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Parallel Lives
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,660. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Young, independent and beautiful, Amalia perceives her interactions with various men as a means to escape the mundane aspects of her life, reach indisputable moments of happiness and preserve her freedom. Loneliness is often revered and couple life is viewed as a dreaded, oppressive side of life, but constant introspection often makes Amalia question the validity of her values.
The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,320. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the 30th century, an off-world expedition brings back a giant termite with a behavior that suggests intelligence. During the planning for a first-contact expedition, Kaitrin Oliva, a linguistic anthropologist, falls in love with the entomologist-leader, a complex man hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, civil discord is brewing on the termite planet as the Queen's Chamberlain plots a murder ...
The Painter, She Smiles Like Sunbeams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A stuttering, socially inept college student meets his idol, a cynical, middle-aged artist who might or might not bear a resemblance to Vivien Leigh. They begin an affair that is mutually destructive...but not necessarily dysfunctional. Contains brief scenes of sexuality. This story originally appeared, with some alterations, in Conte.
My Valley Is Icky Too
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A self-imagined free spirit, Janice Huntington endures her days at Suzanne’s Newsclipping Service sifting through mountains of information, and on her own time she navigates sexual encounters in a search for who knows what. Her frantic, lonely routine begins to unravel with an inquiry into the fate of the inventor of her favorite form of birth control.
Short Journeys
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mona wants to get pregnant and she wants to stay pregnant long enough to deliver a live baby. But for some women that isn't as easy as it sounds. Will Mona get what she so desperately wants, or will her baby-obsession ruin her relationship with her husband and destroy her marriage? In this short story Mona discovers that life isn't always fair, but then again, who ever said that it would be?
Momentary Mother
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Los Angelena Lulu Rosetti, a thirty-three year old word processor and tarot reader, is urgently summoned by her mother to her New Jersey childhood home to help Lulu's only sibling, a younger sister, recover from a vitamin-induced suicide attempt. Over the course of Lulu's one week stay with her too-close family, she's sure that moving to California was the right thing to do.
A Small Steel Box
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
"It rained the day we buried him, deep in the ground.” So begins 'A Small Steel Box', a story about every parent’s worst nightmare. How does a mother or father go on after the death of a child? This compelling short story will make you ask the same question. Could you go on?
The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
The Stone Garden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In a crumbling garden of stone, a lonely little girl meets a mysterious woman. Is the lovely lady a ghost? A witch? Good or evil? (An original short story.)
Scar Jewelry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
The Coffin Lady of Crosby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you have death staring you in the face, what else can you do but build a coffin? This simple question transforms a life, revealing an unexpected blessing. Winner of 2010 Canis Latran Editor's Choice Award.
The Blue Train To Heaven
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
All Married Together
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Marriage was the last thing on their minds when Chess and Will first met. Which was in the middle of a freak snowstorm that left them stranded for two days at the airport. Neither had ever been married, nor had really expected to marry. They were two very busy people and romance wasn’t a part of their hectic schedules.
The House of Charles Swinter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 168,220. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The House of Charles Swinter is an intelligent love story for discerning readers, spanning two continents and set in the present day. It deals obliquely with questions of multiculturalism, mortality and globalisation. (Warning: contains (1) humour, (2) tragedy, (3) unexpected plot-twists. Not for the faint-hearted.)
Needs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What does job burnout feel like? Join a nurse as she works through her day; get inside her head as she attempts to balance her needs with her patient’s needs. Will she make it to the end of her shift? Will her patient?
My Governor's House & other stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writings from author Josh Karaczewski, including the Pushcart Prize nominated titular story. Through mostly short stories, you will meet a homecoming warrior defeated by housework, a lonely debut author impatient for recognition, a son losing a boyfriend because of his mother, the thoughts of someone who falls from great heights to the ground on purpose, and much more.
A Necessary Fantasy (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
When she was eighteen years old, Rebecca Castille moved to California. A year later, she became Honey Halliwell, an adult film actress. Now, after a short but productive career in the porn industry, Honey wants to go legit. But her Hollywood dream soon becomes her own personal hell, and she learns that her present may be darker than her past.
The Thing
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The absurd and the macabre come together in this collection of short fiction and microfiction. The THING, The Wrappings, Happy, and Charity give us satire, fantasy, and a taste of the future. Thomas Jefferson Roosevelt embodies all three in the Wrappings. However don't forget Gusta's ulcerated leg that earns him no charity. The voice and vision of the Author Charles Harvey knows no bounds.