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the return of the soul

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the end has come and gone

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She is coming for you....

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Mark Tufo

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on the good, red road

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From the author of DESERT PLACES, ABANDON, and “Serial,” comes this short story which is an excellent and affordable introduction to the author’s work.

In “On the Good, Red Road,” a group of four hard men trying to reach a remote 19th Century mining town become stranded in an early blizzard and resort to drastic, terrifying measures, to stay alive.

*Note: This story is collected with others in the eBook, FOUR LIVE ROUNDS, which also contains a Foreword by J.A. Konrath and introductions to each story by Blake Crouch.

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the long arm

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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Franz Nabl

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fighter's bite

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In the post-apocalyptic ruins, ex-prizefighter Bruno Swaggart makes his living the only way he's ever known how: one opponent, two gloves, and a bloodthirsty crowd urging him on. But the world has changed... now the undefeated champion bobs and weaves for his life, trusting that the next punch will not be his last. For when you're boxing against the living dead, all bets are off....From the pen of KJ Hannah Greenberg comes this chapbook of new poetry. Fun, insightful, and lyrical, Fluid and Crystallized focuses primarily on challenging and, only secondarily, on pleasing. This chapbook uses words’ color and texture to provoke interpersonal mindfulness. “Risk,” not “peace,” makes these pages heuristically valuable.What’s more, Fluid and Crystallized, tries to cheer on, to shepherd, and to whisper softly not only about success, but also about failure. This collection shares cautions as well as an appreciation of the scenery.About the Author:KJ Hannah Greenberg, who only pretends at being indomitable, tramps across literary genres and giggles in her sleep. She worries less, however, about linguistic beasts that roam at dusk than about bold fiends that smile and gulp up writers during broad daylight.In the beginning there were Watercolors, 1979, a musical, and Conversations on Communication Ethics, 1991, essays. Following a tour of duty in academia and then decades dedicated to parenting, there are: Oblivious to the Obvious: Wishfully Mindful Parenting, French Creek Press, 2010, essays, A Bank Robber’s Bad Luck with His Ex-Girlfriend, Unbound CONTENT, 2011, poetry, and Don’t Pet the Sweaty Things, Bards & Sages Publishing, 2012, short fictions. In the future, there will be, b’eH: Supernal Factors, 2012, poetry, The Nexus of the Sun, Moon and Mother, 2013, essays, and Oh Your Goodness!, 2013, essays.https://kjhannahgreenberg.net/"Such a galloping, rollicking poet she is. She rolls words from denotation to connotationright through to playful upsetting of conventional usage carts."--Deirdre Kessler, poet and award-winning author of the Brupp series.

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the beast of bridgewater

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A story styled after the works of H.P. Lovecraft explores the potential for the bizarre and terrifying in even the most mundane settings. A group of students moves in to a new apartment complex and confronts the things that go bump in the dark.Having earned a tenuous place on the sailing ship Turnagain, Rose maintains her disguise as a boy while continuing on her quest to find Benson, her abducted twin brother. As if preserving her cover isn't difficult enough, she must face bullies, forbidden attractions, and her first fumbling attempts at espionage. Though she has her doubts as to whether the mysterious scribe Fenric—an accused murderer—can be trusted, she follows him into a plot that could either begin the restoration of the monarchy or end in the assassination of the heir to the throne. The Secret's Keeper and the Heir is the second book in the Rose's Garden and the Sea series.

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pleasant dreams

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After reading the spine tingling stories in this Indie Author Anthology, we are sure that your dreams will be anything but... pleasant!Join some of your favorite Indie Authors on a journey to make your skin crawl and your heart rate increase. From ghosts, to murderers, to things that go bump in the night... our Authors do their best to send you cowering under your covers!It has been nearly a year since Tyler, Sarah, and Benji Rose lost their mother in a tragic accident. Unable to cope, they are sent to live with their Grandfather on a wildlife sanctuary in rural Colorado. Amidst their unresolved grief and resentment, they each have strange encounters that make them wonder exactly what kind of wildlife their Grandfather is protecting.When a secret world of cursed men, mythical beings, and mounting stacks of magical paperwork is revealed, the Rose siblings begin a journey into the heart of magic. One sibling will risk their life for a simple wish, another will save them, and one will see the darker side of magic that threatens them all.Comprised of family secrets, hidden legacies, and the power of the soul, Sanctuary is a truthful yet fantastical profile of one family’s quest to heal after surviving terrible loss.

