Category Archives: Fiction & Essays

Last Day to Get “In the End: Short Fiction by Lori Schafer” FREE for Kindle

Today is the last day to download In the End: Short Fiction by Lori Schafer for FREE for Kindle.

It was coming at last.

The end of all things.

All but the darkness…

Everything comes to an end. Lives and loves, joy and innocence, peoples and nations; nothing is spared. Even our own world must one day bid us farewell.

In this collection of short fiction, author Lori Schafer examines these ends – how they occur, why they occur, and what they mean to us when they do. Features author commentary on selected pieces.

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My Anxiety Wasn’t Real is FREE through 9/5!

My eBook My Anxiety Wasn’t Real: One Woman’s Experience with Mental Disorder is available FREE for Kindle on Amazon through Wednesday, September 5th.

Studies show that five percent of Americans are medically misdiagnosed in a given year, and that most Americans will be misdiagnosed at least once in their lifetime. It could happen to you, and it did happen to me. In My Anxiety Wasn’t Real, I describe how I was diagnosed with anxiety and was treated for it for nearly a year with no relief from my symptoms. That’s because I had been misdiagnosed – and you’ll be as shocked as I was to discover what the problem really was!

Have you had a similar experience of being misdiagnosed with anxiety? Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to hear your story, too!

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Last Day to Get “Waiting: A Story of Apocalypse” FREE for Kindle

Today is the last day to download Waiting: A Story of Apocalypse by Craig Reinhardt for FREE for Kindle.

This long short story was originally inspired by the History Channel program Life After People. The premise of the show is not to examine the potential causes of the end of humanity, but rather “what happens to the world we leave behind.”

It’s a fascinating program. It details the fates of our roads, our cities, our buildings, even our family pets and other creatures who depend upon us for a living. It quite often comes to the rather disturbing conclusion that in a pretty short space of planetary time – mere hundreds of years, not thousands – we will be completely forgotten by an Earth that may fare better without us. While in this story I ultimately chose not to focus on the mechanics of the destruction of the trappings of humanity, but rather on what it does to the main character, I think the former offers a world of interesting possibilities for post-apocalyptic literature and I look forward to returning to this subject in the near future.

“Waiting” tells the story of a middle-aged misanthrope who witnesses this degeneration, who lives long enough to see how quickly humanity can fail, how insufficient its infrastructure is in the case of a massive disaster. But what place is there for a person in a world without people?

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Heads of the Line: A Flash Memoir is FREE through Monday, 8/20

Ever dreamed of spending a summer working in Alaska? I did…until I actually got there and saw what it was really like!

My autobiographical short story / travel memoir Heads of the Line is FREE for Kindle through Monday, August 20th. Also includes “Funeral for Charlie”, a humorous real-life short story about a goldfish funeral gone awry.

Prefer the audiobook? It’s also available in audio on Audible, Amazon, and ITunes.

 

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Last Day to get Essays on Film FREE for Kindle

My eBook Essays on Film is FREE for Kindle on Amazon, today only! Features the following:

“On Viewing Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21″: The search for cinematic meaning in one of the most famous early German avant-garde films.

The Perfect Filmic Appositiveness of Jack Smith”: Impressions of the films of one of cinema’s most eccentric auteurs.

Prefer the audiobook? Essays on Film is also available in audio on Audible, Amazon, and ITunes.

 

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Squirrel Revolution! A Speculative Fiction Short Story is FREE through Monday

A small-town sheriff notices unusual behavior among the local squirrels in this whimsical look at the long-term evolutionary effects of human activities on our furry little neighbors. Available as a FREE Kindle download on Amazon through Monday, August 6th!

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Last Day to Get “In the End: Short Fiction by Lori Schafer” FREE for Kindle

Today is the last day to download In the End: Short Fiction by Lori Schafer for FREE for Kindle.

It was coming at last.

The end of all things.

All but the darkness…

Everything comes to an end. Lives and loves, joy and innocence, peoples and nations; nothing is spared. Even our own world must one day bid us farewell.

In this collection of short fiction, author Lori Schafer examines these ends – how they occur, why they occur, and what they mean to us when they do. Features author commentary on selected pieces.

In the End eBook 2