OUT NOW! Tales From Captivity

Tales From Captivity by [Nikolai Vladivostok]

15 short stories to trouble your soul

A Japanese labourer seeks solitude in a room that reeks of death. A scuba instructor volunteers for a bizarre experiment. Judas preaches his own gospel. Chinese scientists clash in a grim, winner-takes-all struggle. An outback miner’s attempt to raise money to return home ends in chaos. An old, African freedom fighter plots a daring murder. A kidnapped billionaire escapes across the remote highlands of Taiwan.

Each story takes unexpected turns.

A review from Deacon Blues:

Tales From Captivity introduces you to scenarios which, while fantastic, are only one or two steps away from real life. It is these tiny little patches to the fabric of reality that lead to profound consequences. In it are placed normal, real, fallible human characters, and things unfold in unexpected ways. For almost all of these stories the ending was not what I predicted. Even in the most harrowing moments, I was captivated, and read on . . .

Tales From Captivity is aptly named, macabre, entertaining, and well worth your time and money.

You can read the first story on Amazon’s free preview:

Tales From Captivity is also available on every other platform.

I’ve enabled this book to be shared via PDF. Feel free to do this so long as it’s a good faith effort to spread my work to your friends, no money is involved, and you encourage the recipients to post a review.

Thanks to Lemmiwinks, Deacon Blues and SR for their eagle eyes in spotting errors and for other feedback.


  1. luisman · November 27

    Reblogged this on Nicht-Linke Blogs.


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  5. Hesse Kassel · November 29

    Ok. I didn’t even steal it.
    Wouldn’t it be great though if there was a seller which didn’t make the customer run through a maze of log ins and such, then admit that I need a particular app to read it etc. Instead, just send the file. I would direct all my business to them immediately.
    Or maybe it already exists but I don’t know about it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Nikolai Vladivostok · November 29

      I could set up my own store and do that but it always seems like too much trouble.


    • lemmiwinks · November 30

      I bought the dead tree version (x2, one as a gift). Same logins and data mining bullshit to actually complete the purchase, but at least they can’t decide to delete it from “my” device. Besides, I much prefer reading a book over reading a screen.

      Liked by 1 person

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