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The Beautiful Death
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Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The captain of the "Siracusa" has received orders to sail for Tangiers, where rebels have seized the Italian consulate. The blue peter is hoisted, and the sirens announcing the ship's departure echo off of the hills above Livorno. From all over the city, seamen and officers begin returning aboard--all of them, that is, but the junior lieutenant Luigi Carleoni, the ship captain's son.
Splendor from Darkness
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You set the price! Words: 389,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.
The Philter
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Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"The Philter" is a dual-language edition of "Le Philtre," Stendhal's brief tale of a young Spanish woman's inexplicable passion for a circus rider from Naples. Both the original French tale and the newly translated English version are hyperlinked to facilitate swift navigation from one language to the other.
AffectionAires Part 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's love, it's love, they know it's love./ How ever can they tell?/ Well, she can shove, and he turns dove./ With nose he rings her bell.
Love and Loyalty (and Other Tales)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Love and Loyalty (and other tales), is Maria Savva's second collection of short stories. This is a diverse collection of stories, written over a period of ten years. Many of the stories were short-listed in various short story competitions. These are thought-provoking, memorable tales of life and love, luck and loss, deceit and lies, the unexpected and the true to life.
Communion Is a Kiss: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dr. Dante Petrocchi-Bianchi spends his days treating Alzheimer’s patients and studying God, but he whiles away his nights in Roman nightclubs, picking up different beautiful women. When he discovers that one of his conquests is his big game hunter boss’s new trophy wife, Dante’s wild lifestyle becomes dangerous. Will his treacherous games end in his murder, or can he stop playing sexual roulette?
Stillbird
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Price: Free! Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
From the strangling of a midwife perceived to be a witch in Scotland in the 1880s to thwarted love and the tragedy of incest in West Virginia during the depression thence to Denver on the eve of the sixties, accurate history is enhanced by elements of magical realism in this tale of five generations that is as ancient as the Greek tragedies and as modern as the daily news.
Envious Shadows
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Price: Free! Words: 136,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a novel about a black and white relationship in a small Maine town that explores the many forms of prejudice, particularly that of a racist Nazi group that hounds the couple and causes tragedy, but also many other external ways--class, religion, sexual orientation, even appearance and personality-- that people use to unfairly judge others.
The Sleight of Heart: a modern folk tale
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
Don't Be A Stranger
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
....couldn't be more noir: Sep could be Philip Marlowe's brusquer, more antagonistic brother....There are moments when Sep's aggressive showmanship begins to crack when he softens his hard-talking abrasiveness with gentle coaxing, his belligerent repartee with moments of fluid interiority....told mostly through tough-guy banter, which allows the reader to move quickly with Sep.... Kirkus Review
Odd Socks: Go To Sleepy Little Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Go to Sleepy Little Baby is the second short story in the Odd Socks series of “ePamphlets.” Lilah is what some would generously call, “unbalanced.” She’s reliant on routine and little orange pills to maintain control. Compliance is mandatory and the scales slip precariously when life’s reality interrupts.
Doshvuja (Short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,870. Language: Bengali. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Story Book, copyleft, has 10 story within 5 experimental new form of story, writing Bengali, published 2012
The Bridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Bridge' follows the tale of a young man, who, through whatever fortune attaches itself to his life, finds himself homeless. In struggling to cope with these states of affair, he is forced to come to terms with the reality surrounding him and the lies which have created him.
Good Fences
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mashups
From award-winning writer J. Richard Singleton comes a bold and funny short story about misunderstandings and male ego: Gary McGregor has just moved from the city to the suburbs and immediately runs afoul of longtime neighborhood presence Antonin Robertson. As small slights get expanded into an ever increasingly series of pranks, the men’s feud gradually turn violent in this story told in reve
Ophelia: A Tale of Woe Undone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,600. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(1.67 from 3 reviews)
Romantically inclined Ophelia finds herself suddenly facing the crisis of her life, and as she struggles alone with her terrible secret we can only wait to see what she'll do next, while considering the course of history that may have turned her into some sort of ticking time bomb....
One Night in Toronto
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bobby wakes up to shattering sounds like eight-inch cockroaches are throwing dishes off the kitchen shelves in his third-floor apartment. But it’s not roaches; it’s a pimp and hooker fighting on the sidewalk below his window. Bad. Getting worse. Nobody stopping it. Should he? He makes a stupid decision.
Postcard from a Pigeon and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of 18 short stories, from Postcard from a Pigeon, a story on the wave of immigration to Ireland in the ‘90s and it's impact, these stories look at change in Irish society in the last 50 years, from a very human perspective.
Récits de Belkine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,110. Language: French. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
New French translation of Alexander Pushkin's masterpiece "Tales of Belkin". According to Vladimir Nabokov these were "the first short stories written in Russian of a permanent aesthetic value". Masterfully translated, the paragon of clear and captivating prose, each of these stories can be read as a complete miniature drama, but also as part of a complex and ironic whole with multiple meanings.
Larks Monthly Review, February 2012
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Now in convenient e-edition Larks Fiction Magazine! Bringing you the best in today's best artists. In this issue: James Bambury, William J. White, Christopher Krull, Ron Koppelberger, Melodie Corrigall, Jerry Guarino, M. S. Palmer, Peter McMillan, and Charley Daveler.
Under the Mask
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Helen wakes up one morning with an urge to get rid of her husband, Jerry. She kicks Jerry until he leaves. As she breaks dishes, lamps, dressers, and doors, Jerry looks for a way back into his house, but his efforts are complicated by a neighbor with the same destructive urges as Helen. As Helen and the neighbor destroy his house, Jerry has to fight them both if he wants his old life back.