Quick Reads!

January 31, 2020

You love to read Books, but you (as many of us) just don't have enough time because you're always busy. So, what can you do? Our advice is to take advantage of your free time while commuting, during your breaks, weekends and some minutes before going bed. 

That’s why it’s nice to have a good selection of short but great Books on your TBR. Try one of these excellent short stories you can read in a day or less.

1 Sam II

Sam II

Alina Udrea | Short Stories


Join Sam in her search for home and see what other adventures await her. Hope the reader will enjoy my little work. You can also leave a comment with your opinion. Thank you.

2 Celestial Celeste

Celestial Celeste

Damir Franusic | Short Stories


Join captain Celeste and her crew in an epic multi-dimensional struggle to stop the looming calamity of their own creation.This cosmic drama, spanning multiple universes, tries to convey the importance of knowledge, responsibility, and sacrifice for the betterment of society. In a setting where consciousness is vital to the utopian equilibrium, where celestial objects share a unique bond with all living creatures, the most advanced utopian race of one thriving galaxy reaches another evolutionary level which brings them in contact with a new energy source. This multi-dimensional particulate substance, provided by the stars themselves, proves to be fraught with danger, and still shrouded in mystery.

3 Breakaway


Bryan Murphy | Short Stories


The near future. An independent, racist state, carved out of northern Italy. Economic meltdown. A slide into bloody chaos. A man with a mission: to save the two children of his closest friends. At what risk? At what price? Will it be enough? And who is the mysterious female go-between with the sensuous lips and steely eyes? Dark Future, good reading. Choose your format and click to download and read now.

4 Physical Extinction

Physical Extinction

M j | Short Stories


I don't think most people comprehend the greatest astronomical discovery of the twentieth century, but fact check, because Dark Energy is stretching the fabric of the universe, the universe is literally expanding, and the whole entire universe and everything in it will inevitably explode to it's own extinction. I used my time in isolation to conduct a diligent investigation into this very serious threat to our entire form of existence. I studied astronomy, physics, archeology, overall science, and even The Bible, because "eternal life" sounds a whole lot like the "infinite energy" that very well may be released when this universe blows itself up. I transformed my conclusion into a novel, Thank you, and please enjoy this extremely accurate glimpse of your incoming doom.

5 The Batle Between Eagles and Snakes

The Batle Between Eagles and Snakes

Asmodeus | Short Stories


This book exposes the story of a warrior, a former mercenary who becomes a member of a secret society and is used to fulfill the dark agenda that this occult Order has. An amazing book that you must read! The story of a warrior, a former mercenary who becomes a member of a secret society and is used to fulfill the dark agenda that this occult Order has. He is caught in a spider web, manipulated to carry on the biggest atrocities. His heart is becoming full of darkness. Do you think he will manage to find the light? to fight and win the war with this society and the war with the inner demons? Read this incredible story!

6 Bad Man's Woman

Bad Man's Woman

Austin Mitchell | Short Stories


Bad Man’s Woman - Was Elroy so infatuated with Carline that he would challenge a Don over her? Or maybe he didn’t know who a Don was. Read the full story in Bad Man’s Woman.

7 Sam


Alina Udrea | Short Stories


Sam is born in the 18th century but one day while resting in the garden she touches an old oak and then she finds herself in the same place but in a different time. Read to find out more!

8 The Legend of the Ring

The Legend of the Ring

Alina Udrea | Short Stories


This is the story of an orphan girl who finds a ring which heightens her skills and improves her reflexes. Read to find out more. Second volume is up for sale. If you want to buy it, you can here: https://payhip.com/b/gW2x

9 The Legend of the Ring 2

The Legend of the Ring 2

Alina Udrea | Short Stories


In the second volume Igor tries to get the magic ring from Angela but she is a fearsome opponent, smart and agile. Daniel becomes King of Green Valley and Angela becomes....Well, you will have to read to find out. Enjoy!

10 The Legend of the Ring 3

The Legend of the Ring 3

Alina Udrea | Short Stories


This is the third and final volume of " The legend of the ring". Read if you want to know what happens to Igor and Angela, Daniel and Rose. Hope you like it.

11 The Thing Under Our Feet

The Thing Under Our Feet

Ricardo Sancho Selva | Short Stories


What lives in the sewers of Hobart, Tasmania? What can possibly live down there, in the darkness, lurking, feeding, and probably causing the disapparitions of children, teens and pets? In this prequel of The Demon of Ivalo that takes place a year before the events told there, Dexter Hall and Frances White are the ones sent in order to end the reign of terror that child-eating demon has put over Tasmania's beautiful capital from its nest; the labyrinthine, dark and stinking sewers of Hobart.

12 Letter to an Angel

Letter to an Angel

Chrys Romeo | Short Stories


Do you believe in angels? Here is a story that will make you believe.

