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Lessons in Eating Soup
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 11 reviews)
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.
The Range Trip
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
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
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
*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,.
The Ball
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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.
The Birthday
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature
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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 Bitter End
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A body has been washed up on the shore, and as he begins his journey to confirm whether it is that of his estranged father, Thomas reflects upon the misery that man brought into his life, and questions whether everyone would be better off if his father truly were dead. From indie story-teller Les Rolt comes a gripping tale exploring the scars that the past leave upon us.
Of Men and Mountains
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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 Pollen Bath: a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In this short story, cuckolded husband A.J. McCarthy is tormented by his psyche whether to let his wife know he knows her not-so-secret secret.
The Coronation of Napoleon I
Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? When Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, the magnitude of the spectacle was evident to every witness. But did it matter to, let us say, the Siberian farmer who died shortly thereafter, never hearing of the day? This story of Napoleon’s coronation blends philosophy and history to answer the most profound of existential questions.
The Mannequins Are More Real Than You
Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes the mannequins get behind my eyes I feel them tugging the strings of my nerves playing with my mechanisms They make themselves at home in the lumber room of my skull James Knight's latest collection of poems and prose poems takes the reader to the other side of the mirror, where the Bird King reigns and mannequins are more real than people.
Showdown at SunnyView Playground (a short-short)
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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!
Boxes
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
The Death of Beatrix Potter
Price: Free! Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A famous fictional world tumbles toward destruction as its author lies dying. What will happen to the characters never immortalized in a story?
The Yellow Umbrella
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”
Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is the story of John, a young man that works the all night shift at a convenience store, and his good friend Shoes, who is homeless. Against his supervisor's orders John brings Shoes into the store each night to warm up, get something to eat, and rest. One night, Shoes, who is mentally ill, does not come by the store. A night turns into many and John begins to search for his friend.
Insomnia (A Poem)
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This isn't a book. It's a poem - a free one. I hope you enjoy.
In a Cat's Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Collie pup can never comprehend the depth and mystery behind a Siamese cat's eyes.
Fox in the Hen House
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
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Can a fox kit be raised by a mother hen? Originally published in Dancing in the Moonlight: Rainfurrest 2013 Charity Anthology.

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