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William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: Free! Words: 37,730. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's problem play "Measure for Measure." People who read this version first will find it much easier to understand the language of the original play.
The Great and Powerful, Brave Raideen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Second-grader William enjoyed the sanctity of his room, surrounded by his toys. In his room, he was safe from Randy, the bully at school. William schemed about what he would do to get back at Randy with his favorite toy, a Shogun Warrior called Brave Raideen. William was convinced that Brave Raideen had the answer to his problem; he would show Randy who was the bigger kid on the school playground.
Chimes from a Deeper Sea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Moa sees Perin, she knows he is the man she wants to marry. A chief's son and a chief's daughter: it seems the perfect match. But Perin has a terrible secret, one he cannot reveal even to his wife - and when Moa discovers it, nothing can ever be the same between them again. Fantasy short story.
Blue Lion
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Price: Free! Words: 14,660. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: March 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Blue Lion is a collections of interconnecting flash fictions written in 2014 by Raymond Sexton.
In Light of Ray
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Series: Ray. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
His initial plan of suicide begins to look unfeasible, a man tries to decide, on the basis of Ray’s ambiguous statements, whether he should die alone or invite an abandoned girl along. Ultimately affirming, this novel details a man’s drift from the Vancouver streets and the emptiness of dead-end jobs to a choice between embracing community and connection or disappearing into a waiting squalor.
L'amore profuma di caffè
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: Italian. Published: March 22, 2015 by Fernando Trujillo. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
L’amore è come il buon caffè: ardente, forte, puro, dolce e amaro. Per apprezzarlo e abituarsi a esso, bisogna berlo a piccoli sorsi e lo si assapora veramente solo dopo aver scoperto ogni sua minima sfumatura. Sono storie intime e quotidiane sulla ricerca di una felicità che sfugge tra frustrazione, sogni infranti e routine di tutti i giorni.
Les jumelles de Monsieur Luigi
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: French. Published: March 21, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Un jeune joueur de cartes du Missouri est engagé pour aider le champion du monde de sa discipline à conserver son titre à Las Vegas. Une nouvelle inédite de l'auteur d'Eloge de la pièce manquante et des Eclaireurs (Prix France Culture - Telerama 2009).
The Gurry Room
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,770. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Did you ever wonder what really goes into a can of cat food? Frank Parker, a mechanic in a fish processing plant, discovers that some knowledge can be hazardous to your health. This is a novella of approximately 30,000 words.
Conditions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,520. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family. The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family and to be human.
Time To Let Go
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,560. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Following an incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off to spend time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that her family can't provide the easy getaway that she had hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer's and while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.
En fuite
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: French. Published: March 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Un homme fuit. A qui et à quoi cherche-t-il à échapper ? Le sait-il lui-même ? Une nouvelle inédite d'Antoine Bello, l'auteur des Falsificateurs, des Eclaireurs (Prix France Culture Telerama 2009) et d'Eloge de la pièce manquante.
On the Rocks
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Series: Spirit Animal. Price: Free! Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Wickedly funny and unabashedly smartass, Annie will rock your world. Barbara Neville's Spirit Animal series is not what you would expect. It’s all about Cowboys and Injins. It’s told by a tough cowgirl. It takes place in the twenty-sixth century. It may be the future, but our cowboys ride horses as they explore a new planet. They live by wilderness rules. But, outlaws don't follow rules.
Backpaddling: A River Adventure in Reverse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,110. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It’s the summer of 2004, and a Harvard-educated journalist sets off on an outdoor adventure, expecting to find the essence of America in the uncharted backwaters of his adopted Heartland home. Instead, his trip is undone by drug dealers, monster hunters and his own rapidly disintegrating personal life.
Tar Bubbbles (Sister Denunciation)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Want to play some Bubbles? Maybe not. You might call this Crunchy Croissants .5, an outside-in look at people and influences affecting 8 year old Kiki's Strand's attempts at corporate clubbing. A parallel, almost at times touching, approach to Crunchy Croissants. Don't attempt to eat anything, but nothing really worse going on here than bad pizza.
School Pickings (A Free Short Story)
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Series: George Brown Memoirs. Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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George Brown recounts his few hours in a new school in Ireland in the 1980's, as he goes through the harrowing experience of meeting his new teacher and school mates.
Cicada Spring: A Novel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,550. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After fifteen-year-old Kara Price accuses the beloved mayor of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, of raping her and no one takes action, the people of this small New England town discover a truth about themselves that may have been better left buried.
The Road to Amarillo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
This is a short story culled from the forthcoming prequel to The Wes Crowley Trilogy. In "The Road to Amarillo," 17 year old Mac and 16 year old Wes witness a small troop of Texas Rangers taking care of business. Mac decides he has to become a Ranger, and Wes goes along. In this one, we get to meet Mac's father.
Fly Whither, Finch
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Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A man who grew up Catholic in mostly Baptist Oklahoma recalls the misadventures of his youth and then must come to grips with the old neighborhood falling to Urban Renewal and "progress." Coming of age, dry wit, drama and humor.
The Schrodinger Solution
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You set the price! Words: 64,430. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Samantha Griffen is a scientist investigating strange anomalies in the laboratory where she works for Thorne Industries. She hires an intern who she fears may be spying on her work for her employer. The strange occurrences start to gain in significance and impact globally, threatening the destruction of life, the Earth, and even the universe. Can Samantha find the Schrodinger Solution in time?
Neon Literary Magazine #40
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Price: Free! Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This issue’s authors are Sean Markey, Laura McKee, Sam Kolinski, Paul Clyne, Ruth Brandt, Flavian Mark Lupinetti, Mack Gelber, Jenny Blackford, Kate Wisel, and Paul French. Sarah Katharina Kayß (issue thirty-six) also returns with another excellent cover image.