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Lessons in Eating Soup
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Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
Whispering Tides
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Price: Free! Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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When his beloved wife Nina suddenly dies - after 23 years together - Alberto Landi leaves Milan Italy. He is fifty, alone and confused, but he definitely knows he has to escape far away, across the ocean, to the place he and Nina have always loved together. He lands in Savannah, Ga. There he starts to rebuild his new life. The dream is coming true until the day he wakes up and discover that...
The Range Trip
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Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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When a salesman attempts to infiltrate The Iron Range and convince the salt-of-the-earth inhabitants to pay for home improvements provided by his company, his trip turns out to be a bizarre ordeal involving dark secrets that he would've never expected. This is a tribute piece to Hunter S Thomson who died recently.
Brushstrokes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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*Shortlisted in the 2014 Tod Hunter Literary Award.* This is a short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia,.
Stories for Airports
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You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
The Birthday
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Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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.
The Ball
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Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Every evening, Ted finds reasons to take him away from the horror stories of the six o'clock news. Today he spots what looks like a ball in the garden. Breaking his routine, he steps outside.
Of Men and Mountains
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Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Jordan wants to be a professional mountain climber—have an agent, be sponsored, maybe even get on the New York Times best climber’s list. But from where he is, the top seems a long way off. After many falls he’s all but ready to give up until he meets a mentor who, if she doesn’t kill him, just might help him see there’s more than one way to reach the clouds
The Savior of Turk
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You set the price! Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A porn store, 200 ft. Jesus and a fainting kid from India. Just another day in Turk, Missouri.
Awful, Ohio
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Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.
Un mucchio di parole
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Un romanzo lungo e scorrevole, che immerge in un mondo in cui istinto, ragione e genialità sono divisi e allo stesso tempo coesi: adatto a chi ama il film "INTO THE WILD", il viaggio senza meta, la ricerca di un senso della vita. L’idea alla base del libro è la natura umana focalizzata sul contrasto tra opposti: istinto e ragione, scappare e rimanere, godere dell'attimo e pensare sempre al futuro.
Joe's Honeymoon, 1947
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Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The blackness resolved into grays, and Frankie was beside her, shoulders slumped, mouth set, like he was recovering from a hit to the gut. In the second in a series of flash fiction inspired by images from the National Archives and Records Administration, honeymooners get an unexpected—and unwelcome—visit from the groom's brother.
Showdown at SunnyView Playground (a short-short)
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A fight is about to go down at SunnyView Playground. Jimmy Winx is notorious for tormenting third graders, and he has Ralph Flannigan in his sights. Will Ralph fight or flee? Find out in this short-short!
The Leonids
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Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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It has been said that love transcends both time and distance. This brief tale of love and love lost by Texas author George Wier, is timeless in and of itself. It is one of the five haunting stories featured in Five Tales. Share this story with your friends and family.
The History of Rock and Roll in 99 tweets
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You set the price! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A twitter novel. Follow Harry as he rampages through six decades of romance, rock and roll, and mayhem. A story constructed in 99 short chapters, each one 140 characters or less. Harry's story weaves along like a getaway driver from a smash and grab, with the radio blaring. The soundtrack to his life throbs away in the background as you wonder what can possibly happen to Harry next...
Boxes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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After being in a prison cell for two years, Hector hopes to get home and breathe easy. But he can't. His dead father's things wait for his attention, and his sister can't help with much of anything. Getting back to civilian life is always tough for ex-cons, and it's no different for Hector. Seems that he's boxed in. Again.
Tess and All Kinds
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Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Tess lives with Grandma Wilma now. Grandma manages a storage facility, and Tess watches people come and go. She places them in categories, and for a seven-year old she has some insightful thoughts.
Thoughts Left Unsaid
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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David and Phil, friends since college, have recently had rough patches in their marriages, including an affair. Though they’ve never been the type to discuss intimate personal problems, David feels the need to unburden himself to Phil. As they play pool and have a few beers, David recounts recent events in his life while wondering how much, if anything, he should tell his friend.
One
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
Warm Winter's Garden
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Price: Free! Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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A family is an organism. When Bett Koster, mother and grandmother, is diagnosed with breast cancer, she finds she must adapt some and discard other of the rules she has used to live her life for more than sixty years. As Bett makes the changes she needs to be able to fight for her life, her family is forced to change how they think and act toward Bett, each other, and, especially, themselves.