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The Lie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Lie by Imogean Russ is about an eleven year old girl who is molested, around the same time a murder is committed in Tuscaloosa county. Her inability to deal with her father's death, with the love she has for a friend, prompts her to tell a lie. This lie turns her world upside down and inadvertently causes the untimely death of two individuals.
Book 13- Streets Paved with Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is set in the Kalahari Desert. The shaman of a Khoi Bushman clan sends young !Goab on a mission. A drought has been ravaging their community for three years and the survival of the family depends on the success of his mission. However, !Goab’s task is put at risk when he finds a bushman girl dying of thirst and hunger. Should he abandon his mission or rather leave her to die?
Book 12- Streets Paved with Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Cathy, a young woman of twenty three, moves house. She is overjoyed at owning her first flat. Her friends help her with the move. The place is warm and comfortable. However, soon after settling in, things start to go wrong and she suspect that someone is using witchcraft against her. Her only solution is to fight fire with fire.
One For You One For Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Two businessmen from Tanzania start a business that at first does not do as well as they would like. That is where Prof Moto Moto comes in. When he fails Prof Pima Moto takes over. But as they say when the hand gets tired, the shoulder takes over. The shoulder appears in the shape of Prof Zima Moto. So where does the albino child come into all this?
The Sheriff of Tesco
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Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
The Green Card
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Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
The Green Card is a story about what change meant in the life of a beautiful person, both inside and out, who the majority of her fellow beings ridiculed, bullied, and shunned for reasons too stupid to merit words.
A Blessing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rajeen lives in India, near the bustling streets of the Taj Mahal. The boy's deformity, a badly twisted leg, creates pity and allows him to make a living begging from the tourists. It is not a good life, but the only one Rajeen knows until an unlikely friendship with a wealthy American artist leads him to an open door and a decision that could change his life forever.
Book 10 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story is an “Aesop’s Fable” from the African bush. A greedy honey badger learns a lesson about the African tradition of “Ubuntu” or sharing. The second story, The Snoek Run, is a sketch about the west coast fishermen and the lives they lead. Snoek are a type of fish related to the mackerel sometimes growing up to two meters in length.
From Haiti to Guinee' on the Immamou - A Tale of Redemption
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Haiti, Tropical Paradise or Hell? I wrote this Haitian Folk Tale to illuminate the roll of the loa, nature spirits, in supporting the Haitian People in a continuing desperate struggle for survival in a seductive, but very dangerous part of the world. The book is illustrated with photographs of a Haitian themed sculpted wall hanging made of flamed copper sheeting.
Book 9 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first story, a young Xhosa woman is busy cleaning her father’s grave when a stranger appears, claiming that her father is buried in the grave. The confusion is a problem not only for the two women but also for the ancestors. In the second story, a hero in the struggle for freedom is awarded a medal. This gives him an opportunity to reflect on whether his sacrifice was worth it.
Book 8 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These two stories continue the African theme. The first is a love story set in Cape Town during the Minstrel Carnival. The carnival is a 100-year old festival amongst the coloured community where minstrel bands compete for trophies. The second is a bitter-sweet story about the scourge of AIDS. A benevolent employer teaches her gardener how to drive, with unforeseen consequences.
Book 7 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These two short stories continue the African theme. The first story is about a ladies’ savings club, a characteristic feature of urban, working-class black women. The story is light and humorous. The second is darker in tone. The story is about young, Zulu country boy seeking his fortune in the big city. It is an African version of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”.
Book 6 Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These two short stories continue the African theme. The first story is about an eight year old Zulu herd boy looking after his family’s cattle. It is based on a children’s nursery rhyme: “Mother Caught a Flea”. The tone of the second story is darker. It chronicles the life of a young woman torn between traditional Zulu culture and a western value system.
Shooter
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this story, the ancient, irrational, yet still compelling rite by which a community atones for its sins by punishing a scapegoat, continues to be invoked in the most off-handed, and even innocent ways. From a goat banished to a wilderness to Christ crucified on a cross, the same cruel process continues to be a sinister, almost invisible, and yet very much accepted part of civilized life.
Colorful Us
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Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
(3.00 from 1 review)
This book comprises of some reasons behind the celebration of the festival of colors. Our culture is filled with festivals. This is my sincere attempt to cover maximum festivals that we celebrate at my place. My poems are very close to my life and also live of many in this world.
The Menu: More Than Just A List
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Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A paper of a mock restaurant designed to engender critique.
Beyond the Crossing
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Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In 'Beyond the Crossing', Liz and her partner Martin, lived together in Melbourne in the early 1970s. Nearly everyone was attending antiwar protests and smoking dope in dimly lit folk clubs. They found they had inadvertently joined the rat race and decided to move to outback Australia and work in an Aboriginal community. It changes their lives forever.
Tin Universe Monthly 2014 Extra Stuff In April Special
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Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
For a long time the subject of Beyond Humans has been one that for the most part has been a stable stance across the world but that’s about to change in big ways. Also Canadian sisters in a small town.
Sidi's Cause
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Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Sidi returns to his village only to learn that an abusive archaic tradition against women, that has existed for ages still exists. His Father and uncle ask him to play part in the abuse. He is furious, angry and distraught by this but does not know how to act.