Fiction » Literature » Sports

The Prospect
By
Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
"The Prospect" is a short story about the longing and passion for an unrealized dream. Austin Colt is a pitching phenom who struggles to adapt when his baseball career doesn’t go as planned.
Il mistero della racchetta perduta - Ping-Pong
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: Italian. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General
Ci sono l’estate, il mare e il vento. E i venti sono quelli buoni, le brezze leggere. Il racconto parla della parabola della vita: la coglie nel punto in cui comincia a salire verso l’alto e la fa incontrare col punto in cui comincia a scendere verso il basso. Una magia possibile per chi sa raccontare, ed Enzo Pettinelli la racconta attraverso la straordinaria metafora del ping-pong.
Carl’s Hat Wins Marathon: a short story
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
At age ninety-two, the last surviving player from Super Bowl XXI in 1987, Carl decides to win the New York Marathon or die trying. And that’s exactly what he does. In front of the world’s cameras, he crashes to the ground, finished. But his hat doesn’t stay finished. Runner after runner picks it up and relays it to the front-runners, where a battle of epic proportion ensues to get Carl’s hat acro
Goalie Interference
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Hockey goalie Tarah 'TJ' Elliot is too busy stopping pucks to go looking for love. When her friend Natalie sets her up through Madame Eve's 1 Night Stand service, she grudgingly agrees to go. Her ultimate fantasy comes true when Scott Alarid, one of the top scorers in the league, shows up at her hotel room. Hockey player TJ can't possibly spend a night with him, but Tarah certainly can.
Anasazi Runner: a novel of identity and speed
By
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,000. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Sean, a gifted runner, inherited only one thing from his mother, a mysterious carved amulet with three haunting faces. He doesn’t understand why, but when he carries it, he runs faster and feels closer to his unknown ancestors. With the help of the amulet and his former high school running coach, he begins to train for an audacious attempt to make history.
Out of It
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Michael O’Leary’s cult 1980s cricket novel Out of It. The novel, which is possibly the only literary cricket novel published in New Zealand, features the beige New Zealand one-day side of the 1986/87 season and is a satirical celebration of that period. New Zealand's team plays on Eden Park, Auckland, against an international invitation Out of It XI featuring famous rock stars, writers & artists.
World Series, A Cub Fan's Adventure, Book One: Evers
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,410. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Evers is a lifelong Cub fan. He and his brothers are named after Cub players and unfortunately share "The Curse" that follows the team: they never win anything. Evers enters a contest to win a position with the Cubs. Can he break The Curse? Can the Cubs break The Curse? Follow Evers on a Cub fan's adventure and see if he can unlock that savory but elusive brew called "Victory".
Cool As A Cucumber
By
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
"He's as cool as a cucumber." It fit. Kenneth Cary Coulson was as calm and self-possessed as any rookie pitcher that I had ever seen. With the playoffs on the line, Cucumber was called to pitch. With his dad and his girl friend watching, Coulson calmly reared back and threw two blazing fast balls. What happened next shocked everyone, including me in the press box.
Minor League Misfits
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
The Walker City Silver Sox are not even close to being a team. They are in fact a collection of talented individuals, each of whom has a common goal in mind...to make it to the show. With that in mind, lace up those spikes, (if they still fit), dust off that ditty bag, and get your butt out there on the field with a bunch of misfits who are strapped with a girl for a second baseman.
After the Great Muskie Hunt
By
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Please be advised that this is a short story (4,000 words). When his father loses his job, a young painter offers to take him fishing for muskellunge, a barracuda-like freshwater fish, at Big Eagle Lake, in Ontario, Canada. From the award-winning author of Gospel Truths; The God Machine; The Wave; The Wall Street Murder Club; Kiss Me, I'm Dead; and Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher.
The Loss
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A bittersweet story of a man remembering his late father.
Punchdrunk
By
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-welterweight contender Johnny Mullane can hook off the jab with either hand and recite Shakespeare while backpedaling from an opponent. But he can’t stop drinking. Facing a hungry Mexican slugger half his age, Mullane begins his comeback. Recalling the teachings of his venerable departed trainer, Mullane discovers new meaning in his life.
Boys look at the Stars - Ping-Pong
By
Price: Free! Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
It is not only ping-pong or table-tennis. It is an adventure lived by children, through their way of being. Love, cruelty, the story of the great table-tennis champions from all the world, stimulates their creativity. This tale is written in the style of a novel. The story has really happened. Dreams, reality, goals morality, the search of oneself, are the igredients.
This One Belongs to the Reds
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
Helmets Do Not Expand With Heads
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you ever wondered what NFL players were actually thinking between plays? With so many suffering head injuries, it's a shame that helmets don't expand with heads... this would surely help them think more clearly...
Rounding Third
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,850. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Marisol is struggling to find her niche as a Latina newcomer in a small community. She acquires a series of successes but finds her position as a beloved softball coach under constant threat by the powers that be in the community. The consequences of "thinking like a woman," as one character says, force her to adjust her goals and dreams.
Winns and Losses
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
NFL safety Marty Winn faces every parent's worst nightmare when his daughter Brooke is diagnosed with cancer. While winning on the field, away from football Marty and his family face the growing prospect of agonizing personal loss. As his family and his football team look to him for leadership, Marty learns that faith in God means accepting both wins, and losses.
Countdown to Kickoff: A Short Story about College Sports in Our Times
By
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Anticipation is running high for the opening of football season, but things are not what they seem. Technology, economics, and social norms intersect to create a new phenomenon in the wacky world of college football.
I ragazzi guardano le Stelle - Ping-Pong
By
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: Italian. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Non è solo ping-pong o tennistavolo. È un’avventura vissuta dai bambini, attraverso il loro modo d’essere. L’amore, la crudeltà e la storia dei più grandi campioni di tennistavolo del passato e di oggi, stimolano la loro creatività. Il libro è scritto con lo stile del romanzo. La storia è realmente accaduta. Sogni, realtà, obbiettivi, morale, ricerca di se stessi, sono gli ingredienti.
Caught Offside
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ramon Castillo, world famous soccer player and international playboy has been brought low by a career-ending injury. After the humiliation of a shattered leg at the World Cup final, he has spent a year enduring surgeries and painful therapies, the last three months of which are at the Castillo resort in Las Vegas under the watchful eye of his cousin...