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The Birthday by Ingrid Christensen
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Harriet is in denial over her daughter turning sixteen. She does everything to avoid accepting the day finally arriving - including unwittingly casting a spell. Realising her mistake and in desperation she tries to fix what is no longer in her hands.
Poems to Read, Enjoy and Learn by Shashikant Nishant Sharma
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is a sample collection of poems by renowned poet Shashikant Nishnat Sharma, who has written scores of poems in English, Hindi, Bhojpuri and Urdu. His many collections of books have got published and we are happy to bring out his eBooks for the readers through SmashWords. His poetry has such a wide spectrum of coverage that you will surely find some of them best suited for you.
Potter of the Souls--A Short Story by Tabatha Deans
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Faced with spending the remainder of his days in a depressing nursing home, Luke spends his time yearning for the eternal nap, and the day he will once again see the love of his life.
A Letter to Brody by R.S. Guthrie
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a letter, written in lieu of a eulogy by a grieving father to his son, who died at two months of age from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is a heartfelt tribute, meant to resonate with any parent who has lost a child; a beacon, perhaps---a suggestion of light and hope within the maelstrom of unimaginable, devastating loss.
Footprints in the Snow by Jennifer McMurrain
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Julie and her young daughter, Emily, find themselves with no place to go on a blizzardy Christmas Eve. How will Julie keep Emily's innocence intact while fighting for their very survival?
The Old Schoolhouse by Noelle Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story of an evocative visit to an old country schoolhouse. Tender memories are recalled and serve as a contrast to our modern age. One person in particular , stands out, The Master. A person gifted with empathy and humor, he gives the old schoolhouse its singular identity.
Dirt by Paul Corusoe
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
A rodent is beautified in crucifixion, a wayward rocket skews to destruction, and an ancient predator lurks in our archetypal memories -- all at a summer night's baseball game.
Meet a Jerk, Get to Work, How to Write Villains and the Occasional Hero by Jaqueline Girdner
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
An article by USA Today Bestselling author Jaqueline Girdner on how to find your fiction characters and settings in everyday life.
story behind story: Blackout by K.G. Deloas
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by LogosMythos Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
On Thursday, September 8th, 2011, at 3:38 pm, the lights went out. Zap. Just like that. The power outage stretched from south Orange County to as far east as Arizona’s Yuma, digging well south into Mexico. It affected seven million people. Authorities raced to restore power. People set up block parties. Neighbors met neighbors. Some of us sought a quiet night. And a little inspiration.
Ireland Calling Me Home Sonnets by Susanna C. Mahoney
Price: Free! Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a narrative of the lost sonnets of the Irish poets of the 1800's and additional Irish cultures with links for readers to investigate on their own.
James Joyce Reincarnated: The WordGuru, Glen Kealey by Don A Lashomb
Price: Free! Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism(5.00 from 1 review)
In Canada there lives a most interesting man whose creativity, radical use of language, strange themes and wide range of thought are comparable only to James Joyce in his late period. But what is the difference and the value of Joyce having been a playful, literary author rather than a serious, deadpan guru? This study investigates.
Inconsiderate inconsideration by Inad Vertently, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 250. Language: British English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
Inconsiderate inconsideration By Inad Vertently Jr. "a flock of words .... .... probably better as herds" Loosely in the category of: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature. :)
To the Angel of the Church in the Place Called America by T. C. Radcliff
Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 1 review)
What would it be like if an angel of the Lord showed up in every church in America with a letter from God and said, "Read it!"? Do you think He would be pleased with us? Probably not. This 5000 word essay/booklet was given to the author in dreams. Does it really show what God thinks of us? Pastors, ministers, and evangelists will find it to be great food for thought and sermon material.
Espejismo Fractal by Lilia Morales y Mori
You set the price! Words: 24,830. Language: Spanish. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Lilia Morales y Mori nos invita a un apasionante viaje por los senderos de la literatura abordando con gran acierto diferentes estilos literarios: Poesía. Haikú. Tanka. Soneto. Décima. Cuento y Ensayo. Aunque la propuesta literaria abarca las inquietudes y sentimientos de los seres humanos. Es en el terreno de lo abstracto, del cosmos y del universo, el contexto en el que se fundamenta la obra.
Lost in the Desert (essay) by Tarla Kramer
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: Australian English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes in life you get through one grief when another is dumped on you, and it can feel like you are wandering through the desert unable to find the way out.
The Saga of Peabody and Other True Life Adventures by Sherry Chadwell
Price: Free! Words: 27,080. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
A wild raven learns to trust the author and her husband. A bat flies in to gently take moths from a child's fingers. A mother warbler perches on the author's thumb to feed its babies held in the palm of her hand. A foundling baby pack rat grows up with the family and is gradually returned to his natural home in the woods. These are just a few of the tales found within these pages.