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King of the Road
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Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A trucker lies dying. A soul goes riding. Someone sings amazing grace.
Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What's a female superhero to do in the face of the everpresent patriarchy? In this short story, which originally appeared in online magazine Strange Horizons, Ms. Liberty, the mysterious X, Dr. Zenith Arcane, Zanycat, Rocketwoman, the Sphinx, and Kilroy team up to fight not just villains, but the forces of popular culture itself.
Stingy Brim Trilby
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Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The soul of a pedantic attorney plays hooky and falls in love.
Reliquary
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Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It starts with a single bite, a morsel, a taste and then it builds to a dish, to a meal, to a banquet.
A Christmas with Avery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short story, Part One of the Bear Dream Series. It is a philosophical amusement/fantasy.' (11,692 words). A down on his luck, unemployed professor of Sociology has run out of people with whom to talk. But his luck changes when he encounters a big black bear in formal evening attire. After recovering from his fear and shock at such a phenomenon, he suddenly discovers he has met a new friend.
Valley of Flowers
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Price: Free! Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The story opens high up in the famed Valley of Flowers, or 'garden of the gods' in N. India. It follows the trek of a 17-year-old Indian youth, named Nicolas Kumar, who is made to go into the Himalayas to give his 'ego a death.' It is a modern retelling of the Bhagavad Gita.
Take the Water to the Mountain
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,730. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Take the Water to the Mountain explores the journey of a young woman who yearns for personal freedom while struggling to hold onto her strong familial bond and Native American heritage she has left behind. What Lily Brownwood finds is that ties that bind are everywhere and they can never be broken and all wounds can be healed on the hills of life.
Shaking the Tree
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Shaking the Tree is the comical, yet dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young boy, Nicholas Havens, who makes a life-long friend in a straight-talking African American laborer named Sooter, while growing up in the hard life of a rural farming community.
Fruit of the Spirit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the heart of Greg Knowles’ debut collection of short stories are the most basic of human characteristics – characteristics fundamental to human existence and yet so difficult to cultivate and sustain within the human spirit. In nine wonderfully crafted stories, Fruit of the Spirit shows even the finest of virtues can have a dark side – but when properly applied, can salve the deepest of wounds
Harold Angel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Susan gave birth to her son on Christmas Day, she named him Harold, after her late father. All his life, Harold wanted to sing. And all his life, Harold met with disappointment. So, when his own son arrives on December 25 as well, Harold faces a difficult choice: continue the legacy or spare his son the same hardships.
Commute
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
She spends each day as two people: herself and Mr. Haworth’s secretary. Home, work, home, work. Then, a man on the subway train confides in her that he lost his job months ago and kept it from his wife. And somehow, that seemingly random conversation will change everything she thought she knew about her commute, her life, herself.
Every Song's About Death
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An old school band manager and a new school performer find common ground.
Naming Things
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Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Adam, Eve, and God hit a few bumps in the beginning of everything.
Vikramorvasiyam (Hindi)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: Hindi. Published: November 23, 2014 by Sai ePublications. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
एक बार देवलोक की परम सुंदरी अप्सरा उर्वशी अपनी सखियों के साथ कुबेर के भवन से लौट रही थी। मार्ग में केशी दैत्य ने उन्हें देख लिया और तब उसे उसकी सखी चित्रलेखा सहित वह बीच रास्ते से ही पकड़ कर ले गया। यह देखकर दूसरी अप्सराएँ सहायता के लिए पुकारने लगीं, "आर्यों! जो कोई भी देवताओं का मित्र हो और आकाश में आ-जा सके, वह आकर हमारी रक्षा करें।" उसी समय प्रतिष्ठान देश के राजा पुरुरवा भगवान सूर्य की उपासना
Meghdoot (Hindi)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: Hindi. Published: November 23, 2014 by Sai ePublications. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
1 कश्चित्‍कान्‍ताविरहगुरुणा स्‍वाधिकारात्‍प्रमत: शापेनास्‍तग्‍ड:मितमहिमा वर्षभोग्‍येण भर्तु:। यक्षश्‍चक्रे जनकतनयास्‍नानपुण्‍योदकेषु स्निग्‍धच्‍छायातरुषु वसतिं रामगिर्याश्रमेषु।। कोई यक्ष था। वह अपने काम में असावधान हुआ तो यक्षपति ने उसे शाप दिया कि वर्ष-भर पत्‍नी का भारी विरह सहो। इससे उसकी महिमा ढल गई। उसने रामगिरि के आश्रमों में बस्‍ती बनाई जहाँ घने छायादार
The Immigrant
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
You can't go home again. But, if you're Amina, blessed with few roots and bottomless wealth, it might be possible to recreate the home of childhood dreams in a new land…specifically at Brandon and Shelly’s Minnesota farm. Part of the "Prairie Noir" series, which starts with "Winter," continues with "The Agent" and "Dakota" and takes side trips with "Spring" and "Fall."
This Year in Word of the Day
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Literati Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
365 Stories Inspired By Our Peculiar Language. The Word of the Day project began as a writing exercise but soon became a valuable outlet for the author of The Wonderboy Serials to beat back depression after the dissolution of his marriage.
Chaste
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Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A priest smokes a cigarette, sees a girl, and experiences a moment of hideous regret.
. . . Constant Red . . .
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Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At a time when the one per centers can have their way with whatever they want, they decide the color red is counter-productive. Can they just pull it off the shelves?
Bullfighter
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Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man goes to Spain, smokes a cigarette, and stands his ground.