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After the Fire: A Personal Essay
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young writer struggles to find his voice in a long ago writing workshop. Years later the teacher's lessons still provide inspiration.
Zythom T1 L'âge d'or est devant nous
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Price: Free! Words: 43,210. Language: French. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Social aspects / general
Sur un ton impertinent et plein d'humour, le blog de Zythom fourmille d'anecdotes vécues, tant sur sa vie personnelle ou professionnelle que sur ses activités d'expert judiciaire. Elles sont réunies dans cet essai pour participer à l'éclairage du public à travers le point de vue rarement exprimé de l'homme de l'art.
Kiss Chronicles
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Price: Free! Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.92 from 12 reviews)
When I turned 30 without getting my first kiss — yes, you read that right. Read over it again if you need to. Anyway, when I turned 30, I decided I had to take action and get a first kiss to be remembered. So I devised a method to get my first kiss in a way that would be guaranteed to make it meaningful: I would auction off my first kiss for charity.
A Victim of Bullying
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Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Suicide
(5.00 from 1 review)
At some point, everyone has either been bullied or seen bullying happen. As a society, we’ve ignored the problem because of its prevalence and acceptance as a part of growing up. However, what if suicides from bullying occurred as young as 8-years-old? Would society finally wake up? This is what almost happened to me, and this is the story of how I not only survived, but conquered bullying.
Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle
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Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author, a novice sailor, and her husband set out from Juneau, Alaska on a sailboat headed for Seattle, WA. Though early spring, winter weather prevailed in the far north making the voyage long and stressful. Storms, rough seas, frigid temperatures, dense fog, intense rain squalls test their abilities, stamina and their marriage.
A Grandfather's Legacy
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
Emigrant for a day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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I moved to Sweden for a PhD from Florence, Italy. I studied neurology and made new experiences in the neurological laboratories of Stockholm. The book is the stoy of a special day in my life in the ice and darkness. Memories from a different time and space.
I Am A Submariner
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope
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Price: Free! Words: 141,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.
The Art Teacher
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Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students.
Rise: A Collection Inspired by Lift
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Price: Free! Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In celebration of the Kindle version release of LIFT, an award-winning falconry memoir, author Rebecca K. O’Connor shares a complementary collection of essays, short stories and poetry that further examines life in the shadow of a raptor’s wings.
Ella and Boss: My Agrarian Grandparents of Van Buren County, Iowa
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Price: Free! Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This short nonfiction piece reveals the character of rural Iowa through the eccentricities of loving grandparents. It is a story of agrarian grandparents told by one of their thirteen grandchildren. Though anecdotal in nature, this work somehow reveals a good synopsis of what growing up in Van Buren County, Iowa during the 1980s was really like.
Bubble Gum in Disguise
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When does a child's earliest memory become a life lesson? For author Georgiann Baldino, it's when a troublemaker offers her a bite of very suspicious looking bubble gum.
Flight of the Spirit
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Price: Free! Words: 34,560. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Homer Shoup, arrested in 2004 and charged with attempting to assassinate Vice President Dick Cheney, writes about his life-changing experience immediately afterward. Shoup writes about the man he was and the man he has become since.
7 Temples to Bill Gates
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Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The story of a man who made seven temples dedicated to Bill Gates.
The High Price I Had To Pay 2 Sentenced To 30 Years As A Non-Violent. First Time Offender
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Price: Free! Words: 14,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Voices International Publications Inc. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The High Price I Had To Pay 2 is a cautionary tale based on the life of Michelle Miles. As a means to escape poverty, Miles tried her hand in the drug game, joining the notorious "Burrell Organization." Little did she know, this poor choice would land her a 30 year sentence in federal prison. Miles' jaw dropping story will make you think. Does the U.S judicial system represent justice for all?
Stories From the Forest -- stories by a counselor at a camp for children with special needs
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Price: Free! Words: 21,190. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Because of the people, campers and counselors, on the pages of this story I am a better person. I have been taught the real meaning of courage, perseverance and unconditional love. I have been shown a standard I can only hope to one day live up to and I am deeply indebted to each of them for that.
The River
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Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
On January 12, 1998, writer Mariellen Ward found her mother's body. She had died in the night of heart failure. The River is a free e-story about how the lilting waters of India's most sacred river helped her heal from the irreconcilable loss.
A Pain in the Toenails
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards. One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things. You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.