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Going Home
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Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
1565 words, Elizabeth faces up to old resentments when she revisits her roots.
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
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Price: Free! Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The cat stared up at him as though it knew all about the entry and he was being tiresome about it. Then it proceeded to have a bath, the kind of cello-playing bath one feels obliged to look away from unless one knows the cat well. A collection of short (some very short) stories and poems, mostly about New Zealand, or cats, or sheep.
Prinzessinnen, Hühner und Verräter
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Series: Schreibwerk-Bücherprogramm. Price: Free! Words: 47,330. Language: German. Published: May 30, 2012 by Annemarie Nikolaus. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German
„Schreibwerk“ ist eine internationale Gruppe von Autorinnen und Autoren deutscher Sprache. Wir haben uns Ende 2002 im Netz gegründet und Anfang 2011 begonnen, unsere Werke als E-Books zu veröffentlichen. Wir haben eine gemeinsame Homepage und einen Blog. Mit diesem Katalog präsentieren wir nun auch unsere E-Book-Veröffentlichungen gemeinsam.
Uses of Agapanthus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
When Brett pays his weekly visit to his mother at her retirement home, he’s annoyed to see a vase of agapanthus – now a weed in their new home – next to her bed. But his protests set off long suppressed memories for her. As Brett’s wife Suzie asks: is Mom confusing or confessing? If you've enjoyed this free short story, please rate it and leave a review. Thanks, Jonathan.
The Birthday
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Harriet is in denial over her daughter turning sixteen. She does everything to avoid accepting the day finally arriving - including unwittingly casting a spell. Realising her mistake and in desperation she tries to fix what is no longer in her hands.
Science Fiction Pornography
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Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ben Segal, author of 78 Stories, has written a series of short and beautiful but peculiar stories called Science Fiction Pornography. They attend to personal, intimate relationships through a gauze of disease. They do not seem earth-bound, and they relate no mundane coupling. This is a magnetic collection, though the poles are reversed.
Homefront
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 72,810. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Homefront...takes on the Iraq War and the complicity of the common citizen. Set in the United States, the story is told through the words and thoughts of one family and some members of their circle. A year after losing their son during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the novel presents the family’s questions and doubts." -Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch
Hunter's Moon
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Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
October, the month of summer gifts and winter threats, kindles many passions. In this small upstate NY valley, where life clings to simplicity, the Hunter's Moon signals the Final Harvest.
The Jig of the Union Loller
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Price: Free! Words: 130,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A loller is a shirker, a slacker, a goof-off, an idler, a goldbrick, a dirtball, a ne’er-do-well—all of which define Claude Amognes’s behavior quite nicely. So he’s a good-time Charlie who smokes and drinks too much and does as little work as necessary; but while all these things are true, he’s also a delightful Falstaffian character. He's what makes reading this book such rollicking
The Ant Farm
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Price: Free! Words: 75,010. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Gene Almsson is forced into retirement after more than thirty years traveling the country helping the poultry industry, he finds it hard to go from advising wealthy people and earning their praise to doing dishes and finding ways to pass the time. He doesn't like his new life and he likes it even less when his daughter and one year old granddaughter move in.
The Silver Lining
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Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
This story received 10th place in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the mainstream/literary short story category. It is a bitter-sweet story of an elderly woman who remembers one afternoon with her daughter. People who enjoy Hans Christian Anderson's work, such as "The Steadfast Tin Soldier and "The Little Match Girl," will love this touching story.
Two Steps Forward: a short story by Kelly Hitchcock
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Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Tara Ambrose has just joined the ranks of the newly (and happily) unmarried. When a medical emergency interrupts her solo life celebration, she is forced to deal with it for the first time without the emergency contact she had for years.
Clarity
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Price: Free! Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Clarissa Farrell awakens one morning with the certain knowledge that a friend has died. Coincidental dream or precognition? Investigating the phenomena leads to recognizing more of her own uncanny perceptions. But when an interested reporter turns out to have fraudulent motives, she is left to question all of her new found abilities.
One More Winter: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about love, daughters, dogs and letting go.
The Hardest Word
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Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead.
Variety of Shorts: Collection of 'Short' Works
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Price: Free! Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Collection of microfiction writing, NOW COMPLETE!! Descriptive scenes, comedic moments, heartbreak, and friendship stories will make you laugh, cry and wonder. At less than 500 words each, this collection is a quick read. Perfect for break rooms, bathrooms, or those days when a sudden rain storm causes a 15 minute power outage!
White Pine
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
As his world and plans disintegrate, will the north woods be enough to heal one man’s pain? A short-short story of the future, past, and present.
Flash Fiction for the Cocktail Hour - Volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
For a taste of Cathryn Grant's Suburban Noir fiction - psychological suspense meets psychological horror - try this collection of 11 Flash Fiction stories.
Three Easy Pieces
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three pieces of short fiction. By Simon John Cox.
Life on Dearth
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life in These Incorporated Estates of Dearth.