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My Dancing Grandmother plus other award winning short stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of nine original short stories by Elizabeth Pulford, five of which have won awards. All stories have been published in either anthologies, on the radio, or literary magazines The stories marked with an ** have either won or been placed in the top three of national short story competitions in New Zealand.
The Magpie Chronicles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by esKape ePress, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of thirteen mixed genre short stories based on the well-known Magpie Rhyme.
The Interloper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The corporate headquarters of Grimley & Dunballer are thrown into turmoil when a homeless man takes up residence outside one of the conference rooms.
Rattlesnake and other tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
'Rattlesnake and other tales' was first published in 2001 by Polygon. 'From the expansive desert spaces of Arizona to the internal workings of the most fragile human mind, Dodds' stories are packed with subtle twists and turns, but told in an elegant, simple style.' (The book image shows the original Polygon paperback edition.)
Un Parapluie Voyageur
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: French. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Un parapluie voyageur, cela existe-t-il vraiment ? Perrine, une jeune fille de seize printemps, restait ébahie devant les dires de son aînée. « Ce parapluie a connu plus d'aventures que tu ne pourrais imaginer, il a même affronté un tigre mangeur d'hommes » A ce moment-là, Perrine ne se doutait pas que ce fameux parapluie allait lui apportait une surprise dont elle se serait bien passée.
Pod prąd
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,280. Language: Polish. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Powieść-metafora, której miejscem akcji jest szpital psychiatryczny. Książka obfituje w wiele błyskotliwych, groteskowych i tragikomicznych scen, a język stanowi jedną z jej najmocniejszych stron.
The Giant's Walk
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,840. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In 1858, young priest Zebediah Goodnow and the orphaned Joanna pursue a murderous Giant and soon find themselves among the Martians. In 1957, astronaut Scott Winslow Hale takes his sick wife Helen to the shrine of the beatified Zebediah and clashes with a stranger named Eddie. In a tangle of Providential events, perseverance and peace are drawn from the toil of Faith.
1-877-Yes-Quit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
One man's attempt to stop smoking spirals out of control when he meets someone special. Someone very special, someone who may not be real. Watch the conspiracy of love unfold as Manfry S. Hampton grapples with a meaningless day job, goes in search of his jacket, aspires to bar trivia greatness, and generally loses his mind in this vertiginous exploration of the meaning of compulsion.
The Three Reasons to Avoid Being Punched in the Face
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A new novella from the author of "Getting Gone." Sometimes you find yourself in the strangest places. No one knows that better than Charlie Dustin. He's been avoiding his life for three years in every dusty church and old building in Europe. Until the day Elle finds him in a French cafe, bringing along three really good reasons for staying out of trouble.
The Boiler Pool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A British ex-pat living in New York is haunted by his past. In a moment of crisis, he traces back the moment in his childhood that set the pattern for his life, and uncovers some dark secrets. Filled with evocative language and powerful imagery, this story will grip you from beginning to end. One more in the Portsmouth Stories series, by Matt Wingett 5,500 words - a short story.
The Naked World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Planet 99 Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forty years ago, Henry Barton played a superhero known as the Grey Knight on television. Rotting away forgotten in a retirement home, Henry's mind finally snaps and he becomes the hero he played so long ago. Now as Henry battles imagined evils on the streets of a small California town, it's up to his faithful sidekick to save Henry--and himself.
A Memory of Fire: A Novel of Indeterminate Conflagrations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,920. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Let it be said that, even in simplicity, there is the opportunity to lose one's way. A Memory of Fire follows a simple man who was guided by his conscience and natural impulses until he encountered someone who was simultaneously damaged, vulnerable, enigmatic and monstrous. Together they explore fires, real and imagined, in which innocence has been consumed.
Stories from the Fall of the Empire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,470. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An excellent book of short stories written from 2000-2011.
Based on a True Story: Part One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Part One: family and childhood from the outside looking in" is the first installment of the four-part Based on a True Story series that asks the question: Can anyone ever truly be more than the sum of his experiences? Part One is a selection of 14 memories exploring childhood alienation, family bonds, brother and sister competition, and the blood ties that never fade.
The remains of the day.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kamau has just lost his job. He goes home, and for the first time in six years, he is the tender lover he has never been to his wife. When his wife goes to prepare him some food, he walks out and meets a drunken man. He kills the man, and then in anger and pity jump off a flat.
Cedar Turtle, An Old Maker Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Old Maker series follows the life of Talib, an elderly master craftsman, and how he uses his work to touch the lives of the clients who come to his shop.
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.
Block
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,070. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Two ordinary women leading their lives at the extremes of society. Three men seeking to push the boundaries of science and politics. Block is a novel look at power and powerlessness, crime and corruption. This is a story of dual identities where everyone's limits are being tested.
The Lost Podcast
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Series: Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A father and son, one present, and one absent, share realities in a notably different New Yorker Fiction Podcast in 'The Lost Podcast', a story by Laurie Steed. "Laurie's enthusiasm for his craft is wonderfully infectious; his writing is honest and elegant. I recommend him in every way." – Brigid Lowry
She Haunts Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: American English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Based on a true event, this is the touching tale of a woman misunderstood and left unjustifiably incarcerated for life. She is forever a sparkle of light in her dim surroundings, leaving valuable lessons in her wake. It is a story of joy, heartbreak, surprise, and anger, and is destined to be remembered.