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First Love, Lost Love
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Series: Pinewood Lake, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Novella - My wife and I live in Pinewood Lake, California. We are, or were, happy until I became haunted – my mind possessed by a girl and memories from my past. Now my wife is confused and frightened, as am I. Why are the memories of my first love so overwhelming? Why am I letting them affect our life? Will revisiting the past drive us apart, or prove we were meant to be together?
Rhythm King
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
It’s 1969. Nigeria is strangling rebel Biafra, and kids are dying of famine. Nacho and Rhythm King, two mercenary pilots who’ve been flying in food from Portugal, are offered 5,000 American dollars each to fly 19 Ibos out of free Biafra in an old American Convair loaded with mysterious little boxes wrapped in lead foil. Only the boxes are not what they seem, and Rhythm King has to make a choice …
Punahou Blues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Fishpond)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Puko'o Fishpond had been built in the 1500s by the king of Moloka'i. Before its construction, a man named Kilo had told the king that the work could not be done without the help of kahunas. The king said Kilo's punishment for this outburst was to be cooked alive in an imu when the pond was complete. Instead of worrying about his impending doom, Kilo organized the men from Moloka'i into a long line from the ocean up into the mountain. Stones were passed hand-to-hand down to the men building the walls. The tramping of so many feet raised a big red cloud of dust over Puko'o that blotted out the sun. The men's hair and skin turned red. They threw dust into each other's faces and said, "Kanaka o Moloka'i ehu i ka lepo," a protest slogan over having to slave for the king. Kilo told the men that he would soon be part of the swirling red dust when the pond was finished.
THE KAHUNA WOMAN OF MOLOKAI
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Ben and Jeffrey head east to Honouliwai Bay with their grandmother to meet a woman who has the power to cast spells and who can see the ghosts marching over the mountain down to the sea.
MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, Summers on the Lonely Isle
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 83,540. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Julia Daniels, a Moloka'i pioneer woman of mixed blood, invites her grandsons Jeff and Ben to spend summers with her at her ranch on the east end. She shares the ranch with Chipper, an alcoholic war hero with a life estate bordering the swamp. The brothers roam a paradise of fishponds, waterfalls, pristine valleys, and mountains with herds of deer. Jeff meets the Kahuna Woman who freezes pictures of her enemies, the TS who seduces the Chief of Police, the man who refs cock fights in Kaunakakai, the sexy divorcee who lives in the Saddle Room, and the prodigal grandfather who returns to woo Julia. These characters help shape Jeff's sensibilities as he discovers the secrets of his grandmother's wild past in Honolulu and the intensity of her struggles on the Lonely Isle.
Short Takes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,250. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Novel, first published by Random House, about a liberal lawyer's urban journeys in New York, facing the angst of seeing his work undone by institutional inertia and his relationships undone by indecision and the handcuffs of people's expected roles. “...engaging and extremely well written first novel, creates a character of enormous vitality and considerable charm, funny, caring..." --Boston Globe
The Eight of Swords
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Price: $3.08 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A difficult day turns into a nightmare when Jayne Patchett returns home to find her house occupied by Romanian Gypsies.
Through the Roof
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Alzheimer’s is a cruel and debilitating disease. For one man, his Grandmother’s condition has far-reaching and devastating consequences 70 years later when she reveals memories that cast doubt on his true identity. [BrE] 6400 words.
A Lonely Journey
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This sad short story depicts the sorrow of a widow as she mourns the death of her U.S. Soldier before the holidays. Her diary entry will cause the reader to count their blessings.
A world apart and other stories
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Price: Free! Words: 19,310. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of short stories by the author of Balls and The Trap-Door, most have which have been selected for publication in literary magazines. Quality literature ranging from humour to the unsettling.
森の食堂
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 120. Language: Japanese. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
ある日森の中に食堂が出来ました。店の主人はカプリさん。カプリさんの不思議なスープは、今日も森の動物たちに小さな奇跡を起こします。ほんの少し、勇気を出したいあなたに捧げるお話です。
とおせんぼくまさん
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 120. Language: Japanese. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
いつもいつも寝てばかりのくまさんのティム。 今日も大きな身体で教室や校門をとおせんぼ。 困った村人たちはどうにかしてティムをこらしめようと相談を始めます。
Looking Within: A Man's Journey to Find Himself
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Series: Jake's Wanderings, Vol. 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A young man from Nebraska who's coming of age, Jake, fails out of college and moves back into his mom's house. They have a fight one night, and Jake runs away from home by hitchhiking. He gets picked up by an older man, Joey, and this is the tale of their road trip & how their journey helps Jake to mature and to take hold of his life -- to find himself, so to speak.
Punahou BLues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Punahou Carnival Haunted House)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This chapter was not included in the original PUNAHOU BLUES book because the publisher felt it cut against the loner persona of the main character. We disagree. It helps round out his character by showing him constructing friendships while building and designing the Haunted House for the school carnival.
Karl - A Psychiatric Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a first person short story about some experiences of Karl - a psychiatric nurse
Dark Stranger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Rose Brewer survived a vicious attack years ago, but she's never been able to remember how, until a chance encounter with a dark stranger in a parking garage brings back more than just her terrifying memories.
Comedy of Horrors (Cities of the Dead)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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Familiarity breeds contempt, and after sixteen years, Jessica had grown tired of her husband and divorced him for a new model. But when the zombie apocalypse strikes, she realizes how his calm, steady, ordinariness is just what she always needed in her life. Now, if she can only get to him in time. This is the eleventh story in the series. Come back each week until March for another tale.
Short Stories from Issigeac
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short Stories from Issigeac is a set of stories all containing a flavour of France. Each story is vibrant, philosophical and concerns love and life with the promise of a twist. The author, Ian Phillips inserts an element of truth into each piece and living in France as he does, secretes his life experiences into each story.
Lunatics /Български език/
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Series: Български разкази / Bulgarian Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,750. Language: Bulgarian. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Collection of short stories published by Lyubomir Nikolov in Bulgarian Weekly Newspaper Capital Light. Contemporary, urban, truly explosive and unexpected. Part of the stories from this book /Capital Light Collection/ are published in "Karoi the Rope Walker" [Helicon Award Nominee]
Physics for Poets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Charl spends the remainder of the steamy school holidays seeking out drinking crèches, oblivious to the relationship disintegrating in front of him. On Christmas day in South Africa’s surfer town, Durban he summons the dead, and with a kiss in a cemetery seals his fate. When he meets the girl of his dreams her games force him to make choices and face the family secret his lies have kept him safe