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Xanadu Collision
By Nicholas Sheffield
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sierra is charged with managing the closure of a cryogenics center - a place where dead people are suspended in the hope that a future civilization will revive them. Only Sierra is part of that future civilization, and technology hasn't progressed enough. She goes about her grim task with impassiveness until she stumbles across an intriguing file, and makes the fatal mistake of reading it.
Rod and Staff: A Short Story
By R.S. Guthrie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After the death of his estranged, teenage son, a man returns to the mountain stream of his beloved Wyoming to reconcile with a God he has long since forsaken. This is a story of staggering loss---of the guilt, anguish, and disbelief a parent feels when a wedge is driven between them and their son or daughter. It is a story of the irrevocable profoundness of loss when a child dies.
Tess and All Kinds
By Elaine Orr
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tess lives with Grandma Wilma now. Grandma manages a storage facility, and Tess watches people come and go. She places them in categories, and for a seven-year old she has some insightful thoughts.
Thoughts Left Unsaid
By Alex Exley
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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David and Phil, friends since college, have recently had rough patches in their marriages, including an affair. Though they’ve never been the type to discuss intimate personal problems, David feels the need to unburden himself to Phil. As they play pool and have a few beers, David recounts recent events in his life while wondering how much, if anything, he should tell his friend.
The 365-Day Writer’s Block Workbook (Volume 1)
By Morgen Bailey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,160. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Over a thousand sentence starts, three per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
The Spirit of Harlem
By Felicity Savage
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Shizuka Nishino, a young Japanese artist, is starving herself in a grotty Harlem apartment. When you've got love, who needs food? In an unwanted intervention, her brother's girlfriend, an American ex-artist, takes matters into her own hands. Her quest to save Shizuka's life brings the conflict between the two women to a head, and reveals the true cost of throwing away your dreams. 72 pages.
Bargain Basement
By Jeffra Hays
Price: Free! Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Her wants are few, though often many. She's always saving every penny.
Hear, O
By Jeffra Hays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
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In paraphrase of famous lines: And the old man lived with no other thought/ Than to love and be loved by Thee.
The Terminator of Love
By Ben Tanzer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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He's Baaaaack! Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction from Emmy winner Ben Tanzer.
Into the Oven
By Ian Isaro
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
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Faced with starvation, a father wonders if he can live with himself after abandoning his children. Hansel and Gretel are still so young and there are rumors of a witch stalking the woods. But witch and stepmother and father are not who they seem in this twisted version of the classic tale.
The Stoat
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Set in England, The Stoat is the story of a young man who joins a karate class for his own reasons. He develops a respect and love for his karate instructor. In the end, he must choose between friendship and revenge. The Stoat placed first in the Fiction Division of an annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition and was published in Story Magazine.
The Death of Beatrix Potter
By Candyce Byrne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A famous fictional world tumbles toward destruction as its author lies dying. What will happen to the characters never immortalized in a story?
Kafka's Hairbrush
By Stefano Boscutti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
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Someone's having a bad hair day. Anxious writer Franz K. waits for the pharmacy in Prague's old square to open so he can purchase a bottle of his favorite hair tonic. Why are they late? What is wrong with the clerk? Why can't he understand a word he says? "Kafka’s Hairbrush" is an analeptic literary love story. A little pick-me-up. Can the fretful writer ever settle his nerves?
Fight Club (Cities of the Dead)
By William Young
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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Garth and his friends had escaped to a vacation cabin in the woods after initially failing to halt the onslaught of the undead. They spent the winter honing their skills with swords and are eager to see if they can make a dent in the zombie apocalypse and maybe restart civilization. This is the fourteenth story in the series. A new story releases each week in the first months of 2012.
The Thrashing of Charley Little
By B Y Rogers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
For five intolerable years, Thomas Max never knew who raped his young wife. On a bright Sunday morning, sitting in the very chair she in which she died, the truth was cast upon him as certain as her fading shadow. An angry black man begins his short journey to revenge, taking the law and his life into his hands.
Summerland
By Geoffrey Kruse-Safford
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Saying goodbye is never easy. Summerland is the place Nick gets one last look at the ones he loves, getting a surprising sign that the time to go has come.
Within the Silence
By C S McClellan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“My master can do anything he wishes to his property; use me in any way that pleases him, even deprive me of life. But he cherishes me. Everything I am is of his making.” A master’s treatment of his pampered slave is challenged. A slave’s devotion is tested as the wheels of memory begin to turn. Long-hidden truths are revealed. Is it a gain or a loss? 16,000 word character study. Mature topics.
Brooklyn Bites: A Pickle & Carrot Cake
By Scott Stabile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The fifth and sixth stories in the Brooklyn Bites series, A Pickle & Carrot Cake look at the discomfort often caused by speaking the truth. In A Pickle, a woman pressures a man to reveal more about himself, but she is ultimately unable to handle what he reveals. In Carrot Cake, a woman prepares a Lebanese feast for her family and cannot begin to predict the uncomfortable reaction she elicits.
One
By Cristian Mihai
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
Shadows in the Darkness
By R. B. Baxter
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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When Jake goes fishing with his father and some friends, things don't turn out quite the way he thought they might.