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The Time Travelling Planner: Tales of Jimmy MacDonald
By Jon Dziadyk
Price: Free! Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Can a single naïve urban planner change the direction of growth for an entire city? Maybe if he travels back in time to meet Jane Jacobs – he very well might have that opportunity. This is the tale of Jimmy MacDonald who grows up overnight and finds himself in a very different Toronto than he thought he knew. What will he do?
GIT: Selfie
By Marc Corn
Series: GIT, 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?
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By Melissa Field
Price: Free! Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is two pieces of fiction and two pieces of non-fiction. They are set on two different continents. The first is Antarctica and the second is Holland. I worked in Antarctica for six months as a dishwasher. Later on I lived in Holland for a year and a half. The corresponding fiction pieces are excerpts that they inspired in my book The Good Luck Knot.
La goutte
By Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: French. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Durant le XXe siècle, un climat de "Far West" animait souvent les contrées du sud de la Normandie, particulierement le Bocage et le Domfrontais. Le sport national était la fraude. En fait, les bouilleurs de cru pensaient qu'ils ne faisaient que récupérer ce que l'Etat leur volait. Voici l'histoire cocasse de mait' Ducreux et de la mère Fatou.
City Stories
By Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Series: Anthology, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 11,640. Language: Commonwealth 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.
One Night, Nine Months, and Thirty-Three Years Later
By J Vergara
Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Everybody has a secret to tell. But if someone else’s secret unfolds before another’s eyes, what is one to do?
A Sunday Market Seller
By John Muir
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.
Balls (September 1981)
By Mac Dyson
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!
Return, Return!
By Garden Urthark
Price: Free! Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Garden Urthark’s Return, Return! is a love story about a young, wealthy man who, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, marries a beautiful deaf woman.
Mermaids
By John Mack
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Short story. A man returns to the aboriginal community where he first learned the indigenous legend of the mermaids.
Marking Time
By Sven Svenson
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Worlds collide at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, one chill, rainy night in Aberdeen.
'Of Pipers and Pigs'
By Brad OH
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
‘Of Pipers and Pigs’, tells of an individual dealing with social and political uncertainties. It’s about a man watching big things happening, while simultaneously questioning his own role in the events. After all, it’s an important thing for everyone to consider their role in the world, and what they can best do to improve things.
Requiem: Cloud of thoughts that rained ink unto paper.
By Amr Moneib
Price: Free! Words: 17,630. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Requiem is a book about the life in Egypt. A compilation of short stories and articles about people who abuse religion, women and principles for their own benefit.
Thophile à Rome
By Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: French. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Recueillie au XXe siècle à Saint Cornier des Landes, cette historiette se contait dans le bocage normand durant le siècle précédant. La langue normande de cette région y est savoureuse. Elle est cependant compréhensible.
Gas d'Falaise
By Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: French. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Falaise, au XVIIIe siècle, on ne se souciait guère de Guillaume le Conquérant, l'enfant du pays. Les préoccupations de l'époque étaient plus modestes. Il en résulte un petit conte aux dialogues truculents sonnant bien la langue normande.
Legend of the Salmarine
By Carlton Goode
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Riveting tale of animal love and its consequences. (Safe for children.)
The Cook's House
By A. Vernon Richmond
Price: Free! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in the rural Mississippi Delta of the 1950s, The Cook's House is the story of a privileged white boy growing up with the synergism of his family, his small community, and a colored lady, the cook. As a boy would, he took for granted her kindness and the richness of her wisdom. She was his unconditional champion and became a lifetime companion in his heart.
Raven's Eye View
By Kimberly Bird
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
ravens eye view is a first nations story about the creator and its companion the raven. the raven is sent out to find the perfect space where life could flourish. as the raven sits back and waits for the creator to form the stars and planets in new galaxies, a newborn planet becomes vulnerable to the very sky that is suppose to protect it from explosions of space birthing.
Chattanooga In Black & White
By A. L. Gates
You set the price! Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Two talented teenage boys deal with growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the shadow of Lookout Mountain, Travis & Willie deal with the old ways while creating new traditions. The two boys come to grips with what is and is not important.
University Challenge in the 23rd Century
By Mark Lambert
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: British English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The near to distant future as seen through the questions on a quiz program.