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Book 18- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is set in the 1960s. A Scottish family farms near the Nkandla Forest in Zululand where the final battle of the Zulu uprising of 1906 took place. The family has a connection with the rebellion as their grandfather was in command of the force which put down the rebels. The rebel leader Bambatha was never caught. His ghost is believed to haunt the forest. Do you believe in ghosts?
Christmas Stories: or What Christmas Means to Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
On that most special time of year, it is time to read some heartwarming stories by the fire, and hope we don't set the house on fire. Five stories and an essay.
Book 17- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first short story, a child hitches a ride on the fishmonger’s cart. His parents are frantic with worry over his disappearance. The portrait of childhood innocence is set against the background of the political disturbances of the day where coloured people were forcibly removed from “white suburbs”. The second story is an African version of Shakespeare’s play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Night the Old Man Kicked the Bucket
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Howard Johnson, a widower, and Honus McDaniels, a bachelor, both live alone in their own respective cabins near a place called Flintlock Mountain. Their daily lives are still filled with awe, as the summer heat rolls into the Pemigewasset. Nearby dwells yet another old man, who seems to be in serious decline.
Tin Universe Monthly? #19
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It's sort of a flash fiction document thingee so.... How do you write a description about that?
Book 16- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story is loosely based on African folklore. The Crocodile Queen rules over a unique tribe whose centuries old culture is disturbed by the intrusion of the modern world. The second story is set on a remote farm during the Anglo-Boer war of 1899. The family hosts a tramp on his way from the coast. When a Boer Commando arrives, it is the tramp who is abducted, not the farmer.
Form Follows Function
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Series: Computer User Fiction ยท All Earnest Long's Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Imagine you get a computer and you want to do something on it, perhaps using your word processor and spreadsheet software. This is what someone does is this story, they print a form to fill in every day of their own data, they data enter it and analyse it to make scientific discoveries or improve their own life. Sounds like research but he had not training in doing research. Time will tell if anyt
Book 15- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This sketch chronicles life on the streets in the big city as seen through the eyes of two street vendors. The informal economy is, for many people, the only way to survive. However, two middle-aged women, Lebo and Dimpho, discover that having a powerful friend can also be useful in the battle for survival.
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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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. 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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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. 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.