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Yankee Determinism
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Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
"To Whom It May Concern…You will be escorted off these premises between midnight and dawn on the…" Naturally they weren’t giving him long to decide or prepare; they never got push-back. But, then, he wasn’t like everyone else. Even so, he still had to consider the three teens he was grandfather, and now, father to. He'd gotten his fill of war long ago, apparently the sheriff hadn't. So be it.
"Three" if by Fire
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Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Writing about container-gardening was bad enough, but now Yoshi Pratt, 26, has to endure Inauguration Day (in the sure-to-be-swarming City on the Potomac) with an obnoxious female boss who’s the embodiment of something his grandfather always calls “The Peter Principle.” Yeah, he'd dreamed of political-journalism, but dirt, weeds, and unwelcome planter-pests wasn't sounding all that bad today.
Take Two and Call Me in the Morning
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Hereford Bolton was just happy to finally get a job. I mean, he had a bunch of school loans to pay, not to mention a basement to escape. (Probably never heard that one before!)The realities of not holding out for a better employment deal have been sinking in with a vengeance lately. Something's gotta give...
Interview with an alien
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You set the price! Words: 38,600. Language: Simple English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is a story of abduction where one gives a long dialogue with an alien. It is a narrative telling the true history of mankind. Explains all the facts that we find incomprehensible, enigmatic and mysterious. Since the dawn of human history, as they monitor the journalistic facts. Clarifies the Pyramids, Stone Ranges, Macho Picchu, Atlantis, Mesopotamia, Mayans and much more.
Impossible Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Khrystiana has always been different. Even Death and the other gods have noticed. At 16 the wheels of Fate begin to turn swifter, and now she may begin to learn what she is meant for.
Fear Of Living
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Why would a man with numerous serious illnesses tell his counselor that he's not afraid to die--he's more afraid he's going to live?
The Serpent's Sage
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,570. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
During the unusually hot summer of l964, in the small, North Carolina coastal town of Sally's Beach, a spoiled young boy finds himself fascinated by the bizarre spiritual beliefs of an elderly black woman performing as a snake-eater at the county fair, and risks his life and his own beliefs in trying to rescue her from the degrading life as a side-show freak.
The Devil's Truth
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A holiday to Spain. Sun, sea, sex. Happy times with your family. But when the Devil himself is involved, nothing ever goes to plan.
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Series: 46. Ascending. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,250. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alex once walked away from a rare ability to warp time. Now, he needs to relearn the skill quickly. To protect his daughter he must stop the school he teaches at from turning the clock backwards to an era of white supremacy. An old friend needs Alex to solve an ancient mystery. Both are possible, but only if Alex can learn to control his temporal talents before he runs out of time.
Earth Dance
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Earth Dance, the story of four generations of Balinese women, centers on conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires.Narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties, the novel shows Balinese women—as depicted by her mother, grandmother and female peers—to be motivated by two factors: the yearning to be beautiful, and the desire for a high-caste husband.
Chronicle 2016
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Series: Chronicle, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Michael Simms. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this third year's worth of entries from a diary stored on a futuristic recording device, world politics will take centre stage. Nobody knows if it is a work of fiction or a true record of how things happened, and will happen. By reading the diary, some things may have already begun to change, and the future is not what it was. But it could be that this is how it would have been.
The Suddenly Single Series: Hero
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Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The entire country was riveted by the events that transpired that day. It was September 11, 2001, and the Twin Towers in New York City were coming down. The impact of that fateful day is played out for Gayle Simmons in this installment of The Suddenly Single Series.
Arms and the Lady
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,130. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Junior editor Ainslie ‘Lee' James is intrigued about meeting the author of the impressive novel she is working on, and when Mike Mainwaring walks into her office there is immediately a spark between them.
Shanghai Dancing
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A "fictional autobiography," Shanghai Dancing is a dazzling meditation on identity, language and disorientation that combines photographs and written images in the style of W.G. Sebald. The winner of some of Australia's top literary prizes, Shanghai Dancing has been praised by its judges as "a work of major significance [that] challenges our expectations of storytelling..."
Faster James Faster
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Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Is there a deeper motherly pain than having your child stolen and eaten by something ten times your size? And why does life need death to live? These quasi-fictional ruminations of a modern day Thoreau navigates all over the angst map.
American Value
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A war vet defends his wife when his home is threatened.
Exhaust
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When death is the only option. A short story by Judas Wilkinson.
Unconquered Son
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Series: The Imperial Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,230. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013 by Realms of Varda. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Empire threatens to collapse. As enemies multiply, a young man from the Empire's hinterlands grudgingly heads to Imperial City and finds himself at the center of the fight to save the country he loves. What follows is a tale of desert queens and legionaries, of mad girls with great gifts and scheming highborn ladies, of gods both human and divine, that will transform the world forever.
Thief
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Series: Science Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A thief in the future has extraordinary complications during a burglary.
PLACES; Eight Place Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
These stories explore the relationship between physical places and the lives of people in them or affected by them. The places – an abandoned factory, a lonely beach in winter, an old water tank, a beer joint, a cemetery and others – elicit all kinds of responses from all kinds of characters. Different stories are funny, creepy, sad, heart-warming, subtly erotic. All are thought-provoking.