ashley (GoodReads) ***GOLD MEDAL Winner Global Ebook Awards, USA 2016 ***SILVER MEDAL Winner Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest, USA 2017 ***GOLD AWARD Winner Literary Titan Book Awards, USA 2017 ***RED RIBBON Winner The Wishing Shelf Awards, UK 2015… Read More
Wynter has spent her entire young life behind a chain-link fence in the middle of the Arizona desert. Her search for love starts the day she escapes on a bus with nothing but an address and her sister's instructions to forget the past and embrace the world outside. Knocking on… Read More
Not a lot of people bought flowers anymore. "Ding! Came the jingling of bells by the door, the noise echoing throughout the quiet room. She felt herself inhale sharply and glanced up." Cover art © by Yaoyao Ma Van As Read More
Living in the fast lane is getting kind of lonely. You're born with numbers on your wrist; the years left in your life. When it turns to 0, you're a walking time bomb. All rights reserved © 2019 M. W. Read More

Reads: 228

Comments: 18

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Whenever I sit down and pick up a pencil and notepad, I find it both a beautiful mystery and a tragedy that there are so many stories remaining undiscovered... Read More
Isabella Daniels is on a mission, that starts by borrowing her stepsisters invitation to a museum fundraiser along with a killer pair of shoes. If she can convince the board members to use her bakery to cater all their desert needs, then maybe the bank will approve the loan she… Read More

Book / Romance

November 20, 2018

Reads: 1087

Shelves: 2

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Anne Maria Whithawk and Charlotte Daisy Whithawk are two dear sisters born to Peter Whithawk and Rosie Whithawk. Read More

Book / Fantasy

October 11, 2018

Reads: 3710

Comments: 99

Shelves: 5

The All Star Story Writers House

Think you’ve outgrown fairy-tales? Well think again! The Contest brings the fairy-tale Kingdom of Cyberia right up to date, with on-line match making, speed dating, cyber spells and, of course, love rivals. Meet the hard up King and Queen of Cyberia and their feisty, rebellious daughter, HRH Princess Eemay, who… Read More
They came in a Black Rain falling down onto humanity dealing a devastating blow. Humanity was pushed back until Doctor Ellen Trace developed the Trace Cubes. A device that brings out the best potential in its wielder. Now humanity stands on their own two feet ready to return back… Read More
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Tags: contemporary

Reads: 5762

Comments: 14

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The Booksie Classic House

A self-alienated teacher in the rural north and a science journalist caught up in the drug business struggle to reconnect after years of silence. The former friends and would-be lovers embark on a journey that could result in a new beginning, if they are able to conquer their inner demons… Read More

Book / Romance

April 12, 2018

Reads: 513

Shelves: 1

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Sea is a casting beauty to the entire earth. Sea is a charming light to the earths globe. Sea is a couch to the earths life. Sea is a life to the earths mechanism. Water, water, water most craved element. It rejuvenates the pattern of life and beauty of… Read More
During his adolescence, Richard went through an experimental phase which resulted in the birth of his daughter. Now, fifteen years later, he has become the man his father has always wanted him to be, but temptation is never far away... Available on: Kobo… Read More
Delilah Giraud is a young writer trying to find the inspiration to write a follow-up to her first critically-acclaimed novel while keeping a forbidden relationship under wraps. Read More
How does a girl go from normal to abnormal in a span of a few days. Eva has never considered herself anything but weird, ugly and unimportant but when things start to change, secrets are revealed and she off on a journey with the aid of two friends to… Read More
Today’s contemporary world has let us express ourselves and communicate in several ways using various SoMe applications. In this up-to-the-minute period, being in the same room we don’t have a minute to simply use the natural form of communication………. Why? Read More
Fourteen Year old Justin and his younger seven year old brother Curtis have never lived a normal life. Raised in a pseudo-Christian cult group known as the Messianic Authoritarians, they have strict rules to live by enforced by their parents, which is not helped by the fact that their… Read More

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Diamonds are known for their expensive cornerstone. When compared to the other element in the nature, it’s a mere stone. Stone may not be valued when it is not polished or shined. Diamond never loses its charm when it is adorned or excavated from the deep down earthy resources.… Read More

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If my life was a movie or novel I would probably be described as the sinister sort, the bad person that tries to come between the two main characters so she can have the guy. No one wants to think about my suffering or pain because and I quote… Read More

Reads: 289

Comments: 3

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The doctor tells me exercise is bad for me and I need to declutter my life. How easy will this be? Read More

Book / Romance

November 30, 2017

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Life is short, lead the way it is. These words were penned down by Michael Spinner in his personal diary. Michael Spinner a man of dreams, a man of ambition, he was in clutches, of his true passion, no matter what it costs or how difficult life is, he… Read More
A quick preview of me attempting to write. Young Stevie Hayden, the narrator of this story, is a young girl still trying to find herself and places her self-worth in things that are not constant. Follow in her journey of self-discovery. Read More

Reads: 262

Comments: 5

Shelves: 1

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When I read the post on Facebook that striker, Gary Trevor has signed for Mars United FC for a record £300 million, my first reaction is, oh yeah, sure. I run it straight through the bullshit detector on my browser, expecting it to confirm it as a fake news… Read More

Book / Romance

August 21, 2017

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Comments: 2

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A one of a kind love story about a girl finding an adventure and a boy full of adventures. Yet, the adventure that they found was a journey to falling in love. Read More
A small town girl expects great things from the infidels. Read More
The underachiever meets the imperfect girl, discovers that he's an African prince and faces the forces of Darkness for the win.... Read More
About a dog, its influence on a household, and the darkness of a troubled marriage Read More

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Comments: 4

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A first hand account of the cultural changes of the mid sixties as they happen. Read More
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