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Unfinished Business, Volume One
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
We love to fight. Whether cats, pirates, computers, elves, or plain old people, we all love to fight. Or, for those of us who bruise easily, we love to watch others square off, putting up their dukes to take care of business. This collection of five such tales includes: Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #1: Earthfall; Gentlemen's Accord; Bull's-Eye Red; The Lucky Charm; and The Dawn of Spring.
A Baker's Dozen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,250. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
these short stories cover all what life can throw at you. stories of families broken by addictions, debt and grief. yet others are full of hope, love and good deeds. a mixed bag to explore.
Sparrow Swift Kick (International Intrigue)
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Series: Escaping Tyranny eXpat ePulps, Book 3. Price: $3.99 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
Women and Monsters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
This 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 Carol Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history. Sing, Muse, for yourself.
Dead Limbs and Leaves
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Price: Free! Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of a variety of short short stories, and essays that may stir and warm your hearts. Although they may be short, they still bring a powerful message and an enduring ending. The stories are fun with plots that takes the reader on a journey of words fulfilling a message unto an enjoyable evening of reading. It is a short book with high hopes.
Empire Saga
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 179,560. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by Mary C. Findley. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
All Six books set in the Space Empire Universe in one volume. From short stories to novelettes to novels, these stories explore the future of persecution, the corruption of godly foundations, the universality of greed and self-interest, and the question of whether the struggle for peace is worth the cost.
Warm und trocken und andere Geschichten
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: German. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Elf unterhaltsame Kurzgeschichten über zwischenmenschliche Probleme. Regine, Mutter von vier Kindern trifft die Geliebte ihres Mannes. Inka und Volker ängstigen sich vor Einbrechern. Maike lernt einen Mann mit ähnlichen Interessen kennen.
The Legend of Green Snake and White Snake
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 1 review)
As far as demons go, Miss White and Miss Green were pretty good. They tried their best to do good deeds and consume as few humans as possible. It was hard work, being a nice demon, but they both really tried. Epic battles and romance await in this irreverent novella retelling of the classic Chinese story, part of The Zodiac Schmodiac Story Cycle, 1st Course: Kung Pao Flavored Short Stories.
You Dirty Rat
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Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Laoshu can tell you the true story, for he was there. You see, the story of the Chinese Zodiac is not what we have been told, and Laoshu is here to set the record straight with wit and keen insight into all things Chinese. This short story comes from The Zodiac Schmodiac Story Cycle, 1st Course: Kung Pao Flavored Short Stories by Adam Tervort and is free for download.
Alight Decision
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A tribute to the 9/11 victims What would you do if you were in the twin towers during this catastrophe? We follow Yors thru his ordeal and ultimately a decision that may cost him his life. Word Count: 1229
What to Say to Someone Who's Dying
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In this slender volume, Chanel Earl explores the many faces of grief, the grief of children, parents, those set to die, and those left behind. This debut collection of tightly written prose weaves together themes of loss and family as well as the hope peculiar to youth. These stories of acceptance and resolve ask questions about love and the beauty of life.