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Sparrow Swift Kick (International Intrigue)
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Series: Escaping Tyranny eXpat ePulps, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Swift Kick is #3 in the intentional Intrigue series. Included are four new Sparrow Swift stories of escape and liberation. One of these stories can be yours. This is pulp fiction: people, places, and events. It's a coincidence these short stories seem familiar and you want to act now while you still have time. Where people are trapped in a web of unjust law, a swift sparrow can break the web.
Destination Unknown
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,480. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011 by Black House Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
"Destination Unknown" is a collection of strange journeys, both literal and figurative, where the characters arrive in destinations they never imagined.
Candle in the Attic Window
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Innsmouth Free Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Gothic fiction is neither dead nor musty. Twenty-seven poems and stories bring fresh blood to the genre, while drawing from old tropes.
Two Tales of Ocotillo Wells
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,960. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Join Ocotillo Wells on his ever illusive search for his daughter. In "One Man's Treasure" Ocotillo must earn $100 thousand to pay for his daughter's cancer treatment. He gets a job that pays quickly, but could be deadly. In "Houston Tunnel Chase" Ocotillo races to find a man who might know the whereabouts of his daughter before a deadly hitman gets to him first.
Gingerbread House & Joey's Undead Dog
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Price: Free! Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
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Two weird, funny, horror stories. "Gingerbread House," which originally appeared in Weird Tales in 2010, involves a reality show in which contestants live in a house made of cake in the middle of nowhere. "Joey's Undead Dog" deals what happens when a young necromancer suddenly comes into his powers.
Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 205,840. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Brimstone Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Explore Australia's dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. Macabre is the winner of the 2010 Australian Shadows Award, and it was nominated for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award!
Healing Waves: A Charity Anthology for Japan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing/ Sky Warrior Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Last March, when I heard the news of an 8.9 (some reports placed it at 9.2) earthquake and seven meter tall tsunami hitting northern Japan near Honshu, my first thought was concern for my daughter-in-law’s relatives. Her father lives in Tokyo, but she has aunts and a grandparent in Osaka in northern Japan. I know very little about Japanese geography.
2 4 U
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Just two stories appear in this volume. The second follows a not-quite-wide-awake commuter going to work but the first isn't a conventional short story. Told as a series of stories from a variety of fictional newspapers, it leaves the reader to decide what's actually happened, how much has been reported and whether its accurate. Try it – you might well enjoy the challenge.
Book III Emotions Untold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
If you enjoyed book one and two of love opens the valley of emptiness, you sure to like book three; poems you've never read. For within are more poems about friendship,love,lovers,uplifting,self awareness,and laughter for the soul. "I thank the people and Mother Nature who've inspired me to transform my experiences into poetry." book 4,5,and 6 are also here on smashwords. more poetry to enjoy...!
The sirens' strain
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical
A man blindfolded and tied up to a ship mast. Two companions at the oars. The boat of life, rather than a sturdy hull, seems more likely as a wreck without sails and helm, floating on a sea out of space and time, in a distressing and motionless drift towards far-off and unreachable dockings, different for each of the three seamen.
The Treadmill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The Roman Province of Judaea, Anno Domini XXXIII. The main character, a demon, acts as a puppeteer who pulls the strings of the other characters. They are the unaware spectators and actors of an evanescent show, which references to a plausible historical reality and eventually compels the reader to get lost in the maze of a metaphysical symbolism.
Death's Generosity
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Death has a strange sense of generosity. For one man a somber visit to a beloved teacher's funeral brings up a flood of emotions and makes him question the fairness of life and the endless ambiguities of death itself. He discovers only one solace: in relationships with the living and the memories he has of those who have gone. Death's Generosity is a short story of reflection.
Women and Monsters - Free Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This sampler of a collection of stories from Rhysling and Crawford Prize-nominated fantasy writer, J. M. McDermott embraces the surreal and hallucinatory traditions of Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, and The World's Wife by Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history. Sing, Muse, for yourself.
Pirates & Swashbucklers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,430. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Arrr! Pulp Empire brings 17 new stories of pirate pulp adventure to Smashwords! Teel James Glenn, Kameron M. Franklin, Cynthia Ward and more provide stories that run the gamut of pirate adventure in the past, present and future.
Twist of Fate
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 39,820. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Step inside a world of possibilities. These thirteen provocative tales told in Twist of Fate will captivate and leave you thirsting for more... Experience a disturbing spine-tingling sensation, as you indulge yourself with these twisted accounts, certain to shock and surprise.
Stirred Not Shaken
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A book of five short stories. Some are witty and frivolous, some are poignant and one is based on my Dad's diary as he sailed to the UK to be a Spitfire pilot in 1940.
Grandpa HATES THE BIRD:Aw Shoot (Story #6)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This time, Bird, Joseph and Maya have Special Time with Grandpa at an archery range. With real bows and arrows. And live targets. Enjoy another tale of heroic adventure in the unforgettable sixth short story in the Grandpa Hates the Bird series. Plus, hear Grandpa’s side of the story in a special bonus feature!
GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: Big Mistake (Story #5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
While Joseph and Maya are at school, Bird roams the neighborhood with best friends Humphrey the giant dog and Slick the albino python. When they find a mangy, snaggle-tooth kitten caught in a tree, Bird thinks “predator,” Humphrey thinks “annoying,” Slick thinks “lunch” and Grandpa thinks “My Fluffy!” Who’s right?
GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: Esposito's Ice Cream Emporium (Story #4)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
There are 28 flavors of ice cream at Esposito’s Ice Cream Emporium, but only one of them is poisonous to birds: chocolate. Guess what Grandpa orders?
GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: Bring Your Pet to School Day (Story #3)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
It’s Bring Your Pet to School Day and Bird’s buddy Humphrey the dog has the blues. Bird does his best to cheer up his friend, but one laughing, slobbering 200 pound mastiff + one albino python dangling from the ceiling lights = twenty screaming kids and Grandpa on the run!