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The Moon 1201
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Series: The Moon Monthly Magazine, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by The Moon Publishing & Printing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The Moon monthly magazine features poetry and short stories from Lyn Lifshin, Michael Estabrook, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, t. kilgore splake, Simon Perchik, and Ali Noel Vyain.
Big, Big Love: The Amazing True Story of Bob Friendly, America's Most Beloved Motivational Figure
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Bob Friendly’s rise from illiterate African immigrant to whiz-kid entrepreneur and top motivational figure to national political contender is an American rags-to-riches story. But behind the Friendly persona lurks a dark secret which could kill Bob’s political ambitions while upending many of America’s most cherished beliefs about itself. A black humorous tale reminiscent of Vonnegut and Saunders.
One Small Step
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nyalou Templeton serves on the council for Tranquility Base to give some meaning to her life. Liz Borra, on the other hand, wants to control council. So when meek little Nyalou stands up to Liz over the preservation of the Arrival Monument and its footprint, Liz figures she can intimidate the council like she always does. But Liz might have underestimated Nyalou.
Written For Someone
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Somewhere along the deserted road, a crumpled ball of papers was waiting to be found. Once found, it would change lives. 'Written for Someone’ is a short story series of 6 episodes; each depicting courage, love and their reciprocity. Author Preeti Pillai portrays how even the smallest of our words and acts can travel through the human chain to reach out to touch a life we don’t even know exists..
Fast Cars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The four musketeers plus one they call themselves: Johnny, Craig, Dale, Rennie and Carren. They want to make something of themselves, do great things after high school. So, they devise an experiment to guarantee their lives will amount to something. And that experiment changes their futures—but not in the ways any of them expects.
Takedown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Andy doesn't want to be at the tournament, yelling at his young wrestlers until he loses his voice. He wants to spend his Saturday with Sarah, the older sister of his best wrestler, and find out why she thinks she needs time away. But he has to be responsible and do his job, despite the coldness filling him with each match.
Tiny Bites
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tiny Bites is a collection of six very short stories, all linked thematically by food. Running the gamut from magical realism to alternate history, each tale is stranger than the last. Not for the faint of heart, these unsettling tales will remain with you long after you've turned out the lights.
Rebecca
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one seems to know what happened to Curt's pregnant girlfriend. Did she walk out on him? Was there foul play? He and her disappearance continue to be the talk of Crossroads Church.
At the Bus Station
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story. A young couple arrive in a bus terminal. Both are nervous at their impending separation. We assume it's a sad time for both, but is it? Are they running from a problem, or merely solving it in a different way?
On the Run
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A moment of unthinkable rage sends Byrd Campbell "On the Run". A life of crime lures him further from his home. It is only then he realizes what he must do. The book's second story, "Habitat for Inhumanity", is a snapshot of one man's life. Within 24 minutes, he encounters hunger, depravity, filth, and even a victim of human trafficking.
El Señor de la Montaña
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Spanish. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
El Señor de la Montaña es una colección de textos elaborados durante los últimos 8 años de trabajo de su autor.
If the Shoe Fits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A little shoe therapy does a soul good. For Paulette Stevens, one particular pair of heels appears to be the perfect answer for the day. But if the shoes fit, will they really bring Paulette happiness?
Fossiloctopus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A strange and unsettling collection of short fiction from World Fantasy Award-winning editor and author Forrest Aguirre. Explore this bizzare cabinet of curiosities culled from the pages of such places as 3rd Bed, Gargoyle, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Exquisite Corpse, and others. Open the door to a museum of surreal curiosities and stare into the eyes of the Fossiloctopus!
Kitchen Acceptance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Miranda, doctor's wife and mother, has filled her days and nights with bake sales, school snacks, dinner parties and birthday cakes. No culinary challenge has ever stumped her, but now she finds herself in a stew over her son's fiance. As Miranda struggles to accept the new woman in her son's life, she works to whisk out the lumps in her marriage in this short story on the upper middle class.
A Strange One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Pushcart nominee William Taylor, Jr.
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
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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.
Glass Eyes: A Short Story about a Family's Struggle
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Five-year-old Kate struggles to understand what is happening to her world as she witnesses her father's deepening depression. In the midst of her family’s turmoil, Kate finds solace in her grandfather’s upstairs apartment, though she is troubled by the stuffed fox in his bedroom. As Kate tries to adapt to the changes in her life, the fox becomes a symbol of what she fears.
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.)
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?
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.