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The Wedding of Anna F.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this novella by the acclaimed author of The Medusa Tree and The Deadwood Beetle, an elderly Jewish woman tells an Arabic student who has come to interview her for a research project an incredible tale: that she is Anne Frank, the author of The Diary of a Young Girl and the most famous victim of Hitler's Germany. As the interview progresses, tensions grow between the pair...
The Day the Music Died
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sam is taking a shower, getting ready for class, when he finds out about the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It is the Tuesday of the second week of his first semester of college, and he and those of his generation around him have been shocked out of innocence into a hate-filled, dangerous world.
Artifice
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The end of a very complicated and painful relationship.
Bleed Me Silicone
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Literature » Literary
My first memory is of the inside of a cardboard box. It smells of fluorescent light and ancient canyon floors. 'Bleed Me Silicone' is a surreal short about life from the perspective of a bottle of silicone lube. Silky. Brutal.
The Computer That Cared
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An unemployed man has to make a mortgage payment at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). On a whim he scribbles a message on the input card and soon receives a communication from the computer. The man and the ATM develop a ‘relationship’ which solves his financial worries, gives him important information about the bank, and leads to employment - with the bank. But can the relationship last?
A New York City Vignette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is September 11, 2011 and Jim Roberts is about to discover the emptiness in the center of his life. When two planes strike the Twin Towers in a matter of moments, Jim is not where he should be: at work at the top of 1 World Trade Center. Instead he is spending the morning at his mistress' apartment. How can he explain his situation to his wife who calls frantically wondering if he is safe?
Missionary Dating and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Affectionate, funny, sometimes dark and never terribly literary, these five short stories by a talented novelist put you in the shoes of ordinary people trying to survive the ridiculous, the inevitable, or the unthinkable.
The Little Girl Who Changed My Life
Price: Free! Words: 37,860. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amit Duggal finds a one and half year old Divya under a tea vendor's kiosk. Just when he is about to hand her to the cops, he learns that she has extreme stage lung cancer and he decides to take care of her on his own.The little girl who changed my life is about Amit's relation with a total stranger and the changes that she brings along, which transforms him as a person.
Finding Viola: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Every day, Miss Erikson hears mysterious music coming from behind a locked door at the Lang School of Fine Arts. When the strict Mrs. Borg demands she leave the door alone, Miss Erikson's curiosity propels her to uncover the secrets of the ever-closed door. As she pursues the source of the inexplicable music, she must finally face the grief of the past she has long tried to ignore.
Nan Violence
Price: Free! Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's hard to attain Nirvana - especially when you are accused of being a cross-dressing Muslim terrorist. Mr. Jain is a strict vegetarian who develops an unexpected fondness for meat. He tries to keep his new tastes secret from his fellow Jains by resorting to wearing a burkha -- but in the process falls afoul of the FBI.
Natun Thikana (নতুন ঠিকানা)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: Bengali. Published: June 27, 2015 and represented by editionNEXT.com (Publisher). Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“নতুন ঠিকানা”, ডাঃ নীলাঞ্জন চট্টোপাধ্যায়ের লেখা মোট ২৩ টি বাংলা আধুনিক কবিতার এক অনবদ্য সংকলন।
Reflections
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approx. When Charles Lawson, formerly the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, 2,300 wds 10 pages.
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1)
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
Quicksand
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Neon. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Matthew Di Paoli's short story "Quicksand" first appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. It's a dark little tale about a man who finds himself stuck in a patch of quicksand while on his way to the butcher. As the story progresses he sinks deeper and deeper, while the world around him continues apace - not even a visit from his parents or a new prospective love interest can save him from sinking.
The Last Train
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A few days in the life of a struggling author.
Maybe, Maybe Not
Series: Computer User Fiction, Book 8 · All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A book about people with problems, the people who try to help them and what they can do to help themselves. It is a story as well as being about the experience of long-term psychiatric care for such patients or some of them at least. And as a story, there is twist in the tale and a surprising moral for anyone who is looking for one.
Returning--Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: British English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three flash fiction stories about love, death and grief. Stories of despondency and the existential fragility that lies at the heart of the human condition.
Obscenity City
Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Obscenity City? No one's face is going to get red, apart from the lawyers. Alas, nothing about sex and very, very, little profanity. There's just so much petty gossip about so much big money. And what is up with the infinity chamber?
Nothing but the Black
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The world has gone black. At least, you can't see anything. You can't move or scream either. You're trapped. This has to be a dream, yet... something tells you it's all too real. Not only do you not remember where you are, you don't remember who you are. With a poetic narrative that promises an existential read, Nothing but the Black searches for a light in the darkness of identity.
Elokeshi Besha (এলোকেশী বেশ্যা)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: Bengali. Published: June 20, 2015 and represented by editionNEXT.com (Publisher). Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
“এলোকেশী বেশ্যা”, মূলত একটি বটতলার বই। প্রকাশকাল আনুমানিক ১৮৭৬ সাল। হিন্দু ঘরের সুন্দরী ও বুদ্ধিমতী মেয়ে এলোকেশী আট বছর বয়সে বিধবা হয়। প্রতিবেশী বন্ধুর সঙ্গে গৃহত্যাগ করে এবং পরে বেশ্যাবৃত্তিতে যোগ দেয়। পরে এক খ্রিস্টান মিশনারি মহিলার সানিধ্যে এসে খ্রিস্ট ধর্মের মাধ্যমে পাপ মুক্তির উপায় খুজে পায়। এই নিয়ে টান টান গল্প।