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Confucius Jade
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009 by Dudley Court Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
An enigmatic jade carving links the present-day descendants of Confucius with three of the world's wealthiest men, each of whom covets the priceless jade for its promise of long life and redemption. A Japanese pearl magnate, an Arabian oil sheik and an American media mogul find their destinies entwined with the Kong family in this epic tale of tradition, treachery and transcendence.
The Love of a Silver Fox: Folk Tales from Seki CIty
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Price: Free! Words: 55,490. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The collection of Seki City folktales called “The Love of a Silver Fox” became very popular in Seki when originally published in Japanese. Readership and popularity has since spread. This collection was created by local writers who have studied the legends, old tales and fairy tales about and relating to Seki.
Non-Birthday Short Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(3.00 from 1 review)
short story about a geeky computer guy whose cat gives him the right message
The Dollshop on Gogo Row
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Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 91,330. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Within a context of story, with humor, drama and action, the mysterious economics of Thailand are examined, as are the beliefs and motivators of both locals and expats.
Fever: The Coldness of Fever (Book V)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 63,390. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
The Birds Colony
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Price: Free! Words: 34,170. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
‘The Birds Colony’ is a metaphorically presented account of years spent in service to a believed-to-be enlightened guru. It is about cult mentality, corruption, bullying, sex and misuse of donated funds all in the name of declared spirituality & charity. This story is a must read for all those who want to get involved in any ashram, or are considering contributing substantial funds to its charity.
Balls (September 1981)
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Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A short story, complimentary to The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, based on actual events, set two years later. Jude and Su have got embroiled in violent civil conflict that threatens to tear New Zealand-Aotearoa apart. Of course NZ being NZ it could only be about Rugby!
GIT: Selfie
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Series: GITT, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you been taking pictures of yourself in the bathroom again? If so, don't let Mr. Git catch you or else he will give you a stern lecture. Both girls and boys worry about the way they look, which is okay, but when does it go too far? Mr. Git gives you his unique outlook on the situation and chucks a bit of humour in for good measure. Can you handle Mr. Git?
Vengeance
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Price: Free! Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Life for the Jews of 1983 Lodz is difficult and dangerous, but when Katrina finds a book hidden deep within an ancient temple, she discovers the words of magic that bring forth the Golem to protect her.
True Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
For the first time in English, new writers from Mozambique describe what love and relationships can be like in their culture. What happens to Makalanjombo, whose name means "unlucky in love"?
Zipangu, Year of the Dog 1274: The Second Wave
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Price: Free! Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Set in Zipangu (ancient Japan) at the time of the first Mongol invasion, The Second Wave is the story of Chen who survives the typhoon sent by sun-goddess Amaterasu to protect the island chain. Washed up on a beach and close to death, he is rescued by monks from the nearby temple. He evades capture by adapting to life among them until the time of the second invasion.
Kyrgyz Legends
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Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Four legends from the beautiful land of Kyrgyzstan: Legend about Lake Issyk Kul; Legend about the Burana Tower; Legend about the Santash Pass and Legend about Tash Rabat.
City Stories
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Series: Anthology, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 11,640. Language: British English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Love, terror and 21st century life! From the heart of cosmopolitan Liverpool come nine thrilling views of modern living. Blood-drinkers, killers and secrets. Old sorrows and new beginnings. The light and dark of human life set against the glittering backdrop of a reinvigorated city. City Stories. Tales of life today.
La Tutayegua
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A young boy growing up in Kansas City's West Side in the 1980s meets the mysterious creature known as La Tutayegua.
Hiroko's Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young girl, blessed by the Haru-Dori, fights to save her village from the dreaded Tempest. The village is spared, but the young girl lay dying. Her Daruma doll, filled with life, sets off to find someone to save his lady.
Native American Herbal Remedies
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Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00 from 1 review)
Native American herbal remedies is the story of a young Maliseet Indian girl named Mary, living on a small reservation in Houlton, Maine, learned about natural cures. Before the white man came, her ancestors, used natural cures found in trees, herbs, and wild plants such as onion and milkweed to ease the pain or symptoms of their most common ailments.
A Sunday Market Seller
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Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the second collection of 17 stories in My Other Shorts & Formal Tales. A Sunday country market is livened up by a gate-crashing, old lady. A fiercely independent migrant, Polish WW2 survivor from out of town. She wants to set up to sell a range of memorabilia, home cooking and sweets. Immediately charming the regular stall-holders with stories and skills. She has other skills; unrevealed.
Mateo's Map
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Price: Free! Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
In the 1980s, a Tzotzil native from the Mexican highlands leaves his family to search for work in the US and finds that crossing the treacherous border leads to an unexpected friendship.
The Ink Beneath
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Price: Free! Words: 310. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Not all tattoos are art.The past is with us always. Sometimes it's tattooed into our skin. The sins of history leave marks just like a tattoos.
The Night Jasmine
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Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of poetry, inspired by the sights, sounds, flavours, aromas, textures and experiences of life in Thailand. Illustrated with photographs.