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Nana's Special Day and other stories
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You set the price! Words: 41,610. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nana’s Special Day is a collection of fifteen short stories set in Auckland, New Zealand, at various times and places, and written from a uniquely New Zealand point of view.
I'll Give You Something to Cry About: A Gathering of Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011 by Queen's Ferry Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
TO BE held in cupped hands and passed around with wonder, the storied worlds of I’ll Give You Something to Cry About constitute a grouping born of spellbinding cosmic dust. Once more assuming the mantle of Story’s guardian, Corey Mesler sets to work at not only protecting and preserving, but pondering, playing, prodding, and perambulating within the bounds of narrative creation and exhaustion.
The Tranquillity Project
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 126,970. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The price of peace is high in the post-war British zone of 2042. The female government, led by Verity Wood, blames male aggression for the devastating Final War, which has resulted in a shrunken world divided between secular West and clerical East. In the British Zone, women are in control and men are marginalized. Tyranny is difficult to maintain, even if it is clothed in a velvet glove.
The Old Man Who Worked at the Cannery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is the story of a conversation between a retired cannery worker and someone who just met him. Read how the man reminisces mostly positively about his childhood, moving up to management within the cannery, marriage, children and his more ambivalent and negative thoughts on working class life, drinking, rock and roll hedonism, and the pitfalls of 8-track tapes.
Comfort and Joy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two things, and two things only, kept Lew Zimmerman from quitting his job at the toy factory. The first was driving Marty Thier to and from work. The second thing that kept Lew from quitting was his desire to get under Marty’s skin during their fifteen-minute trip through their sleepy hometown before and after work. A story about two guys in a rut who are about to get knocked for a loop.
Takedown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Andy doesn't want to be at the tournament, yelling at his young wrestlers until he loses his voice. He wants to spend his Saturday with Sarah, the older sister of his best wrestler, and find out why she thinks she needs time away. But he has to be responsible and do his job, despite the coldness filling him with each match.
Home Court Advantage
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Steve Johnson is the new teacher at the tiny high school next to the Indian reservation, and as a result, he can't say no when his boss recruits him to help referee the upcoming varsity basketball game against Winnebago. Steve feels superior to the townies, who in turn feel superior to the 'Bago players and residents. By the end of the game, new lessons will be learned by all.
Death in the City
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
"His story can be summed up in this cold, uncaring manner: another death, another homeless man found, this time on a bench next to the river. His name was Porter. These few facts are the only I truly know, without speculation." A tale of one man's desperation and another man's determination, though neither man truly knows one another, despite living so close together in the city.
Breathing Trouble
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Joe was too good for this town, too good for this life that the world had carved out for him. Which was why, of course, he was sitting in a bar, drowning his sorrows the night Andie walked in, took his breath away, and changed his life. Whether that change was for the better or not is left to be seen... First published in The Pedestal Magazine.
Moses Trod
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 225,060. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A drama of contrasts where two generations intertwine through the life of one man, encountering music, wealth, women, artists, good times and bad as he struggles to come to terms with life and love, always meaning to leave the world a better place. Beneath this fast flowing story lies Moses, a tramp who wanders the streets and hills. 'It was the hills that made him...'
Of Lion Paw and Tiger Jaw
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Humans may not be the only animals who crave freedom. In these stories, we enter the minds of thirteen wild creatures and the people interacting with them. No anthropomorphizing here--these beasts may be sentient, but they do not think like us. Whether we encounter an eagle nervous about an approaching photographer or a tiger aching to kill a deer, we step through these pages into an alien world.
The Fate of Pryde, the second in the Trilogy of Remembrance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,080. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fabulous tale of art, creativity and—betrayal. Alexander Wainwright, Britain’s finest landscape painter, enchants us with visions of the beyond—that which lies behind the everyday world.
Steal Me - flash fiction
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011 by Calumet. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man is visited by a diminutive genie.
Pas de Deux
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Southern-Baptist-to-the-bone Inez Fordham confronts the troubling notion of non-traditional masculinity—and, peripherally, gay relationships. A meeting of mind and spirit forces Inez to see that beauty and difference do indeed dance together.
The Wet Nurse
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"A distaff does not rule like a sword."
That Final Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When two men and a boy take refuge in an abandoned movie theater during a blinding blizzard, the snow will be the least of their worries. First published in Vol 6, Issue 24 of Flash Me Magazine, April 2009.
Jesse's Girl
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Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.
Circuitous Lemon Economy
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Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A high school Algebra teacher who owns a small business strives for success in Mexico, but he gets fooled by a boy selling lemons as he crosses the border from Sonora to Arizona.
Literary Lunes Magazine: November 2011 Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This month's issue features: Behind the Scenes: Cambria Hebert The perks of Self-Publishing Book Reviews Poetry Palooza Story Time Wacky Writers
Generous Wine
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At a wedding party thrown for one of his wife's nieces, an older man is given permission to go off of his normally strict diet. Partaking too heavily of the food and wine, he becomes irascible and is rebuked in public by his wife and daughter. That night, in bed, in which, try as he might, he is unable to find a comfortable position, he has terrifying visions.