13 A Family of Three

A Family of Three

Rosina S Khan | Short Stories


This book is about a family of three that undergoes hardships to maintain stability and make ends meet. How this family survives and thrives starting from a rural area and finally to the city is amazing. The mother of the family takes giant leaps and the daughter, Tina, learning from her mother, takes even greater strides in life, towards a life of growth, fulfillment and happiness. So how does Tina manage it all so brilliantly? This story is about her and her families of three- both original and her own. Wouldn’t you like to know more? Interested? Go ahead- hit the download button!!

14 My Past Life

My Past Life

Alina Udrea | Short Stories


This is a short fiction about a young man who gets shot on Christmas Eve and goes to heaven. Then he is given a second chance and he is reborn. Read to find out more!

15 Our Different Paths

Our Different Paths

M.B. Mohan | Short Stories


"Our Different Paths” is a tale of friendship, adventure, and majik! We are introduced to Mike, a 7-year-old boy who’s managed to sustain love and courage despite the horrors of abuse inflicted by his own father. “Sometimes we have to live even when we have lost everything,” are the words young Mike lives by.A day before his fourteenth birthday, an act of kindness towards John, a homeless boy, transforms his life dramatically when together they discover a mysterious power Mike has come to possess.Join us on a journey to new surroundings where hope and love are the guiding forces. Mike and John encounter new places and people on their road home. Will the obstacles the two friends face become too much to bear? Will Mike’s power take him down a road of self-destruction?

16 The Judges Chronicles: A Night's Journey

The Judges Chronicles: A Night's Journey

Terdell Lee Johnson | Short Stories


The judges chronicles continue as a Shavron dives deeper into rebel against the Holy One, a nation of children are kidnapped, and the freedom of a forgotten kingdom is in jeopardy.

17 The Bunker

The Bunker

Mike Bozart | Short Stories


An older Canadian gentleman is intrigued by an online text ad posted by a 'prepper' supply company. He decides to enter the subterranean-living contest. After all, with plenty of food, water, oxygen and entertainment, what could possibly go wrong 207 yards underground? If this tale were a movie in the US, it would probably be rated PG-13 (language, marijuana, adult themes).

18 Beauty in a Scorched Land

Beauty in a Scorched Land

Kelvin Bueckert, Charlene Constant, Janice Constan | Short Stories


3 Stories. 2 Continents. 1 Message. So different, so much the same... Samuel and Rob are two young men, living in two different worlds with strangely similar thoughts of romance. Can they overcome their internal secrets and the external threats of war? Will they successfully raise a family? Follow two intertwining stories through three dramatic, humorous, and sometimes horrifying episodes.Can you face the truth? Will the truth change you? Written to raise awareness of poverty and its effects, Beauty in a Scorched Land also features a selection of color photographs by Charlene Constant. Charlene is a nurse who spent some time working in Africa and also shares some insights she gleaned from personal experiences. As an extra bonus, a short story by Janice Constant is also included

19 Tales from the Virginias

Tales from the Virginias

Mike Bozart | Short Stories


Eight meta-real short stories that take place in southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia are gathered: 1. Galax_ Galaxy (thought interception), 2. Charlie West (Charleston, WV), 3. Fries or Freeze (a quick sketch by an old New River dam), 4. Gallivanting in Galax (encore), 5. The Race (New River Trail), 6. The Cipher (Wytheville, Bland), 7. A Blue Whale of a Tale (Bluefield), 8. Bridge Day (Fayetteville, WV). Total word count: 20,300.

20 Afterglow


Chrys Romeo | Short Stories


You won't know until the end if this story is about parallel universes, the edge of madness, a mysterious journey, a simple love story or something entirely different. You will have a choice of deciding.

21 The Living of a Life

The Living of a Life

K J Tesar | Short Stories


With these short stories K. J. Tesar explores the thoughts, and hopes, that accompany people as they confront difficult situations in their lives. As they navigate their way through the intricacies of their lives they strive to understand their situations better, and the forces that drive them. Different perspectives on living can be seen to emerge from the changes that affect these ordinary people's lives. It is a study of the human condition, and man's behavior as he questions his role, and his path in society. His poetry exposes the darker depths of man.

22 Code Stasis: Vessel's Short Stories

Code Stasis: Vessel's Short Stories

Boris Sanders | Short Stories


What do all the historic greats have in common? Could it be talent? Effort? Maybe intelligence? Or something else entirely? Four stories, one secret. Code Stasis will make you see the past in a way you never imagined before, while also giving invaluable insights on a possible future.

23 My Concept of Love.

My Concept of Love.

anon. | Short Stories


"He was 15 and I was 13..." Upcoming author and poet 'anon.' shares with you, her first ever encounter with love from the opposite sex. She describes memories, moments and lost archives that she has stored and locked with a key, in her heart. This is her concept of love.

24 The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Omoruyi Uwuigiaren | Short Stories


A collection of Short Stories with religious undertones. Good lessons for kids. It is normal to be angry. It is only wrong if you cannot control yourself in anger. We are who we choose to be. In the Promised Land, friendship was tested and the very issues of life are in the balance.

