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A Vignette for Rashkah
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Blossom Falls
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“A blossom detached and flew higher in the wind. Then it spun further from the tree and began to fall. Ennis saw it, dropped his hand weeder, and began to run. Why he ran for the blossom, he couldn’t have said. Only that the sudden tug in his heart was so strong he could do nothing else.” So begins a short and powerful meditation on life by the author of "Toy Car Dialectic" and others.
Light Tower Power
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
The Magic Wagon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,560. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
When the Magic Wagon comes to town, folks get a genuine medicine show that includes a wrestling ape, fancy shooting, and a peek at the petrified body of Wild Bill Hickok himself. They also get bottles of a whiskey-laced elixir to drown their aches and pains. Old Albert drives the wagon, a rawboned youngster named Buster Fogg does the odd jobs, and "champion" trick shooter Billy Bob Daniels.
A Sad, Sad Symphony
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
Francisc Goyer is obsessed with the idea of creating a masterpiece - a symphony that will grant him immortality. He's struggling to find meaning and direction, to find that elusive higher purpose he feels he's destined for.
Quarrelsome Fools
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by Twin Trinity Media (TTM). Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Sometimes in life, the little things get in the way of the things that should really matter. This is the story of what can happen when the little things become too important in a person's life.
From Lookout
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Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short Fiction. In this oblique psychological study, a woman contemplates her ruined life somewhere in the mountains of Appalachia. Fragmented thoughts bring a contemporary rhythm to her narrative voice (at once stark and lyrical) as she leaves home, making her way toward an altogether darker place.
Destitution Intensified
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
War-torn Germany after the war and the invasion of the British.
Life Cycles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,320. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Collected mainstream short stories, 1999-2011. Tilting at windmills in the twenty-first century. A dying woman's surprising final wish. The unlikely connections between a Manchester woman and a 17th century Renaissance man. A chance encounter on a motorway. A woman allergic to the modern world.
El León
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Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Baseball fans, has your team ever had a closer you just couldn't stand? Meet El León.
Days of Fancy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Fiction is intrinsically attached to life as a spider’s web is attached to the top corner of a threshold of a house; that is probably a superficial connectivity, a light holding, but also real and true. This work focuses on the life and drama of William Grander, the protagonist, and his family: the way they saw life, sin and virtue, and the stand they take to protect their views .
August Twitpoems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In August 2009 I published one Twitter poem per day (except one) for an entire month. Sorry, I forgot that day. Still, as a part of a six-month long Twitter poems experiment, August Twitpoems rock harder and louder than all the rest. Even in their quiet humility.
The Lily
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
After a car accident a woman visits her seriously injured daughter in hospital.
De lelie
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Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: Dutch. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Na een verkeersongeval bezoekt een vrouw haar zwaargewonde dochter in het ziekenhuis.
The Dragon in my Shadow
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Dragon in my Shadow is a short tale of office politics and betrayal, which shows that some childhood things can mature into adulthood with us. It was originally published in An Anthology of Dragons and is just over 5,000 words long.
Nathan, the Buttercups are Blooming
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Short Story Speculative Fiction ~ Nathan Bradford is a prosperous man who always provided well for his wife Esther and their eight children. Now blind with glaucoma, he listens with helpless fury as his beloved wife lies dying while his children respond in their individual ways to the evolving crisis they all feel helpless to prevent. Will Nathan change the seemingly inevitable course of events?
Dismantle
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A week is a long time in politics. In diary format, one political candidate chronicles his drastic change of fortune as he goes from the potential Prime Minister to a pariah within his own party.
Bad Romance (Seven Deadly Sins): Walkthrough
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
The Bad Romance Anthology is a pop culture inspired short story collection, which links star-crossed lovers to each of the seven deadly sins. In this promotional eBook, Jess C Scott talks about the themes and inspirations behind her (unintentionally satirical) project. GENRE: Education (Reference / Commentary) * * * LENGTH: 5,400 Words * * * By author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott
Naked Heat: Walkthrough
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Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
The Naked Heat Anthology by Jess C Scott is a collection of incubus and succubus stories. Naked Heat: Walkthrough is a freebie mini compilation. In this promotional eBook, Jess talks about the themes and inspirations behind her incubus/succubus themed project. GENRE: Education (Reference / Commentary) * * * LENGTH: 5,500 Words * * * By author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott
The Undiscovered Country
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,210. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Past and present are intertwined in the life of a writer as his ghost looks back and revisits scenes from his childhood and youth. He relives past love affairs and reviews his successes and failures. As he watches the destinies of old friends and lovers now inexorably unfolding beyond his control, he takes a fresh look at the part he played in their lives.