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Quicksand
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Neon. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Matthew Di Paoli's short story "Quicksand" first appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. It's a dark little tale about a man who finds himself stuck in a patch of quicksand while on his way to the butcher. As the story progresses he sinks deeper and deeper, while the world around him continues apace - not even a visit from his parents or a new prospective love interest can save him from sinking.
Eirlys and the Seven Naughty Children
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
A short Regency romance retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. To escape certain ruin at the hands of her stepmother, Eirlys must seek refuge at a house in the woods — as a governess.
Maybe, Maybe Not
Series: Computer User Fiction, Book 8 ยท All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A book about people with problems, the people who try to help them and what they can do to help themselves. It is a story as well as being about the experience of long-term psychiatric care for such patients or some of them at least. And as a story, there is twist in the tale and a surprising moral for anyone who is looking for one.
Returning--Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: British English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three flash fiction stories about love, death and grief. Stories of despondency and the existential fragility that lies at the heart of the human condition.
Light
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban
"You are very lightly dressed for today's weather." "Do not worry, I don't feel cold." "What's this? Who did it with you?"
Obscenity City
Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Obscenity City? No one's face is going to get red, apart from the lawyers. Alas, nothing about sex and very, very, little profanity. There's just so much petty gossip about so much big money. And what is up with the infinity chamber?
Nothing but the Black
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The world has gone black. At least, you can't see anything. You can't move or scream either. You're trapped. This has to be a dream, yet... something tells you it's all too real. Not only do you not remember where you are, you don't remember who you are. With a poetic narrative that promises an existential read, Nothing but the Black searches for a light in the darkness of identity.
Gli Iracondi
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: Italian. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
“Anime di color cui vinse l’ira”, così Virgilio definì gli iracondi, uomini che in vita covarono rabbia e che adesso fanno ribollire le acque buie dell’inferno. Il più avventato di loro è riuscito a scappare dalle viscere della terra per ritornare al mondo. Ma è davvero possibile fuggire dal proprio destino?
Mito a Quattro Mani
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: Italian. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Spiriti d’Inverno e di Samhain per varcare la soglia con il mondo fatato, la lunga Primavera di un cantore cieco e per finire un trittico sulla divinità più intrigante dell’Olimpo e sulla sua consorte. Storie delicate e romantiche, avventurose, oniriche e comiche si alterneranno per strapparvi un sorriso. Buona estate a tutti.
Incident at Diamond Springs
Price: Free! Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
When his stagecoach is caught between an outlaw militia and a band of renegades, a veteran driver must figure out how to save his passengers and the lone survivor of a massacred way station.
Libro de WAIF
Price: Free! Words: 21,470. Language: Spanish. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
En Waif sólo hacemos una pequeña tontería: ¡Cambiamos el mundo! Todo el vasto Mundo y los pequeños mundos también. ¿Y por qué lo hacemos? Para molestar a los que mandan. Pero antes, deberás aprender nuestro idioma, un lenguaje secreto lleno de acertijos. La primera y última lección la tienes en este manual.
Martin Elling
Price: Free! Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is the story of a young man who discovers his life's vocation among the working poor of the city, and inspires others to search for their vocation in the details and the peoples of their own lives as well.
Mothleaf
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mothleaf is a short story by Raymond Sexton. It is largely written in a expository style, contains elements of sci-fi, ecological fiction and body-horror, and can be read as a zen parable of sorts.
The Coronation of Napoleon I
Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? When Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, the magnitude of the spectacle was evident to every witness. But did it matter to, let us say, the Siberian farmer who died shortly thereafter, never hearing of the day? This story of Napoleon’s coronation blends philosophy and history to answer the most profound of existential questions.
Amusement
Price: Free! Words: 14,790. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sammy is a sound businessman who believes professionalism makes the world a happier place. But when his investment firm partners with a famous theme park built on loose values and questionable ethics, Sammy becomes locked in psychological battle with the park's mascot, Nippy the Cat, and risks losing his strict sense of professionalism, and his mind, in the process.
The Mound Builders
Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The Mound Builders is a story about a team of human ambassadors who were sent to the city of the mound builders because a group of power greedy renegades had taken over as rulers and were creating havoc for their own gain. Join Anna and Lucas as they complete their assignment in an attempt to prevent this city of over 300,000 residents from decaying from within as so many civilizations have.
Permanent Sea
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Permanent Sea is a short story by Raymond Sexton. It will also appear in The Redbrick River, which will be published in November 2015.
The Driving Test
Price: Free! Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Things go wrong when a calm, forty-year-old man enters the car for his driving test.
Waiting Room
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An elderly grandmother struggling to come to terms with the early stages of dementia, Ellie finds herself in a room full of people waiting for… Well, she’s not sure what she’s waiting for. But while she waits, she becomes captivated by a strange shaking man, until the wait becomes unbearable.
Literally Just a Bunch of Gibberish (Nonsense Gibberish Book)
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Baloney girls with new yearnings sample pizzas from all over the world.