25 Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Lance John | Short Stories


It's the start of the summer holidays for three school friends, Jake, Adam and Peter. To celebrate, they go around knocking on the front doors of their neighbours' houses just to run away before their neighbours can open their doors. When Jake decides they should go knock on the front door of a recently abandoned house, things turn for the worse.

26 Jeff's Evergreen Family

Jeff's Evergreen Family

Rosina S Khan | Short Stories


This short fiction story is about a guy named Jeff. His transition from a bachelor to a married man, his love for his family and his passion for his career make him overall an excellent and unique man to get along with. This is Jeff’s story and about his evergreen family. Interested? Hit the download button now!

27 A House of Haunted People

A House of Haunted People

Alan Combes | Horror-Gothic


The title story, itself a novella about a strange house in my village, leads into a collection of modern ghost stories in unusual, often cosmopolitan settings. 'Mia' is about putting down a much-loved dog. 'Going to the match' is about a supernatural presence amid the crowd. 'The make of sticks' concerns a mysterious character who is mistaken for a good Samaritan. 'Overcoat' tells of a haunted garment. 'Dr Singh' is the worst kind of doctor; one who ignores his patients' pain. 'Ginny Spring' tells of a mysterious local pond...

28 For My Wife

For My Wife

Greta Krafsig | Short Stories


The story of a man's first and only love.

29 A Short Story Collection

A Short Story Collection

Peter Stone | Short Stories


A collection of historical, sci-fi, and other short stories. A mysterious lady in black; medieval peasants go on the rampage; a squire lets down his master; hundreds of a habits orbiting earth are on the brink of war; a young man is mesmerized by a strange girl in a nightclub; and a man flees for his life in post apocalyptic badlands.

30 24:01 One Minute After

24:01 One Minute After

Eric Diehl | Short Stories


Can you imagine what your world might be like, One Minute After? A blurring of reality that transcends rational bounds; where every frame of reference has been turned on its head, and visuals are but reflections in a hall of mirrors? Venture, then, if you dare, into this anthology of horror, science fiction and fantasy; some dark and some light, but all a challenge to your imagination. We will begin with an experiment in nano-biotechnology gone very wrong, and, if you do not perish in transit, end in a desperate alternate reality on Olde Aearth; emerging with a glimmer of hope ~ justified or not. In between, in those shadowy alcoves and interstitial chambers throughout, you might experience dragons, wizards, hurricanes, or even misadventures in space.

31 Twiggy in the Home From Hell

Twiggy in the Home From Hell

Nigel King | Biography


Download the FREE e-Book version of author Nigel King's story of survival through the child abuse that he endured in a North Wales community; and that the press named "The Home from Hell". Presented in two parts, the first one details the daily suffering, abuse, and isolation that the author endured as a child; and the second part provides facts and information about Mr. Shush. Download this FREE e-Book today!

32 A Bridge of Letters

A Bridge of Letters

Duncan James | Short Stories


An estranged father and son, who have kept in touch for years through an exchange of letters, unexpectedly meet in Hong Kong. A near fatal meeting .... but suddenly they are thrown together in a desperate attempt to get back to England. Their background, their reunion and their escape make fascinating reading.

33 Accounts from an old Ledger

Accounts from an old Ledger

George Loukas | Biography


A series of short memoirs starting from my very early school years,(G.P.S.) through secondary education, (Delinquents), through university studies in London, England,(3, Wetherby), through my many, intimate, precious and not so precious friendships, through my life and occupation in Cairo, Egypt, through my many professional difficulties and the "Vortex" of my final business failure and lastly, a memoir of a business trip to a town in northern Greece called Katerini.

34 Eternity


Taylor Alexander | Short Stories


Warning Profanity.Eternity is the original stand alone Science Fiction, Romantic, Short Story that begins the adventures of Jefferson Norton and his encounter with three warring alien species. From frustrated, numb, fighter pilot to political leader, Jefferson's on-the-job training leads to many rewarding experiences in love, death, and life's wonders. This short story also serves as the introductory chapter to Volume 1 of the epic series, 'The Rowdizian Chronicles Pride.' and is available on Amazon.com. The final edit of Pride resulted in over 13,000 added words for a total 194.000 Over 30.000 downloads later, readers are hooked and looking forward to the next 4 Volumes of the epic. Volume 2 'Blood Fued' is over 55% complete and due out sometime by the end of August or September 2012.

35 Once Upon a Coffee

Once Upon a Coffee

Kait Nolan | Short Stories


A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...After a long series of stinkers, when a respectful match from an online dating site asks to meet Avery Cahill in real life, she agrees. Invoking her favorite romantic comedy, they arrange to meet in a local coffee shop with a flower and a book.Under a serious deadline to finish a group project for his MBA--solo--the only thing Dillon Lange wants is peace and quiet. When a beautiful stranger sits down in his booth at the coffee shop, he knows he ought to say something about not being who she thinks he is, but he can't resist her smile or her engaging conversation.How long can he keep up the charade? And what will happen when her real date shows up?A short story of approximately 7,500 words.