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the haunted camera

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Delbert Gray was an amateur photographer with a hunger for fame. The camera Delbert used was a cheap Kodak instamatic. You can see why Delbert dreamed of owning a Nikon like his rich friend Michael. Delbert's longing for that special camera lead him to an Antique shop. The old man gave Delbert that special camera, but it would cost Delbert his soul in the end.Delbert Gray was an amateur photographer with a hunger for fame. The camera Delbert used was a cheap Kodak instamatic. You can see why Delbert dreamed of owning a Nikon like his rich friend Michael. Michael would let his friend Delbert develop his pictures in his dark room while he was developing his own. Delbert really envied Michael's photographs and would often close his eyes and day dream about being a famous photographer some day. As Delbert was walking around the town square he came across an Antique shop that had an old bellows camera in the display window. Delbert said to himself, "If I could just have that camera I bet it would take better pictures than Michael's." Delbert slumped over with tears again flowing down his cheeks knowing in reality there was no way he could afford such a beautiful camera. Just as Delbert was walking past the Antique shop, an old man opened the door and came up to Delbert and said, "I noticed you were looking at that old camera in the window as if it belonged to you." Delbert answered, "Yes, Sir, I was only wishing. I knew in my heart I could not afford such a beautiful camera. Besides, I don't even have a job or any money to give you and my father told me the only way I could buy a new camera was to get a job next year. By that time your camera would be gone and I would be heartbroken once more. Well I better be on my way, because if I don't get home soon my dad is going to whoop me.""Not so fast!” the old man said in a tender voice. I've never had anyone come by my shop and want any of my antiques like you have. I tell you what if you really want the camera it’s yours to keep. Don't worry about the money your money is no good to me. There's only one condition. Bring me a copy of the photos you take. I have a scrap book that I would like to place them in. That's all I ask of you. What do you say?" Delbert should have known something was up when the old man that sells antiques for a living doesn't give his antiques away for free. Why all of a sudden should the old man give him a rare valuable camera only one in existence to a young boy. There is something very wrong with this picture. You'll want to read on and on to find out.

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...of the dead

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How long would humanity survive a zombie apocalypse? How prepared are we as a society for even the simplest of disasters? Take a few moments to ponder that as you read this short account.She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them. Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.

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outside the wire

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Fallen angels, demons, lycanthropes, monsters and a disembodied hand (or is it), Outside the Wire is a collection of six previously published short stories about things we don’t want to let in, all anthologized for your reading pleasure.Heaven is rays of sunlight dancing slowly on wheat stalks. It's wind twirling itself around chimes hung from low tree branches, and robust bursts of scent and color, far beyond anything describable with words.Heaven is a flightless crow, a promise of forever tied to a necklace, and hidden love letters tucked away safely inside a tree.Heaven is a fire-haired boy named Rust and his love for Ancel, a boy full of storm clouds.Heaven is all the tiny threads of hope that hold them together.

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the village cafe

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At the request of her ex boyfriend, Devilynn takes a small time writing job, documenting the lives of vampires. Devilynn gets more than she bargained for when she is plunged into a world of darkness, where a war, since the dawn of man, has raged fiercely. Caught up in the chaos Devilynn must choose life or death, heaven or hell.Alaric and Everet have begun their journey across the desolate Oresian plains back to the border, where they'll continue on to the Vasque Capitole to meet with Veld Martiale Hadryan. But issues more personal and pressing than a stalled treaty and the Holds' futures must first be addressed, and as the fury of a coming storm begins to mount, so too do the tension and uncertainty between the pair.

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day soldiers

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When the darkness declared war on humanity, 18 year old Lily Baxter was ready to do her part. She was ready to join the fight to protect humanity. She was ready to go to war.The one thing she wasn’t prepared for was the day the war came to her.For ten years now, humanity has been at war with the creatures of darkness. The war has changed the world. The day now belongs to humanity and the night belongs to things once thought to exist only in myths and legends... but there is hope. This new enemy has united humanity and an army has stepped forward to protect the light from the darkness. An army of heroes.The Day Soldiers.Eighteen year old Lily Baxter always knew the Day Soldiers would be a major part of her life. She had been preparing for it since she was eight. She was ready to go to war. The one thing she wasn't prepared for was the day the war came to her.Part horror, part comedy, part adventure, Day Soldiers will take you on an exciting ride through a world where monsters are monsters and the only thing they fall in love with is the taste of human blood.

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tim2

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Timothy lived a life only a psychopathic sociopath could enjoy and understand. When he was bitten on the first day of the zombie-apocalypse he turned the tides on a single-minded virus he affectionately called Hugh. Together they terrorized a city before seemingly meeting their untimely demise. Nobody could have foreseen his resurrection. Tim's close call with death has done nothing to temper his missions in life, to live, to eat and to rule the world. Tim is back and he's an asshole.

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Mark Tufo

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the white feather hex

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For a few seconds, however, the tall stranger seemed to lose all of his cockiness, and a somber look crept over his jovial features. “Have you ever heard of the hex of the white feather?”

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the holocaust of roses

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A weird short story : Alison, an opera singer is going to play her first part, but the whole thing is going to turn out in a strange way.Colleen has lost him once. She doesn't want to let it happen again. A professional American racing driver in Europe on a shoestring budget, Dan Thornton is gifted behind the wheel. But when the former love of his life turns up, his feelings get complicated, and the Mille Miglia, a thousand mile race around Italy, demands full attention. Someone at the pinnacle of the Nazi hierarchy has hatched a devious plot, as the Holy See and Pope Pius XI’s statements on racial science and National Socialism are unwelcome and a threat to Nazi ambitions. Still very much in love with Dan, Colleen Bryant must use him for the sake of truth and freedom, at the risk losing Dan a second time.

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Thyerik

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